Denise has been a member of No Joke since 2015. After traveling to Bali last year and completing a Yoga Teacher Training Course, she was inspired to take her passion to the next level and begin teaching classes. After partnering with us, No Joke Yoga was born! Originally a Huntly native, Denise is now a proud Rockford resident, spending her daytime as a school teacher, while performing as an actor with a local theatre group seasonally. Through the stressful and sometimes painful events that life sometimes throws at us, Denise found yoga to be the most beneficial compliment, both mentally and physically, to a happy, healthy life. Her initial relationship with yoga has deepened throughout her practice. Denise believes wholeheartedly in yoga’s transformative nature, and respects the power that yoga possesses to keep one grounded, focused, accountable, and aware of even the smallest moments on and off the mat.
Yoga has taught me that it is the journey that we take to get into the pose and each precious breath in it, not the pose itself. But most importantly, it has taught me that everything we need in life is already within us.
– Denise C.