Monika embraces living in the present, unconditional love, humor, empathy, forgiveness, and gratitude. It is these characteristics that she strives to bring out in her students, both on the mat and off. Hailing from the music industry (she is also the Music Director for The Midway & blasthaus), Monika brings her ear for music and her everlasting energy to her group classes. Her classes are thoughtful, fun at heart and heart opening, energetic and challenging; connecting mind, body and breath with thoughtful sequencing and attention to alignment.

Monika is E-RYT certified with the Yoga Alliance. She's taught over 2,000 hours. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with bachelor degrees in Psychology and Education. Monika received her 200 hour yoga training certificate from the Yoga Fountain in San Francisco, studying under the late, Bija ‘Pretzel’ Frances, and more recently, has earned a 100 hour certification in Yoga Therapeutics, and a 50 hours advanced certification in Yoga Therapeutics, studying under Harvey Deutch. Currently, she is enhancing her practice in a 500 hour training at The Yoga Tree with a focus on Yoga Therapeutics.