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Yoga Key West classes always include pranayama, asana and savasana (breathing, movement and relaxation). Attention is paid to alignment and intention. At the end of a session you will feel relaxed, recharged and happy. Through breath, asana and awareness, all systems of the body are toned, benefiting students of all levels.
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Classes are informed by a variety of hatha yoga styles.
Monica teaches Prime of Life Yoga ®. It's a style that is appropriate for everyone, but especially suited to those age 45+.
Her other yoga study includes over 40 years of Iyengar, Kripalu, Shivananda, Anusara and other hatha yoga styles. She completed her teacher training in the Sampoorna yoga style with Shri Yogi Hari, a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and Music Master Swami Nada-Brahmananda. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra. Other studies include Aqua Yoga with Nancy Curran; Qigong training with Jeff Primack; and classes with Julie Gudmestad - Iyengar instructor, physical therapist, and anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal magazine. Most recent studies have been with two teachers trained directly by Krishnamacharya and his son Sir TKV Desikachar:  Larry Payne, author of Yoga for Dummies and founder of Prime of Life Yoga, and Gary Kraftsow, founder of Viniyoga.
 
Monica is 
recognized by Yoga Alliance as a registered Yoga Teacher -  E-RYT 200®. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Click on the links below for  information on her master teachers. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra, CPR, First Aid, Post-emergency response and  Enhance Fitness. monica@yogakeywest.org
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From time to time, we are pleased to present other yoga teachers like Teresa, Kalyani, Stephanie, Celine, Carl and Catherine.
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Teresa received her certification in Thailand a few years ago and has been teaching ever since.
 
Kalyani began her teaching journey with YogaFit and then completed her RYT 200 at the American Healing Arts Center with Vimela Ren Fields. She traveled to Rishekesh, India to study Sattva yoga with founder Anand Mehrotra and later completed her RYT 500 coming full circle with YogaFit.
 
Celine is trained in the Kripalu yoga tradition and infuenced by Dzochen Buddhism, as well as Sarah Powers' Yin Yoga style and the Ashtanga style as taught by Richard Freeman.
Carl is a devotee of Purna Yoga and continues his studies with Aadil Palkhivala.
 
Stephanie is a registered massage therapist and certified yoga instructor. 
 
 Catherine teaches regularly on Sugarloaf Key where she created the Sugarloaf Yoga Shala. Monica occasionally teaches there as well.

Yoga classes at the Garden are usually small,
ideal for exploring yoga for the first time,
or getting back into your practice and benefiting from individual attention. High season classes may be more crowded. 
 
The word Yoga comes from the ancient Sanskrit language.
It means the process of union, or to join or to yoke. 
The practice of Yoga allows you to connect body, mind and spirit, and to appreciate the essence of who you really are. 

Through breath, movement and awareness, all systems of the body are toned. 
At the end of a session you will feel relaxed, recharged and happy.  
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We can  help you find other wellness practitioners in the Key West area.
Use your Key West Yoga Pass here and elsewhere to sample a variety of yoga classes in the islands. 

 
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