Denise considers herself to forever be a student. She earned her Yoga Alliance Certification through Yoga Hanalei in Kuai with Bhavani Maki as her teacher. Yoga has taken Denise deep into the study of asana, pranayama, yoga philosophy and anatomy. Her initial love of yoga came through a rigorous Bikram Yoga practice and has evolved into an appreciation for hatha yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga and yin yoga. For the past five years she has taught level I-II vinyasa in Half Moon Bay, California. Denise has practiced at The Yoga Haven over the past ten years during visits to Galveston and and is happy to now be a part of the Galveston yoga community.
Denise Vaughn instructs the following:
A practice designed for beginners, older students or those wanting a slower pace. Class includes both dynamic and static postures sequenced to develop strength, balance and flexibility. Meditation and breathing techniques are introduced to support the release of physical and mental tension. This class is suitable for prenatal practice.
Yoga for Bone Health
This mixed-level class trains students in a series of yoga postures that serve to increase bone density in the spine, legs and hips. The series was developed by Dr. Loren M. Fishman at Columbia University as a pilot study and the results pointed to improved posture, balance, decrease in falls and fractures. The series when practiced correctly can be done in 12-minutes and can become the basis of a daily practice for bone health. Students will receive training in the series and an outline of the postures and their benefits for reference. Suitable for beginners. Drop-ins welcome.