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Denise Waling - Founder

Amongst being an animal lover, surfini (surfer yogini) and massage therapist, I am yoga lover, instructor and former studio owner.  After beginning my path with yoga in 1999, I have developed a deep understanding and appreciation for the gift of yoga.  Leading much of my life in darkness and battling major mental illness called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  Through the recovery process I went through intensive Dialectial Behavior Therapy (DBT), using a mindfulness Zen approach to Cognitive Behavior Therapy.


After a beautiful 4.5 years owning The Yoga Place studio in Downtown Los Angeles, I am now venturing into the world to share yoga, meditation, healing and surf by  Uniting Mind Body and City®.  Please follow me as I journey to serve the world with Pop Up Yoga classes, retreats, workshops and surf adventures.  Or better yet, join me as we explore the meaning of happiness and freedom to uncover the dreams that live within you. 


DBT in conjunction with my personal yoga practice brought me light, solace, hope and faith that there is life out of darkness.  It's what saved my life.  After years of being led through my practice of healing, I learned I wanted to give to others what yoga had given to me.  I left the corporate world and became an instructor, eventually opening my own studio.  


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