Deni knew from childhood that she wanted to be a teacher. Her teaching style is clear, detailed, motivating, fun, and from her heart. She is highly intuitive and provides a safe, supportive atmosphere that guides you to your highest potential. She brings a deep sense of spiritual practice and awareness of her magisterial teaching.
A St. Louis-native, Deni moved to Maui in 1999 to teach yoga and live in paradise. She is the proud mother of her daughter Evan, granddaughter Romy and son Benton.
Her many years of study and dedication in dance and athletics gave her a disciplined foundation in living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She competed in national bodybuilding, aerobics, racquetball, and marathons.
In the late 1980s, Deni experienced her first Iyengar yoga class and instantly knew she had found her spiritual path through yoga. She is blessed to have studied fifteen times a total of over four years in India with the Iyengar's and to travel to holy and sacred sights in India, Nepal, Israel, and Egypt.
BS Speech Communication, Emerson College, Boston, MA, Cum Laude,
Vice President of Student Government
1976-1985 Ergonomic Consultant for Fortune 500 Company
Iyengar Hatha Yoga
Yoga Core Conditioning