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IPATH® Teachers

About Denese Cavanaugh, Founder

Denese Cavanaugh travels internationally presenting and leading teacher training events with TheIPATH® Method.

Denese Cavanaugh developed IPATH® out of 26 years of Yoga and Pilates instruction.  Her philosophy suggests yoga is a tool to help students reclaim and enjoy their own bodies and mind, so they are able to share their passions in life.

Voted "Best Yoga  Teacher" 2014 and 2015 by the Washington City Paper, she has even given numerous private and event yoga sessions with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Her passion for mentoring yoga teachers and alignment yoga led her to create IPATH®, (Integral Postural Alignment Therapeutics), allowing her to share her expertise with people with failing posture and back pain.

She holds a YACEP® designation (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and offers 200 and 300hr Yoga Teacher Training curriculum and 75 Hour IPATH training at Deva Yogamynd in Milan Italy, Denese hails from NYC and is currently lives in Bethesda, MD.


Denese believes in continuous learning,  and currently studying  Yoga Therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. 

She is humbled and grateful to her teachers for sharing their unbounded insight and generosity and is honored to also share that generous evolution with others. 

Meet Certified  IPATH Teachers

Vanessa Garcia

ERYT, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® certified September 2020

California - Available for private and group IPATH® sessions


ERYT international yoga and meditation guide who specializes in breathwork. Yoga advocate who believes these practices are available to everyone and anyone regardless of size, color, age, religion, socioeconomic status, or abilities. She is for the people and desires to offer a safe place for others to explore themselves through their own awareness and wholeness.

Sylvie Teisseire-Klause

ERYT500, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® certified June 2019

MD & Washington DC Available for private and group IPATH® sessions


Trained as a linguist, Sylvie is also an artist who has been practicing Hatha Yoga for more than 25 years and teaching for the past 10 years. "After attending IPATH® sessions, "I wanted to deepen my knowledge about restorative yoga to provide my students with more efficient ways and tools to relieve back pain and postural issues." - Sylvie.

Aaron Gamble

CPT,ERYT200, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® certified June 2019

MD & Washington DC

Joyce Melaned-Berger

ERYT200, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® certified June 2019

MD & Washington DC

Available for private and group sessions

Joyce teaches restorative yoga and adds IPATH yoga.

"What drew me to the IPATH method is its ability to transform and heal the body and spirit. Teaching IPATH has enabled me to help so many more people and for that, I am extremely. - grateful! " - Joyce

Genna Drazen

Certified Personal  Trainer NASM,  Group Fitness Instructor AFFA, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® Certified March 2020

MD & Washington DC

Available for private and group sessions

Genna teachers her community how to enjoy movement. From cycling, barre, running or strength training she makes her love of  fitness fun and social for everyone. She found the IPATH Method after a personal back injury left her feeling...left out on the sidelines. With weekly practice and lengthening, pain turned back into strength. She is ready to share her knowledge of self-healing with others who suffer from similar chronic pain.

Rosemary Oshinsky

Board Certified Nurse, Wellness Coach,Certified Diabetes Educator, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® Certified March 2020

MD & Washington DC

Available for private and group sessions

Debbie Sockol

Mat Pilates, Spinning, and Aqua certified instructor, IPATH® cert.


IPATH® Certified  April 2020

MD & Washington DC

Available for private and group sessions

Debbie is a retired special educator M.ED.. who was seeking to treat her chronic back pain holistically rather than allopathic methods, and came upon IPATH yoga. She quickly decided IPATH was something she wanted to share with others in chronic pain. 

Silvia Niccolini

RYT200, IPATH® cert. Pharmacist


Available for private and group IPATH sessions


"As a pharmacist, I can say that among the best selling drugs there are painkillers, used for joint and muscle pain, back pain, and headache. As a yoga teacher with IPATH, I have a wonderful "tool" to permanently and holistically solve back/body pain. Only one "side effect": the achievement of self-awareness! "  

"Come farmacista posso dire che tra i farmaci più venduti ci sono gli antidolorifici, usati per dolori muscolo-articolari, mal di schiena e mal di testa.

Come insegnante di yoga con IPATH ho un fantastico "strumento" per risolvere i dolori di corpo e schiena in modo olistico e definitivo. Unico "effetto collaterale": il raggiungimento della consapevolezza di sé!"

Anna Gaglioti

RYT200, IPATH® cert


IPATH® certified since April 2020

Paola Miretta

Personal & Fitness Trainer, IPATH® cert.


Founder and Owner of Fitness Boutique. Pilates & AntiGravity Fitness Studio in Piacenza, Italy

Romana Crainic

RYT200, Pilates Educator, International Presenter,

IPATH® cert.


Founder of Pranajiva Yoga Studio,  Brescia, Italy. Master Pilates teacher, Ballet Barre, & Antigravity. 


Denise Dolan

RYT200, IPATH® cert 

IPATH® certified June 2020


Sara Macllvaine Peffley

RYT200, Physical Therapist, IPATH® cert.

IPATH® certified June 2020



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