February 4, 2014

Be Nice Yoga Hits Midtown

New to Midtown —  Monica Breen’s Be Nice Yoga. Click here and take a look at the site.


Monica is the owner of BE NICE Yoga. She is E-RYT 200 and a certified teacher of Sri Dharma Mittra, and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her teaching philosophy involves a deep respect for a student as an individual. She believes that each person is a unique construction of body, mind, energy, and spirit. This can be addressed and enhanced through the offerings of yoga. Her teaching style has evolved from her personal practice of yoga asana (physical exercises), pranayama (study of breath) and meditation as a spiritual discipline. Through her initial training and certification, as directed by Veronica Zador in 2001, Monica was introduced to the meaning and application of Patanjali’s yoga sutras. Monica first approached yoga through a dedicated practice of the ashtanga-vinyasa system as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois. She has studied with many leading instructors, including David Swenson, Sharon Gannon and David Life, and John Friend. In 2005, she trained along side Sri Dharma Mittra. She is the only teacher in Michigan who has completed Dharma’s rigorous training program and has received certification to teach his practice sequence.

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