An energetic and questioning personality, Monica Marini has been practicing, studying and developing her understanding of yoga for more than 20 years.
She has developed a uniquely, creative and challenging approach to yoga for a diverse range of clients. Known as YogaMorphic, Monica’s practice offers focused, caring guidance towards a safe, dynamic practice.
Monica’s focus is on practices that reinforce the therapeutic application of asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breath regulation) for a more integrated experience of the body-mind self. Principles of Vinyasa Krama (effective and safe sequencing) inform the sequencing of Vinyasa and Yoga Flow classes for a stronger and energising practice.
Her approach to the postural practice of Hatha Yoga is infused with the clarity and precision of the Iyengar method to offer students the opportunity to experience for themselves how Yoga can restore physical and mental wellbeing.
Monica’s journey: in her own words
“My fascination with the body started at a very early age when I intended to become a heart surgeons. But life had some other plans. Via the glamour of a career as a fashion designer and the excitement of becoming one of the early distributors of Italian Organic food in England, I came across Yoga when I was living in London.
At that time Yoga and Capoeira provided a thrilling physical experience that was challenging and very rewarding and both practices accompanied me as I travelled and worked abroad. The practice of Surya Namaskar brightened the reclusive cold months on the mountains of Morocco and complemented the more socialising experience of the windy beaches of Essaouira.
With motherhood came a sudden redefinition of my career objectives and as a long-time practitioner, I obtained a Yoga TT qualification in 2010 with Yogacampus, one of the leading Yoga Schools in London. Since then, I never stopped learning and continued to study with some very inspiring teachers from around the world. My gratitude to each one of them is profound for all the knowledge they shared and for their lasting teachings
Doug Keller – Yoga Therapy
Gary Carter – Yoga and Movement anatomy in the tradition of Vanda Scaravelli
Julie Gudmestad – Anatomy awareness in Asana – Iyengar tradition
Tiffany Cruikshank – Yoga Medicine
Srivatsa Ramaswami – Vinyasa Krama in the tradition of Krisnamacharya
Glenn Ceresoli – Senior Iyengar teacher
Rod Stryker – Tantra Yoga in the tradition of the Himalayan Institute
But my favourite teachers are all the people who attend my classes. Through them and for them my reasons to learn remain strong.