Mona started practicing yoga daily in 2009 while living in Seattle, Washington.  She took several yoga workshops including a three day Yin Yoga workshop and a writing and yoga workshop.  In 2017, she moved to Red Bud Illinois and completed 200 HR RYT with the Yoga Alliance  at the Yoga Six studio in Des Peres, Missouri.  June 2018 she finished Level One yoga teacher training for children ages 3-11 with Susan Mathis program Yoga To Grow in St Louis, MO

After working approximately 30 years in the financial industry, Mona retired and is pursuing her passion with yoga.  In Seattle Mona was involved in a program called Invest in Youth (Investinyouth.org) For approximately 15 years, she tutored at risk children in the inner city Seattle area in 3rd through 5th grade. In addition to tutoring, she served on the board for about 10 years as Secretary and one year as President.

After completing teacher training, Mona has been teaching adult yoga in southern Illinois consisting of private classes in her home, studio classes at The Phoenix Wholistic Wellness Center in Red Bud, subbing for senior and chair classes withThe Healthy Circle at the Red Bud Community hospital and subbing for chair yoga classes at Uptown Yoga in Waterloo, IL

Mona believes that yoga is the antidote to our modern hectic lifestyles. She hopes to guide children into learning mindfulness and healthy awareness. She is looking to work with groups in southern Illinois
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