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While many yoga studios emphasize achieving a particular “shape” or more gymnastics-influenced movements, our emphasis is on moving the body in a way that is suitable and appropriately challenging for you, to increase your strength, balance, range of movement and flexibility. Many of the instructors at DDY have completed their 500 hour teacher training, including 300 hours in Therapeutic Yoga Essentials with internationally known Yoga Therapist Shawn Cornelison (Boston, MA). His teacher training and our’s has a focus on Functional Movement and Therapeutic Essentials. We refer to our approach as Optimal Movement*(*OM). Shawn completed his IAYT Yoga Therapy certification with Susi Hately (author of Anatomy and Asana, 2004 and founder of Functional Synergy). Susi believes that “the nervous system can catalyze powerful healing when it is in a relaxed, non-wired, non-tired state”