‘WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY, THE TEACHER WILL APPEAR…..’
- Chinese Proverb
Monica Carroll is a certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach. Though working in health in fitness for the past 20+ years, she has been teaching yoga in Orange County for the past 10+ years and currently leads many teacher training programs and workshops that center around a healthy life.
Monica co-owns and operates HARD yoga. A studio designed to offer a genuine and balanced approach to fitness and health. Classes at HARD yoga are for the fitness inspired who appreciate quality instruction and a real life approach. Classes are unique and instructors are selected for their contribution to overall health and fitness. Classes include HARD yoga a blend of many yoga philosophies, HARD yoga FIT that fuses fitness and strength conditioning with a real yoga practice, HARD BARRE a blend of dance and yoga, HARD ripped which creates a dynamic fat burning workout to keep your interested, stretch it out, for those who want the benefits of yoga without all the fuss, and more . Teachers at this facility are hand selected for their uniqueness, knowledge, and overall contribution to this cross training approach. For a complete schedule visit www.HARDyoga.NET and click on classes. (shortcut at schedule)
Most of Monica"s influence has come from her lengthy fitness background coupled with a love and passion for yoga and its principles. In her yoga journey she saturated herself with books, classes, and workshops from as many accomplished yogis of our generation, such as Shiva Rae, Dharma Mittra, Janet Stone, Darren Main, Heather Peterson, Brandon Cox, Sean Corn, Baron Baptiste, Annie Carpenter, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Jason Wilkerson and Deepak Chopra. She holds certifications in HOT yoga, VINYASA/POWER yoga, ADVANCED VINYASA/POWER yoga, and HOLISTIC NUTRITION.
She holds prior certifications in PERSONAL TRAINING, AEROBICS, and GROUP FITNESS which have influenced her current teaching style. Her workouts are designed to be interesting, challenging, but approachable. Her style is lighthearted fun, with tough love influence and the results are always the same, obvious in strength, clarity in mind, and addictive. She mixes many techniques, styles, and influences to create a unique workout that works the entire body, Monicas Hard Yoga, available for all levels.
Her approach on nutrition and holistics is a real life approach. AWARENESS is the secret to nutritional success. It is hard to deny truth and there is plenty to be learned in the field of nutrition. Big agriculture, government subsidies, and genetically modified foods are causing tremendous destruction on the future of our health. Children have high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, cancers and other problems commonly found in seniors. Younger and younger men are suffering heart attacks and other nations seem to be following our American way of health. Though more money is spent on weight loss than ever, we continue to grow fatter and fatter. 68% obesity as of last check. Most people believe they are much healthier than they are and are shocked to learn the hidden truths about their own health and nutrition. Allergies, fatigue, anxiety, depression, anger/hostility, and on and on, are all side effects of an unbalanced body that is screaming to you with symptoms. Learn how to read these calls and navigate the mass of information through Hard Yoga and Nutritional Counseling.
“After having spent a majority of my working career uncovering the vast universe of fitness, I first began practicing yoga as a means to balance my workout regimen. (Zero flexibility) After a short time it was apparent to me that yoga provided me not only a more balanced workout (aka= quicker and more obvious results), but a balanced well being (aka = sanity). Being a wife and mother of two small children, yoga is the most efficient means to manage my time, my workout, and my sanity.”
Her interest in nutrition began in her 20’s and she became quickly known as the go to person for healthy tasty alternatives to traditionally prepared foods. It was through these interests that lead her to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. “Teaching people how to create nourishing and great tasting food is empowering to me.” Her nutrition approach is reasonable and easily adaptable.