Monica is 500 hour yoga alliance certified Teacher. Her path to yoga began in college when a friend invited her to an Iyengar class. Her initial impression of yoga was that it was a bit quiet and boring, but kept going back because she truly enjoyed the savasana at the end. As she gained strength and breath awareness, her yoga practice blossomed. Years went by and occasionally yoga would fade from her life, but she found herself always returning to yoga especially when something in her body ached. As a professional artist painting large murals, she had recurring back and neck pain as well as respiratory issues related to exposure to various chemicals. Monica realized that her back pain and respiratory problems subsided when yoga was part of her weekly routine. She started practicing twice weekly, and now has a daily yoga practice which keeps her increasingly stronger and more flexible. She specializes in modifications for beginners and challenging variations for more experienced yogis. Her style is a mix of Iyengar with Vinyasa flow resulting in safe and stabilized flexibility.