Mónica was born in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. She lived a prosperous and professionally successful life in Bogotá until she thought she wanted to learn English and to visit Australia. There, she met her German husband and in 2001 she moved to Germany.
She was diagnosed with lupus in 2005. While she was learning to live with lupus, she began to practice TriYoga. Mónica had an iron discipline. She practiced several hours of TriYoga from Monday to Friday. She was very systematic and consistent—she knew the Level 3 manual by heart, because she had practiced the whole manual twice a month from 2015 on. Her lupus, amazingly, was very restrained throughout the years. We were convinced it was thanks to TriYoga. 🙂
Mónica and I practiced regularly on Sundays at 3pm, and we met at my place about every 2 months. The last time we practiced together was May 18, 2019. In June 2019, she was diagnosed with cancer. She knew everything about the cancer, she was able to have eye-level discussions with the doctors. This was a trait of hers, wanting to know everything in great detail. At the end of the last year, the cancer had spread to the brain. She had to relearn many things that we take so much for granted (e.g. speaking) and she was very frustrated at first that despite all the discipline she applied, this fate was destined for her. But TriYoga didn’t let her go, and she was so happy when she could practice Basics again.
On June 21, 2022, the summer solstice, she wrote me, “this cancer does not stop growing, there is nothing more to do.”
She died on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at her home, one month before her 54th birthday, accompanied by her sister, who came to Germany, and her husband.
I wish Mónica all the best on her further development! I thank this life and TriYoga for letting me know her tender and joyful nature and sharing so many hours with her. Om Shanti.
In deep gratitude, Ishvari
I want thank you so much for the remembrance for Monica, my wife, who died next to me on July 17th.
I know her as the most wonderful woman I ever met. Very beautiful, intelligent, honest, determined and always with an open mind. I will miss her for the rest of my life.
I also want to thank you for the inspiration you give to people to find a way of health and to find oneself, and for giving motivation for life.
I wish you and your team the best for the future, especially health!