Denise Hopkins

Denise began her yoga journey after 13 years of working in the NYC fashion industry. Yoga became her saving grace to the competitive nature of that business. After searching for a teacher training, gut instinct guided her towards a Forrest Yoga training. It was life changing. She completed her training with founder Ana Forrest in 2005 and went on to assist Ana at workshops & teacher trainings nationwide. Through FY, Denise learned the skills she needed to let go of old behavior patterns which set her up for being “walked on.” She found inner strength which birthed new confidence, passion & lots of feeling.


In 2010, Denise partnered with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer, a DVD created to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors. It was so well received that they recently produced two more DVD’s entitled Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health.


Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing. She has a knack for reading students' energy and responding to their needs. Her style of instruction is direct, clear, and inspiring. It is her goal that every student feels seen and understood. She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into hands-on assists & private sessions. She is currently studying with The Milne Institute.

upcoming workshops

Join Forrest Yoga Guardians Heidi Sormaz & Denise Hopkins for a weekend of yoga classes, ceremony, and meditation!