About Monique Lonner

Monique Lonner is a Yoga Therapist and Director of the Yoga Therapy Training Program at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas. She’s been teaching and studying the therapeutic benefits of yoga since 2002. Monique teaches anatomy and physiology to other yoga teachers and therapists and participates in the free yoga therapy clinic at Soul of Yoga. For more information on the Soul of Yoga call (760) 943-7685.

Help! I’m addicted to social media!

By |2017-06-29T07:27:22+00:00June 21st, 2017|

Have you ever said "I just seem to have an addictive personality"?  Many of us have although that does not lead us to search out the nearest rehab - indeed most of us notice our addictive cycles around many things other than, or along with drugs and alcohol.  If you can’t stop checking your phone, eating [...]

Spring Cleanse in Comfort with Kitcheri

By |2017-06-29T07:27:23+00:00April 13th, 2017|

I’ve tried and failed many a Spring cleanse. I am just not good with being hungry. I get really grouchy and I can’t think straight. I’ve tried the Master cleanse, different juice and smoothie types but I always stop because I’m just too uncomfortable and unable to function well. The Kitcheri cleanse recommended by my [...]

What is Yoga Therapy and 3 important ways it helps cancer patients heal

By |2018-01-03T18:46:39+00:00September 29th, 2016|

Yoga Therapy is a 4,000 year old complimentary healing modality that uses gentle body movement, breathing techniques and progressive relaxation practices to bring all the body systems into a synchronistic bio-rhythm that has been proven to engender healing. Science has recently taken a good hard look at the healing properties of yoga in regard to [...]

Ask the Yoga Therapist: Peripheral Neuropathy

By |2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

Dear Monique, I went through chemotherapy cancer treatment and now I have numbness in my lower legs and feet. It makes it hard to do standing and balance poses in my yoga classes because I can’t feel the souls of my feet. Can Yoga Therapy help me? Signed, Tingle Toes   Dear Tingle Toes, Mayoclinic.com describes [...]

What Not to Say: “Pull your flesh away from your sitz bones”

By |2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

I am the Director of Advanced Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Training at Soul of Yoga.  Over the years I have learned countless wonderful things from my students. These students are already yoga teachers and are enrolled in training in order to deepen their skill sets and/or become certified Yoga Therapists.  Some have been teaching [...]

Working with chronic disease through Yoga

By |2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

As yoga teachers and therapists students often come to us and tell us they have digestive issues or hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disorders, or cancer.  They’ve shown up because they’ve heard great things about yoga and they believe it may be able help them. If you’re nervous about how to help a student or client facing [...]