Denise Horvilleur is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After graduating she served as a bilingual public school teacher for 14 years. Experience working in public schools led Denise to address an apparent need: stress reduction.
She spent the following years working with Sonima, Teach Wellness, Breathe, Move, Rest and Urban Yogis to help train school teachers across the country in stress reduction exercises, involving breathing, moving and resting that can be done throughout the workday. Teachers were offered practices to do for themselves as well as stress-reduction exercises to teach their students to help with attention, self- regulation and overall health.
Currently, Denise works as a personal trainer for Rice University in Houston, Tx. In addition to a certification in Personal Training from the National Association of Sports Medicine, Denise is certified to teach Yoga and Tai Chi, which she practices for health. For fun Denise practices Silat, an Indonesian martial art.
She spent ten years training and competing in marathons and triathlons before changing her focus to joint strength, mobility development and body control. Personally, Denise has experience training through scar tissue on skin and in various internal organs, as a result of surgery. She has trained a wide range of clients from cancer patients in a hospital setting to collegiate athletes.