Our Beautiful Denise is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Life Coach Master Trainer (Prevention of Chronic Disease), clinical cancer support group facilitator, and a community wellness activist. She is the founding Director of the Village Mindfulwellness Counseling (VMWC) program under the Village Health Foundation (VHF) a Los Angeles based community acupuncture clinic. Denise is currently teaching kundalini yoga online on the world’s first 24×7 live and interactive yoga channel. Her classes take place daily at 21:00 GMT+3.
Also, she is a founding member of three international community service programs (GEEC/ Global Education Exchange Coalition, S.T.E.A.M program, Yoga Healing Arts, Clinical Counseling Exchange) currently operating in South Africa which she has traveled annually for the past 5 years. She earned her MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Applied Community Psychology, and BS in Political Science from Spelman College. Denise managed the transitional housing and AAA/ISM program at the VHF that is dedicated to making integrative holistic health care modalities available to underserved communities.
She was previously the program director for Community Build Youth & Community Center 2000- 2010 where she developed the college preparation and retention program that assisted thousands of families with community resources.
As a counselor for United Friends of the Children from 2010-2012, she provided support services for college-bound foster students and continues to provide support to the community for college access.
She is a member of the executive board of the Celebration of Education, Scholarship Program and a board member of Dr Bettye Bouey Yates Educational Foundation (BBYEF) which provides support to 3 schools in Durban South Africa.
Denise is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor for 19 years, under the tutelage of master teacher trainer Krishna Karr. Denise has been awarded Trail Blazer of the year 2 consecutive years by IABYT, and most recently recognized by Kundalini Research Institute 3HO Foundation and honored as an International luminary and was awarded for outstanding service to Humanity for her 6th-year service project in South Africa.
She provides instruction through workshops and classes to students ranging from ages 2 to 102. Her weekly classes are currently held at In The Meantime Men’s group and Angelus Plaza Senior Activity Center. Denise facilitates workshops & retreats for numerous organizations both domestic and international with an emphasis on Radical Nahari (self-care), brain health, trauma, and lifestyle changes. Her motto is;
“Health Is Wealth”
There are 3 things that will happen to the body, we have a choice. Which do you choose?
WEAR-out Or RUST-out Or BURN-out