Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor & Reiki Practitioner
Monica Mordaunt began practicing yoga as a way to heal injuries and mindfully move through life. She received her RYT-200hr hatha flow training through Cloud Nine Yoga in Orange, California after receiving her undergraduate degree in dance performance. Her teaching practice is influenced by her professional dance career as well as her anatomy and somatic studies. Classes focus on breath, mindfulness, and moving through asanas with ease. Outside of yoga, Monica is an administrator, performer, health nut, and avid adventure seeker.
Yoga Teaching Philosophy
I believe in beginning each practice with identifying a personal intention, letting it resonate through breathing exercises, then working through the asanas to allow a mindfully aware state to emerge before reaching savasana. Proper alignment and individual anatomical awareness are essential in my teaching methods, especially when teaching dancers, to provide knowledge of injury prevention. Reiki energy healing is another focus of mine as an instructor and comes into my teaching through physical adjustments as well as through the guidance of breath and visualization. I seek to guide students on a path toward the balanced state of connection between the mind, body, and breath.
Class Specialties: Hatha Flow, Alignment Based Flow, Restorative, Meditation and Reiki
Pilates Mat Certified 2017
Apparatus Certification in progress
Monica Mordaunt experienced Pilates throughout her years of dance training, yet never fully connected with the movement practice until she took classes at Kinected in New York City while working as a front desk administrator. The focus on anatomy and breath, combined with the movement principles of the Kane School of Core Integration were the long awaited answers to her chronic overuse injuries and instability. Monica began her journey of becoming a certified Pilates Mat instructor in March of 2017 and is currently working toward her full apparatus training. Her goal is to share these ideals of moving functionally throughout everyday life with others.
Teaching Specialties: Injury recovery, therapeutic focused, dancers and performers
Usui, Hayashi, Takata lineage
While at Chapman University for undergraduate education, Monica completed level 1 and 2 attunements under the direction of Robin Kish. These attunements follow the Usui, Hayashi, and Takata lineage. Monica shares this energetic healing during some private and group classes as a tool to connect into clients energetic needs. Private Reiki sessions are available upon request.