"Monica's biodynamic massage and cranial skills are exceptional. She's willing to connect her heart to the work, attend to what is happening for the client, and set aside ego and expectations to honor the healing process unfolding in the moment. This is rare among health care providers, and the crux of positive, long-term baseline shifts towards wholeness. I feel grateful that she's willing to assist at my workshops. It has been a joy to see Monica embody biodynamic work to a high caliber as a practitioner and to help guide other bodyworkers to form a loving, fearless, sensitive and patient connection to the source of health in clients. I recommend her without hesitation and am grateful for the changes she's facilitated when on her table." -T.J.
"I have received Monica’s treatments for about 3.5 years. Each time I have gone in for an appointment, I have experienced compassion, awareness and trauma informed care. The combination of a listening ear, Craniosacral Therapy, acupuncture and herbs has been effective, comforting and healing for me physically, emotionally and spiritually. As a trans person it has been difficult to find safe holistic spaces and I feel right at home in Monica’s office. I highly recommend Monica for anyone seeking healing and support." ~K.S.
"Although Monica's yoga classes have been the very cornerstone of my weeks for many years, her acupuncture treatments have created a fundamental shift in my overall health and wellness. In only a few sessions, she managed to make progress that had not been accomplished in half a lifetime's worth of seeking conventional and alternative medicine for chronic issues. Her calming, nurturing presence is truly a gift." ~N.P.
"Monica Rudestam is a phenomenal healing artist! She brings ease to mind, body and spirit with her beautiful gift of an amazing presence, acupuncture, qi gong energetic treatments & herbology. Love, love, love her!!!" ~B.M.
"Monica is inherently aligned with her gifts as a healer. Her skill as an acupuncturist is unparalleled in my experience. I feel so blessed to have found her on my journey to wellness." -P.J.
"I have had the good fortune to know Monica as a yoga instructor, a qigong teacher and a retreat leader. Her teachings are deep, grounded and masterful and I have found refuge in her emphasis on slow, conscious movement and breath. A retreat with Monica is a gift to your Self." ~B.D.
I've been attending Monica's yoga classes on and off for the last 13 years and I've got to say: she's the best. Somehow, the combination of power and relaxation I feel after one of her sessions is hard to reach in many other yoga teachers' classes. I really look forward to this fall's Sicily retreat. I can't imagine a better setting or a better way to spend a week of my life. Her personalized attention excels even in large classes, so I can't imagine what it will be like for a week in such a reduced setting. I wish Monica and I lived on the same continent!" ~G.B.
Monica's combination of life-long passion, education, curiosity and intention creates a quiet, yet powerful integrity to her work. She was born to inspire and heal. -M.E.