Monica Roy Sharp has practiced yoga for 39 years. As a teenager searching for healing from childhood trauma, Monica and her sister Michelle would seek out yoga classes. Monica knew early on yoga would always be an intricate thread in her life.
Monica attended a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. She had the privilege of practicing yoga with Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste & Kali Rai.
Her authentic style is a fusion of teachings that combines heart, soul and movement. From a gentle meditative class to a strong Vinyasa flow, Monica brings her graceful and playful approach to the mat. She is versed in traditional yoga philosophy and integrates mindful awareness through her teachings.
Monica has led multiple International Yoga Retreats in various locations: Costa Rica, Roatan Honduras, and Tulum, Mexico. She will return to Tulum to lead a retreat this November (2021). In the United States, Monica’s hosted Yoga Retreats in Sedona AZ, Magnolia, MS and Covington, LA.
Monica opened Just Breathe Yoga Studio in August 2014. She teaches multiple classes, privates, hosts special events and offers Urban Day Retreats. In 2019, Monica incorporated a teacher training curriculum to her studio. Monica is training facilitator and will guide her third 200-hour Breathe Deeper Ayurveda & Yoga teacher training this fall (2021).
Monica gives back to her community throughout the year by partnering with several local charities. She also lends her space and time to promote local artists.
Monica is a self-taught culinary connoisseur and prepares healthy meals for students during teacher training. She lives in Mandeville, LA and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle.
Sweet Fun Fact about Monica – she eats chocolate every single day