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“Passion is definitely contagious, and when I’m on my mat, I am elevated to be myself, and aspire to share it with others.”




“Passion is contagious, and when I’m on my mat, I am elevated to be myself, and aspire to share it with others.”


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Denese Cavanaugh, ERYT500/CPT/YACEP/Presenter/Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, is an international yoga teacher based in Washington, D.C. and founder of Integral Postural Alignment Techniques, better known as The IPATH® Method. She officially began her yoga teaching journey in 1999 in her hometown of New York City and has since gained significant experience in various teaching styles including Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series,Iyengar Alignment inspired, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Restorative, Prenatal, and Kids Yoga.

Denese considers her life’s purpose to change the way people view mental and physical health by educating them about the inter-relationship between yoga, psychology and public health. Denese’s passion for mentoring yoga teachers and improving posture led her to create The IPATH® Method in 2012, a technique that not only eliminates back and body pain, but also helps practitioners transform their posture through hands-free adjustments. Her yoga classes integrate a meditative quality, allowing students to connect with their minds and bodies while exploring renewal and expansion. Her program has grown to offer a 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum and a 75 hour IPATH Restorative Yoga curriculum, and since 2019, has also offered a complementary discipline, IPATH Mat Pilates. The IPATH Method is now available in Italy, with plans for expanded to Spain in 2023.

Denese was voted “Best Yoga Teacher” in 2014 and 2015 by the Washington City Paper and even lead numerous private and event yoga sessions with First Lady Michelle Obama. To further her career as a yoga therapist, Denese studies Yoga Therapy from Kripalu Yoga and Health Center  and is also currently enrolled in a Yoga Therapy Certification program.

Denese is grateful to her teachers for sharing their experiences, and honored to pass on that generous foundation to her students and community. Through her yoga classes, events,and teacher training programs, she empowers her students with educational, engaging, and accessible practices that help them find joy, balance, and connection in their lives.

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