“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan
The only recognized Physical Therapist, Master Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor in the United States, Monica’s work as a healer began with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2008, cultivating a strong focus in orthopedics and sports medicine, along with chronic pain rehabilitation. As her experience deepened, she discovered the immense value that a holistic approach, combined with conscious listening and connection, holds in the potential for healing within an individual.
Devoting her life to creating a full spectrum skill set, Monica is exploring the human potential around the globe through assisting in PT service projects for children with disabilities in Antigua, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, volunteering with physio’s in New Zealand, being immersed in Hindu and Buddhist culture while trekking through the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, to name a few. One of her most challenging endeavors included volunteering as the guest Doctor of Physical Therapy at Kwa Mkono Polio Hostel with 48 children near Handeni, Tanzania.
It has been her passion and curiosity for life through which Monica discovered her true, authentic self, and her purpose. She continued to expand with a life changing 500-hour Master Yoga Training in Bali, studying Ayurvedic Wellness in California and India, training in various bodywork techniques across both coasts of the U.S., being one of the first 20 PT’s to be Myofacial Decompression Certified (Cuptherapy.com), and is now bridging the gap between Eastern and Western philosophies with Cortical Field Reeducation work. The latter may be one of the most important endeavors as it completes the circle of her approach to healing at the highest level. Monica is also the official Ambassador of Entrainment Yoga to the United States, where she can certify others to teach this beautifully awakening practice.
While she currently resides in the California Bay Area, Monica’s educational and spiritual journey is far from over. Monica endlessly pursues new ways in which to grow and enhance her experience and contribution on this earth. Through her strong teachings, she empowers others to Live Their Bliss and access their highest vitality — just as she strives to do every day.