We specialize in teaching beginners and those with injuries live pain free and healthy lives
We believe that you are never too old, you are never too injured, it’s too late to get benefit from developing a health and wellness routine.
With consistent focused effort your body will begin to change within 12 weeks!
Make a change in your life and do something every day that helps you lose your pain, sleep better and live a more powerful life.
Imagine waking up everyday with boundless energy, no chronic pain, having your body slimmer and stress not effect you at all.
These are just some of the benefits you will get from our Yoga programs. Invest 12 weeks into yourself. Create good foundation for your success.
Give yourself the chance to change. Spend sometime on yourself to heal and improve.
The Monnier Method changed my life.
Quite the statement, but true. I walked into the studio 6 years ago, overweight, inflexible, stressed out, and intimidated because I had never done yoga before. I stood in the back of the class so no one would notice how I struggled with the poses, but when I noticed everyone was focused on their own practice of varying levels and was treated with a supportive environment from both the students and the instructors, I let go of worrying and dove right into practice.
Today, at 50 years old, I am the fittest of my life and have Brian, as well as Emiko, Sarah, Jeri, Elaine and Bill to thank for that. I’ve learned that practicing yoga – especially during stressful times in my life – is a foundation for health, fitness, pain relief and most of all, stress reduction. Brian and his other excellent instructors WILL challenge you to push through your limitations, but always gently and with compassion.
One of the biggest benefits I have personally experienced (aside from the GLORIOUS stress reduction) by practicing yoga here is greater awareness of my body – and this is where the weight loss and greater flexibility comes in. Being aware of how stress, bad nutrition and hours sitting in front of a computer affects my body has helped me make better choices and over time, I’ve adapted these choices into my lifestyle. Brian does offer a comprehensive nutrition program for those who are interested and is an excellent fitness instructor. I had a stubborn last 20 pounds to lose and it sat there for years no matter what I did, but after working with Brian, that weight started falling off – and I’m at an age where pounds are supposed to pile on!
During times of stress, the practice of yoga becomes VERY important – and this is the place to find solace, strengthen your body, eliminate pain, and become fit and strong. You will leave feeling SO MUCH BETTER than when you walked in.
In the spring of 2006 I walked into Brian’s old studio on Russian Hill, a few months late in fulfilling a New Year’s resolution. Not only had I never tried yoga, but I’d never been very athletic at all. In fact, I was a wreck: overweight, out of shape and nursing multiple injuries — one of which I’d just been told would probably require surgery.
Brian assured me that my injuries would be no obstacle, and that yoga would help them heal and perhaps even allow me to escape the surgery. He gave me a set of modifications to follow for nearly every pose. For a year or two my attendance was spotty: work schedule, an ailing father and injury flare-ups all meant that it was a good week if I got to class at all. But that occasional class gave me great relief from stress, and was always followed by a few days of reduced pain.
Beginning in 2008 I was able to get to class 1-3 times a week, and immediately started to see increased benefits. I began losing weight and even graduated from a few modifications. For the past year I’ve been practicing 3-5 times a week, have dropped over 50 pounds and all but a few modifications, and the injury for which I had a surgical consult hardly ever bothers me — no surgery required!
I really appreciate Brian’s teaching style: his calm-but-authoritative voice, his humor, and his knowledge. Yoga has made a huge difference in my life and I expect it to be a life-long pursuit.
Take the first step and start with our signature Transformation Program, just enter you info and we will send you all the info you need to start feeling better.