Denise Zaverdas, E-RYT 500, enjoys the tenure of over 15,000 hours of Yoga instruction. With a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, an unending fascination of human form and function, and the deep curiosity of a seeker, Denise shares the practice from her heart and years of exploration, inquiry, learning and unlearning. While drawing from a diverse blend of disciplines, she emphasizes spirit, breath, structure, strength and fluidity.

Often described as a “teacher’s teacher,” Denise guides students inward to foster a deeper connection with their inner master.  She is a perpetual student, and her current understanding is that Yoga is about relationship: our inner relationship with Self and Sprirt, and our outer relationship with fellow travelers and the world around us.  Denise crafts each unique class as a moving meditation, in preparation for stillness and seated meditation.

After 6 years as Assistant Director at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, Denise founded her own “sanctuary for soul-centered evolution” called Montecito Yoga, or MoYo in 2011, and closed it in 2016 to start the next great adventure.  For more information, please visit her website at