Yoga & Cranial Sacral



The Catskills

About Denise Hopkins

Denise (E-RYT500) has taught yoga in New York City and more recently the Hudson Valley since 2005.  She is known for her clear and direct teaching style.  She has worked with students of all levels and ability.  Denise is passionate about working with students with specific injuries, both physical and emotional. She encourages students to become more empowered so they can heal themselves.  Through yoga, Denise worked to shed old belief patterns that kept her a “small people pleaser”.  Today, she leads studio classes, retreats, teacher trainings, and has a private client practice.

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Experience Forrest Yoga

Created by Ana Forrest over 40 years ago, Forrest Yoga is a practice designed to free up physical and emotional blocks in the body. Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on five pillars — Breath, Strength, Integrity, Spirit, and Going Deeper.  It teaches you how to build strength safely, work with injuries, and connect more fully to your breath.  Pose modifications are given to suit all levels of students.

What to expect:

  • deep breathing
  • unique abdominal work
  • pose modifications to heal and strength the neck, shoulders, back, knees, and hips
  • vinyasa combined with long held standing poses