Deanna celebrates Yoga's power in cultivating Self-realizationa and nourishing the body-mind-spirit. She is the founder of Dhyana Yoga Arts, specializes in Alignment and Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis, and teaches Vinyasa, Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis, Restorative Yoga, and Ayurveda in classes, private sessions, workshops and Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout NY, NJ and PA.

Deanna has immersed herself in movement and creative arts for over twenty years and has extensive experience teaching Yoga to a broad range students of all levels and ages.

After graduating from Rutgers University, where she directed her energy to writing, literature, and theater arts, Deanna studied acting and movement at Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC, where she first recognized the effects that chronic back and sciatic pain were having on her body and mind.  After exploring many Eastern & Western avenues, she found Yoga and Meditation brought lasting change and continue to deepen her understanding of our innate ability for transformation. 

Deanna emphasizes the power of practice with high quality attention to cultivate equanimity, clarity, compassion, and a healthy sense of Self and Community.  Her classes weave Yoga philosophy and conscious alignment, breath, and movement into a challenging, meditative practice.  She encourages students to learn to modify for their unique needs, build focus and strength, and calm the mind. 

Deanna has trained with a range of inspiring teachers including: Vinyasa with Dana Flynn, Ali Cramer, Stacey Brass, and Betsy Davis; Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis and Sling & Wall Rope use with Alison West; Yoga for Scoliosis with Deborah Wolk; Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater; Ayurveda with Dinacharya Institute/AVP in India.  Her teaching style draws from all of these, including her experience teaching Aerial Yoga for many years.  She is also an Ayurvedic Health Coach.  She continues her studies with world-renowned Backcare & Alignment Specialist, Alison West, at Yoga Union Backcare & Scoliosis Center in NYC.  She is eternally grateful for her meditation teacher, Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi, and for the presence of all of her teachers.

Upcoming Workshops:

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Ayurveda Summer Workshop and Intro to Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis at DYA Chester, NJ coming this summer ...