Monica Johnson

Qualifications and Experience

Education | Degrees | Certification:
Dance Movement Therapy, Masters Program
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, England
American College London, England BA


Registered yoga teacher/training:
Studied under Derek Ireland, Ashtanga yoga in London, England; Crete, Greece; and Goa, India
RYT 200 hr. Hatha Yoga, Yoga Works, Santa Monica, CA
RYT 200 hr. Hatha Yoga, Maha Yoga, Los Angeles, CA
RYT 200hr. Level 1 yoga, CorepowerYoga, Huntington Beach, CA
RYT 200hr. Hot Yoga and Hot Power Fusion, Corepower Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA
RYT 200 hr. Restorative (Yin) Yoga, Corepower Yoga, Huntington Beach, CA
RTY 650 hr. Licensed Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist


Life Coach
Certified Professional Life Coach
Life Coach Institute of Orange County


Yoga Therapist
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Bristol Vermont


Reiki Practitioner
London, England


Spiritual Counselor
Agape University of Transformational Studies, Emerson Institute, BA of Religious Studies



Creator of the Rest Awake Meditation™ – A mind-body meditation
Studied meditation under master teacher Lorin Roche, PhD, author of “Meditation Made Easy,” “Breath Taking” and “The Radiance Sutras”

IAM (Integrated Amrita Meditation) teacher of Ammagi
Southern California Vipasana Center
Student of master teacher Swami Chetanananda, director of The Movement Center in Portland, Oregon, and author of “Dynamic Stillness,” “The Breath of God” and “Open Heart Open Mind”


Other Related Experience
Dance movement therapist for special needs children
Facilitator/coach: Personal growth classes at Agape in Los Angeles and at the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living
Contracted workshops throughout Southern California
Yoga teacher since 1997
Mentor/facilitator of women’s groups and book studies since 1999
Spiritual counselor, private practice since 2002
Meditation coach since 2008
Co-owner of Little Yoga Monkeys (kids yoga teacher since 2009)
Curriculum for Living and Life coach
Landmark Education (personal development seminars)
Facilitator and teacher of the Rest Awake Meditation™ with people in alcohol and chemical dependency detox and rehabilitation centers.


…to be deeply happy.
The question is, how do we allow ourselves to be supported along our journey.