Mona Therese Winston E-RYT 500 Mona is a native of Copenhagen, Denmark and in 2005 she became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America. Trained in classical ballet, Fitness and Yoga. Mona has always found the body fascinating, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually.
Her twenty plus years as a teacher of Yoga, and a therapist of Body Work, Massage, Reflexology and Reiki Healing has given her a profound insight into the mind/body connection. It is her goal to inspire her students to find their inner core being of peace and compassion, so it can shine without.
Mona is first and foremost trained in the lineage of Krishnamacharya, and has her focus on Pranayama, Meditation and Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, which means "breath synchronized movements." Mona Therese's Journeys to India and to Thich Nhat Hahn's Plum Village Monastery in France, and the teachings from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, have inspired her to maintain true to the traditions on the path of Yoga. Mona's teaching is influenced by her teachers Lino Miele, Gwendoline Hunt, Amy Cooper... and different Yoga styles, which are Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Sivananda and Kriya Yoga.
Mona Therese Winston teaches at the Ashland Yoga Center, in Ashland, Oregon; Rasa Yoga, both in Ashland & Medford, Oregon, and at the Shasta Yoga Center, in Mount Shasta, California. Mona Therese has taught nationally and internationally throughout her life, and for the last three years has been a teacher on the Vajra Pani Yoga Teachers Training, in Mt. Shasta, California.