Art has always been her passion. from her childhood of drawing all day, to adulthood mixing it in with raising children and providing for her family. It is only in the last 10 years that Monica has had the opportunity to commit to becoming a full-time artist and returned to art college to hone her skills. Her love is of traditional, contemporary, and modern art. Her influences are traditional, romantic, impressionism and post-impressionism.
She uses oil on canvas, for her Fine Art, and gouache and pencil on paper for her Book Illustrations
Monica is the author and illustrator of Yoga Bear posture cards (2018);Yoga for Little Bears (2014); Simply Yoga (2011); and Your Perfect Body (2011). Yoga for Little Bears was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Innovation awards for its unique combination of Yoga and Emotional Intelligence.
Studies include .Creative Writing at Sunshine Coast University, Fine Art with Atelier in Brisbane, and Children’s book illustration and design at Balmoral Art College. Check out more in our store.
Monica studied health and fitness in Sydney and Brisbane. She has worked in the health industry for over 30 years. She teaches yoga with a focus on self-esteem and personal development. Her books have received positive reviews by teachers, parents and health care providers from around the world. Join her yoga class at Suttons Beach.
Monica lives in North Brisbane with her lovely husband Andreas, and between them they have four beautiful daughters, and seven awesome grandchildren.
Fitness and Health CV Monica Batiste
Working in the fitness industry since 1986
Yoga teacher trained with Yogarhythms
Certificate 3 Fitness Leader, gym instructor, group exercise, Aqua-aerobics
Certificate 4 Personal Training
Nutrition and weight loss counselling
Brain Gym for teachers level 1 and 2
Certificate 4 Massage Therapies
Facilitator for the Virtues Project
Pulsing for Peace
Yoga Bear posture cards 2018
Yoga for Little Bears 2013, educators and children's book
Yoga Diary 2012, yoga, personal development and nutrition
Simply Yoga, 2011, a beginners guide to yoga
Good Food 2011, family nutrition
Your Perfect Body 2011, meditation CD to balance weight and improve health
Heal your Body 2011, colour meditation
Inner peace 2011, short meditation
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