Monica Hornung is a healing arts professional well versed in a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit. As a yoga instructor for 20 years, she brings to her students a depth of experience in Hatha, Sivananda, Ashtanga , Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa style yoga, having trained across the globe with internationally acclaimed yoga practitioners. Including a stay in the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore and Oneness University in Chennai. She has also taken teacher trainings Bharata from Yoga and Inner peace (Sivananda lineage), David Swenson (Ashtanga), Richard Freeman (Ashtanga) and studied and taken workshops directly under K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois and Saraswati. She also maintains a practice as a massage therapist, specializing in neuromuscular therapy, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Trager and is certified to teach Reiki and Access Consciousness. Experimenting with numerous styles of yoga and massage modalities is a passion that has given her a deep understanding of the body and its connection to the mind. She has been fascinated since very young with the metaphysical, the mind, body and soul connection.
As a the first born child growing up in Venezuela, Monica was pressured to take over the family business, and she came here to learn english and study business. She wanted to be a doctor as child, but early on she understood that most illnesses come from the mind and the way we treat our bodies with food and biomechanics and she wanted to learn more about natural and complimentary ways of healing. Working at Hippocrates Health Institute and studying the alkaline diet of Dr. Robert Young, she learned a lot about nutrition and was able to see first hand how many sick people improved their health. She has become well versed on natural ways to heal.
Monica is the owner of YogaMundo and provides studio classes in a small group setting as well as private classes. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – ERYT 500 – with the Yoga Alliance and began her teacher practice in 1998, and continues to grow in her own practice and experience that she brings to her students. Monica has organized and co-hosted yoga retreats held around the world.
Monica was also enrolled in Mastery University with Anthony Robbins and loves to inspire, heal, bring joy, and make a difference in people’s lives.