Monique

Owner / Teacher

What do you love about teaching? 

Every yoga practice is a new adventure. I love encouraging people to embrace their body and mind where it’s at that day and seeing how they can weave in patience, compassion, and curiosity into every practice.

What yoga trainings have you completed?

I completed my Modo Level 1 training in Toronto, Modo Level 2 and Yin in Costa Rica, and Modo Flow in North Van. I’ve also done workshops on Trauma Informed Yoga, Functional Fitness, and Anti-Oppression work.

What Modo Pillar do you connect with the most?

Be Community. I grew up spending many hours a week at a dance studio. Our director did an amazing job of building connections and making sure we all felt welcome and part of the family. When yoga became a part of my life as an adult I was looking for a similar community feel. I walked into Modo Yoga Danforth in 2004 and found what I needed. Soon after I was inspired to create my own space in East Van where students could not only practice yoga but practice compassion and connection with each other. Life is hard sometimes but knowing you have a community of like minded people surrounding you makes you feel brave enough to tackle those hard times.

What do you do besides teaching yoga?

Outside of yoga you’ll usually find me reading an epic fantasy series, going on long walks while binging my new favourite podcast, and painting and crafting (so many projects, so little time!). Of course through it all I have my favourite furry one beside me, Mable, the queen of cuddles.

What’s your favourite after yoga treat?

Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich with Lemon Pepper Fries from Colony. Mmmmm….