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ME

RYT 500 HR, Yoga Vida NYC 

Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Vida NYC

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, IIN NYC

MONICA KARASEK

RYT 500 HR, Yoga Vida NYC 

Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Vida NYC

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, IIN NYC

My passion for movement and exploration led me to an intriguing destination. From a young age, I have adored dancing and have resided in diverse locations across the United States, spanning from the West Coast to the East Coast. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in English under my belt, I embarked on a new chapter by relocating to New York and joining Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant. However, my journey took an unexpected turn when I discovered the profound practice of yoga, forever altering the course of my life.

Throughout my yoga journey, I have had the privilege of studying under esteemed teachers such as Adam Vitolo, Cat Acquaviva, Eileen Goddard, Erica Chen, Jeffrey Villanueva, Lindsay Hilscher, Nathan Lowry, Tracy Maltz, Sangeeta Vallabhan, Abby Paloma, and Amy Wolfe. Their guidance and wisdom have shaped my understanding and expertise in various yoga disciplines.

As a practitioner, I specialize in teaching vinyasa, prenatal, trauma-induced yoga, therapeutic techniques, meditation, pranayama (breathwork), and restorative yoga. I have attained certification as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher, completing an 85-hour training program with Clare Ryan at Yoga Vida NYC.

In addition, I am a certified Kids Yoga Teacher and Teen Yoga Teacher, having undergone training with Om Schooled and Yoga Vida NYC, with instruction provided by Sarah Herrington. These certifications enable me to bring the benefits of yoga to young individuals, fostering their physical and mental well-being.

Moreover, I am proud to hold an Integrative Health Coach certification, acquired through training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. This comprehensive program equipped me with extensive knowledge in nutrition, health, and wellness, as well as coaching skills and business development, allowing me to holistically support individuals in their pursuit of optimal well-being.

In addition to my extensive background in movement, travel, and yoga, I also have a strong foundation as a software engineer. I possess expertise in the field of software development, leveraging my skills to create innovative solutions and contribute to technological advancements. With a passion for both the physical and digital realms, I bring a unique perspective to my diverse range of pursuits.

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