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MESSAGE FROM MONICA

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:

One year and 7 months after I had injured my back again for the 4th time in 5 years (and this time was the worse with four herniated discs that had left me almost immobile at the pick of the crisis), I can proudly say I'm healed again! Back to not only managing fine in normal daily life, but to full intense practice again. Practice never looks the same and is the perfect example of an evolving and always deepening process of refining, so there I am! Did I go through what surgeons had suggested, ie spinal fusion/discectomy and so on? No: yoga healed me. It almost killed me but in the end, it healed me once again. It did not happen in one day. It took me all of this time and all of the ups and downs of the healing process. I had to heal on several levels, not only physical. Emotionally I had a big leftover healing to do, too. I had to leave Auroville, a place in India I had made into my home for 20 years.

I had to close down my Auroville shala, a place where a lot of magic had happened through the years. I had to be ready to stay with the unknown of my future and let go of advance planning. I had to witness the spreading of the beautiful grown up wings of my boys and they're leaving the nest. I had to go through standard and "alternative" healing modalities and in the end, let them all go when nothing seemed to work. I had to let go of the attachment to my practice, a practice that I had cultivated for 18 years only to see it falling apart piece after piece day after day as the injury got worse and worse. I had to let even go of the teaching for a few months. I was left with nothing that had become my identity, I was left naked with nothing else to hold on to but myself and my own resources. I had to discover by myself what would in the end heal me, using modalities that did not always make sense as for recognised standards, finding what would work everyday differently, researching on my own body, pass through trial and error, never assuming that what worked one day would continue working the day after, taking nothing for granted, ready to stay absolutely in the moment, laughing at my projections of how I had decided my healing would happen....Nothing happened as I had envisaged it, it only took me to let go of knowing and being in charge, and stay open and listen to what was making sense to me and only me, believing that I knew my body and myself better than anyone else albeit well intentioned.

I broke down and I pulled myself together again. Everyday ready to not knowing, and receiving what wanted to happen in its own terms. My body healed, and my heart healed, too. I allowed myself to fall in love again, and I gave permission to love to be in my life again. I opened up to receive big time love, and let it do its work and magic. In the end, what worked for me was a combination of physical and emotional epiphanies, and never losing faith in yoga as a healing and transformative practice. Trusting I was put exactly where I needed to be, and that I was safe where I was. It is indeed a sacred journey we are on when we embark on it, and to have come across such a precious tool is indeed a privilege. Injury forces you to stay even more present than when everything works fine, and so do strong emotions. Immensely grateful to all those who have extended their help in so many different ways during the last year or so: with physical modalities, emotional support, friendship, their love, their just showing up on the mat every day to reinforce my faith in yoga even when I had sometimes almost lost it.

To all the students everywhere. I cannot say nothing will happen again, as such are the ways of the world, but at least we seem to be getting better and better equipped as we keep navigating this beautiful mystery we call life. One step at the time...

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Monica

presently MONICA IS in the process of finding a suitable base
from where to start teaching permanently again

2016-2017
Auroville, India – 2016- 2017  CANCELED

Munich, Germany

Monica is a guest teacher at
The Yogaschool
April 1 to 30, 2017
patrickbroome.de


Phoenix AZ, USA

Monica is a guest teacher at
Ashtanga Yoga Phoenix
June 4 to 16, 2017
ashtangayogaphoenix.com


2015-2016
Auroville, India

Monica teaches at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville for 5 months
December 5, 2014 to May 2 , 2015
Space limited to 13 students per shift. Only with pre-registration
marinonimonica@gmail.com


Antwerp, Belgium

Monica is the guest teacher at Antwerp Yoga
August 2 to 28, 2015
www.antwerpyoga.be


Wellington, New Zealand

Week-end Intensive in Wellington (NZ) at Te Aro Astanga Yoga
October 2 – 4, 2015
www.astanga.co.nz


Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Monica teaches Peter Sanson’s classes in Napier and Hastings at Ashtanga Yoga Hawkes Bay (NZ)
October 6 to 18, 2015
petersanson.co.nz


Auroville, India

Monica teaches at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville for 5 months
December 7, 2015 to April 30 , 2016
Space limited to 18 students per shift.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION
marinonimonica@gmail.com


Barcelona, Spain

Monica is a guest teacher at Barcelona Ashtanga Yoga Nilaya
May 15 -29, 2016
barcelonaashtanga.com


Cagliari, Italy

Monica is a guest teacher at Ashram Sardegna
May 30 – June 11, 2016
ashramsardegna.it


Melbourne, Australia

Monica is a guest teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Melbourne
June 27 – September 2, 2016
ashtangayogamelbourne.com.au


Melbourne, Australia

Monica is a guest teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne
September 12-17, 2016
ashtangamelbourne.com.au


2013-2014
New Delhi, India

Week-end Intensive in New Delhi at Seema Sondhi – The Yoga Studio
January 11-13, 2013
theyogastudio.info


