Don't let the fear rise up into your mind." - Eckhart Tolle


Monika Kupiec

Monika Kupiec is passionate about living a balanced lifestyle as you will likely find her outdoors. Her curiosity of wandering in nature has strengthened her intuition and understanding of her True Self. She started meditating at the age of 14 with tools like energy work, Buddhism, and A Course in Miracles.


She listened to her heart's deepest longing of living by the ocean when she moved to Hawaii in 2014 from Chicago. Monika's enjoys surfing and exploring the mountains. Nature became her favorite place to meditate. She soon felt limited sitting in a desk with four walls, so she made the decision to became certified in yoga instead of finishing her bachelors degree. In November 2015, Monika completed her 200hr multi-style teacher training at HYI.


Doors only opened onwards as that led her traveling to Australia and New Zealand, where she also completed her Level 1 meditation certification of iRest® Yoga Nidra in January 2016.



Monika shares the healing energy of the ‘Aina to her students because ocean and mountain time are the best medicine. Through her awakenings in nature she created a blog called "Island Awakening." You can find daily inspirational messages on her Instagram: @islandawakening. She shares her perspectives in hopes to spark more happiness into your life.


Monika lives to not take life so seriously by smiling, exploring, and living in the present moment. Inhale happy place; Exhale everything else!