SM073.JPG

Deanna celebrates Yoga's power in cultivating Self-realization 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, Backcare & Scoliosis, Restorative, and Ayurveda in classes, private sessions, workshops and Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout the east coast.

Her compassionate, clear, and receptive teaching style is informed by over twenty years of experience in movement and creative arts, eleven years of teaching Yoga and mentoring teachers, as well as experience overcoming chronic back pain associated with scoliosis. 

After directing her energy to writing, literature, and theater arts at Rutgers University, 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.  She explored many Eastern & Western practices and found that Yoga and Meditation build Self-Awareness and strengthen our innate ability for transformation. 

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

Deanna has been teaching for over twelve years and mentoring teachers since 2010.  She trained with a range of inspiring teachers including: Vinyasa with Dana Flynn, Ali Cramer, and Stacey Brass;  Alignment, Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis and with Alison West, Rachel Jesien, and Deborah Wolk;  Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater; Aerial Yoga with Chris Harrison; Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and Fourth Way with Michael Hewett and Dushan Zarich. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor by Dinacharya Institute/AVP in India. She is eternally grateful for her meditation teacher, Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi, and for the presence of all of her teachers.

Deanna offers Teacher Trainings at Dhyana Yoga Arts, including Kurma Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, and is on the 300hr Teacher Training faculty at Bhakti Barn Yoga NJ.

Dhyana Yoga Arts in Chester, NJ, is one of the few Yoga studios in NY/NJ to have Yoga for Backcare & Yoga for Scoliosis classes on their regular weekly schedule.

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops:

300hr Yoga Teacher Training,

Online Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and Intro to Yoga for Backcare & Scoliosis at DYA Chester, NJ

E-RYT500.png