About

Experience yoga and Pilates at its best! Yoga Den offers yoga for all, including family, youth and senior. Come browse in your boutique for all your yoga needs!

Meet Our Instructors:

Jaclyn Vanderhoof : Instructor / Owner

Jaclyn Vanderhoof

Instructor / Owner

Originally from Greensboro, NC- Jaclyn found her love for yoga once moving to Charleston in 2010. Pregnant, Jaclyn found that yoga and pilates helped give her energy and time to quiet her mind. In 2014 Jaclyn and her Husband decided to open Yoga Den with a vision of having Yoga for all. Having two young children Jaclyn understood the need for a studio with child care to help those at home with little ones. Jaclyn is very passionate about giving back to the community through the donation classes offered at Yoga Den.

Caitlin West : Instructor

Caitlin West

Instructor

Carin Boone : Instructor

Carin Boone

Instructor

Carin is a 200-hr RYT through Sakhi Yoga Teacher Training in Columbia, SC. After practicing for nearly a decade, Carin decided that her passion for yoga went beyond a personal practice. She wants to help others transform their lives through the cultivation of the witness consciousness, and by controlling the breath and body in order to help still the mind. Her training follows the Sri Vidya tradition of yoga, which includes much more than just the asanas performed in a regular yoga class. If you're looking for a workout that provides not only a challenge for your body, but a chance to examine your mind and spirit as well, give this class a try! You'll experience flowing postures, some long holds, and a sense of balance in every class session, as well as feeling refreshed and renewed to continue your day.

Dawn Doan : Instructor

Dawn Doan

Instructor

Dawn first experienced yoga class in Japan. It didn't take long for her to realize how amazing yoga influenced her life. She received 200 hours of training in Japan and became certified in 2014, and has been teaching since then. She is in the process of completing and an additional 300 hours training at Holy Cow Yoga Center. She believes that the sole purpose of Yoga is striving to improve oneself through practice to better ones mind and body. Some of her hobbies outside of yoga include music, singing, and archery

Janin Desir :

Janin Desir

Jenn Yneista : Instructor

Jenn Yneista

Instructor

Jenn started her journey in the health and fitness industry in the early 90s. As she fell in love with all aspects of weight training, Jenn decided to take it one step further and become certified in Les Mills Body pump, Les Mills GRIT, and a Johnnie G spin instructor where she taught classes at several local gyms. Jenn’s passion continued to grow and she soon realized how important it is to incorporate yoga into her daily routine. Yoga has made her realize how to become aware of the body and to love the skin she is in. After several years of practicing yoga, she decided it was time to become certified and share her message of loving the body to create balance in all aspects of life.
Jenn lives in Summerville, with her son Drew. You can find her at the baseball field watching her son play, when she is not working out or practicing yoga.

Jess Oliver : Instructor

Jess Oliver

Instructor

Jess is an E-RYT 200 Yogini, Nurse & Artist who believes that health & happiness is a life long journey. She finds joy sharing yoga as a teacher knowing that we are all on this journey together. Jess was introduced to yoga back in 1998 while living on Folly Beach, and quickly discovered that yoga helped her find peace while dealing with anxiety. It was at this time that she discovered yoga’s transformative power of the mind body connection, healing & personal growth. This sparked a fire for Jess, which inspired her studies in Health Promotion, Nursing, Art & Teaching Yoga. Yoga has helped Jess find balance in life, love, relationships, nursing & creative explorations. Inspired by holistic health & wellness, she hopes to assist students in growing their own yoga practice as part of their lives on and off of the mat. Jess’s teaching style focuses on intertwining her loves of yoga, wellness, music & creativity. She enjoys teaching students mindful awareness through breath work while strengthening the body & exploring ease in the mind. Since completing her 200 hour training at Holy Cow Yoga Center in 2008 Jess has gratefully taught locally & has enjoyed the journey on so many levels. She is presently pursuing her 500 hour certification with a focus on the healing & therapeutic benefits of yoga.

