Hi there !
I am Monique, professional question asker.
I have always had a deep need to understand my inner world and an immense drive to feel free. Yoga, meditation and different teachings that I gathered along the way are my dear companions on this journey.
Through my experiences, I learned that being vulnerable is strong and that the way to freedom goes inward. I also realised that it’s all a matter of balance and that balance is the subtlest art in life.
Openness is essential for me and diversity enriches my life. Children are my teachers. They remind me to be curious, spontaneous, to be light-hearted and fresh.
I am not there yet and I will never be. And it’s ok because I am convinced that the goal is the journey.
I believe in the wisdom and ability of our bodies and the power of our emotions to guide us towards an open, balanced and resilient society. I offer a safe space for you to explore, hear and trust your inner voice. You are unique. The answers and the potential to live according to your needs and values lie within you.
I started my career as an events coordinator in the hospitality industry. Four years later, I joined the international cooperation sector, where I’ve been active since. I have mainly held finance/HR administrative positions in Switzerland and carried out a few humanitarian missions abroad, in Mali, Congo, and Haiti. I’m a business economist and HR specialist and have also completed a CAS in Cooperation and Development.
My high sensitivity has led me to delve into personal development, therapy, and healing for over a decade. Passionate about people and the ‘movement of life’, I’ve developed a deep interest in change and moments of transition and all the ‘work’ that goes with it: emotions, thoughts, traumas, inner child, energy, etc. It’s precisely in times of doubt and discouragement that life offers us the opportunity to get closer to who we really are. I find this fascinating.
Along the way, I trained as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, and as a professional coach. I created atelier3012 in 2021 and with much joy accompany highly sensitive people through their own transformation processes.
I pass on what I would have so much liked to know as a young high sensitive person many years ago.
By nature, I’m a ‘courage giver’. High sensitivity, the world of the senses, and intuition are my preferred topics.
Education and certifications
2023 | Immersion week: Non Violent Communication, Living Compassion, trauma-informed practices to regulate the triggered nervous system (alone and in co-regulation), exploring boundaries using embodiment approaches, re-connection to primal nature & primordial power.
2023 | PSYCH-K® Facilitator | A method to reprogram subconscious beliefs that are self-limiting and self-sabotaging
2023 | Neuro-Management-Basics with Dr. Patrice Wyrsch, neurodiversity specialist, researcher, and author of the book Neurosensitivity: The Power of highly sensitive persons
2022 | Pranayama training – Connecting body and mind through breathing practices
2021 | Flow Certified Professional Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
2021 | Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher for adults, level 1
Since 2021 | Continuous education with various groups and approaches in the areas of healing and reconnection through the body: inner child, inner security, inner strength, trauma, emotional release and energy.
2020 | Mindfulness Teacher for children
2019 | 50h Yin Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness and meditation Module
2018 | 200h Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
2018 | Certificate of Advanced Studies in development and cooperation, ETH Zurich
2010 | Certificate in human resources management
2009 | Bachelor in Hospitality Management, Hotel management school of Lausanne