Mona developed her career pioneering yoga in Southeastern Minnesota. For ten years she traveled to small towns to teach and 19 years as a studio owner. Through her 15-year Sun Moon Yoga yoga study program, She has trained hundreds of yoga teachers in the state and beyond.
Master’s Degree in Health Science from MSU College of Allied Health & Nursing;
Emphasis: Community Health/Women’s Health (June 1996)
Mona has trained at America's top yoga centers.
Mona's training journey begins at White Lotus in Santa Barbara, CA; 1997. Pictured/Back row, right, wearing white.
Competed: Three 200hour RYT Programs:
White Lotus Foundation, with Ganga White and Tracy Rich; Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 500hours Yoga Training
White Lotus 500hour RYT (Aug, 17, 2015)
Additional Yoga Training
Therapeutic Yoga with Cherie Borda and Auturo Peal. (Feb 9, 2013)
Additional Extensive Trainings: (Week to month-long)
Hot Yoga 26 Pose Sequence - at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Massachuetts
Mona's teaching is influenced by her training in bodywork modalities including:
Swedish full-body table massage
Thai Yoga Massage
Reiki Practicioner Level 1 & 2 with Reiki Master Melanie Williams
Additional credentials include teaching anatomy and physiology at massage schools, and working as an adjunct faculty in the Health Science and Human Performance departments at Mankato State University.
With over 20 years of yoga teaching, Mona offers insight, wisdom, and experience to teach authentic yoga, to inspire and train yoga teachers and develop yoga programs for a wide range of yoga practitioners.
Mona's dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. Yoga is an art of waking up, identifying with the true you and embraces breathe with awareness. Her evolutionary, revolutionary approach to guiding feeling and movement gets people radiantly healthy, free, creative, and at peace.
Drawing on her background in fitness, as well as her long-time personal practice in yoga, Mona reminds us that everything is connected so we must live, act, dance, breathe with awareness.
Letters of Recommendation
About Mona's Studio - Sun Moon Yoga:
Located in Mankato, MN, Sun Moon Yoga offers 20-25 classes a week combining the efforts of 12-15 teachers.
As the owner and yoga teacher, Mona is the director/faculty for Yoga Alliance 200-hour Sun Moon Yoga Study for 15 years. She is the co-director of Sun Moon Yoga 300-hour/RYT Wellness & Leadership program for yoga teachers. Her training programs are Career School licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.