Denise is a licensed physical therapist who graduated with her Masters in PT in 1996 from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now University of the Sciences in Philadelphia). She has worked in a variety of settings as a therapist with individuals across the spectrum from 9 months to 104 years old. After 4 years working in school districts, she noticed the need for other activities for kids with special needs. She has been practicing yoga herself since 1997 and found her way to her first Yoga for the Special Child® course with Sonia Sumar in 1999 when she was pregnant with her 1st child. She went on to complete 200 hour Classical Yoga teacher training in 2007 at the Yoga Life Institute in Devon, PA. She became a certified Child Light Yoga teacher in January 2009. She completed 200 hours of Yoga for the Special Child and Integral yoga teacher training in August of 2010.
She has over 100 hours of Vedic Thai Yoga training with Michael Buck of the Vedic Conservatory and loves to take continuing education course in yoga and physical therapy. She is an E-RYT
200, RCYT, PYT, yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She currently teaches kids, preteen, prenatal, and adult group and private yoga classes in Pennsylvania and runs her own business, All Kids Yoga and Balanced for Life Yoga Therapy. She provides Vedic Thai yoga body work to a variety of individuals to help eliminate pain and stress and to promote deep relaxation. Denise teaches CPR and First Aid to
individuals and groups through the American Red Cross. She integrates all her knowledge of the body through her work as a physical therapist and adapts to the needs of her students- children and adults alike in their yoga practice. Her goal is to have everyone have a better understanding of their own bodies and minds so they can live their best life.