Punk Rock Yoga–Monika Benkovich
Teaching location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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View teacher’s personal site: https://www.facebook.com/kalimayoga/
Born in Croatia, grew up in Hamilton Ontario, found myself on the West Coast (San Francisco & Vancouver). I love travelling, particularly meeting new people and exchanging stories. I started practising yoga about nine years ago but have been fully dedicated to the practise for the last five. Yoga was the one thing I could always take with me on my travels – a practise that felt like home no matter where I was. It also helped me separate from addiction and recognize that deeper connection I was searching the world for was already in me.
In November of 2016 I decided to take the teacher training course offered through De La Sol Yoga where I took my first ever yoga class. I was curious to know more about the practise of yoga and didn’t necessarily know if I wanted to be a teacher up until eight months after graduating RYT 200!
My teaching style is greatly influenced by music because I believe in music as a form of therapy that pairs so well with the movement of body and breathe. As for yoga my practise and influence styles vary from Bikram to Restorative. Not all of my classes have loud music but you can for sure count on coming to a class with a super curated fun playlist. My intentions are for students to have fun in class while learning something new that they can take home with them.
I am currently based out of Hamilton but rotate between Ontario, the Bay Area and the Sea to Sky throughout the year.
Currently I am teaching a Glow Punk Yoga class on Thursday nights at Che Burrito & Lounge (Hamilton) from 9pm – 10pm. Glow-in-the-dark, yin-yang style class for beginners, punk music.
I will also be teaching alternate weekends starting in March at the Gown & Gavel (Hamilton) from 11am – 12pm on Saturdays. Hatha class with essential oils.
Punk Rock Yoga classes will be available in Hamilton beginning in March – location and schedule TBD
I’m also available to teach private or small group classes in my home or yours.
Yoga fb page for class updates: https://www.facebook.com/kalimayoga/