Student Comments

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    “Treat people as if they are what they ought to be and you will help them to become what they can be.”

– Viktor Frankl’s Goethe via Benjamin Lorr –

As a university professor, I’ve long held the idea that my students are the reason I love my job. This feeling extends to my yoga classes. As the education scholar Margo Husby Sheelar has written, “Our students are our greatest gifts.”


Here are comments about my yoga classes from a few of my students:


Muchas gracias por el curso tan tan chido, y toda tu atención para hacer bien los ejercicios, estuviste excelente! Espero nos vemos prontito.     – Besitos, Brenda

You are one of the best yoga teachers I know.     – Anne

DiDi’s yoga is one of our great highlights during our annual winter Zipolite stay. Her thematic approach makes for a challenging, fun and dynamic class. DiDi’s morning classes are the best thing to get the blood, senses and energy going for the rest of the day. Can’t wait for the next class with DiDi! Much love from NYC.     – Marietta & Michael

I have had the pleasure of being a student of DeNel’s in both a yogic and an academic setting. Teaching by example and showing mindful attention to all pupils shines through in her instruction. Her yoga classes strike an ideal balance of fun and structure and her teaching is informed and tailored to the individual. I have come away from these sessions with an invigorated yet calm spirit and the inspiration and confidence to make yoga a part of my daily routine. The positive energy that DeNel projects is contagious, I consider myself very lucky to have caught as much of it as I have!     – Lesley

There is absolutely nothing that can compare to a splendid afternoon with amazing women to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Even though I spent Friday night and all day Saturday at a Shambhala meditation course, I still managed to relax more deeply. …DiDi, what a generous donation to the auction at Shatford School. Thank you. You set a tone at the Sail Loft that was even more peaceful than that beautiful space normally bestows. You are appreciated.      – Lisa (who participated in a group deep relaxation party)


Anne and Pierre practice with Kine and me when they’re visiting Pura Yoga in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. They made this video as a gift to us after returning to their Quebec home in the winter of 2014.