About me

Dena is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), a certified health and wellness coach, and currently works in private practice and as a yoga therapist and wellness instructor for pain clinics in the Bay Area. Dena established Sunset Pain School offering self-management courses for students of chronic pain who are ready to take an active role in their mind/body/spirit healing journey. 


She uses mind/body medicine to reduce pain for those who suffer from chronic pain.  She does nervous system rehabilitation which is proven to work.  She does this work to empower individuals to live their lives fully, and learn the tools to self-manage pain with little or no medication.  Lifestyle factors like stress, obesity, work-life balance and/or a sedentary lifestyle could contribute to one's pain experience.  She is uniquely qualified to incorporate wellness coaching with her clients.  She offers 100% individualized service and perhaps the best option for long-term self-management for those living with pain.  


Dena from Sunset Yoga Therapy has specialized as a yoga therapist for chronic pain for the past 11 years, and in addition has worked extensively with the elderly and cancer populations. For a decade we have educated her students and the medical community on the power of mind/body modalities as a crucial component of any integrative health plan for people with pain.  


Oakland, California, United States

Health Concerns

Bone Health, Arthritis, Back Pain, Cancer Care, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Foot And Ankle Pain, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hand Pain, Hip pain, Immunity, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Muscloskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Upper Back Pain



Profile Details
  • Experience: 11 Years
  • Language : English
How it works

It provides options of daily movement to people who may need it most. 

In the case of chronic pain it is crucial that the patient continue to move.  It is not always easy to know to to move safely, whether you are feeling strong, experiencing higher pain levels OR a full-blown flare up.  This course specializes in teaching you how to move regardless of the day, teaching practices that can be done in as little as 15 minutes throughout the day.