Deidra stumbled upon yoga while studying Theatre at DePaul University 11 years ago, and she hasn't left her mat since. A 500-hr Certified Yoga Instructor, Deidra has taught consistently since 2011. She is also a Reiki practitioner, and received Reiki Masters certification at Maha Rose in 2015.
As an artist, Deidra has explored movement and breath as natural ways of expression, where creativity and play open our mind, our heart, and our body. Her continued study of Hatha Yoga and her work in the arts help to shape the creative flow in her classes, incorporating healing practices from Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Reiki to bring us to a place of presence and true awakening.
Deidra is excited to start the Iyengar Teacher Training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York this fall. She is grateful for her many mentors - such as Tobias Fields, Lara Warren, Steve Prestianni, and James Bae - who have inspired her journey as a student and a teacher. For her, yoga is a purely healing and spiritually awakening practice.