230 Hour Teaching Certification, Yoga Center of Minneapolis
500 Hour Advanced Teaching Certification, Yoga Center of Minneapolis
22.5 Low Back and Sacrum Study with Judith Hanson Lasater, Yoga Center of Minneapolis
27.5 Hours ViniYoga Study with Gary Kraftow, Yoga Center of Minneapolis
6 Hours ParaYoga Study with Rod Stryker, Yoga Center of Minneapolis
10+ years Continued Study with Kevin Kortan
40+ years Teaching Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance, Los Angeles and the Twin Cities
Deirdre began studying yoga in 1998 soon after she retired from a career in dance. She did it to stay in shape but soon realized that it was transforming her world on every level. Having always been a mover she became fascinated with the stillness within the movement that yoga brought and after years of searching for her center she found that it was right there, in that stillness, all along. She also found that when one really gets to know and understand one’s body and listens to it deeply with love and respect rather than pushing it with judgment and force, it responds with grace and ease. Bringing the insights she found in yoga into her dance classes she soon found herself teaching yoga as well. Teaching yoga is a passion for Deirdre because she wants to share the amazing transformation that it brings with as many people as possible, changing the world one breath at a time.
Deirdre danced for Minnesota Dance Theater, Zenon Dance Company, Minnesota Opera, Children’s Theatre and Ballet of the Dolls. She is certified through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis and is a member of Yoga Alliance. She has studied many forms of Hatha yoga including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Anusara, Mi-An, Evolutionary Yoga, and ViniYoga, and brings into her class the wisdom that she has received from all of her amazing teachers past and present.