William J Rice, My Father
Deni is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with thirty-eight years of teaching experience. Deni studied fifteen times for four years with the Iyengar family in Pune, India.
From her decades of daily practice, Deni possesses boundless energy to share her knowledge through her teachings and motivate her students to develop their own personal yoga practice to make life changes.
Whatever your age, level, or ability, Deni will guide you to become aware of your present condition and help you move forward toward a life of peace, harmony, and complete health with a deeper spiritual connection.
Her teaching style is clear, detailed, motivating, and transforming. Through your own experience with Deni, you will know that her teaching comes from her heart. Her love of sharing herself through education is a gift to all of us.
- Studied Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan for ten years
- Started Iyengar Yoga in 1986, and studied directly with the Iyengar family fifteen times totaling four years at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. Deni was certified to teach Iyengar Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar.
- Traveled 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
Owner: Aerobic Studios, Gym, Healthy Lifestyles, Yoga Studios
2002-present Maui Yoga Path
- Modern, ballet, jazz
- Aerobics Teacher
- Personal trainer
- Competed in aerobics, bodybuilding, running, racquetball
From St. Louis, Missouri
Daughter Evan Roman
Son Benton Roman
Mailing address: PO Box 646, Kihei, HI 96753
Thank you for a great class this morning. There’s no better way to start the day! I keep thinking about how you encouraged us to travel in the asana. What a beautiful concept! That one will stay with me.- Emily
I would highly recommend it for beginners to advanced. Her depth of knowledge is shown through her detailed direction for each pose, keen awareness of each student's capabilities, and the pacing of the asanas. It has truly changed my life.-Marlena
Deni is the best Iyengar yoga teacher I have ever encountered. She is thoughtful and caring, with great knowledge. Deni has the uncanny ability to step into a class of all skill levels and reach each individual in the class and improve their practice.-Donna
I am so grateful to have met you and continue to treasure all the lessons and transformations from my classes. I look forward to seeing you online. Again, thank you so much for your amazing classes which have made such an amazing impact on my life! -Sophia
I wanted to express what a great spiritual teacher you have been to me. I loved the asana practice you created each day for us. I always left the class feeling lighter and happier. I take this home and know I will hear you when I get on the mat. -Barbara
You have always been Mana Kai's best-kept secret! In all my travels, I have yet to find anyone with your knowledge and dedication. How fortunate for the Mana Kai owners and guests if you ‘grace’ their marquis with your name.-Yolanda