Monica is the owner and founder of Cultivate Calm Yoga. She is the creator and facilitator of transformational courses including:

The Meditation Habit
Yoga Alchemy

Thrive personal coaching


Favourite pose

Natarajasana (Dancer’s pose) – I love the feeling of being in equilibrium – finding the perfect balance.

Why did you start doing yoga?

I suffered from chronic tension headaches and was a stress merchant needing to learn how to relax.

Why did you become a teacher?

I’ve hated every job I’ve ever had and it was after reading the book The Alchemist by Paul Coelho that I began to listen to my heart and do what I love for a living (it took me 3 years to act on it though).

How do you describe your teaching style?

I have a creative, flowing vinyasa style and my Yin style is mindful and meditative.

What has yoga taught you?

To love being me.

What do you want students to know?

The physical poses of yoga barely scratch the surface. Yoga is a spiritual practice – keep practising and you will change your life.