Monika’s teachings are deeply rooted in alignment based Hatha Yoga practices. Through her own practice and trainings with non-linear movement teachers, she encourages the practitioners to explore shifting weight and integrating body strength in motion. To let unfold the inherent wisdom of the body and to find ease in the challenge, Monika combines these two approaches. The body moves in a natural flow and finds stillness, the breath takes over and calms the mind. She teaches also breath awareness and Pranayama techniques to guide the students into the quiet space.
Monika teaches classes in major studios in Zurich as well as only a few in intimate spaces. She also offers private lessons to encourage practitioners of all kinds to find their own individual approach to a sustainable practice and support for every day life.
The ultimate goal of the practices is love.
A commited practice will, over time, provide the student with steadiness and ease – on and off the mat. So that life can be met with an open heart and open mind.
Worked closely with Stephen Thomas, Julie Martin, Emil Wendel, Heidi Aemisegger and Michael Stone, influenced by their teachers, the readings of Chögyam Trungpa, Jack Kornfield and other buddhist and non-dualist teachers such as Jiddu Krishnamurti, inspired by fellow teachers and students, friends on the path, my family. To all my formal and informal teachers, I bow.
May the merit of these practices serve all beings.