Deanne Criste

Certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT® 200, YACEP®) & Certified Aerial Yoga Instructor & 200 Hour YTT Lead Trainer & Travel Staff Member

Deanne recently located here from Augusta, Georgia. She began her yoga journey 13 years ago with a VHS tape, mat, block, and strap bought as a kit for $20. From there she learned so much more than just poses, but she learned about herself.  Deanne's journey took her to Savannah, Georgia for teacher training 2010. Deanne has taught at several yoga studios, college wellness centers, and retirement communities within Georgia.  She has also has a Group Fitness Certification, a Water Exercise Certification, and an Aerial Yoga Certification.
Deanne is excited to bring her love of yoga to West Virginia.

Deanne Criste instructs the following:
  • Yin Yoga
  • Classes involve holding postures on the floor for 45 seconds to 2 minutes in this meditative practice. A great compliment to anyone in need of flexibility.

  • Beginner Yoga
  • New to yoga? This class is a great place to start. Beginner Yoga is for students who have no prior knowledge of yoga and teaches:
    • In English terms only
    • No Sanskrit
    • Brief history of yoga
    • 6 main yoga poses
    • Use of props & modifications for beginners
    • Beginner breathing techniques
    • No arm balances or inversions
    The class emphasizes the fundamentals of a beginner yoga practice and will prepare students to confidently move into our First Level classes. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try!

  • Yoga Sculpt
  • Yoga Sculpt is a yoga mat-based workout that adds free weights to a yoga sequence, intensifying each yoga pose while incorporating cardio and training exercises, such as squats, lunges, bicep and tricep curls to help you build lean muscle mass.

  • First Level Yoga
  • First Level Yoga is a vinyasa class for students who have some basic knowledge of yoga and teaches:
    • Mainly in English terms
    • Basic Sanskrit
    • Basic breathing techniques
    • Use of props & modifications 
    • No arm balances or inversions
    Class is very slow paced and focuses on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn and enjoy yoga in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.