Workshops with Denise Hopkins

Workshop with Denise Hopkins

Sunday November 11th 9:45-11:45 AM

Side Bends & Twists: A Pathway to Deeper Breathing!

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Base Rate $19.50 / Sustaining Rate $30 / Benefactor Rate $36

denise hopkins The holidays and winter months lay ahead. This time offers us the opportunity to slow down, nest and look within. However, it can often leave us feeling stuck and compressed. Spending more time on our yoga mat is a great way to break free from the cold weather “funk”. Join Denise for a class designed to get you breathing more deeply by lighting up the chest muscles, rib cage, lungs, and deeper core muscles.

This special FY class will focus on:
- Side body opening to free the lungs, which supports a deep expansive breath
- Core strength to help us sit up taller and beat that “heavy hearted” feeling
- Chest opening to free up shoulder and neck tension
- Therapeutic back traction (anti-slump) moves
- Twisting poses to wring out and strengthen back muscles and core stagnation

All levels welcome. Modifications given for injuries and limitations.

About Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins, E-RYT 500, Forrest Yoga Guardian, 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 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 currently assists Ana 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.

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