The Now

Lately I’ve been listening to others more intently. I’ve been listening to the words people chose versus the things they say. It’s fascinating to start to speak the intimate languages of the people around you.  One of my favorite things to do is to take a word we commonly use, and then look up the actual definition. For me this…

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Nana’s Baggage

I’m not one to brag (too often) but I take a lot of pride in my handwriting. For starters, my mother had beautiful handwriting. She was a poet and wrote often – in many many journals. Her script danced off the pages. My grandmother is a very stern woman. She knows what she wants and there isn’t not much room…

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Preserve the Practice

An exploration of boundaries within the subtle and physical body through the use of props. As yogis, you may experience one of these two scenarios: 1. “This is my favorite asana, let’s go all the way!” 2. “Please, next pose already.” Sometimes the boundaries that our bodies create or need can begin to give us a static view of our…

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Lindsey Hagopian

What a beautiful soul Lindsey is. Her energy is vibrant and it shows through her teachings. Alongside her work with yoga, Lindsey also is very passionate about her Armenian heritage. She fundraises yoga events to spread awareness and strives to help bring awareness to the genocides and hardships of the Armenian people. Her efforts are pure and it shows up…

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Self Care Sunday: Endo Edition

In the medical system today, no matter how loud we yell, our voice – as black women, only gets translated to a whisper. -Monia Fernandez The transition into womanhood is glorified to be this magical experience. The moment when you transition from a girl to a woman, is when you put aside the Barbie dolls and pick up a weekly…

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Yoga with Monia

Yoga is a daily practice. This is a practice we use on and off the mat. In the ways we brush our teeth to the ways we interact with our loved ones. My goals through these practices is to offer you support where ever you made need it within your yoga journey. Although we know our own bodies best, another…

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Preserve the Prana

A winter meditation series focusing on breathwork, intuitive movement and energetics. Beings move through cycles. Dusk to dawn; repeat. Summer to Fall to Winter to Spring… repeat. Oftentimes we get so involved in the cycles themselves that we forget that even our own bodies follow the natural rhythm of these patterns. With the intensity of the sun we become more…

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Courtney Dutra

As a yogi, I always aspire to learn from my colleagues. Within this practice you learn, grow & prosper not only through your personal practice, but through the lens of others. Courtneys practice is one of which I learn consistently. Her humble nature and patient spirit fuels her practice. So that she is informed & understanding of the cues she’s…

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About Me

Hi, I am Monia. I am many things but beneath the surface I am a writer, black womaN with n 2 chronic physical illnesses, PTSD and a person who suffers from severe depression. These essays, poems and entries are my way of sharing my stories with those who are interested. Stories that I am finally ready to tell. They are how I cope with my life experiences.

The stories I tell are mine and some may be uncomfortable or triggering to read. Please know that these words are just one of my many tools I use to care for myself. You are welcome to subscribe to follow my healing journey but please do so with the intent of respect and compassion.

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