Monica Fayad Balanced Living, LLC

Monica Fayad               Balanced Living, LLC

Monica offers massage therapy, yoga & doTERRA essential oils to help bring balance to the lives of her clients. Follow the link to request an appointment.

Monica combines her knowledge of movement from years of a personal yoga practice, massage therapy training and the insight of working with thousands of individuals as both yoga teacher and massage therapist. Her perspective is unique and pragmatic when dealing with the chronic pain as well as the desire to live a more balanced life.

Operating as usual

Instagram Photos 07/07/2021

Always wanted to know more about yin yoga? Here is your chance! Check out this immersion OPEN TO ANYBODY with a skillful and experienced teacher!

Please contact me with questions or follow the link for more information or to register!

🤍Do you love yin yoga? 💙Do you want to immerse yourself in a weekend to understand more about it? 🤍Are you a toga teacher who wants to learn more about yin?
This immersion is designed for dedicated students and teachers desiring to incorporate Yin Yoga into their practice and teaching. Through classes, lecture, readings, discussion and practice teaching,students will leave with a greater understanding of the theory of Yin Yoga, its primary postures, the practical benefits of the practice, as well as an anatomical appreciation of the body from the Yin perspective with a focus on the connective tissues.

Those that complete the weekend will be provided with a certificate and be eligible for 25 CEUs with Yoga Alliance.
Register online

#yinyoga #humm318 #yinimmersion #yintraining #YACEU


Monica Fayad Balanced Living, LLC's cover photo


Gratitude. 🤎

It seemed to come instantaneously during pregnancy. It helped me through the beginning of covid and continues to keep me afloat during the first few months of parenthood. Currently I have an active practice, wherein MOST nights I go to bed listing a number of things I am grateful for. Using the word listing doesn’t seem to give credence to the practice... as I sit and try to embody the feeling of gratitude for both the simple and large things. Embodying this feeling of gratitude seems to help me feel more joy and light.

Though it seems easy when there is a beautiful baby I get to nurse and hold, there are moments when it all seems like too much. Sometimes I wish I can be hands free for just enough time to wash dishes or get a bath and, to be honest, I wish for my old body back and I miss aspects of my other relationships.
And sometimes doing the practice literally doesn’t feel genuine and doesn’t give me the embodied feeling but I’ll DO IT ANYWAY.

I started to actively practice gratitude to work toward a state of awe, to find joy in the seemingly redundant and to remember that there is love and support in the miracle of every little thing.

I am grateful for the support I have, the home I live in and the work I’ve done until now to help me at this time. 🤍

What are you grateful for?

#balanced #balancedyogawellness #balancedliving #yoga #shvyoga #ashtangayoga #yinyoga #postpartumyoga #yogaeveryday #chakras #ayurveda #mindfulness #yogaisliving #gratitude #grateful #imtrying


I’m back!!! Not really... not just yet. What a year it has been from the journey to and through pregnancy! The transition into my role as mother to sweet Vera Mae has meant changes in the way I spend my time. And from what I can tell, it will continually evolve as she (and I) grow and develop. Currently, I am working out some ideas to offer bits of my journey and pieces of how yoga and it’s philosophy assist me in striving toward #balanced choices in everyday life.

I look forward to offering yoga, meditation and lifestyle tips both online and in person. I am grateful for where I am and excited to see what the future holds! Please stay updated and follow me here!

What aspects of yoga, philosophy, ayurveda, chakras, mindfulness are you interested in helping you create a #balanced life? Leave any comments or PM me with any topics you would like to focus on, yoga classes you would like to have available or any questions you have.

#balanced #balancedyogawellness #balancedliving #yoga #shvyoga #ashtangayoga #yinyoga #postpartumyoga #yogaeveryday #chakras #ayurveda #mindfulness #yogaisliving #gratitude


Studio Stretch

A message from our founder, Brittany:

“On Friday, 7/10 we had a full class of 7 students per “social distancing” guidelines which was led by me. We learned today that a student in that class tested positive for COVID-19 via a rapid test taken this morning, 7/14. All students in that class were immediately notified and myself and another instructor who was exposed were then tested via rapid test. And while we both received negative results (for the second time in a week) it has forced me to face some hard truths.

It is now evident to me that even with all of our cleaning and sanitation protocols, safety checks, social distancing and urging students to stay home if they don’t feel well there is still risk of exposure because the symptoms are ever changing and some people are asymptomatic which results in them coming to class because they don’t feel sick. And while we require masks off the mat, what is that really helping if we take them off for class?

Because of that and the rapid increase of cases in our area over the past week, I do not feel it is in the best interest of our instructors, members and the community at-large to continue in-studio classes at this time. Therefore we will move to virtual classes until we feel it is safe to reopen the studio.

