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Denise began her yoga journey after working for 13 years in the NYC fashion industry.  Yoga became her saving grace to the competitive nature of the business.  In 2005, she decided to take the Forrest Yoga training based on gut instinct. It was life changing.  She completed her training with founder Ana Forrest in and has spent over 15 years teaching in NYC and more recently in the Hudson Valley.


Denise (RYT500) is a Forrest Yoga Mentor (Guardian) Teacher and a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher and Roll Model Method practitioner. She leads her own workshops, teacher trainings. and retreats. She has taught at New York University and teaches annually at Omega Institute. Denise loves traveling to teach workshops and Hands-On Assisting trainings for teachers.


In 2010 Denise partnered up with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer, a DVD created to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors.   It was so well received that they recently produced two more DVD’s entitled Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health.


Through her training, Denise learned the skills she needed to let go of old behavior patterns which set her up for being “walked on”. She found an inner strength which birthed new confidence, passion, and lots of feeling.  Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing.  She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need.  Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring.  It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood.


She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into her hands-on assists and private sessions. She has studied at the Milne Institute as well as the Upledger School.  Contact Denise to schedule an appointment.

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