Denise unrolled her first yoga mat 10 years ago at a local gym to compliment her fitness routine. After that first Power Yoga class, she was hooked. As her practice developed, she enjoyed the benefits of various intense styles of yoga. Her journey with yoga took a sharp turn with a cancer diagnosis in 2008. During her treatment, she began to explore different styles of yoga and other healing modalities to cope with stress and anxiety. A new interest in gentle and restorative yoga styles and the desire to share her healing journey with others, led her to complete the 200 hour training at YogaSpace, with Kathryn Beet, Patricia White, and Hali Schwartz.