Single virtual classes can be registered for via MINDBODY just as you would a regular, in-studio class. 30 minutes prior to class you will receive a link that will take you to the virtual studio for your practice. Drop-in rates, class packs and memberships apply.

We also offer unlimited access to our on-demand library of classes for only $25 / month. An updated link to the library is sent via email every Monday where you will then have access to all classes anytime you like. This library is included in unlimited studio memberships.

It breaks my heart to cancel in-person classes but my gut is truly telling me this is the most responsible thing to do. I cannot thank you enough for your support and patience as we navigate all of this unchartered territory . Please stay safe and If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me directly”.


Studio Stretch

First and foremost, we cannot begin to express our gratitude for your support and patience over the past 8 weeks. This community is nothing short of amazing and we are so thankful for you. Your health and safety has always been our top priority and will continue to be so as we slowly and carefully begin to execute a plan to reopen.

It was announced today the state of Louisiana will be lifitng the stay at home order on Friday which will allow select business to open with capacity restrictions and masks. While "gyms / fitness centers" fall into the category of businesses allowed to reopen, we do not believe it would be in the best interests of this community to reopen for in-studio classes at this time. Again, your health and safety has always been and will continue to be our top priority.

With that being said, we will be offering outdoor yoga at the fountain in front of the studio and various parks / neighborhoods around the city beginning Monday, 5/18. These classes will be posted on MindBody this Thursday and you can register for them just as you would a normal, in-studio class. In keeping with social distancing, we will be limiting the class sizes so pre-registration is highly recommended. If you register for a class and cannot make it please cancel ASAP to allow everyone a chance to practice. You will be asked to sign a Covid-19 waiver prior to class and must bring your own mat & props.

It is our plan to then open the studio for classes on Monday, 6/1. This will be a slow, deliberate process where we will limit the number of classes, class sizes and update studio procedures in adherance with govenment mandates and guidance from industry leaders including the Yoga Alliance. More information to come!

In the meantime, online classes will continue via YouTube as well an on-demand library you will be able to access via Mindbody in the coming weeks. Even once the studio reopens we will continue with virtual AND outdoor offerings!

Again, thank you for your support and patience and we can't wait to meet you on your mat very soon!


Studio Stretch

We are so excited to announce a new, virtual way to meet us on the mat!

ZOOM interactive classes are now available! Here’s everything you need to know to join in, right from home!

Registering for ZOOM classes:
- You can register for and purchase ZOOM classes in the Mindbody app just like you would for a regular, in-studio class. You can also access via link below.

- UNLIMITED MONTHLY & YEARLY MEMBERS: these classes are included in your membership.
- CLASS PACK HOLDERS: you can use a class credit to purchase.
- DROP-INS: you will be prompted to pay a $5 class fee upon registration.
- Be sure to sign up at least 30 minutes before class starts so we have time to send you log in info & you have time to get logged in.
Log in at least five minutes early so the instuctor can let you in & to test your audio and video, so you’re ready to go when class starts. We will be unable to let you in once the class begins.

Accessing ZOOM classes
- We will e-mail you a link to the class as soon as we see your registration in our system. YOU MUST REGISTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR.
- If you do not receive the link 10-15 minutes before class, please reach out and we can re-send the video link.
- If you are viewing via phone or tablet you will need to download the "ZOOM" app prior to class. - - - - Desktops require no extra action - just click the link!

We can’t wait to “SEE” everyone!!!


Studio Stretch Update

The State of Louisiana’s “Stay At Home” order has been extended through 5/15. Therefore we will remain closed for in-studio classes at this time.
We are dedicated to continuing to bring you daily, online classes for your at home practice but we need your support to do so!

Purchase a subscription to our YouTube channel where we currently have 50 classes in our on-demand library with new offerings added daily.

Non-members can subscribe for a one-time fee of $35. This fee helps compensate instructors for teaching on-line classes.
Upon purchase of the subscription you will receive channel link via the e-mail you provide. Link to purchase in bio.

In addition, we are offering daily, live classes via a private Facebook group for unlimited members. If you are not an unlimited member you can purchase access to the group for a one time fee of $35. Link in bio to purchase.

Thanks to all who have reached out asking what they can do to help, subscribed to the YouTube channel, purchased gift cards, etc. We urge everyone to stay at home and we look forward to seeing each of you very soon. #StudioStretchAtHome #YogaNowMoreThanEver #SupportLocal


Pregnancy Posture Tips

Follow these 3 east steps for more awareness of posture as your baby grows. These steps will help 🤍create stability in the pelvis and spine
🤎alleviate pain and pressure in the lower back, neck and shoulders
🖤create space for your growing baby!!

1. Hug your lower belly in.
2. Feel a string lifting the crown of your head toward the sky.
3. Keep shoulders and head back.

As always, contact me for questions! And see Studio Stretch for more classes and information available via YouTube!


Check out the new dates for Yoga Farm Fest!

