mimi moncier, RYT500, ERYT200, MFA, BARCH
Mimi is co-creator ( with her husband Alan) and teacher at Giggling Lotus Yoga. Twenty years ago, she discovered the poetry of Yoga and how it is a path on which all of our vehicles can navigate. Yoga’s radical openness has continued to draw her in more deeply and into the complimentary practice of meditation. Mimi began her path of Yoga twenty-five years ago as a result of a low-back injury from dance that was debilitating. Yoga helped her heal over the following months and she became absorbed in its power to heal the body, the heart and the mind. She began meditating ten years ago to more skillfully navigate the waves of impermanence that we call life.
Mimi infuses her asana and pranayama teaching with a gentle attention to mindfulness and a broad knowledge of the mechanics of movement and alignment. Never exclusive, she tries to balance the shear joy of movement and the spirituality of being with a focus on the reality of each individual’s anatomy and alignment. Mimi facilitates her students’ embodiment by offering an entry into the world of sensations as a way of cultivating patience, acceptance and loving kindness towards oneself. She creates a sense of lightness and humor in her classes.
Mimi teaches privately, group classes and corporate classes all at Giggling Lotus.
Mimi is a certified yoga teacher by the Yoga Alliance, is a Relax and Renew® Trainer, and has trained intensively in both Yin Yoga and Yantra Yoga. She is also a certified Zumba instructor. Prior to teaching yoga, her work with embodiment took the form of drawing, painting, performance and sculpture. Mimi has a Bachelors of Architecture and worked on projects such as the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and the offices of Lippincott and Marguilies in New York City AND the beautiful Giggling Lotus Yoga Studio. She also holds a Masters of Fine Art and has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York City, New Orleans, Nashville, Birmingham and Atlanta. All paintings and drawings represented on the website are hers :)