My daytime career was always in supervision, management and engineering in heavy duty manufacturing. To cope with the stress, a counselor mentioned yoga. I tried it and was quickly hooked - that was 20+ years ago! I got involved with factory and workplace design and that led to getting Certified as a Health Coach and Group Fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise. I have now been teaching yoga for 9 years and look forward to every class.
Years ago, in college during the hippie era, I learned much of the philosophy of yoga and always knew that it made sense even though it was complicated and hard to understand. Today when I teach I try to convey those principles in everyday language that relates to today’s world. Making people healthier is more than just pumping iron, health is about really thriving in the body you have. Strength, balance and flexibility in the body need to be balanced with peace, joy and happiness in the mind. In today’s society, more than ever, this remains an elusive goal. I focus my teaching on this integration by trying to make each class a little different, challenging different muscles groups and take a lighthearted look at where we are in our lives. I have always been good at art and design, coming up with new class ideas feeds my need for creativity and keeps the classes fresh.
I am now semi-retired and spend much of my time with the family including helping with daycare for 2 of our 4 granddaughters. We have downsized and live in a townhome near Towson.
- BS - Towson University
- Certificate - Maryland Institute
- ACE Group Ex
- ACE Health Coach Cert
- ACE Longevity Specialist
- Y12 SR
- Yoga for Addiction
- Yoga for Depression
Monica Golder, PT
Monica graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in physical therapy. Monica is a licensed physical therapist in the State of Maryland by the Board of Medical Examiners and has been a practicing physical therapist for 20 years.
Monica has vast physical therapy experience working with a variety of patients. This includes treating adult and pediatric neurological patients for the Maryland Therapy Network, hospice patients at Stella Maris and home care physical therapist for Bayada Nurses.
Monica completed her Certification as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) through the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Geriatrics. This certification allows Monica to design and implement effective evidence based rehabilitation and exercise programs for aging adults.A lifelong Northern Baltimore County resident, Monica resides in the "Hereford Zone" with her husband and 3 boys.