Mona Godfrey (RYT E-500) teaches Vinyasa (flow), in which postures are mindfully synchronized to the breath in order to form a continuous and smooth flow. Although Vinyasa has many meanings, when broken down, the root “nyasa” in Sanskrit denotes “to place” while the “vi” denotes “in a special way”. Mona believes Vinyasa’s strength is rooted in this idea of attentive awareness. Her classes are challenging, mindful and grounding – with a strong emphasis or pranayama, energy and yogic philosophy.
Mona discovered yoga in her early 20s and is passionate about utilising the ancient wisdoms of yoga and meditation as a platform to create meaningful change in our modern world. Originally from Riga in the former USSR, Mona relocated to Sweden with her family at the age of five. In her mid teens, she relocated once again to California. The constant movement of her childhood bred an unwavering draw to change and an insatiable hunger for different cultures, exploration and travel.
In 2013 Mona spontaneously set out on a 2-year self-study through South East Asia and Oceania. She attributes her courage to follow her heart’s wild calling to the power of the practice. Mona is currently residing in London, where she leads group classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats.