Dena Zimbel

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Dena ​began her yoga practice over 30 years ago whilst pregnant with the first of her 4 children. Over the years, her practice transformed from the occasional dabbling for fun and stress relief to a dedicated, daily, traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice. After many years spent adapting to injury, her practice shifted to include a movement as rehabilitation and strength supported mobility focus.

 

Originally from Toronto, Canada, she moved​ to Portland in 2006 ​so her kids could grow up with the majesty of the North West in their veins and salt water on their skin. ​In Canada, she was a midwife for many sleepless years. Now retired from midwifery, she has much more time for her family, her yoga practice, and teaching.

 

As a yoga instructor teaching at multiple locations in the Portland area including 10 years as a trainer at Nike World Headquarters, she has worked in groups and one-on-one with world renowned athletes, product development, and has studied cutting edge performance advances.​ She has administered and instructed in multiple world-wide yoga teacher trainings, both 200 hr and 500 hr levels.

 

Dena's classes are informed by her many years of practice, both yoga and as a midwife, her deep love and continuing study of the body's structure, function and dysfunction, both subtle and gross. She specializes in a more athletic, intelligent, ​and inquisitive ​class that is challenging, empowering, as well as deeply therapeutic.

 

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