Movement + nature have been an important aspect of Deanna’s life since her childhood days of team sports, baton twirling, gymnastic and playing in the woods. As an adult the idea of movement transformed from team sports to fitness training, sprint triathlons, rock climbing, Stand-up Paddle-boarding, and her introduction to yoga. In her 30’s, yoga at that time was as ‘just another workout’ that quickly grew into a journey of self-love + personal growth as well as awareness with compassion. Realizing now that her connection to nature and movement has always been her mindfulness practice.
After years of having a career in Social Work, Deanna, left her job to work in the outdoor industry and travel. This conscious decision brought her to Thailand where she enrolled in a month-long yoga and meditation certification course. After receiving her 200hour Yoga Teacher certification, Deanna moved back to Winston-Salem to start her own business. She focuses on making yoga more accessible and appealing, planting seeds of kindness, cultivating wellness, building community and supporting local businesses. She created Yoga(mmunity) = yoga + community
Deanna enjoys working with beginner yogis as well as athletes. She focuses on building transferable strength, fluid movement and mindful balance; undoing the effects of lifestyle habits and working out the imbalances in one’s body in order to create a more functional and less injury prone container to live in. Deanna is a 200 E-RYT. Teaching Schedule
Deanna began her journey towards better health after a hospital stay in her early 20’s. She researched, studied and practiced making healthier choices not only in the food she ate but also in the products she used. This lead to pursuing her certification in Integrative Nutritional Health through the Institute of Integrative Medicine. Deanna has also been a certified fitness trainer for 25+ years. Integrative Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach
In addition to the yoga, fitness and nutrition; Deanna mentors her clients on how to live at their edge and finding encompassed wellbeing.
Pushing past the fear, stepping into their truth, healing from past trauma, gaining self-awareness and emotional responsibility all while living the life they are meant to live. Live at Your Edge Mentor.
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