Deborah holds degrees in sociology, Eastern religions and dance therapy from University of California Long Beach, and is a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Spirituality in Healing Program, which introduces medical students to yoga as a viable healing modality. Deborah has studied with the most prominent yogis, shamans, healers and naturalists the world over including her first teacher, Indra Devi, who is credited as the “mother of yoga” in the western world. Deborah subsequently studied with world famous yoga masters B.K.S. Iyengar, Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Aadil Palkhivala, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. For more than 30 years, she has merged her love of yoga, adventure, and exploration to found and lead Yoga Adventure, one of the world’s leading yoga retreats.
Today, Deborah offers Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Seminars annually at her family’s home, Hale Kai, which affords a full spectrum of natural beauty, and the opportunity to enjoy a healthy, full lifestyle. Deborah has been featured on ESPN Television, in photos, and articles in Yoga Journal, Women in Sports and Fitness, Outside Magazine, Fit Yoga, as well as in the Athleta, Prana, and Patagonia catalogs. More information about Deborah can be found at Yoga Adventure.