‘WHEN THE STUDENT IS READY, THE TEACHER WILL APPEAR…..’
Monica Carroll is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and Ayurvedic Health Practitioner who has been teaching yoga, health, fitness, and nutrition for the past 25 years.
Most of Monica's influence has come from her lengthy fitness and investigative background coupled with a love and passion for yoga and its principles . Unable to find studios or gurus in HB and as an investigator, Monica uncovered the many philosophies of yoga herself. Early in her yoga journey, Monica researched and traveled to the leading gurus in the area and saturated herself with intensives, workshops, lectures, and as many master classes from as many accomplished yogis of our generation as she could access. Her in person studies include, but are not limited to
Sri Dharma Mittra, Janet Stone, Darren Main, Shiva Rea, Heather Peterson, Brandon Cox, Sean Corn, Baron Baptiste, Annie Carpenter, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Jason Wilkerson, Rod Stryker, Ana forrest, David Swenson, Cyndi Lee, Jason Crandell, Les Leventhal, and Deepak Chopra.
Monica holds certifications in Hot yoga, Vinyasa/Power yoga, Advanced Vinyasa/Power yoga, Holistic Nutrition, and Ayurvedic Diagnostics.
Monica holds prior certifications in PERSONAL TRAINING, AEROBICS, SPORTS NUTRITION, and GROUP FITNESS which have all influenced her 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 unique workouts that work the entire body system. This philosophy and way to train has become HARD yoga.
Monica's approach on nutrition and holistics are 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, (RAISING AND EATING COWS FOR FOOD) government subsidies, and Genetically Modified Foods are causing tremendous destruction on the future of our planet and our health. Children have high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, cancers, auto immune disorders, and other problems commonly found in seniors. Heart attacks and other serious illnesses and diseases are showing up in younger and younger adults. Auto immune, Diabetes, Obesity; all of which are LIFESTYLE DISEASES, AND ARE REVERSIBLE, are taking over. If caught early and the diet changes, it can reverse, but left untreated turns chronic and leads to disease then death. Pharmaceuticals are raising money through cancer societies and other alleged research umbrellas to further fund their pharmaceuticals that are slowly killing you. 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, weight gain, 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's 6 month Nutritional program and free community workshops.
“After having spent a majority of my working career uncovering the vast universe of fitness and fraud, 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.”
Monica's interest in nutrition began in her 20’s and she quickly became 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 and Miriashi Ayurveda Acedemy. “Teaching people how to create nourishing and great tasting food is empowering to me.” Her nutrition approach is reasonable and easily adaptable.