Life-long learning for Mind, Body & Spirit

Join Mona, and Guest Presenters, for these 2018 Events.

Subject to change.


How-to-lead an EXCELLENT - Restorative Yoga Class (10 hours)

Saturday October 20; and Sundays, Nov 18th, Dec 2nd

Restorative Yoga

October 20: 10:00 am-2:00 pm;
Nov 18: 3:30-6:30 pm
Dec. 2: 3:30-6:30pm

Cost: $150

Restorative Simplicity!  A ten-hour lecture/lab yoga training that will prepare you to set up and facilitate a Restorative Yoga class or private session.  Ideal for yoga teachers or caregivers. Participants will learn how to do a simple set-up, and transition props, to ergonomically take care of their own bodies; as well as learn to position a variety of body types in supportive poses using bolsters, blankets, blocks and other props. Also discussed, including items found at home (couch cushions, etc). In the Lab portion participants set up, and facilitate, Slowdown Sunday Classes with Mona at Sun Moon Yoga on Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.  Topics covered: Physiology of relaxation, guided visualizations, addition of oils, sound healing, Reiki, etc.

Credits: Qualifies for 200hour Teacher Training Make-up of Contact Hours; 
Also, 10 hours CEC’s for Yoga Alliance 200hrRYT.

To REGISTER:  Contact Mona at

November/December 2018

Slow down Sundays

November 18 and December 2; from 4 to 6 pm (2 hrs)

Cost: $50

Experience the power of slowing down for some deep rest. 


Restorative Yoga, breathing practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra combine to positively effect your Central Nervous System. Recommended for fatigue, anxiety, healing and also ideal for sports recovery and self-care!  No experience necessary, however not appropriate for those requiring chairs. Restorative Yoga is done on padded floor mats, supported by bolsters and pillows (all provided). Dress for comfort and warmth.  

Two hours of deep level wellness facilitated by Mona Ceniceros, MS; E-500RYT;  owner of Sun Moon Yoga. 

To REGISTER:  Contact Mona at

December 2018

How-to-give an EXCELLENT Thai Yoga Massage

Saturday, December 1; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 hours)

Cost: $150 per person


Experience the meditative dance of Thai Yoga Massage. In this training you will learn how to give a one-hour Thai bodywork session. Thai yoga massage is a healing modality done on thick floor mats and combines assisted stretching, acupressure on energy meridians, meditation and relaxation. Participants will learn Thai Yoga Massage techniques; and both give and receive a session. Participants between ages of 12-17 welcome with an adult.  Mona Ceniceros received her training with The Center for Thai Yoga Therapy, 1999.

Credits: Qualifies for 4 hours Continuing Education for Yoga Alliance RYT.


  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Introduction to Thai techniques

  • 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm: Break

  • 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm: Practice Session I

  • 3:15 pm to 3:30: Break

  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Practice Session II

  • 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Q&A and Closure


Fall 2019:


“Yoga Teachers Retreat,” in Okoboji, Iowa
Master Teacher: Janine Gustafson
Retreat Details: Super comfy accommodations and gourmet healthy cuisine at the Oakwood Inn; workshops at the beautiful Yoga Okoboji studio.  Activities include outdoor meditation and evening campfire.
Maximum Participants: 20
Dates & Cost: TBA

Required attendance for 300-hour training program: This program is required attendance for the 300 hour training group at a retreat; the remainder of the trainings are held at Sun Moon Yoga. The Retreat is essential. For Retreats, all accommodations and most meals are organized for the group, and included in cost. Getting out of comfort zones, away from thought-habits, having new experiences are keys to develop ourselves. 

You may take the trainings at Sun Moon Yoga prior to your retreat, or after. If you take them prior to the retreat, you will be given credit for workshops, but not a deduction of cost from 300hour program tuition.

Our Retreats are specifically planned to return you recharged, inspired, motivated.

June 21-23, 2019

The Art & Science of Dynamic Flow

Dates/Time: Friday, June 21: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm;
Saturday, June 22: 8:30 am to 9 pm;
Sunday, June 23: 9 am to 1 pm

Vinyasa Flow may be the most popular form of yoga in our time. This yoga study, for experienced Vinyasa teachers, explores the science behind why this practice makes people feel the way they do; and The Art (link) to designing sequences resulting in specific physiological effects. 

Dy-nam-ic:  (Physics) Of, or relating to energy, or to objects in motion; characterized by continuous change, activity, progress; marked by intensity and vigor, or relating to variation in intensity.

Flow: To move smoothly with unbroken continuity; to circulate, as blood in the body; to proceed steadily, easily; exhibit smooth, graceful continuity; to rise (used of ocean tide).

Vinyasa: Sanskrit term employed in relation to certain styles of yoga. 

Five basic definitions:

  1. Linking body movement with breath.

  2. Specific sequences of breath synchronized movement, transitions.

  3. Setting intention for personal practice and moving towards it.

  4. Sequential linking of lead postures to form a continuous flow.

  5. Movement meditation that reveals all forms as impermanent.

ASSIGNMENTS:  Participants will develop three Dynamic Flow sequences, based on three concepts from the training, to share with the group.

PRESENTER:  Dynamic Flow is Mona’s signature style.

MONA’S NOTE:  There’s always more!  Vinyasa  flow offers infinite potential to create transformative yoga experiences. 

YOGA ALLIANCE:  Teaching Methodology™; Anatomy & Physiology (AP).

“When you view yoga as solely an exercise class you limit transformation on many deeper levels.”

— Mona Ceniceros

Check often for new and upcoming programs. NOTE: The training schedule is subject to change. We advise you to check the training schedule regularly for updates to class enrollment and cancellations.