Denise Hopkins began her yoga journey after working for 13 years in the New York City fashion industry. Yoga became her saving grace to the competitive nature of the business. In 2005, she completed her training with Forrest Yoga founder Ana Forrest and has been teaching in New York City and the Hudson Valley ever since.
Hopkins is a Forrest Yoga Mentor (Guardian) Teacher and assists Ana Forrest at teacher trainings. She also leads her own workshops, teacher trainings. and retreats at places like New York University and the Omega Institute. She is cocreator, with Kate Lubensky, of the Yoga for Breast Cancer DVD.
Through her own practice, Hopkins has learned the skills she needed to find her inner confidence and passion. She has a knack for reading the energy of her students and responding to what they need. Through her clear, direct, and inspiring instruction, she helps make her students feel seen and understood.