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I teach nervous-system-intelligent classes that allow us to leave class more resourced and connected to our inner and outer supports. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner® and trauma-informed yoga teacher, I blend Somatic Experiencing with yoga to support nervous system responsiveness and resilience.
My classes are grounded in choice and the science of human healing and connection. You can expect movement that is self-paced and accessible and somatic inquiry that is curious and compassionate.
I have been a registered yoga teacher since 2013. Since 2019 I have been educating yoga teachers on the nuances and science of trauma, yoga and the body through organized, exploratory education. Reach out to schedule a speaking engagement for your yoga training, hospital staff, or school.
My teaching is strongly informed by my embodied understanding of Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Biomechanics, and Zhineng Qigong.
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"I love the consent based language surrounding the instruction and movements.
I came to this class with little Yoga experience and it’s been so great to reconnect with my own body and learn how to listen to it. I didn’t grow up in a space where that was encouraged and it has been extremely healing to relearn in a safe and warm environment.
Monique is wonderful at creating a space that feels safe, that encourages me to remain curious and also have fun with the movement!"
"The containers Monique creates are so rare and profoundly special. I have been coming to her class for over a year as a devotional practice every week because it is a place where I can show up exactly as I am and move as my body needs without judgement.
By the end of her class, I feel so connected to my sensations and emotions through her beautiful inquiries. There is an art to the way she teaches and the way she holds space for the complexities of being human.
I didn't really enjoy yoga before coming to her class. I never felt like I had permission to move the way my body needed to move if that was different from what was being taught. I had a lot of trauma in fact, from classes where my body was made to be wrong for what it couldn't do.
This has been a place of safety for me to come back home to my body and find what feels good for me. I truly wish that every human could experience a place like this with so much permission and safety. "
"Monique’s class has provided me with the space to reconnect to myself. After significant trauma and loss, my nervous system was in need of serious care.
Learning to hear myself in a deeper way and doing that through autonomous connection to my physiology has changed my life.
Monique is a caring, safe and trauma-informed teacher. She leads the class AND still gives space for modification. Grateful for mornings on the porch! "
"I leave each class feeling more connected to myself and to the people around me. That sounds simple, but the feeling is truly profound.
Monique always prioritizes individual needs over trying to fit the mold of a certain ideal."