Monique Riofrio


Monique’s journey into yoga started seven years ago when she started her exploration of Vinyasa. Feeling very connected to the philosophy of yoga and the mind-quieting effects of the practice, she decided to take a 200 hour teacher training from Cathy Conners initially just to have a better home practice with no intention of teaching. 

The transformation that took place with the learning of Sattva Yoga was all encompassing to her very being, and she wanted to learn more after being transformed and broken open to her true self. Realizing that she had the tools to heal herself of life long traumas, she also realized that she could in turn also help others discover this too. The path led her to find a way to help others, a thing that she was searching for.

After her 300 hour training, Monique started teaching at Awake in El Dorado Hills, CA with a focus on Kriya’s, Arm Balances, and Inversions. She also is a multi medium artist, and enjoys Pugs and Traveling. 

Cathy Connors