Formally Trained at the Himalayan Yoga Academy Rishikesh, India under the teachings of Kiranj Moraryie and Ashish Sharma, A school of Hatha Yoga. Influences come from a range of forms - ashtanga, vinyasa, yin and an intensive period of kundalini yoga in Rotterdam, NL, at Cherdi Kala. Key teachers since, for whose passion and knowledge I am hugely thankful, are - Michael Stone, Mark Stephens, Leslie Kaminoff, Stephen Thomas, Helga Baumgartner and Richard Freeman,.
Experiences over many years in contemporary dance, Alexander techqniue, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Psychocalisthenics, Kinetic Awareness and Sounding - aswell as a long engagement with western psychology and philosophies of world religions - have deeply influenced my practice and teaching. Central to my studies at Cambridge were modules in Buddhist and Hindu Philosophies and I maintain a strong belief in breaking down boundaries of misunderstanding through learning, to nurture open minds.
Monique is Teaching intensively since winter 2015, and has regular classes at Open Yoga Bern, CH and the Swiss Red Cross Bern.
Y o g a I n s t r u c t o r 2 4 0 Hrs + 1 80 Hrs A d v a n c e d T r a i n i n g
2015 Certified Yoga Teacher Advanced Level 1 - 240 hours. Himalaya Yoga Academy, Rishikesh, India: Awarded Highest Distinction
Upcoming: Advanced Training: Beth Spindler Yoga Campus Online. Overcoming Fear with Yoga Therapy, 9 hours, Nov 2021
Wkshp leader: Yoga for Refugee Women, Raum für sichselber m/Terres des Femmes CH, Oct 2021
Weiterbildung der Yoga Verband CH, Der sicherste Weg, Krankheiten nach Yogischer Methode zu heilen, Yogacharya Sushil Bhattacharya, Sapta Yoga International 12 Hours - Bern Nov 2020
Advanced Training: Leslie Kaminoff 15 Hours - Basel CH Nov 2019
Advanced Training: Yin Yoga Module 1 TT 50 Hours Helga Baumgartner - Bern Sept/Dec2018
Yoga Instructor: Open Yoga Bern - Hatha Flow, All Levels (since May 2016)
Yoga: Instructor: River Yoga Thun, since Oktober 2017
Yoga Instructor Private Course: SRK Oberzollikofen, since 2018
Yoga Instructor: AnitaFit Studios, Interlaken begin Oktober 2017 -2018
Advanced Training: Stephen Thomas, Pranayama & Asana Intensive (20 Hours) Zurich. Jan 2018
Open Mantra Singing Sessions, Monthly @ Open Yoga Bern since August 2017
Wkshp Leader: Juvesco Bern Sozial Jahr (ages 15-17): March 2017
Yoga Instructor: Selfness Centre, Eiger Hotel Grindelwald, 2016 - 2017
Yoga Instructor: Hatha Flow Wengen - January 2016 - March 2017
Advanced Training: Mark Stephens, Der Spiegel ATT (Hatha Yoga Intensive 45 hours) DEC 2016, Munich
Wkshp Leader: Dance/Yoga - Bern Moves Festival, Gurten, CH Oct 2016
Advanced Training: Richard Freeman Yoga Sutras - OCT 2016, Zurich
Yoga/Pilates Instructor: Yoga-Centre Interlaken, Mona Flow Studio Matten
Advanced Training: Michael Stone - Embodying Insight; Yoga Breath and Meditation 30hours - London, UK, April 2016