Monique Pickering (Owner of MDYC)

Monique began her yoga journey while pregnant with her first child eleven years ago. Yoga is now an inseparable part of Monique’s life, and she thrives on sharing her knowledge with students of all ages.

 Inspired by how yoga movement can change people’s health and overall life, Monique earned certification and began work as a Les Mills BodyBalance instructor. While teaching this fitness regime, which combines Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi, she strived for a deeper understanding of the benefits that yoga can bring to the body. Today, Monique tailors her attention to detail and precise method of teaching structural alignment to each of her specialized small-group and private classes.

 Monique is an Iyengar-influenced Certified Instructor. She completed the 200-hour Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program in February 2017 at the Iyengar yoga studio, The Yoga & Movement Center in Walnut Creek, CA. In 2018, Monique furthered her studies with Elise Browning Miller and is a Yoga for Scoliosis certified Teacher Trainer. Monique extends her studies in the Iyengar discipline via frequent workshops with Yoga Alliance continuing education providers.

 Mobile (925) 300 7968



Mount Diablo Yoga Center (MDYC):

Mount Diablo Yoga Center is located in the heart of Walnut Creek’s Bancroft, Scottsdale, and Rancho San Miguel neighborhoods. This studio specializes in yoga for scoliosis, prenatal and postnatal yoga, gentle yoga, and meditation. Faster-paced classes currently offered include Vinyasa flow and energy flow. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, MDYC hosts an array of monthly workshops targeting specific aspects of yoga or areas in the body. Browse the most recent schedule here.

Unique to this studio is the Planet Renu zero-waste store located in its entryway. This shop offers distinctive zero-waste products with the option to buy body care and cleaning products in bulk. Make MDYC your one-stop shop for a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat.