Meet Monica Washburn

10/25/2018 Sussex County Health Coalition.

After being diagnosed with Lupus, Monica felt the need to find something that would bring some calmness to her life and to help her to escape for a moment. Over ten years ago, a friend introduced Monica to yoga, and at the end of her first practice, Monica knew that this was the something that she was searching for. She never looked back!
Monica knew that she wanted to share this beautiful practice and feeling with others, so she enrolled in the registered yoga teacher training (RYT) program at Serenity Yoga where she earned her 200-hour certification. This intensive program provided Monica with the knowledge and tools on how to teach Vinyasa, Yin, and meditation.
Each day Monica steps onto her mat, she feels grateful to have a place to go when she wants to escape for a moment and to bring some calmness to her life. This is the feeling that she strives to cultivate in her students. She brings a lightness and humor into her classes. With a drive and desire to help others, Monica emphasizes the need to understand the importance of breath and movement and reminds her students to find the balance between effort and ease. When you come to her class, she will encourage you to "come as you are”, be present in the now, and to enjoy your escape on your mat.