lauren aparicio


owner • event producer • epicurean


Processed with VSCOcam with t3 presetthis all-adult, all-inclusive resort can be your Coachella or your Sedona, you just have to choose your mood. For me, it’s a week of detox, yoga, & oneness with the universe, waves & all. This is Monique, yoga instructor extraordinaire from Human Element Studio in Maine. She teaches at resorts all over the world & she’s here all week to level us out! With amazing energy, natural hot yoga on the beach & some chakra balancing, I’m feeling pretty eat, pray, love right now. Don’t hate, just namaste. thank you Monique, you beautiful soul! #humanelementyoga #elizabethegilbert #travelyourheartout #vscocam #detox #beachyoga #chakra #balance #namaste @breathlessresorts @ig_dominicanrepublic (at Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa)

April 11th, 2014

Patricia Leavy, PhD, and internationally known author (excerpt from interview):

Behind every successful person there are usually many others helping them. Who is one person that helps you?

There are so many! I’ve had the chance to publicly acknowledge many of the people on my team, without whom I couldn’t do this work. Since we were just talking about balance I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about Monique, my personal trainer. People often ask me how I get so much done and the truth is that no one can do it all. I have made sacrifices in some areas of my life, especially fitness. A few months ago I found Monique, she does Pilates, yoga, ballet bar sculpt, and things like that at her private studio, the Human Element Studio  http://BareUrth.com/. I can’t tell you how much she has already improved my life. We just clicked right away. She excels in an area that is difficult for me and I really admire her for her accomplishments and wisdom. As it happened, she came into my life shortly before a difficult personal time relating to a death. She has been a guiding force helping me through it. Overall, what I really think she is doing for me is helping me achieve more balance in my life and she’s teaching me to pay better attention to the mind-body connection. I believe finding that balance is helping my creative output just as much as my personal life.

(Please click on link below for the entire interview):


February, 2014

Diana Locke, RYT 200
Great studio, tons of variety. Knowledgeable, instructors with caring hearts
December, 2013
Wide variety of classes; warm, welcoming studio; caring, enthusiastic instructors who guide you in learning to stretch your mind and body with knowledge and humor 🙂
August, 2014
Love it-love it-
July, 2013
Love it at Human Element and Monique is a terrific instructor!
Cristine Trayner 500 hr RYT, professional aerialist