Dr. Tiffany Denny is a beaming light of energetic kindness. She gives back by aligning herself and her offerings with nonprofits that assist those in need in her community and beyond. Tiffany is passionate about participating in and supporting the work of Embody Love Movement and One Love Dallas as they each seek to heal and strengthen women in their own way. She is a facilitator for Embody Love Movement, and she participates in One Love Dallas fundraisers each year.
Tiffany's 3Tree Yoga studio is involved in helping the Dallas/ Fort Worth community by holding two Saturday night meditate by-donation classes each month. Donations from these group meditations go to support one of the aforementioned groups, or to a local charity such as one 3Tree Yoga frequently supports, The Warm Place, which offers grief counseling for children and youth who have experienced loss.
Dr. Tiffany Denny has a passion for anatomy and sequencing. She began her foray into yoga practice around age 15 when her mom, Margie Terrell, began teaching yoga in their community. In fact, Margie still teaches in the North Dallas area, including a free weekly outdoor class. Yoga has been a guiding presence in Tiffany’s life since then, and she began teaching while studying exercise science at the University of South Carolina, continuing throughout her doctoral program in physical therapy. Her yoga training is eclectic, though she was heavily influenced by Stacey Millner-Collins, Kelley Gardner, and Sarah Faircloth of the Rasika Yoga School, and Becky Klett of the Denton Yoga Center, which whom she completed her 200-hour training. She loves to explore and blend styles, but has always been drawn to yoga emphasizing alignment, technique, and intelligent but creative sequencing. And most importantly, she believes yoga fosters improved self-image, increased overall wellness, and transformation through self-exploration.
"When what we think, and what we say, and what we feel, and what we do, are in alignment, then we are truly living authentically and with integrity." Dr. Melody Moore
Tiffany teaches public and private yoga out of her studio, 3Tree Yoga, in Fort Worth,TX, and is currently studying with Christina Sell and Gioconda Parker in the Alchemy of Flow and Form Teacher Training. She especially enjoys leading workshops, retreats, and teacher training programs, in addition to traveling and adventuring as much as possible. Tiffany is a licensed physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic specialist, and her teaching style is uniquely informed by a strong understanding of anatomy and movement science. She believes that building awareness of these concepts through asana provides great insight into personal practice and growth, and can help those who teach yoga serve their students well. Tiffany loves to integrate the technical aspects of her physical therapy training with the wisdom of yoga in classes that empower people to accept and celebrate not only their bodies, but the full scope of that which they presently and potentially offer in this life.
Photos of Tiffany Denny in this post are credited to Austin Denny.
Jivana Heyman has been sharing yoga with people with disabilities for over twenty years, and over these years he has watched people transform their lives through these teachings. Jivana's goal is to share yoga with people who have not had access to these practices, and to support other yoga teachers who are doing so. In fact, he is dedicated to building a community of teachers who offer Accessible Yoga around the world - and to work on their behalf.
Accessible Yoga is a part of the revolution to transform the yoga world into a welcoming, inclusive community where all support each other and grow together.
Jivana Heyman is the founder of Accessible Yoga, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, manager of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, California, and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching in the traditional yoga lineage of Sri Swami Satchidananda. Jivana has specialized in teaching the subtle practices of yoga: pranayama, meditation, as well as sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making yoga accessible to everyone, this led him to align his work with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Jivana has also taught with the Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program through UCSF, California Pacific Medical Center's Institute of Health and Healing, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has led over forty yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, and created the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007.
On December 3rd, 2015, Jivana taught Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva for their International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Jivana's strengths are sharing esoteric and complex teachings in an readily accessible way, and applying the ancient teachings of yoga to our day-to-day lives.
Kate Connell Potts is passionate about sharing the benefits and possibility of one-on-one work. A huge part of the responsibility of educating other yoga teachers and therapists about private yoga is to acknowledge that individualized work can accompany status of privilege, lack of access due to the economics of private work, and further create a divide in the yoga community where only those with specific means can benefit from the merits of yoga. Conversation around this topic empowers yoga teachers to the potential of using private yoga work to fund their efforts to give back while allowing yoga to be a sustainable career path filled with meaning and purpose. In addition to making these concepts a mainstay in her work, she also have aligned herself with V Day and A Billion Rising. Each yoga teacher that works with Kate through her signature training The Art Of Teaching Private Yoga gives back when a portion of their investment in their passion is gifted to the organization and movement focused on ending violence of women, girls, and those who identify/assigned as female.
Through individual work and her certification training, The Art Of Teaching Private Yoga, Kate supports (and cheerleads) private yoga teachers all over the globe to make meaningful change with their private clients. Through strategic teaching technique and private yoga teacher specific biz know-how, she blends together private yoga methodology + marketing to create sustainable and joy-filled private yoga teaching practices. And has a ton of fun doing it.
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that are stepping up and standing out by giving back, getting involved and taking their yoga practice out of the yoga room and into their yoga business offerings to heal and to serve.
Natalie Cummings is the founder of the Yoga Business Connection and is a proud member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. She shares her talents to empower their united mission in bringing yoga to all by spearheading the YBIC social media and web shares. Whether teaching Hiking Yoga, consulting yogis in business or presenting for Yoga Journal, Natalie is known for adding heart into all she does.