Monica is a credentialed Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and a registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) with Yoga Alliance. She completed a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health in the Summer of 2018. She has also been a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2003.
She discovered yoga in the mid 1990’s and returned to Los Angeles to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in 2003 with Naader Shagagi, the teacher with whom she began practicing yoga. She received her credential as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists on September 26, 2017.
She offers yoga therapy in the integrative health care setting of Taos Whole Health beginning September 2018, has been teaching yoga weekly in Taos since 2007, and offering yoga therapy since 2013.
She offers weekly yoga classes at Mountain Yoga and at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in addition to her private yoga therapy practice offered both at Mountain Yoga and at Taos Whole Health.
She continues to find the elusively subtle yet powerful aspects of yoga fuel her ongoing study and exploration of its many and varied tools. Monica loves exploring all that the earth offers.
Accreditation, Affiliations & Certifications
MS - Master of Science, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Yoga Therapy Program
C-IAYT (Certified - International Association of Yoga Therapists) - September 2017-present
Member - International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) – 2015 - present
Member - Society of Integrative Oncology – 2015
Yoga Therapy - Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda – 300-hour certification - October 2014
Yoga for Cancer - Yoga for Survivors – 150-hour certification - July 2012 - February 2014
Holistic Health and the Healing Arts - University of New Mexico, Taos Branch - Certificate -Spring 2012
Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary – 200-hour certification - January 2003
Yoga Alliance Member - RYT-500