Monique-Minahan-YogaI teach yoga locally in Encinitas at Gather. My classes welcome and speak to the full spectrum of being human.

414 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 pm


I teach The Grief Practice yoga workshops throughout the year for humans who are looking for an embodied way to move in, with, and through their grief.

I offer Inward & Onward yoga workshops throughout the year for professionals working with grief or end-of-life care.


The Grief Yoga Practice weaves neuroscience (polyvagal theory) and movement science with trauma-informed anchoring practices so that we can approach grief from the perspective that there is nothing to fix and that each human possesses everything they need to heal, while also acknowledging that our nervous systems often affect how much access we have to our innate, physiological resources.

Students learn how to find resources inside and outside their bodies to anchor their attention to so they can move and be moved without fear of becoming overwhelmed with sensation or emotion because moving our bodies moves our emotions.


The intention is not to fix, but to create space and awareness for grief to move in and to move out. To find the pockets of love hiding behind the hurt. To nurture a harmonious sense of being full of life and full of loss.

The Grief Practice is available one-on-one or in a group setting. To organize a workshop for your hospice center or yoga studio, contact me here.


I started practicing yoga in 2008, six years after my husband died. I credit the practice of yoga with taking me from surviving to thriving. I believe that everything is sacred and nothing is sacred, including yoga. This allowed me to step away from my roots in Anusara and Iyengar and explore yoga biomechanics and movement science. This radically changed my practice and my teaching.

My trauma-informed classes are a unique blend of whole-brain movement, with plenty of new and novel movements for brain and body health and growth. My classes address and allow for the whole human experience, ultimately honoring the innate healing ability of every human being and every human body.

I received my 200-hour training at Yoga One in San Diego in 2013. I have since studied with Hala Khouri, Jenni Rawlings, Jules Mitchell, and stay up to date in the growing areas of movement for trauma and movement science.

In 2016 I began teaching weekly grief yoga classes hosted at a local hospice center, creating an internal and external space for grief to breathe and be.

In 2018 I transitioned to offering quarterly workshops to make this unique approach accessible to more people.


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