How we teach
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.

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+.
Monica is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and recognized by Yoga Alliance since 2008. She offers mentoring and training to teachers that may be used for Continuing Education (CE) credits through Yoga Alliance. 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. 

Her yoga study includes 50+ years of Iyengar, Shivananda, Anusara, Kripalu and other hatha yoga styles. Most recent studies have been with Larry Payne, founder of Prime of Life Yoga ®. Larry trained directly by Krishnamacharya and his son Sir TKV Desikachar. He still teaches in Malibu and has authored several mass market books like Yoga for Dummies and Yoga After 50. 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. Upon certification, she first taught in Bali. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra as taught by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Other studies include Aqua Yoga with Nancy Curran; Qigong training with Jeff Primack; classes with Gary Kraftsow,  founder of Viniyoga in the Krishnamacharya lineage; and Julie Gudmestad - Iyengar instructor, physical therapist, and anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal magazine.
Linda is an international yoga teacher with experience teaching in the US and the Caribbean since 2010. She is a Yoga Alliance registered 200-HR Kripalu Yoga Teacher having studied with Deva Parnell at Discovery Yoga in St. Augustine, Florida. She travelled to Vancouver, B.C. to train and become certified to teach Yin Yoga with  Bernie Clark. In addition, Linda is certified in the Yoga for All teaching method which supports teaching yoga to people in non-traditional yoga bodies. Linda believes that whether you are coming to the mat to free tension, quiet a busy mind or find spiritual renewal, your personal journey should always be one of self-discovery.
From time to time, we are pleased to present other yoga teachers like Sanling, Kalyani, Stephanie, Chris and Carl.
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.
Carl is a devotee of Purna Yoga and continues his studies with Aadil Palkhivala.
Stephanie is a registered massage therapist and certified yoga instructor
Sanling has practiced yoga for over 20 years. After leaving China, she became certified as a yoga Instructor through the American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA) and the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). She has taught at other Key West yoga studios in the past, and currently may also be found leading classes at the Naval Air Station. Other studies include Qigong and psychology
Chris offers an alignment-based Hatha yoga with a dose of strength training to create a sustainable practice she hopes will sustain you thru all life stages. A retired M.D., she brings a strong anatomy background to the mat, and holds also holds a 500 RYT® certification.

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.  
We lead classes in Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.
We can help you find other wellness practitioners in the Key West area.

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