Monica graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Psychology degree. Prior to beginning her mind body spirit in harmony journey, she enjoyed a career in the corporate world as a Human Resources Manager at PepsiCo and as an Organizational Effectiveness consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies. She specialized in interpersonal communications, leadership training, team building and personality style workshops.
Monica discovered Yoga after the birth of her second son in 1998, is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an ERYT200 (experienced registered yoga teacher) and is a Reiki Master. In addition to teaching yoga, Monica is an ACE personal trainer and holds certifications in Thai-Yoga Stretch, Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, TRX Suspension Training, Spinning, Body Flow and PowerPlate. She creates eclectic and unique training programs for her clients as well as fitness fusion classes for Mind Body Fitness. Her passion for bringing a “zen component” into the programs, workshops and retreats adds a depth that defines her style.