Yoga Diva Monette Goetinck was introduced to Yoga in Algeria in 1928. Plagued by migraine headaches during her childhood, Monette discovered complete relief through practicing Hatha Yoga. As the painful migraines quickly diminished, Monette was convinced of yoga's therapeutic benefits and continued her practice of the ancient technique to this very day, more than 70 years later. Today Monette is a living example of beauty, longevity, health and well-being.
Over the past five decades Monette has recognized that the physical and mental benefits of Yoga are unlimited. From back problems, blood circulation, liver disorders, nervous conditions, Yoga improves stamina and balance, prevents injury and even improves self esteem.
When Monette relocated to California in the 1940's, she began a devotional study into the practice of Raja (mind) Yoga to compliment her Hatha Yoga practice. Through actor Ramon Navorro, Monette began working with the Grand Dame of Yoga, Indra Devi, and with her instructed many of Hollywood's famous stars. Some of her students included Marilyn Monroe, Robert Ryan, Ruth St. Denis, Gloria Swanson, Susan Ball and many more who were devoted to the Yoga practice. Monette continues to teach Hatha and Raja Yoga to not only the entertainment industry's most illustrious players but people from all walks of life in her modest studio in Los Angeles. Monette and her school of Yoga have been the subject of many published articles in magazines and health journals worldwide.
Monette learned first hand the healing effects yoga has for the body by watching miraculous changes in many of her students. One student Darcy G. literally reversed her asthmatic condition after two months of regular yoga practice. Another student Carl F., a noted writer/director, was able to reduce his constant high blood pressure. 68 year old Marius L. was able to reduce the constant pain she had from her chronic arthritis condition. Monette has taught the life-long benefits of yoga to countless students over her fifty years of personal instruction.