Senior Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher. Qualified Yoga Therapist
Deb was born in the year of the Dragon. She was lucky enough to be introduced to Acharya Upendra Roy’s Yoga and Meditation Centre in Pitt St, Sydney way back in the (19)90s, through a friend during a difficult time. She immediately felt supported and nurtured after her first class and her course was set.
Deb began her yoga practice with Acharya Upendra Roy in Sydney in 1993 and studied under him for over a decade. Soon after completing Acharya’s Teacher Training course in 2004 Deb started teaching a traditional Hatha and Raja Yoga and Meditation style around Sydney city and the inner west in gyms, private classes, centres and her own small studio in St Peters.
After wandering through a spiritual wilderness for a while (and learning why it is so important to find a teacher) DS was drawn to the spiritual activism she found at Samadhi Yoga in Newtown (which became Jivamukti Yoga Sydney) and felt she had found a new spiritual home. She graduated from the Samadhi Teacher Training course under the guidance of Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Katie Manitsas in 2012. DS completed 300hr Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training with founders Sharon Gannon and David Life in Costa Rica in 2014.
In 2017 Deb completed Trauma-informed yoga training with Danielle Begg and the Yoga Impact Charity, as well as a unique 6 month yoga teacher mentoring program with BIJA Yoga Director/Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Keith Kempis. In 2019 Deb completed her Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Owen at Body Mind Life, and recently graduated as a Yoga Therapist through the Yoga Therapy Institute in Sydney.
Deb is grateful for the support and teachings of Acharya, Maurie Earls, Dr Orna Triguboff, Kamala Angel, Yogeswari, Matthew Bergan, Katie Manitsas, Keith Kempis, Jules Febre, Sarah de Graaf, Doug Whittaker, Jessica Sage Stickler, Emma Henry, Sarah Owen, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Sal Flynn, Louise Godfrey, Liz Williams, Trish David and all teachers to come.