A professional educator and adjunct faculty at Portland State University, certified life coach and registered yoga instructor, Monique Terner received her BS in Anthropology and Philosophy from Boston University, and a dual M.Ed. in Education and Teaching Through the Arts, with an emphasis on inclusive education, from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts. Monique is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Psychology with specializing in Psychophysiology and Creativity Studies.
Monique offers her clients over 20 years of experience working with children, parents and educators in public schools, private school and alternative educational settings. She is a certified YogaCalm® Instructor and offers opportunities for children and adults to experience the health and personal wellness benefits of yoga and mindfulness. A member of the International Coaching Federation, Monique offers Academic Life Coaching® to teens, and ARTbundance Creative Coaching® to adults, as well as support and coaching for families who homeschool their children. Monique is an Oregon Registry Master Trainer. She offers consultation and continuing education to professionals interested in learning how to apply Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatics and Creativity in their work, personal lives, schools and communities. As an advocate for children, Monique has served as an expert witness and is passionate about inclusive education and collaboration for best practices and outcomes.
Monique is a contributing author for the new book, Face to Face: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives in the Digital World, a discussion book for parents, community members and professionals who want to make difference in the social lives of our youth today.
As an educator and the mother of three kids, Monique is passionate about empowering all kids and adults by offering quality educational opportunities, and supporting kids and families to lead healthy lives, and develop a life-long love of learning.
“Monique inspires all of her students, as well as myself. She has a unique relationship with her students and with their family members. They appear to feel a sense of trust and security in her classes and are challenged to learn and cooperate to their fullest. I am impressed with Monique’s ability to open up new horizons for her students, as well as adults, and instill in them confidence, spirit and self-worth.” – Sidney is a Professional Educator, Co-Teacher with Monique, and professional colleague of 20 years