Monica Marini

We exixt on multiple levels. These levels exist in continuous osmotic energetic exchange and communication each one reverberating at a different energetic frequency. Our ability to perceive the intensity and subtlety of each layer requires practice and dedication. In the Yoga tradition these layers we have five bodies,

The regular practice of Yoga sharpens our perception of these layers. We initiate a process of purification and notice the interaction between the body and the mind. We observe the manifestations of this interaction at the gross and subtle levels. Moving through the physical body, our transformation becomes more intentional, guided by the intelligence of our purified senses and the wisdom of the practice. sensitise our awareness

As we move through the layers, The ‘forms’ (asana) house the energy (prana) which moves with the breath. The breath keeps us in this physical form. It also aligns with, and responds to the vritti, the movements of the mind, the thoughts. When the focus of the mind is sustained and calm so is the breath. The practice becomes effortless and we find ease in the our physical experience whether on the mat or elsewhere.

The steadier the mind the calmer the breath and viceversa. In the physical practice the breath has to move, for the mind is engaged in the movement

Every time we return to the practice we engage with all the layers and in time we begin to notice, to feel, to sense the

YogaMorphic is an expression of our capacity for change.

Vritti, the movements of the mind, are become contained in the

Monica has developed a uniquely, a creative and diverse 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.

My approach is on practices that reinforce our sense of presence

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.

My approach to the postural practice of Hatha Yoga is infused with the teachings I received and over a decade of personal practice. The clarity and precision of the Iyengar method: the

My approach to the postural practice of Hatha Yoga is infused with the teachings I received and over a decade of personal practice. The clarity and precision of the Iyengar method: the principles of Vinyasa Krama (effective and safe sequencing); the

guide students and offer the opportunity to experience for themselves how Yoga can restore physical and mental wellbeing.

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. Life had 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 Central 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.

But my favourite teachers are all the people who attend my classes. Through them and for them my reasons to learn remain strong. With gratitude.

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