About Monica Carroll

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"I am here to serve my community with truth, integrity, love, and genuine hard work. I invite you to my studio to see how the many teachings of yoga can improve your life in so many ways, as it has done mine. I look forward to meeting you!"

- Monica Carroll, Founder, HARD Yoga


Monica Carroll is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and Ayurvedic Health Practitioner who has been teaching yoga, health, fitness, and nutrition for the past 25 years.

Students constantly rave about Monica's upbeat, inspiring teaching style and innovative Vinyasa flow sequences. She is the heart of the studio, and a fearless leader of our little yoga community by the sea. Monica has created a new home for yoga in Huntington Beach, and welcomes everyone through her doors with an open heart. 

Monica is the creator of HARD yoga, and her own signature fitness class, HARD sculpt, a combination of Vinyasa flow and strength training that built her core following, and continues to draw students seeking yoga in Huntington Beach. 



Monica's Story

Monica Carroll started out in the mainstream fitness industry, and has had certifications in personal training, group fitness, aerobics and sports nutrition. When she began to investigate more deeply into mainstream fitness philosophies, and explore yoga as away to relieve sore muscles and migraines from an exhausting training regimen, she was hooked from the start.

Early in her yoga journey, Monica researched and traveled to the leading gurus in the area, and saturated herself with intensives, workshops, lectures, and as many master classes from as many accomplished yogis of our generation as she could access.  Her in person studies include, but are not limited to Sri Dharma Mittra, Janet Stone, Darren Main, Shiva Rea, Heather Peterson, Brandon Cox, Sean Corn, Baron Baptiste, Annie Carpenter, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Jason Wilkerson, Rod Stryker, Ana forrest, David Swenson, Cyndi Lee, Jason Crandell, Les Leventhal, and Deepak Chopra.

The HARD yoga Studio is Monica's offering to the community of Huntington Beach, and has become her home for sharing her gifts as a yoga instructor, nutrition coach and nurturing soul.