Since beginning tap dance classes at the age of five Debra Hodgen has always been a mover. She received her Bachelors Degree in dance from UCLA and taught and performed extensively. After meeting her meditation teacher in 1983 she began her study of hatha yoga. She has a 250-hour teacher's certificate from Yoga Mountain in New York and was an Anusara- Inspired teacher, completing Level I and II teacher training with John Friend. She has also studied yoga therapeutics with John Friend and Martin Kirk completing more than 700 hours of training. She is in process of completing advanced studied in Gentle Somatic Yoga with James Knight.
She has taught all levels of yoga and classes and workshops for children and teens, prenatal, gentle, chair, restorative, corporate classes and meditation classes. She has been teaching in San Diego North County since 2003. She also enjoys teaching private classes to aid students therapeutically or to help them move into a greater level of expression in their practice. Debra teaches with an abundance of enthusiasm and humor. Her greatest joy in teaching is seeing her students "blossom". Debra is an active member of the Yoga Alliance and a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist in private practice