Bangalore, India

Week-end Intensive in Bangalore at 136.1 Yoga Studio
March 1-3, 2013
136point1.com


Singapore

Monica is a guest teacher at The Yoga Shala in Singapore
April 1st to May 2nd, 2013
theyogashala.com.sg


Auroville, India

Monica is teaching at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville for 5 weeks
July 29th to August 30th, 2013
Space limited to 13 students per shift. Only with pre-registration
marinonimonica@gmail.com


New Delhi, India

Week-end Intensive in New Delhi at Seema Sondhi – The Yoga Studio
December 7-9, 2013
theyogastudio.info


Auroville, India

Monica is teaching at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville for 3 months
December 15, 2013 to March 14, 2014
Space limited to 12 students per shift. Only with pre-registration
marinonimonica@gmail.com


Sydney, Australia

Monica is a guest teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Sydney
September 30 to October 30, 2014
ashtangayogasydney.com


New Delhi, India

Week-end Intensive in New Delhi at Seema Sondhi – The Yoga Studio
November 14-16, 2014
www.theyogastudio.info


Private classes are available upon request. Please CONTACT MONICA for details and to select a time

2012
Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Monica is a guest teacher at Astanga Yoga Boston
February 1st to March 18th, 2012
ashtangaboston.com


New York, NY, U.S.A.

Monica is a guest teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side, NYC
December 6th to 27th, 2012
ashtangayogaupperwestside.com


Private classes are available upon request. Please CONTACT MONICA for details and to select a time

2010-2011
Chennai, India

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive held at 136.1 Yoga Studio
November 26 to 28, 2010


Chennai, India

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive held at 136.1 Yoga Studio
March 11 to 13, 2011


Auroville, India

Mysore style classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
August and from November 2010 to April 2011
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 am


Auroville, India

Ashtanga Yoga classes for teenagers held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
August 2010 to April 2011
Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm


Daejong, South Korea

Ashtanga Yoga Morning Intensive held at Hot Yoga Academy
May 23rd to May 29th, 2011


Daejong, South Korea

Ashtanga Yoga Afternoon Intensive held at Hot Yoga Academy
May 23rd to May 29th, 2011


Brighton, United Kingdom

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive and Yoga Sutras chanting sessions held at The Bodi Garden
June 11th to June 12th, 2011


Copenhagen, Denmark

Mysore Style classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Skolen
June 19th to July 1st, 2011


Frankfurt, Germany

Mysore Style classes held at Private Yoga Institute
July 11th to July 31st, 2011


Auroville, India

Mysore Style classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
August 8th to October 14th, 2011 and from December 19th to 29th, 2011
Monday to Friday starting at 8:00 am


Auroville, India

Ashtanga Yoga classes for teenagers held at Asthanga Yoga Auroville
August 8th to October 14th, 2011 and from December 19th to 29th, 2011
Tuesday and Thursday starting at 4:30 pm.


Private classes are available upon request. Please CONTACT MONICA for details and to select a time

2009-2010
Auroville, India

Mysore style classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
September 2009 to May 2010
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 10 am


Auroville, India

Ashtanga Yoga classes for teenagers held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
September 2009 to April 2010
Wednesday and Friday from 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm


2008-2009
Auroville, India

Mysore Style classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
November 2008 to April 2009
Sunday through Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 PM


2007-2008
Auroville, India

Mysore Style classes held at Asthanga Yoga Auroville
August 2007 to April 2008
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Auroville, India

Yoga Sutras chanting classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
August 2007 to January 2008
Monday to Friday from 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM


Auroville, India

Ashtanga Yoga classes for teenagers held at Ashtanga Yoga Auroville
October 2007 to April 2008
Monday to Friday from 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM


Woodstock, NY, U.S.A.

Lecture/Demonstration on Ashtanga Yoga given at Mountain View Studio
within the Yoga Vedanta Conference Organized by Auroville International U.S.A.
May 18th, 2008


Shelburne Falls, MA, U.S.A.

Mysore Style classes held at Woodsong Forest Farm
May 23rd to May 26th 2008


Peterborough, NH, U.S.A.

Mysore Style classes held at Union Mill Yoga
May 27th to June 1st 2008


Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Mysore Style classes held at Ashtanga Yoga Boston
June 2nd to July 29th 2008


2006-2007
Auroville, India

Mysore Style classes held at Asthanga Yoga Auroville
August 2006 to April 2007
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Peterborough, NH, U.S.A.

Mysore Style classes held at Union Mill Yoga
June 18th to July 15th 2007


2005-2006
Auroville, India

Mysore Style classes held at Asthanga Yoga Auroville
October 2005 to April 2006
Monday through Friday from 8.00 AM to 10.00 AM


2004-2005
Auroville, India

Mysore Style classes held at Quiet Healing Center, Auroville
October 2004 to March 2005
Monday through Friday from 10.00 AM to 12.00 AM


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