Delia Quigley has an extensive background in Hatha Yoga having begun her practice in 1982. She has played a major part in sharing the practice of yoga with countless number of students within the U.S. and Europe. Delia understands how important it is for yoga teachers to grow and their studio’s to evolve into centers of higher learning to better support their students on-going transformation.
Delia’s yoga journey began while living in Sarasota, Florida; first learning the Bikram yoga style and soon after teaching what she had discovered. She then studied Ashtanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch and Tim Miller; and in 1999 traveled to Ibiza, Spain to study the Dynamic Yoga Method with Godfrey Devereux, where she received a 500-hour certification in his safe and effective vinyasa flow style. She felt the missing pieces to her training come together with Godfridev’s special emphasis on utilizing the 5 Techniques of yoga and understanding the internal use of Bandhas (energy locks), Breath and Dynamic energy.
Delia is also a professional photographer; has produced and hosted both radio and television programs; written seven books on organic food and healthful living and has 30 years extensive practice as a nutritional counselor, macrobiotic chef, energy therapist and performing artist. Currently she writes the popular blog, The Stone House Diaries, When Animals Speak Their Minds.
In 1999, Delia developed The Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, a five-week body detoxification program that has successfully changed the health and lives of hundreds of people.
In 2006, while working at the Ascenza Wellness Center with individuals suffering from back and other physical limitations, Delia developed her Broken Bodies yoga class utilizing a wooden bench often used for meditation practice. The results were amazing! For the first time students who would not have the opportunity to experience the benefits of many yoga poses were able to accomplish the impossible with the support of the bench and Delia’s safe and effective method of teaching. Utilizing the benefits of both a folding chair and bench into her classes has allowed students a deeper more profound experience with their yoga practice.
Presently, Delia is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse LLC and co-director of the Ha-Tha Yoga Method. She continues to teach a holistic lifestyle designed to achieve optimal health and well being based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She teaches daily yoga classes and co-leads the Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training in Blairstown, New Jersey. You can view her website at: www.deliaquigley.com.
Denise Kay earned a BFA in Dance and Movement studies from Centenary College in New Jersey. She was a professional dancer from 1983-1990. She had the pleasure of performing with various dance companies including The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company where she became a permanent member of the company for 7 years. At that time Denise taught dance in New York and New Jersey and continued teaching for the next 20 years.
Throughout her career as a modern dancer and dance teacher Denise became more and more fascinated with the mind, body connection of movement and how it relates to our well-being. She studied a variety of movement modalities including various styles of yoga and through vinyasa yoga (linking movement through the breath) found the movement modality that brings the spirit of each one of us to a whole new level.
Denise became certified with Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis in 1999 and holds a 500-hour certification in Dynamic Yoga with Delia Quigley. In May of 2010 she became certified with Elysabeth Williamson in Partner Based Yoga where the blend of Thai massage and yoga come together creating classes in Compassion, Trust and Sharing. Presently, Denise teaches daily vinyasa style yoga based upon the 5 Techniques of Yoga. She is a certified Thai Yoga massage therapist through Lotus Palm, and has been teaching couples the art of Thai massage to enhance their relationships.
Dr. Keki Dadachanji was born in Mumbai, India. Dr. Dadachanji is a trained Yoga teacher, and a practitioner of meditation and allied disciplines. He is the coordinator of a Spiritual Fellowship Group (a “Satsang”) in Roxbury New Jersey. Dr. Dadachanji is the Joint Secretary of the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York, and coordinates education classes for adults of that association.
Dr. Dadachanji has studied various spiritual traditions, and has been invited to speak about the common threads of the great spiritual traditions of the world. His understanding of the Bhagavad Gita comes from many years of study and practice in daily living. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, and got his Doctorate in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Dadachanji has worked as a senior manager at various American Corporations for 30 years. Upon retirement in 2005, he decided to turn to teaching. He is a teacher of mathematics at Parsippany High School.