I was originally born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, I consider myself to be a Houstonian because I have lived here for 33 years. I am a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor. I have been fortunate to work with professional athletes, top corporations, hospitals, churches and private clients. My classes are designed to cultivate energy, balance, awareness, alignment and relaxation in a physical but nurturing and encouraging environment. My love for yoga began in 2000. I was watching a morning talk show segment about yoga. I became curious and searched for a class to join. When I walked in to the class, I saw the instructor doing a headstand and all I could think was about was what in the world have I gotten myself into? My nerves began to go away as the instructor taught the class how to breathe with each posture. I felt my breath and body open as I moved into triangle pose. I was hooked! I went from going to class once a week to five days a week. I loved the way my body became so flexible and strong. However, the ultimate transformation was my mind. Yoga means union and I was definitely feeling a union in my mind, body and spirit. I wanted to learn more about yoga, so I decided to sign up for a year long teaching certification course. I never expected to teach. I just wanted to gain more insight about yoga. However, yoga is something you can't keep to yourself. I knew that I had to share this awesome experience of alignment, awareness and enlightenment with others. My favorite thing about being a trainer is helping others. The greatest feeling in the world is watching a client advance from I can't to I can.
What to Expect
Each client can expect a good workout. They can expect to release stress and leave the class refreshed and rejuvenated. They can expect to not only be physically transformed but mentally as well.
Client Success Story
"Dear Monique, I just wanted to express my joy in having been in your yoga class. When I first began I had intermittent low back pain, which has greatly improved thanks to your class. In your class I have gained an awareness of my own physical ability and I now have a solid method of stress relief (yoga) that is both strengthening, yet relaxing. You have a wonderful approach to teaching such a diverse group of students and it has been such a benefit to have you focus on 'individual' ability. It was refreshing to have a teacher that gave the class permission to adapt poses and you obviously had a concern for injury prevention. I have taken other yoga classes from other people, but by far you are expert at conveying the spiritual, and physical dimensions to yoga. I thank you and I will continue to wish much success to your Tuesday class. All the best" - Kathy Prosser
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