Owner / Teacher

Monique’s yoga journey began at a Toronto Parks and Rec class in 2001. After feeling the energized, yet calm state she had after a long savasana, she fell in love. She started taking classes at Modo Yoga but the real hook was when she became part of the volunteer program. Modo became her new home and becoming a teacher seemed like a natural progression. After completing her Modo Teacher Training in 2005 she taught in Toronto for 4 years, and also had a wonderful experience teaching abroad in Taiwan. In 2009 Monique moved out to Vancouver to help open the first Modo studio in this city. What a great journey it has been meeting an amazing community of sweaty yogis out on the Westcoast. In Nov 2010 Monique journeyed to Costa Rica to complete her Level 2 Modo and Yin training while mastering the art of sounding like a howler monkey. Monique has had the pleasure of studying with many wonderful teachers who inspire her everyday including Ted Grand, Jess Robertson, David Life, Wade Imre Morissette, Eoin Finn, and David Robson. She believes yoga can be a beautiful practice in patience, acceptance, and breaking down boundaries we set for ourselves. Outside of yoga Monique loves exploring her East Van neighborhood, seeking out the best Chai Latte in this city, and getting all the cuddles from her favourite roommate, Mable. See you in the practice room!