Monica started on the path of Iyengar Yoga in 1996 in Seattle, Washington. Through the encouragement and support of her teachers, her interest grew into a desire to teach. In 2002, Monica moved to Los Angeles to do the teacher training program at IYILA to deepen her understanding of Iyengar Yoga. Over the years, she apprenticed and practiced regularly with several local Iyengar teachers. She attributes their generosity, support, and guidance to her ongoing dedication.
She apprenticed for several years and was the lead assistant in the Iyengar Yoga therapy program at IYILA. She enjoys learning about the therapeutic applications for asana to help others find relief from pain, healing, and greater ease of movement. Monica has been fortunate enough to study directly with the Iyengar family in the U.S. and in India. She is delighted to share the gift of Iyengar Yoga with others, from those just beginning their yoga journey to those with more experience.