When Monika came to Lamu for the first time 17 years ago during her world travels, she immediately fell in love with the beauty of Lamu Island. She announced that Lamu was THE place for yoga and destressing.
She started as a yoga teacher on the beach in 1999 and developed her own style, inspired by yoga teachers whom she invited to give yoga retreats in Lamu.
In 2003 she became a follower of the Art of Living organisation, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and since than has deepened her yoga, meditation and pranayama. In 2007 she opened her own studio at Banana House and became an Art of Living teacher and Sri Sri Yoga instructor.
Monika, always proactive in her promotion of yoga, is the initiator of the Lamu Yoga Festival and teaches yoga with a smile!