North Central Regional Director
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. Monica is a Baptiste Yoga Tier 1 Yoga Teacher. Two big influences in her teaching style have been two of her teachers, Ana Forrest and Bryan Kest. In 2017 she completed her 500hr. Teacher Training. She has done numerous trainings on Trauma, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga.
Monica 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 and challenge her own practice.