After being told for years that she “should really try yoga,” Monica finally decided to give it a try and started practicing the physical postures in her college dorm room using yoga videos she found online. A few years later, she found her way to Inner Power Yoga and began practicing with Ursula Cox and the many wonderful teachers there. For Monica, the practice of yoga has led to a lifelong commitment to health. She learned that through a dedicated practice, she could maintain a more compassionate attitude towards work, food, and the everyday stresses of life, significantly reducing the symptoms of an autoimmune disease she struggled with for many years. Since completing her 200 hour teacher training at Inner Power Yoga in 2013, Monica has been honored to bear witness to the truth of the saying “you are SO much stronger than you think you are.” Everyone comes to their mat with a different story, but Monica believes that each and every person can benefit from connecting breath and movement into one fluid practice. Stepping on the mat is just the beginning!
An English major at heart, Monica is almost guaranteed to be found behind the pages of a book (or two or three) anytime she’s not on her mat.