Debra taught her first class, a creative movement for children class at the age of 17. She received her BA degree in dance from UCLA and worked as a dancer and choreographer. Dance had been stressful to the body and in 1984 Debra began the practice of yoga to help heal and balance the effects of dance. Since that time she has studied and trained with some of the top teachers around and became a certified teacher in 2001. She also studied yoga therapeutics extensively.
She also studied Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and became a certified practitioner in 2007. In 2009 she trained and became an infant massage educator.
Her background in dance, choreography, anatomy, and therapy gives her a keen eye to help students with alignment and helps them to feel good in their yoga practice. She has a lighthearted, fun and nurturing attitude.