Yoga has been a part of Deja’s life for over 10 years. Her practice has helped her grow in the areas of patience, balance, flexibility and mindfulness; both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires her to appreciate valuable moments she shares with those close to her. It has also helped her to accept and cope with tragic losses in her life. She has become better equipped to tackle many challenges and hurdles experienced through practice. As a public-school educator with SAISD, she was able to utilize yoga and meditation during brain breaks with students in her middle school classroom. This had a vast impact on classroom management and their ability to retain the information.
Yoga entered her life while studying at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She accepted an invitation by a friend to attend Bikram Yoga. During the class she was hot, sweaty, and had pushed herself mentally and physically to limits she’d never thought possible. Enjoying this class so much she applied to be a “Karma Cleaner”. This afforded her the opportunity to experience unlimited classes per week in exchange for time helping with the studio. She gained a wealth of knowledge and made meaningful connections with other yogis and employees.
Deja completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training with Yoga Skills School of Kemetic Yoga, under the teachings of Master Yirser Ra Hotep. This style of yoga resonated with her personal beliefs, and pedagogical philosophy. As a result of this connection, she creates sequences that promote exploration and discovery deep inside yourself. She seeks to help others tap into their true essence by nurturing the union of mind, body, and spirit via meditation in motion (aka yoga). Deja gets ultimate joy witnessing the looks of release and peacefulness on the faces of students at the conclusion of classes. It is her hope that you leave Divine Khepera Yoga Studio knowing that a transformation is taking place within.