Denise is a E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher & Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP) with a B.A. in Psychology. Denise literally fell head over heels for yoga in 2006 after stumbling upon Bryan Kest Power Yoga. She was fortunate enough to meet Shana Meyerson shortly thereafter and completed both Foundations & Advanced mini yogis teacher trainings in 2007.
In the past, Denise worked as a Behavior Therapist for children with Autism and other developmental delays. As a Behavior Therapist she was able to incorporate yoga and pranayama practice into her work. Over the years Denise’s practice has evolved both personally and professionally. She graduated Bhakti Yoga Shala Teacher Training in 2011 and began teaching yoga privately in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2015 Denise graduated Veda Yoga Center 200hr teacher training and began teaching weekly public classes. That same year Denise was blessed with the gift of becoming a mama and life would never be the same (in a good way). Denise currently balances work with “mom-life” and teaches public and private yoga classes 4 days a week.
In October 2018 Denise became Reiki 1 certified and is excited to connect with this universal life force healing energy on a deeper level. You can expect Denise’s classes to be focused, yet fun and playful. She believes life is meant to be enjoyed! “Children naturally know how to follow their bliss, so my job as a Yoga teacher is to help adults remember what that was like and to help children never forget.”