Meet the teachers

Monica Fredrickson

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

Allison Burke-Duran

Allison began practicing yoga in 2000 as a way to quiet her mind in a busy and mentally challenging time in her life.  She studied with Kandy Taylor Love first, a student of B.K.S. Iyengar in Florida.

After moving to Taos, Allison studied with Monica and decided to pursue becoming a certified yoga teacher.

Allison received her 200 YTT hour certification with Jacci Gruninger, Executive Director of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts in 2015 in Santa Fe.

In the Fall of 2015, Allison and Monica co-founded Mountain Yoga. 

As a teacher, Allison invites her students to be present and mindful using techniques of inquiry, breath, and avoiding attachment to expectation or judgement of what is.  She comes from a solid foundation of knowledge of yoga to guide you through postures with ease.

Allison enjoys home canning, naps, and motorcycle adventures with her husband.


Accreditations and Certifications

Yoga Alliance Member

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Jacci Gruninger, Pranakriya School of Yoga Heling Arts

Certified Massage Therapist – Massage Institute of California, Indianapolis

Gestalt Training Program, 1 year – Indianapolis Gestalt Institute, Indianapolis

Bachelors of Psychology – Indianapolis

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