Mona Chopra, MA, MS, Licensed Acupuncturist, Hypnotherapist, Therapeutic Yoga
Mona Chopra is a New York state licensed and nationally board certified (NCCAOM) acupuncturist. In addition, she is a certified hypnotist, and an instructor of therapeutic yoga and meditation. Mona has been immersed in the fields of mind-body medicine and holistic healing for over a decade.
Central to all of Mona's therapeutic work is her grounding in the philosophy and practice of yoga, emphasizing the role of the breath and the cultivation of a meditative state. Mona was introduced to the practice of yoga when she was 7 years old, and has had a lifelong relationship with it ever since. In 2003, Mona spent several months immersed in the study of yoga and its therapeutic applications, based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. Prior to that time and in the years since, Mona has continued her study of yoga as meditation and therapeutic applications of yoga.
Mona’s work with women through all stages of life inspired her to complete a childbirth doula training through DONA with the acclaimed childbirth educator, filmmaker, and leader in the field, Debra Pascali-Bonaro (www.motherlovedoulas.com). She has attended several births (home, hospital, and birthing centers) as a doula and acupuncturist and continues to be awed and wonderstruck by the magic of witnessing a new life entering the world outside the womb. She is currently not taking on any doula clients, but continues to work closely with women in all stages of pregnancy, including up to, through, and after childbirth to support women in the postpartum process.