KristÍn Cotton : Instructor

KristÍn Cotton

Instructor

Kristín comes to the Lowcountry from NYC where she was the lead singer of the band Audio Fiction, as well as hot yoga instructor. She found yoga quieted the chatter in her mind and helped her find peace amongst the crazy rock and roll life of NYC As her practice developed, she found it cleared her mind of distractions, gave her the ability to focus on her craft and unleash her spirit. In 2008 Kristín started practicing Hot Yoga and soon after felt inspired to teach and share this amazing feeling she found in her yoga practice. In 2010 she became certified to teach by Jimmy Barkan. www.thebarkanmethod.com. In 2012 and 2015 she went back to Jimmy for her Level II and III Hot Vinyasa Certification and is on her way to her RTY with The Barkan Method.. Since moving to SC, her practice has helped her adjust to her new community and lifestyle away from the Big Apple. By day she is in event planning and sales at Embassy Suites and Convention Center, but mostly she is excited to bring The Barkan Method and her love of Yoga to the Lowcountry! Her classes are geared to the individual students-mixing many genres of music and postures for each class.

"Never before have I experienced such a feeling of personal satisfaction and pride. Whether you are an artist, in business, an educator, in the military, a parent or whatever your path may be, yoga can help you find focus and positive energy allowing your best self and your greatest dreams to come true. My yoga practice has changed my life."

Lauren Danner : Instructor

Lauren Danner

Instructor

Lauren Danner is a mother, wife, yoga teacher and artist who thrives on community and making authentic connections. She is passionate about creativity through art, words, and movement. She’s been known to be loyal, creative, and toting a cup of coffee in her hands most of the day.

Lauren has been practicing yoga since 2000. She began teaching 2007 in Portland, Oregon after leaving her cushy corporate HR job to teach yoga in the workplace in order to share the practice where it is needed most; every day life. Her style creates a practice that is sustainable in the moment and long term so that students have something to commit to for a lifetime by moving energy with breath, postures and intentions. Her yoga classes are challenging but playful enough to be possible for all physical levels.

Lauren’s personal intention is to be humbled by and grateful for all of life’s gifts. Diverse experience is something she has acquired that has led to her unique style and yoga philosophy. She has taught in attics, apartment communities, hotel rooms, parks, many conference rooms, yoga studios and was a yoga teacher at Nike World Headquarters. She finds spontaneous and approachable practices delightful and can roll with limitations and hesitations that may arise in her students.

As a lifetime student, she has had many teachers whom she’s learned from whether by challenge, inspiration, or example. A few notable teachers are Baron Baptiste, Rod Stryker, Sianna Sherman, and Sean Corne.

Photo by : Ben Moon

Lisa Archambault : Front Desk

Lisa Archambault

Front Desk

Liza Wilson : Instructor

Liza Wilson

Instructor

Liza is a certified kids yoga teacher who completed her training through the Charleston based company, Kids Yogaverse (kidsyogaverse). Before becoming a mom, she received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and taught first grade for four years. After her first daughter was born, Liza began working part-time as a behavior specialist, doing ABA therapy with children with autism. Liza’s sister who is a yoga instructor in NC introduced her to yoga after her second daughter was born. Liza immediately knew she wanted to combine her new love of yoga and her passion for working with children. She loves seeing the excitement and joy yoga can bring to kids, as well as the calming peace they can attain through the postures and breathwork.

Mandy Wozniak : Instructor

Mandy Wozniak

Instructor

Mandy has been teaching yoga in the Charleston area since 2002 after falling in love with the downward facing dog. When not doing yoga, you can find her toting around one or more of her 4 kids, reading, sleeping or eating. Come join her for a fun, funky, light-hearted and playful exploration on the mat.

Yoga training being an on-going pursuit, Mandy has taken 200 hrs at Holy Cow Yoga Studio followed by 4 years of intense Anusara Yoga training, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and Ayurveda . With over 1000 hours in training, she still swears the best instruction and inspiration comes from nature, art and listening to the teacher within.

Mandy is available for private yoga sessions and Thai Yoga Bodywork.
You can also follow along with her on her blog, Yoga Addicted and on Instagram: yoga_addicted

Vanessa Stewart : Front Desk

Vanessa Stewart

Front Desk