& Other Teachings
Deb integrates aspects of Dharma, Vinyasa, Power and Yin Yoga lineages in her yoga classes.
Dharma Yoga is a modern interpretation of Hatha-Raja Yoga that includes elements of Vinyasa Yoga, inversions and held poses. The physical practice tones and invigorates the body and mind, leading to enhanced flexibility, strength, balance and concentration. Dharma Yoga integrates breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditative techniques that regulate the heartbeat, de-stress the nervous system and calm the mind.
Vinyasa and Power Yoga are faster paced styles of yoga that focus on building muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance. They are the most effective forms of yoga for burning calories, firing up muscles, and boosting strength and endurance.
Yin Yoga opens up the body through passive, longer-held poses. It targets our deepest connective tissues, impacting ligaments, joints, bones, and the underlying fascial networks. Yin Yoga also promotes important emotional and mental health benefits.
Meditation & Pranayama
Meditation is to the mind as physical exercise is to the body — by training the mind, we can gain mental clarity and a peaceful, calm state of being. Deb uses many different meditation techniques that promote relaxation, focus and awareness, including Yoga Nidra, a powerful, deep, guided meditation.
Pranayama is the ancient practice of controlling the breath to connect your body and mind and remove toxins. Pranayama increases mindfulness while decreasing stress, high blood pressure and unhealthy cravings.
Fascia is the thin casing of soft connective tissue that creates our internal structure by holding every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber and muscle in place.
Healthy fascia is smooth, slippery, flexible and elastic. It stretches as you move, ensuring peak output and range of motion for the muscles it encases. But injury, overuse, and stress can cause fascia to thicken and tighten around muscles, limiting mobility and causing pain.
Fascia therapy uses specially designed therapy balls to stimulate fascia in targeted problem areas to improve mobility. It’s a game-changer for athletes and anyone else experiencing chronic pain and limited range of motion.
(High-Intensity Interval Training)
High-Intensity Interval Training is a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.
Deb incorporates HIIT into her classes and provides Quick-Fix HIIT videos in order to improve students’ cardiovascular health and increase stamina for their yoga practice. Since the body continues to burn calories after HIIT training is finished, it’s also a great weight management tool.
Deb believes that strength training for yoga is crucial – otherwise, students will struggle with the strength component and cannot reap the many other benefits from their yoga practice. Trū Strength allows students to deepen their access to poses and to greater mobility. Strength and Conditioning training is incorporated into all yoga classes and further supported by Quick-Fix videos provided to members.
Deb received her nutrition certification and training from Cornell University.
She helps her students discover the joys of healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle through programs that combine nutrition, consistent yoga practice and breath work. Deb shares recipes with her students and strategies to make healthy cooking easy and accessible even when life is busy.
Deborah lives and breathes wellness and is passionate about sharing this well-lived life with all her students.