About Us

About Denese Cavanaugh, Founder

Voted Washington DC's Best Yoga Instructor 2014, 2015 - Denese Cavanaugh travels internationally teaching the IPATH method for self-healing and pain relief.

Denese Cavanaugh developed IPATH out of 25+ years of Yoga and Pilates instruction.  Her philosophy is yoga is a tool to help students reclaim and enjoy their own bodies and mind, so they can 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 her school Deva Yogamynd in Milan Italy, which she co-owns. She teaches in Washington DC., domestically and in Italy, 


Denese believes in continuous learning, 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 Other Certified  IPATH Teachers

Aaron Gramble

Aaron Gamble is an extraordinary health and fitness professional that teaches, motivates, and encourages individuals and groups to conquer the obstacles that impede health and fitness. Aaron is deeply committed to helping each client achieve his/her fitness goals.  He has led many clients across the threshold from dangerously unfit and inactive to healthy and active.


He is based in Bethesda,Maryland

Sylvie Teisseire-Klause

IPATH certified June 2019

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

email: s.teisseireklause@gmail.com

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."  

Sylvie is a  proud mom of 3,  and a dedicated yoga teacher.  Trained as a linguist, she is also an artist who has been practicing Hatha Yoga for more than 25 years and teaching for the past 10 years. She first attended IPATH sessions out of curiosity and wanted to deepen her knowledge about restorative yoga to provide her students with more efficient ways and tools to relieve back pain and postural issues. After receiving her IPATH certification she has been sharing this holistic method with much enthusiasm and passion. She is also beginning her studies as a yoga therapist. Sylvie embraces yoga in its numerous phases and variations. Registered  RYT500 with Yoga Alliance, she is also an Acharya and teaches meditation and yoga philosophy. She is a French-German citizen, based in the Chevy Chase area, and teaches in English, French, and German.

Sylvia Niccolini
Milan, Italy


Appassionata di chimica, nutrizione, viaggi e, da sempre, di sport. Farmacista di professione, si avvicina allo yoga qualche anno fa durante la sua prima gravidanza. I benefici che percepisce fanno si che per lei diventi una passione ed una pratica quotidiana fondamentale, tanto da decidere di seguire un corso formazione insegnanti e trasmettere agli altri quello che per lei è un appuntamento quotidiano irrinunciabile. Vive e lavora a Milano. Contatto: nsylvia77@yahoo.it 

Deva Yogamynd RYT200 hr yoga teacher. Passionate about chemistry, nutrition, travel and, sports in general. A pharmacist by profession, she approached yoga a few years ago during her first pregnancy. Thanks to the benefits, she began practicing yoga daily and became so passionate about it, she decided to teach others and share her knowledge. .Lives and works in Milan Contact: nsylvia77@yahoo.it 

Joyce  Melaned-Berger

IPATH certified June 2019

MD & Washington DC

Available for private and group sessions

email: foryourvitality@icloud.com   

Joyce teaches restorative yoga and adds IPATH yoga.

"What drew me to the IPATH method is it’s ability to transform and heal the body and spirit.  the IPATH yoga method is available to many more individuals with physical limitations which would otherwise prevent them from practicing a traditional yoga format. In addition, the postural improvements and general sense of wellbeing. Teaching IPATH has enabled me to help so many more people and for that I am extremely. - grateful! " - Joyce