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Denese Cavanaugh

Take one class with Denese and you will see why she is going places and voted “BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR 2014 & 2015” –Washington City Paper. Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500 has studied with master teachers since 1995, and has been teaching yoga since 1997. Denese teaches various yoga workshops in the US and abroad as well as weekly and monthly classes in the Washington, DC and NYC area. Her many teaching styles include Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, Iyengar Alignment inspired, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Restorative, Prenatal and Kids Yoga. Yoga has helped Denese uncover her most joyful, most authentic version of herself; her non-dogmatic approach inspires others to consciously reveal a new found balance, while having a blast on the mat. Large presentational venues from 500 to 3000 participants come easy for Denese, and she loves sharing with her community. She is humbled and grateful to her yoga teachers for sharing their unbounded insight and generosity, and is honored to also share that generous evolution with others. She currently offers restorative Retreats, Mala Flow 200hr RYT curriculum to teachers here and abroad, such as Milan, Italy and has taught in Goa, India.
Denese Cavanaugh is not only a ERYT500 certified Yoga Teacher, but is also the founder of IPATH yoga. Every one of her yoga classes integrates a purposeful, meditative quality, which allows an experience of connection and mental reflection – all while the body explores expansion and renewal. She feels privileged to be able to empower her students with practices that are educational and engaging, all while being accessible. She has even given numerous private and event yoga sessions with First Lady Michelle Obama. Her passion for mentoring yoga teachers and alignment yoga led her to create IPATH yoga, (Integral Postural Alignment Techniques), allowing her to share her love of yoga with people with failing posture and back pain. Currently, she has expanded her teaching and holds a YACEP® designation (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), offering her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training curriculum, to yoga schools in Italy. Through integrity-driven classes, Cavanaugh aims to provide students, her community and teachers with the tools they need in order to rejuvenate and heal the body and mind.  

Denese Cavanaugh instructs the following:
  • IPATH Restorative Yoga
  • This is just the restorative yoga class you need to release fascia, lengthen muscles and align your body, which will ultimately eliminate pain. IPATH yoga, (Integral Postural Alignment Techniques) typically makes the best use of 5-6 supine poses. This holistic practice begins with the heart opener moving the body slowly, gently, and very mindfully until the first layer of resistance is felt, practicing ahmisa, or non-violence for the body. Myofascial Release (MFR) is extremely helpful in reducing back pain, restoring motion and flexibility of the entire spine by treating the front and back three-dimensionally and the associated pelvis which is considered to be the foundation of the spine. Using yoga blocks and yoga balls, compressions are part of the focus, that will ultimately decompress the spine. Come in with pain, walk away healthier, rejuvenated and pain free!
    All levels and those with injuries are invited to attend.
    This is only a partial list of the conditions that IPATH yoga can help
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Chronic Pain
    • Cervical and Lumbar Injuries
    • Bulging Disc
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Sciatica
    Lengthen, realign and rebalance your body with the IPATH® Method.

    IPATH® yoga was created by Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500/YACEP®/Kripalu IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapy) enrolled 2017

  • 200-Hour WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program

  • R&R with IPATH Yoga
    IPATH yoga, Integral Postural Alignment Therapeutics, prepares the body to meet the mind with a sequence of five restorative poses that “self” adjust and correct the body’s alignment, ameliorating back/body pain.
    Our posture deteriorates and joints become restricted and our muscles tighten and stress. The imbalances, stiffness and loss of motion lead to pain signals throughout the body.
    Positioned on your back in the heart opener pose, IPATH yoga instills relaxation and peace; and layer after layer the body releases tension beginning with facial release, spreading throughout the body. All muscles release. That allows the bones to passively align and “self” correct. This mindful transformation is based on body cues that encourages the body heal within. Soft IPATH® balls are used for passive compressions that further releases tension, improves circulation, balance and gives freedom from lower back/body challenges.
    Rest, Restore to Live a better life!
    All are welcome to this popular workshop.
    Registered yoga teachers to earn 2 CEC contact credits.

    Denese Cavanaugh, ERYT500, YACEP, our senior teacher, and continuing education provider, developed this passive, yet deep alignment practice. Many count on her teaching to restore and rejuvenate them.


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    Fees: $55

    WYC Members: 10% discount