denise-hopkins-yogaDenise began her yoga journey after working for 13 years in the NYC fashion industry.  Yoga became her saving grace to the competitive nature of the business.  After searching high and low for a teacher training in the city, she decided to take the Forrest Yoga training based on gut instinct. It was life changing.  She completed her training with founder Ana Forrest in 2005 and continues to study with Ana and assists her nationally at workshops and teacher trainings.

Through FY, Denise learned the skills she needed to let go of old behavior patterns which set her up for being “walked on”. She found an inner strength which birthed new confidence, passion, and lots of feeling. 

In 2010 Denise partnered up with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer, a DVD created to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors.   It was so well received that they recently produced two more DVD’s entitled Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health.

Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing.  She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need.  Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring.  It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood.

She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into her hands-on assists and private sessions. She trained with Ellen Heed in August of 2010 and is currently studying through the  Milne Institute.  Contact Denise to schedule an appointment.

 

About Forrest Yoga

Created by Ana Forrest over 30 years ago, Forrest Yoga is a practice designed to free up physical and emotional blocks in the body. Pose modifications are given to suit all levels of students. Forrest Yoga teaches you how to build strength safely, work with injuries, and connect more fully to your breath.

What to expect: The first 20-30 minutes of class focuses on opening tight spots, abdominal work, and strength building poses. Then you will build internal heat by learning to  ride your breath through sun salutations and long held standing poses. Apex poses may include: arm balances, inversions, back bends, and deep hip openers (modifications are always given).

Denise featured in New York Times article about NYC Forrest Yoga teachers… http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/nyregion/in-forrest-yoga-guardians-of-a-mission-to-heal.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=nyregion
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Copyright 2014 Pure Space Yoga | site by Lacy Coligan Design