Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Teacher Trainer, MFA
Teacher and Mentor
Monique Schubert, MFA, sees life as an extended project to make the world a more beautiful and kinder place. She uses the tools of art, yoga, and music to educate, inspire, and connect. She is a Kripalu certified yoga teacher and currently works with Kripalu as a RISE facilitator and Teacher Trainer.
For almost 20 years Monique has taught yoga and mindfulness in New York City and surrounding boroughs. Monique weaves her background in visual arts into her mindfulness teaching and has brought yoga into diverse cultural spaces including Socrates Sculpture Park, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Art, Rush Arts Philanthropic, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Through collaborations with non-profits, museums and schools Monique creates engaging public programs for young people and adults. She has lead workshops in artmaking and mindfulness as part of the Retreat for Women of Color at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and currently, Monique is in her 12th year teaching yoga, mindfulness and stress management in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the Bronx Community College.
In addition to her expertise in teaching mindfulness and yoga, Monique is an artist and a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, as group of more than 60 women who come together to sing songs from various protest traditions, such as the Civil Rights movement, the Labor Movement and the Women’s Rights movement. The message of the chorus is one that resonates with Monique from a yogic perspective as well, the idea that Joy is a necessity of life and, in the words of poet Toi Derricotte, Joy is an act of Resistance.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT
GERALD L. LEAVELL II
I’m still so relaxed, the class has been really chill and open today. Thank you so much for leading such an incredible session.
Our students have responded incredibly well to this class and Ms. Schubert is a much-needed calming, compassionate and insightful teacher. Ms. Schubert’s yoga class incorporates mindfulness and meditation, and is an essential part of our school week, as girls have reported feeling calmer and more at peace as a result of this class. During one of our school’s evening events, one student from the class even demonstrated what she had been learning to parents, teachers and community members.