ABOUT

MEET DENISE

My passion is inspiring others to lead a movement-filled, healthy life.

Years ago, I looked for exercises to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the challenges of parenthood. The proven body-mind connection of yoga provided that and more. I did yoga at home, at local studios and at a nearby school’s community class. I obtained yoga teacher certification (RYT200) and, as fate would have it, began teaching those same community classes where I still teach today.

My quest to understand anatomy and biomechanics led me to become a Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES-CPT) through studies with Katy Bowman of Nutritious Movement™. Katy’s approach, called Restorative Exercise, emphasizes it’s the movements we do all day long that nourish our body, more than a one hour exercise session. Restorative Exercise improves alignment, posture and movement patterns, leading to living in a strong, healthy and pain free body well into our advanced ages. 

This lens of whole life, whole body movement has greatly influenced how I teach and how I live. I enjoy studying yoga, biomechanics, pain science, neuroscience and exercise, and movement accessibility.  I am currently enrolled in a 1000 hour Yoga Therapy program through Open Sky Yoga (expected 2023).