I began practicing yoga out of curiosity approximately 15 years ago while in university. I began a deeper exploration of yoga within the past 5 years as a way to physically, emotionally, and spiritually cope with a chronic autoimmune disease, as well as a way to manage work-related stress. I completed my 200hr YTT at Chinook this spring, and am grateful for the opportunity to share my practice with others. I believe that anyone can do yoga, and my goal as an instructor is to create a safe space where the practice and its benefits are accessible to all. When I'm not on the mat, I enjoy travelling, and spending time in nature with my husband and my puppy.
Deanna Danskin instructs the following:
Explore the basics of your yoga practice through the poses and breath work. This class is designed for those wanting a slower, gentle practice and suitable for beginners.
In all Yang – there is still Yin. In all Yin, there is still Yang. In Yin Fusion we will balance the practice with some gentle flowing vinyasa, creating internal heat to prepare for movement into longer held Yin Yoga poses. Through awareness in all aspects of the practice we will find the edges of our limitations and subtly work beyond those boundaries with relaxed effort. This is an open class for all yogis.