Deepen Your Yoga Practice
with Mona

and Guest Presenters at Sun Moon Yoga 

200Hour Yoga Study

Atha yoga anushasanam
Now, the teachings of yoga.

—Yoga Sutra 1.1

The first line of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras gives wisdom about yoga valuable today. It is the acknowledgement that everything you have done in life and other practices, has been in preparation for this moment where: “The study and practice of Yoga begins.” Begin here. Begin now.

All ages, all sizes and all levels of yoga experience are invited to study with Mona, and faculty, at Sun Moon Yoga.  Some join for personal growth, and some to gain confidence to be excellent yoga teachers. 

Emerge from this course inspired and ready to teach; or, to make use of this transformative material in your personal life.

Whether you are in your twenties or your sixties, if you have a powerful intention, or unsure why you’re drawn towards this experience, you will become part of a cohesive, energetically positive group experience.

Yoga Transformation

Yoga is the doorway to a transformational experience

We work our body and clear our minds as we move from pose to pose.

We ground ourselves through the steadiness of our breath, and at the end of it, we enjoy the exquisite release and quietness of Savasana, which keeps us coming back for more.

We create more awareness and feed our inner light. This shift is essential to help our highest potential unfold. This is how the practice of yoga and mindfulness changes us from deep within.

Teacher trainings deepen this process by helping students understand how these practices work.

Reserve my spot.

I am so ready!

Love yourself. Take excellent care of yourself.  Set boundaries to be your best self.

There is no perfection.  No perfect pose, no perfect teacher, no perfect human.  When we accept our deficits, embrace our flaws and love ourselves we can turn that positive energy onto others and the world.

Respect for the body, all ages, all sizes, all shapes.  In this training you will learn how to compassionately adapt yoga to student’s bodies and not given a cookie-cutter idea of what you are supposed to make people’s sacred bodies look like.

It is possible to study the “Foundations of Yoga”, together yet chose different paths. Each person is responsible for their own yoga, spiritual or meditation path; Mona supports the teacher training participants so they feel confident to explore and take action. There is tremendous value, and freedom to be yourself, in a supportive group learning experience.

Mona guides each person in the yoga study to discover, and have confidence in, their own “inner teacher.”  She teaches to be supportive, and respectful of the many lineages of yoga - their differences, in style and teachers.

There are many styles and paths in yoga. Diversity in the human body is infinite. Each person is unique and the practice of yoga together is a sacred experience. Only when we let these truths in the door do we see the enormity and seriousness of training to be an excellent yoga teacher.

Your injuries are your best teachers! Your age, size and shape are not reasons to hold back.  The world doesn’t need another Instagram gymnast - Mona is seeking students to become teachers with compassion, those experienced with pain and healing, and those who are teaching to benefit humanity.  

Teaching yoga is not leading an exercise class!  Contemporary respected research from the field of psychoneuroimmunology demonstrates yoga’s potential for demonstrable and evaluative physiological changes in the body. 

Yoga builds fitness - but it also helps depression, stress and low self-esteem.  Yoga works for mind, body and spirit in the modern world, just as in the ancient one it evolved in.  Humanity needs yoga. Your community needs compassionate, educated and qualified yoga teachers.  


To complete Yoga Alliance 200 hours, participants must complete eight Weekend Intensives. You may begin in either Fall or Spring but must complete both to meet Yoga Alliance 200-hour Standards.

Studying with Mona was a transformative experience. I learned so much about yoga and myself that I am a different person than I was when I began. I am more myself, and am able to come from a more open-hearted place...
— Ali D.

Foundations of Yoga

About the Theme: "Foundations of Yoga"

Learn skills to create community in yoga classes, programs, and many other areas of life. To increase diversity in yoga our program emphasizes recognition/celebration of individual differences: All ages, all sizes, all body types.

The yoga study was a life-changing experience. Such great care is put into the preparation and pace of the study, allowing teacher trainees to transform with the art of yoga....
— Heather Y.
Mona Yoga MN

The Mona’s Yoga Study program made me fall deeper in love with yoga, and gave me a deeper appreciation for the power yoga can have in the lives of those that practice. This program created a strong community of teachers that will continually have a support system long after their graduation date. Every weekend in which we met came with new surprises, moments in which we were pushed from our area of comfort, and numerous opportunities to grow in our knowledge. I cannot thank this program enough for helping me establish an amazing foundation to begin my yoga career.
— Desiree F.

If you have questions or would like additional information about the program, Contact Mona.