Monica has always loved to paint and draw and has combined her love of story with her love of illustration in books and yoga books for children.
You are welcome to enquire about commissions for your book or your wall. Fine art (oil paintings) on canvas or linen, and Illustrations (gouache, watercolour, pencils) on paper. Visit her Redcliffe gallery by appointment.
Fine Art portraits and figurative
Stories are how we connect and communicate.Community is an important part of Monica's work as she strives to bring people together through her art, books and yoga classes. Bring your children to yoga at no charge to help grow families connection. Join in on our social events to grow your support network. Her book Yoga for Little Bears was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Innovation awards in 2016.
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Monica grew up in Sydneys' Eastern Creek and Rooty Hill. Although the culture was still finding its way there, best friends were made.
Monica grew up doing ballet in her mother's ballet school, and drawing obsessively. Her desire was to be a ballerina or artist. Monica became a Fitness instructor, then moved into teaching yoga for her health and recovery. She founded Beach Yoga In 2009.
Yoga Bear Teachers Pack
Yoga Bear Cards and Book.Yoga for little Bears helps children grow emotional intelligence by helping them link movement with emotions. Simple postures such as Mountain pose can help a child build the confidence to take a positive stand. Warrior pose support a child's courage, and softer postures such as Resting Butterfly and Child's pose help a child build trust and self-care.
Sometimes children need support in recognising who they are, and how they feel, in order to socialise more effectively, speak up for themselves, and to build the confidence to follow their dreams.
Our beautifully illustrated book is in use in schools and homes all over the world. Author and Illustrator Monica Batiste has worked in health and fitness for over 30 years, and is a trained yoga teacher, artist and author.
Yoga for Little Bears was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Innovation awards in 2016.
Yoga Bear posture Cards are the perfect addition to your yoga practise. Fun, practical, and easy to use.
Yoga Bear Book helps you learn how to link emotions into your yoga practise to help children grow in all intelligences.
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YOGA BEAR CARDS
Yoga Bear posture Cards to play with your children, learn yoga, build emotional intelligence, connect and grow all at the same time.
Each card has the posture on one side, with instructions on the other side. You can play games with your children such as 'pick a card' and everyone does that card.
You can swap teaching roles to help children build confidence and expression.
You can close your eyes, and ask the deck 'what do I need right now?' To help grow self-reliance and intuition.
You can also do a spread and build a yoga class this way.
Children can choose their favourite posture and place it in the spread for their yoga class. You can place a card on each persons mat and in the 'free choice' section of the class they can do their own posture.
You can also use the cards to help children learn introspection. By asking children how they feel, and what would help them express their feelings or resolve their feelings, they can find the right card for helping them process feelings. For example; when they need to feel loved; Child's pose. When they need support; partner poses. When they need to stand strong; warrior poses.
Yoga Bear cards are the perfect companion for book Yoga for Little Bears
They are super cute and suit all ages.
Yoga Bear Cards 37 cards
Material: 400 gsm art paper
Size: 88 x 126 mm
Print: 4C/4C printing
Finish: Matte lamination for both sides
Material: 1200 gsm gray cardboard paper + 157 gsm art paper
Print: 4C printing for box external
Finish: High quality matte lamination for box
Yoga Bear Cards posted anywhere in Australia
please message Monica for DD or questions
Beach Yoga classes
Each class has a different focus on strength, flexibility or relaxation, depending on the day, the weather and the dynamics.
All classes offer beginner to intermediate options.
Come along and experience how wonderful life feels with yoga.
Beach Yoga is friendly, non judgmental and helpful. We meet on the grass near The Pavillion restaurant Please bring a yoga mat or a towel, a water bottle and sunnies are optional.
Monday 6.00 a. +8.45 am
Tuesday 6.00 am
Thursday 8.45 am
Friday 6.00 am
Classes are taught by Monica Batiste
Cost $10 per class or $20 per week (no contract)
Where: Southern lawn, Suttons beach, Redcliffe, next to Suttons Beach Restaurant.
Bring: Yoga mat/towel, water
Wear: comfortable clothing, no shoes required
Phone 0409 052 768
Visit our Yoga store for weekly passes or pay at class