Monica J. Brown has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2002 when she received her certification through the Temple of Kriya Yoga, where she studied under the tutelage of Mahaswami Kim Schwartz.
She is an RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She has attended workshops with Tias Little, Desiree Rumbaugh, Paul Weitz (Thai Yoga Therapy), and others. Monica is also a Thai Yoga Therapist. She attended the Chicago School of Thai massage and received her certification under the instruction of Paul Fowler and Paul Weitz. She is a registered member of THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International).
Initially, I came to yoga because I was intrigued by the idea of a mind/body/spirit system of health, one that helps to bring these disparate parts of the self into harmony. Practicing yoga has helped me to become more centered and focused, and I have experienced considerable relief from the pain and discomfort of my scoliotic curve. The Thai Bodywork came as a natural outgrowth of my yoga practice - a moving meditation. Coming to Thai bodywork with eight years of experience as a yoga instructor helps give me insight into the ways in which people hold stress and tension in their bodies; and helps me offer suggestions for ways in which to release some of that tension daily with yoga postures.