Dena Hsieh Vigilis

I began studying yoga in 1996 as a way to improve my strength, focus, and flexibility, as well as to calm my body and mind. My personal experiences with yoga transformed my life, and I soon realized my path, combining my passion for yoga and children. Feeling and seeing the positive effects of yoga as an adult made me want to share it with children. I completed several certification programs in children's yoga and began teaching in 2002. I founded Little Lotus Yoga in 2003. That same year I received my Pre-natal and Postpartum yoga certification so I could truly offer the gift of yoga from "womb to bloom."

Having seen the impact practicing yoga and teaching kids yoga had on my life, I knew that I wanted to share the gift of achieving balance, calmness, stability and mental clarity with people of all ages. Through the encouragement of my teachers, Joanne and Drew Kane, my path led me to the Be Yoga adult yoga teacher training in 2005 where I received my 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

In March of 2006, my husband, Rick, and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Troy. Most recently, we have welcomed with joy another son, Chase, in December 2010. I have been an apt pupil of motherhood ever since- getting valuable lessons in life and love.

My intention is to teach from the heart and to give each student a piece of yoga that they can bring to their everyday life.