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Meet Monika

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What I offer

I'm a certified yoga instructor specializing in beginner-friendly vinyasa yoga and meditation.
In the summer, I offer outdoor classes for groups, and in the winter private yoga sessions. 

My big passion is a monthly Women's Circle focusing on mindfulness and energy balancing.

My background

Originally from Croatia, I studied Business Administration and worked in Germany and Spain. Travelling has always been my big passion.







How I got into yoga

In 2014, while on a 2-year backpacking trip, I had the opportunity to stay at the Chenrezig Institute, a Buddhist temple at the Sunshine Coast in Australia. There, I learned to meditate and I fell in love with yoga. Yoga made my life better on so many levels, and I wanted to teach it in order to give other people the feeling that I experienced: love, peace and connection.  I love practicing yoga outdoors.

After having traveled for a number of years, I settled with my husband in Calgary, and became a certified yoga instructor in 2017.

I teach gentle yoga styles that have proved to be beneficial for myself. Meditation and Pranayama play a big role in it.


Why I love yoga

Yoga is more than just a healthy type of exercise, it's a lifestyle and a way of feeling happy, connected, balanced, and in peace.

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Credentials & Experience

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* Meditation classes with Chad Foreman, former Buddhist monk at the Chenrezig Institute and founder of The Way of Meditation, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 2014

* 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Vinyasa Flow & Yin, certified by Ning Gao,
Yoga and Beyond, Calgary, 2017


* Advanced Teacher Training Dragon Dance,
certified by Alan Mileham, Passage Studios,
Calgary, 2018


* Advanced Teacher Training Restorative Yoga,
certified by Gord Desautels and Dr. Carol
Hutchison, Passage Studios, Calgary, 2018

* Usui Reiki Level 1, 2, and 3, certified by

Christine Wushke, Freely Human, Okotoks, 2022

* Numa Breathwork workshop with Trevor Yelich, Passage Studios, Calgary, 2022

* Qigong 8 Brocades (moving meditation), with
Greg Louie, Zhen Qiang Martial Arts, Calgary, 2023

* Kundalini yoga classes at Studio Sat Nam and online, Calgary, 2023

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