It's been awhile, but this is a continuation of my blog posts about our amazing teachers at Tula.
Monica was hired before we opened our doors. I sent one of my assistants, at the time, to go and take her class at a gym downtown. She reported back that she loved the class. One of the things that she mentioned, that stuck with me, was that Monica was 'gentle'. Not knowing Monica that well yet, I didn't know the extent to which this word really does describe her and her style of yoga.
Monica has a gentle and thoughtful nature that I greatly admire. She genuinely cares about people, loves her job and it shows. She never complains, never gripes (well, maybe sometimes about the weather :), and I've never heard her utter a harsh word about anyone. She is constantly a professional and I can always count on her to keep her commitments. I get the sense that she is wise beyond her years and this gives her a calming presence in the studio and in the world.
Monica's classes are airy, flowing, creative and peaceful. She emphasizes using your breath and doing poses that feel oh, so, good. She uses props, quiet music and low lighting to enhance the overall calm environment of her class. Whenever I get the chance to practice with Monica, I always leave feeling renewed, like I just took a breath of fresh air, just the way yoga is suppose to make you feel.
It is an absolute pleasure to know that Monica is part of our team.
In addition to being a lovely yoga teacher, Monica is also an interdisciplinary artist, a trained Thai Massage Therapist and a dancer. You can find Monica at Tula on Mondays at 10:30am, Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Thursdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 12:30. You can also follow her many other projects at http://www.monicajbrown.net/