An Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Debra holds certifications in several yoga styles including The Bikram Method, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Prenatal, and has taken Essential Pilates Mat Training through Stott Pilates and Reformer 1 Training through Balanced Body. A seeker at heart, she consistently attends national yoga conferences and workshops to embrace the role of being a student with a “beginners mind”. The ancient healing art of Ayurveda and the gentle power of meditation are disciplines that have inspired her to seek out the deeper traditions of yoga. She is currently working on a year long 300 hour yoga certification through the Himalayan Institute and is also studying to become an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist.
Debra’s primary love is introducing the fundamentals of yoga to new students and she receives great reward in witnessing their progress over time. Knowledge is power. She is a stickler for safety since she has personally experienced a serious and unnecessary injury at the hands of an overzealous and unknowledgeable teacher. As a result, safety has become the cornerstone of the studio.
Her teaching style emphasizes proper alignment, mindful breath and the importance of a foundation in stability, while always encouraging an attitude of acceptance and an awareness of mind-body intelligence. Her role as owner / director is to offer as many slices of the “yoga pie” as possible, taught in the safest possible way, so that students may be exposed to the many ways yoga can be expressed. Her mantra is “There are many paths to the same mountain” and the variety of yoga styles offered in the studio, reflect her interest in and appreciation of an eclectic, balanced and evolving yoga practice.