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT 🎉 Thank you to @balancedliving.108 for supporting our festival this year!💜 @monicarae108 has been teaching yoga in the SBC area since 2002. She brings her knowledge of the body to our community on a weekly basis as a yoga teacher and massage therapist. 🧘🏼‍♀️💆🏼‍♀️ Yearly, she combines her interest in self-exploration with her experience in movement, anatomy, the chakras, and Ayurveda through her Balanced Living Yoga School. ✨ Thank you Monica for all you bring to the wellness community! 🙏🏻#yogafarmfest #balancedliving #cultivatethe318 #wegrowtogether #supportcommunity @ Shreveport, Louisiana


My diffuser is ON these days! Today with Cabin Fever! Let me know if you have any questions or want to purchase any oils to carry you through this time!


Join our “Mama to Be” Monica Fayad for Prenatal Yoga specifically designed for this special time in your life!
These unique sessions help create a deeper connection between you and baby while increasing strength and flexibility, reducing stress and anxiety, decreasing physical pain and preparing your body and mind for labor. This class is open to women who are TTC, in any stage of pregnancy and post-natal. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
Access to pre-natal classes can be purchased at the link below. Once purchased you will receive a link to our YouTube channel and a short questionnaire to fill out. Once completed and sent back you will receive the class link. The class is only accessible once YouTube subscription is purchased and questionnaire is sent back.


CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! Treat yourself or someone you love. $70 for 1 hour massage or $100 for 90 minute massage. No limit person. Available until midnight Monday December 2nd. 11/18/2019

Studies Show - Moms Who Get Massages Are Kinder, Happier and More Pleasant to be Around

So... if anyone needs a gift card for a momma they know, let me know! 💚 Moms need hour-long massages on the regular. Getting a massage is much more than having our sore momma muscles worked over.

[10/24/19]   Join Studio Stretch this Saturday!!! 💚💚💚

[09/30/19]   Brenda Letsinger!! I can’t believe it’s been at least 4 years since you’ve been practicing yoga! 💚


I move to feel good in my body. I breathe to connect to the greater parts of myself... to connect to you and to connect to the thing which is bigger than us. I build strength to endure challenges with equanimity. I stretch to be able to ride the waves of life. And I do, say and write all this to remind myself that these concepts are the important parts of being healthy. Come practice being healthy with me!

Ashtanga at 9:30

(Thanks to good friends who are good reminders of the important things! @amanda.cherv.eallier)

#healthyisthenewskinny #ashtangaprimaryseries #ashtangalove #practiceeverydamnday #practiceandalliscoming #practiceislife #shreveportyoga #yogashreveport #shreveportproud


Studio Stretch

Join us September 7th @ 1pm for a Balanced Living Yoga School / 200 Hour YTT Informational Session and Vinyasa Practice. During this time you will learn all details about the training including dates, curriculum, investment, etc as well as enjoy a free Vinyasa Yoga practice led by Monica Fayad.

All attendees will be offered early bird rates for 20 Hour YTT as well as discounts on Studio Stretch packages.

Please visit the ticket link to reserve your spot.


Shift your perspective. Let yoga turn your life upside down!!!

Ashtanga Fusion @ 9:30 a.m.
Ashtanga @ 6:00 p.m.

#practiceandalliscoming #foreverastudent #shreveportyoga #yogashreveport #balancedliving #shiftyourperspective


Great Raft Brewing Tasting Room

Sounds delicious!

We sat down with Chef Jacob Mouser and our Quality Lead, Zak Strezo to discuss the awesome brunch menu Chef has prepared for tomorrow's Athletic August event!

We will be opening at 11am and you have a chance to participate in a FREE yoga class with Monica Fayad Balanced Living, LLC while enjoying some amazing food and several different beer and drink options we have put together especially for brunch! Don't miss out!


A full weekend of special classes! Make it a yoga retreat in the city!

Saturday free class at Great Raft Brewing 11:00
Sunday Ashtanga Led Primary at Studio Stretch 8:30 am!!!

#studiostretch #greatraftbrewing #yogaeverydmday #yogashreveport #shreveportyoga #balancedliving


Bring a friend and practice yoga this Saturday at Great Raft. Class starts at 11:00 a.m. Brunch is available afterwards!


Crow pose/Bakasana

Join me in Ashtanga Fusion this month as we fly toward the fall season in crow pose! Crows symbolize transformation and courage! Take flight and allow the strength we build to give you the courage for any change that is calling you!

Tuesdays @ 9:30 inside Studio Stretch.

#ashtangafusion #shreveportyoga #firstclassfree #bakasana #crowpose #balancedliving #strength #armbalances #yogaeverydamnday


New fall schedule at Studio Stretch. See you on your mat soon!! Your first class is free!!

[08/03/19]   Savoring each moment. This is the breakfast view and a lakeside view. #sograteful

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