Denise began her yoga journey after 13 years in the NYC fashion industry. Stressed and unhappy at work, Yoga became her saving grace and helped her keep up with the demanding pace of the competitive industry. In 2005, she made the gut decision to complete a Forrest yoga training, which changed her life and her professional trajectory. Since training under founder Ana Forrest, she’s found an inner strength which birthed new confidence, passion, and an array of feelings. Denise learned the skills she needed to let go of old behavior patterns, which used to set her up for being walked on. Denise has spent her teaching career guiding others to find peace through the body mind connection.
In 2010 Denise partnered with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer DVD. In response to its initial success, they were led to produce Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health, both on DVD.
Today, Denise (RYT500), is a Forrest Yoga Mentor (Guardian) Teacher, a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher and Roll Model Method practitioner. She travels to teach workshops and Hands-On Assisting trainings for teachers, leads her own workshops, classes, private instruction, teacher trainings and retreats.
Through her hands-on healing, Denise draws from over 15 years of experience to help students work through physical and emotional challenges. Each student feels seen and heard by Denise, who is on a mission to empower them with resilience for self-development along the way. Find Denise in New York city, the Hudson Valley, the Omega Institute and online.