Monetta began practicing yoga over twenty years ago, while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the US Coast Guard Academy. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2013 after training with Faith Hunter in Washington DC.
In 2015, she won St. Lucia Chamber of commerce young entrepreneur of the year for her innovation used in the establishment of her yoga business. In 2018 she published her first book: an instructional yoga book for children. She has since released a book of poetry in 2020 and an instructional book for women in 2021.
In 2019 she became a certified cognitive behavioral life coach as well as certified barre instructor. Monetta loves designing programs to meet her clients’ needs and help them overcome challenges.
Monetta holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Science degree from the University of South Florida. Monetta is passionate about social justice particularly Black liberation, Native sovereignty, migrant rights and disability justice. When she is not teaching, Monetta can be found wandering in nature and chasing waterfalls.
About Sayana Yoga
When the french first came to St Lucia they were so amazed by the natural beauty and innate tranquility of this small village nestled on the east coast that they called it Mon Repos – My Place of Rest. The people of Mon Repos are some of the warmest most inviting people in St Lucia. To honor the community where she grew up, Monetta decided to name her studio Sayana Yoga because in Sanskrit sayana means rest. Monetta recognizes that many of us are so busy that we find it difficult to have quality rest. She hopes that her classes will help you relax so that you can experience the tranquility that inspired the name of her beautiful community.
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