About The Teacher
Monica is an artist, teacher, healer and massage practitioner based in Brooklyn, originally from California. She creates autobiographical theater, travels by bicycle around the world and leads workshops in storytelling and physically-based theater. She is certified in Permaculture Design from Finca Tierra in Costa Rica and strongly believes in the power of the community to heal itself through compassionate local organizing and regenerative farming. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops globally in creative activism, direct action and movement. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness, she sought out her own methods of of natural healing remedies which led her to practice and ultimately receive her certification in Thai Yoga Massage from Lotus Palm School in Montreal. She also has training in somatic healing for youth with PTSD from Second Response. She has a deep spiritual practice grounded in a physical connection to nature and believes in self-empowered healing. She completed her Masters in Educational Theater for Social Change and a BA in Experimental Theater from NYU.