East Meets West Yoga Center

Denyse LeFever


In addition to Yoga Alliance 200 and 500 Hour certifications, Denyse has received additional training in the following areas – Integrative Yoga Therapy, Relax and Renew, Restorative Teacher Certification, Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors conducted at Duke University Integrative Medicine, and Yoga of the Heart Certification for Cardiac and Cancer. Denyse is an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist.

Denyse first discovered Yoga as a teen to alleviate stress and anxiety associated with taking standardized tests. She found both the gentle Hatha based practice and meditation to be helpful in easing her into adulthood. As she embarked on her over 30-year career in global business, she periodically returned to Yoga to maintain a sense of balance.  Approaching her senior years, Denyse decided to take her casual interest in Yoga to a more professional in-depth study and focus. Specifically she focused on some of her personal areas of concern – Stress Reduction, Healthy Aging and coping with lifestyle dis-eases. She began teaching part time in 2011. Denyse is a Certified Yoga Therapist and completed over 1900 hours of yoga teacher training.  At East Meets West, Denyse has taught group classes to include – Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga and Chillaxation, a restorative yoga practice to reduce stress. Denyse is known for combining her love of lavender with yoga to ease stress.

Yoga Therapy Sessions with Denyse

Denyse works with you to help you identify what works best for you. The yoga therapy sessions use individualized yogic practices to help each individual move toward achieving their specific their body/mind/spirit wellness goal or objective. A typical session will last up to an hour and may include breath work, meditation, relaxation techniques, discussions, and/or a posture practice. Normally several sessions work best toward achieving objectives. Based on our session together, there will usually be some practice assigned for homework between sessions.