Yoga Instructor Monica Martin discovered yoga by attending a class offered at a community center in the mid 1990's. She returned to Los Angeles for her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in 2003 with Naader Shagagi, the teacher with whom she had first begun practicing yoga. She began teaching yoga in Taos in 2007 and has been teaching yoga for 9 years.
Monica has a love of the outdoors and finds being in nature nourishes her spirit. She loves being on the river and in the mountains and can be found wherever she finds the opportunity to explore or learn or just enjoy being human.
Her fascination with the elusively subtle yet powerful aspects of yoga fuels her ongoing study. Her goal is to offer you an opportunity to feel better in body, mind and spirit.
She offers private sessions and weekly yoga classes, both regular and specialized; specialized classes are based on her intensive training both in yoga therapy and for people affected by cancer. She draws on all of her experience and ongoing education to meet each person where they are at in the moment.
Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) - 2015
Member of the Society of Integrative Oncology - 2015
Certifications and Experience
Yoga Therapy - Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda - 300 hour certification - October 2014
Yoga for Cancer - Yoga for Survivors - 150 hour certification - July 2012-February 2014
-I attended this training and completed my certification inspired by seeing the impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment had on my mom during her experience with breast cancer in 2011.
-10th Annual Society of Integrative Oncology Conference - October 2013
-9th Annual Society of Integrative Oncology Conference - October 2012
Holistic Health and the Healing Arts - University of New Mexico, Taos Branch - Certificate -Spring 2012
-Anatomy and Physiology (pre-med)
-Human Nutrition (pre-med)
-Keystone Symposia: Cardiovascular Development & Regeneration - January 2012
Yoga Teacher Training - Kingdom Sanctuary - Yoga - 200 hour certification - January 2003