How we teach
Yoga Key West classes always include pranayama, asana and savasana (breathing, movement and relaxation). Attention is paid
to alignment and intention. At the end of a session you will feel relaxed, recharged and happy. Through breath, asana and
awareness, all systems of the body are toned, benefiting students of all levels.
Classes are informed by a variety of hatha yoga styles.
Monica teaches Prime of Life Yoga ®. It's a style that is appropriate for everyone, but especially suited
to those age 45+.
Her other yoga study includes over 40 years of Iyengar, Kripalu, Shivananda,
Anusara and other hatha yoga styles. She completed her teacher training in the Sampoorna yoga style with Shri Yogi
Hari, a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and Music Master Swami Nada-Brahmananda. She is also certified in Yoga
Nidra. Other studies include Aqua Yoga with Nancy Curran; Qigong training with Jeff Primack; and classes with Julie Gudmestad
- Iyengar instructor, physical therapist, and anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal
magazine. Most recent studies have been with two teachers trained directly by Krishnamacharya and his son Sir TKV Desikachar:
Larry Payne, author of Yoga for Dummies
and founder of Prime of Life Yoga, and Gary Kraftsow, founder of Viniyoga.
recognized by Yoga Alliance as a registered Yoga Teacher - E-RYT
200®. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Click on the links below for information
on her master teachers. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra, CPR, First Aid, Post-emergency response and Enhance
is an international yoga teacher with experience teaching in the US and the Caribbean since 2010. She is a Yoga Alliance
registered 200-HR Kripalu Yoga Teacher having studied with Deva Parnell at Discovery Yoga in St. Augustine,
Florida. She travelled to Vancouver, B.C. to train and become certified to teach Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark.
In addition, Linda is certified in the Yoga for All teaching method which supports teaching yoga to people in non-traditional
yoga bodies. Linda believes that whether you are coming to the mat to free tension, quiet a busy mind or find spiritual
renewal, your personal journey should always be one of self-discovery.m
we are pleased to present other yoga teachers like Teresa, Kalyani, Stephanie, Celine, Carl and Catherine.
Teresa received her certification in Thailand a few years ago and has been
teaching ever since.
Kalyani began her
teaching journey with YogaFit and then completed her RYT 200 at the American Healing Arts Center with Vimela Ren Fields.
She traveled to Rishekesh, India to study Sattva yoga with founder Anand Mehrotra and later completed her RYT 500 coming
full circle with YogaFit.
Celine is trained in the Kripalu yoga tradition and infuenced by Dzochen Buddhism, as well as Sarah Powers'
Yin Yoga style and the Ashtanga style as taught by Richard Freeman.
Carl is a devotee of Purna Yoga and continues his studies with Aadil Palkhivala.
Stephanie is a registered massage therapist and certified yoga
Catherine teaches regularly on
Sugarloaf Key where she created the Sugarloaf Yoga Shala
. Monica occasionally teaches there as well.
Yoga classes at the Garden are usually small,
ideal for exploring yoga for the first time,
getting back into your practice
and benefiting from individual attention. High season classes may be more crowded.
The word Yoga comes
from the ancient Sanskrit language.
It means the process of union,
or to join or to yoke.
The practice of Yoga allows you
to connect body, mind and spirit, and to appreciate the essence of who you really are.
Through breath, movement
and awareness, all systems of the body are toned.
At the end of a session you will feel relaxed, recharged and happy.
We can help you find other wellness practitioners
in the Key West area.
Use your Key West Yoga Pass here and elsewhere
to sample a variety of yoga classes
in the islands.
More about Yogi Hari
More about Julie Gudmestad
More about Key West Yoga Pass