Why choose Divine Light Yoga?

Within you is that Divine Light that desires to be fully shining. Rooted in compassion and heartfelt understanding, Denise Kirpal knows these practices give us a way, a place and a means to uncover that inner light, that inner balance to live fully and wholly, in exactly the way each of us are meant to live. Accepting each of us as we are, beginning where we are, seeing the Light in all, come experience and learn how to create and maintain balance, peace and more love in your life. Choose from a myriad of ways to begin to heal and balance with classes, yoga teacher training, ayurveda or a private holistic yoga session.

Denise's classes are alignment based slow flowing vinyasa based in the Krishnamacharya lineage, that the yoga must be fit to the individual. An abundance of compassionate cues, keen observations from over 16 years on the mat, humor and vibrant encouragement make each class a unique and uplifting experience. 

It is my opinion that no one I have met to date conducts such a wonderful mix of yoga practice that encompasses the stretching practical work out for each muscle and internal organ in addition to the spirituality conveyed by you and certainly felt by this student. It is my privilege.
— DV Annapolis MD

Weekly Classes/Workshops at Santa Cruz Yoga

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Deep Slow Vinyasa Flow 2–3
12 Noon – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Yoga


Deep Slow Flow Vinyasa, subbing for PUja
4:00 - 5:30PM

Candlelight Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
7:30 – 8:30PM

2016-17 Yoga Teacher Training

Dive deep through Divine Light Yoga teacher training and awaken your deepest connection to your higher Self.  
Registration is now open. Space is limited.

Private Holistic Yoga Sessions & Continuing Education Hours


If you have ever wondered how to enrich your personal practice, how to begin a daily at home practice or are dealing with any health or well being issues that you feel Yoga can aid you in, this is where a private session is a great option. Full hour or hour and half sessions are available.  If you are a yoga teacher looking to increase your personal teaching skills with CEU'S, I offer private sessions with credit towards YA credentialing. Sliding scale options for low or limited income and full time students.  Hour sessions:  $85, Hour and Half sessions: $120.

Last night’s half hour gong meditation was mind blowing. I have no idea where I disappeared before the high gong snapped me back into my body! Endless gratitude for holding the door open to this world wide open!
— MH, Annapolis


October and November, 2016    Workshops at Santa Cruz Yoga

Refine, Realign and Redefine Your Personal Yoga Practice

To fit the yoga to the person, and not the person to the yoga, is the most striking and important precept that we can follow today in practicing yoga. Linking breath to movement is the next most important one. If you are a beginner or a longer time practitioner, join me in these 4 deeply beneficial workshops to personalize each asana to your unique body, mind and spirit complex. Each of us is anatomically, mentally, and spiritually different, and yet within that unique microcosm, we share a desire and devotion to find a path towards our own healing and joy. Based in the Kirhsnamacharya lineage, beginning with Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breathing techniques) Denise will lead you into the ways and means of breaking down asanas to fit your needs and demystifying breathing techniques to soothe and balance your emotional and psychological aspects.  These powerful workshops are open to beginners and intermediate students alike, all ages, levels of fitness and practice are strongly encouraged to attend. Each student will be met exactly where they are and will benefit greatly from this intimate and supportive gathering.

10/15 Energizing and Grounding:Sun Salutations and Standing Asanas

10/29 Cooling, Calming and Balancing: Forward Bends: Sitting, Standing and Deep and Balancing

11/5 Opening and Expanding: Heart/Chest/Shoulder opening and stabilizing w/twists

11/19 Releasing and Expressing: Opening to the Deep Hip/Pelvic Bowl and the Vital Psoas w/ twists

Saturdays: 1:30-3:30 pm

***These workshops meet Yoga Alliance criteria for CEU's for Yoga teachers. 

Fee: Early bird discount $140 for all four workshops or $35 to drop in register before October 10TH. After October 10TH, $160 for all four workshops or $40 to drop in. No refunds after 10/10.  REGISTER NOW ON LINE:  SANTA CRUZ YOGA