Empowering Lives Through Movement and Wellness: The Journey of Monika
In a world where health and holistic well-being take center stage, Monika emerges as a true embodiment of dedication, expertise, and compassion. With a journey spanning over two decades, Monika has passionately pursued a mission to uplift and heal through a multifaceted approach that encompasses education, therapy, and advocacy.
Welcome to my webpage! I am Monika, and I am deeply passionate about guiding individuals towards a life of holistic well-being through the power of movement, education, and specialized therapies. With a journey spanning over two decades, I have dedicated myself to promoting wellness, not only through my roles as an Aerobics and Yoga teacher but also as a certified therapist, educator, and advocate for personalized health.
Education and Academic Excellence
My journey into the realm of wellness began with a solid foundation in education. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Sports and Fitness Specialists at The College of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA Prague from 2013 to 2016. During this time, I immersed myself in a comprehensive curriculum that included subjects like Didactics of Physical Education and Sport, Psychology of Sport, and Kinesiology. My dedication to excellence was reflected in my state exam results, where I achieved top grades in Theory and Methodology of the Chosen Sport Discipline, Kinesiology, and Sports Medicine.
The cornerstone of my Bachelor's degree was my thesis on "Muscle Imbalance and Its Compensation (Primarily for Scoliosis)." This research not only showcased my commitment to understanding the intricacies of the human body but also laid the foundation for my future work in holistic well-being.
Mastering Wellness and Personalized Care
Building on my academic journey, I pursued a Master's Degree in Wellness Specialist from The College of Physical Education and Sport PALESTRA Prague, spanning from 2016 to 2018. During this two-year study, I delved deeper into subjects that resonated with my passion for comprehensive well-being. The state exams that followed highlighted my expertise in Psychology of Health, Nutrition in Wellness Programs, Contemporary Trends in Wellness, and Project Processing.
My Master's thesis, titled "The Effect of Physical Activity on the Maintenance of Muscle Mass and Well-being of an Oncology Patient," demonstrated my commitment to using movement as a tool for enhancing the lives of individuals facing unique challenges.
A Portfolio of Expertise and Specializations
Throughout my journey, I have acquired a range of certifications and specializations that allow me to offer a comprehensive approach to wellness. As a certified Massage Therapist for Sports and Rehabilitation Massage, I bring the healing power of touch to my practice. My roles as a Physical Education Health Trainer, Fitness Instructor, and Massage Therapist outside the health sector underscore my commitment to fostering healthier lives through education and movement.
My expertise extends beyond traditional fitness realms. I completed a course in informatics in physical therapy at the MFK Institute, where I developed skills in diagnostics, therapies such as FASCIA, LIGAMENTS, TENDER POINTS, TRIGGER POINTS, ACTIVE ZONES, and YOGA, and much more.
Specialized Methods for Holistic Healing
I am a registered therapist and teacher of the Method of Spiral Stabilization, offering personalized solutions for spinal health and overall well-being. I have also mastered the Dorn Method Plus and Breuss Massage, level I and II, providing gentle yet powerful ways to address acute and chronic back and joint issues.
Evolving Expertise: A Journey of Learning (2020 - 2023)
My quest for knowledge continues, as I have recently achieved a college-level Diploma in Western Medicine Fundamentals. I also hold a CE/CPD Certificate in Pregnancy Massage, allowing me to support expectant mothers on their path to motherhood.
Advocacy and Collaborations
My commitment to holistic well-being extends beyond individual sessions. I collaborated with an external company to develop exercise programs for patients with various diseases. This effort involved the preparation of printed and online materials, reflecting my desire to empower individuals with tailored solutions for their health journey.
One of my notable collaborations resulted in the creation of an educational brochure titled "Physical Activities for Patients (Not Only) with Gynecologic Malignancies." In partnership with the patient organization Veronica, ESGO, and ENGAGE, this brochure offers invaluable guidance for individuals preparing for, undergoing, or recovering from treatment.
Join Me on the Path to Well-being
Thank you for visiting my webpage. I invite you to explore the various avenues through which I contribute to your well-being journey. From personalized classes and therapies to educational materials and collaborative efforts, I am dedicated to empowering you to live a life of vitality, balance, and optimal health. Let's embark on this journey together, embracing movement and holistic well-being every step of the way.