Join Monique for Mindfulness Meditations at Insight Timer or Wellness Coach, for a variety of meditations to assist with sleep, stress, anxiety, focus and concentration. Monique is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an accredited meditation teacher and trainer. Qualified in Mindfulness (mindfulness based stress reduction). And, is qualified to offer the world re-known 8 week MBSR course. This is recognized both nationally and internationally and endorsed by Jon Kabat Zinn.
Monique has completed degree’s in Adult Education and Behavioural Sciences. And, over the pasta 10 years continued to study and explore Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness practices. Health and wellness has always been a passion of Monique’s, being curious about the mind and body. And as she found that yoga and meditation had such a profound effect on her own well-being, so she was inspired to learn and study the ancient healing techniques of Mindfulness and Yoga.
So, in 2011 Monique enrolled in her first 200 yoga teacher training course. Since then completing over 1500 hours of professional studies with a variety of inspirational teachers from around the world. Monique attributes her love of yoga, pilates and meditation to her teachers and enjoys sharing these wisdom’s with others worldwide. Monique founded Studio Synergy Yoga and Pilates in 2012 and so began her journey, teaching and reaching out to members of community and sharing her love of movement and mindfulness.
Benefits of Yoga and Meditation
Realizing the many benefits of yoga and meditation, Monique was curious about meditation techniques that have been found to be supportive and helpful in particular addressing stress and busy lifestyles. Monique also wanted to find a way to balance her busy schedule of running her own business, being a mum and wife and carer to her ailing mum. So in 2015 Monique decided to deeper her own personal practice and attended the 8 week MBSR course that has been widely implemented world wide and researched extensively as a wonderful technique to over come stress and anxiety, and trauma.
Soon after completing the 8 week course Monique decided to undertake the MBSR teacher training in Spain at the beautiful retreat centre Solterreno, the Mindful Academy. After 3 years of study Monique is now very pleased and humbled to be able to offer the 8 week course to her community, now having completed TTR1, TTR2 and TTR3 qualifications.
Monique attributes her health and wellness to her own personal practices of movement and mindfulness and believes that they are a powerful and potent self healing tool. Having suffered and lived through trauma, knowing how it is to live with trauma day to day Monique’s passion project is to provide a caring, supportive and inclusive environment. Being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and Hypo Thyroidism at 16, living with a compromised immune system has lead to many years of searching for ways to boost her immunity. Monique has found a healthy balance in her diet, lifestyle and movement practices and believes that her practices attribute to her health both emotional and physical to meditation and movement..
Having lead over 4500 hours of yoga/pilates and meditation classes, Monique is excited to invite you to join her and other world leading instructors at meditation.live and insight timer apps.