Discovering yoga in her early twenties, Mona Lisa Godfrey, RYT E-500, is passionate about utilising the ancient wisdoms of yoga and meditation as a platform to create meaningful change in our modern world. Originally from the former USSR (Riga), Mona relocated to Sweden with her family at the age of five, and began learning English as her third language at an international school in Stockholm. In her mid teens, she and her family relocated once again, this time to Orange, California.
The constant movement of her childhood bred an unwavering draw to change and an insatiable hunger for different cultures, exploration, and travel. In 2013, Mona spontaneously resigned from her position as regional studio director for The Yoga Mat OC locations in California, and with one rucksack, set out on a two-year self-study through South East Asia and Oceania. She attributes her courage to follow her heart’s wild calling to the power of the practice.
Mona has since launched and directed various studios and retreat centres in the US, Australia, and Indonesia. She is currently residing in London, where she leads group classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats. You can also find her online – on YogaToday.com. Dedicated to teaching with a commitment to the ancient traditions of yoga, Mona believes that with discipline and enthusiasm, the practice has the power to raise the vibration of the collective, starting from the inside, one awakened heart at a time.