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