Deb’s interest in yoga began in 2003 while on a personal journey of healing and spiritual growth in Sedona, Arizona. After much self-reflection, she decided to leave a corporate role at the end of 2014 to pursue her passion of teaching yoga and being of service. Her corporate background brings over 30 years’ business experience in Supply Chain Management in international markets.
In 2004 Deb completed a 500-hour teacher training with the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, and studied yoga at their campuses in India. She later studied Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery with Veterans Yoga Project so she could hone the special skill set which is required to work with students who have faced trauma. She has been teaching at the VAMC in Northport since January 2015. She also serves as director of the yoga program at Drew Patrick on Long Island.
Deb is honored to be president of the board of directors of Veterans Yoga Project. Her focus is to develop partnerships and cultivate community outreach as an integral part of her work to support veterans, their families, and our communities. She is the proud mom of her son, who is a Marine helicopter pilot, and her daughter, who is a chef.
Deb’s work stems from teaching from the heart. Influenced by her teachers, peers, environment, and travels, her aim is to bring a unique sense of empowerment to her students. Her classes follow an intuitive practice, holding space for her students and meeting them where they are. Drawing upon a lifetime passion directed toward the achievement of self-awareness, her aim is to guide students with mindfulness and the healing powers of yoga, touching one heart at a time.