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Originally from Costa Rica, Monica began practicing yoga when she first moved to Washington in 2004. She earned her 200hr. Yoga certification at Shakti Vinyasa Yoga in Seattle in 2014. Her yoga background is Baptiste Yoga. Two big influences in her teaching style have been two of her teachers, Ana Forrest and Bryan Kest. She is a Forrest Yoga Instructor as well as a Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. In 2017 she completed her 500hr. Teacher Training. She has done numerous trainings on Trauma, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga.

She truly believes every human being should have the opportunity to feel empowered, to be aware of themselves and the others around them, to treat themselves with the same love they treat others, and to give their bodies all the benefits that the regular practice of yoga brings. Her commitment to continued personal growth stems from her philosophy that in order to continue to benefit her students to the highest degree, she must continue to deepen her own practice and experience, physically, mentally and spiritually.

She feels very passionate about teaching yoga and all the benefits it offers. She approaches this endeavor from a place of humbleness. She is open to learning new ways and methods of teaching others and helping them discover their path to inner peace.

Monica feels honored to be the Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest where her goal is to open as many programs possible in the Region and make yoga accessible to veterans and their families and to offer the tools of yoga, allowing them to feel empowered.