Denys Morgan (Devta Kaur), LMT, YAI-RYT, KY-RYT has been working professionally with movement and fitness since 1986. Her lifelong dedication is to heal one’s body, mind and spirit. Denys founded Total Body Solutions in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994 to offer her clients a holistic approach to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. Her passion is to help others to find their own “solutions” to maintain “total body” health and wellness. She has an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, a great enthusiasm and creativity, and a deep dedication to her work. As a healer, body worker, spiritual mentor and teacher, Denys relies deeply on her intuition and inspiration from her many gurus and teachers.
Denys’ Training & Education
In 1986, Denys was certified as an aerobics instructor by the Aerobic Fitness Association of America. She is trained in many different types of aerobic exercise and strength training. In 1997, she became certified as a personal trainer with the National Alliance of Fitness Professionals. During this time, she also spent over 10 years as a Red Cross volunteer certifying people in CPR and First Aide.
Denys began practicing massotherapy in 1991. In 1994, she received her license from the State Medical Board of Ohio. Denys offers thorough, therapeutic deep tissue massage combining a variety of different techniques. Her specialties are Japanese Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine (moxibustion and cupping), and Native American healing. She has also received training in various other massage modalities including: Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, The Trager Method, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Yoga Therapy, Positional Release, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch and sound therapy.
In 1999, Denys was named “Best Massage Therapist” in northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Magazine. She was also featured in the February 2001 issue and has been a guest on a local radio station. Her client base is very broad and has included celebrities, professional football and basketball players, dancers from the former Cleveland Ballet, triathletes, cyclists, marathon runners as well as weekend warriors and stressed out office workers.
Denys’ higher education has been primarily in biology and psychology. She holds an Associates in Arts degree and studied pre-med at Cleveland State University. In 2002, Denys spent a semester abroad studying biology at the University of Westminster in London, England.
In 2002, Denys produced a guided meditation CD titled “Welcome Home”. Contact Denys to purchase ($10+ shipping).
Denys began studying yoga in 1991 at The Reese Institute in Orlando, Florida and in 1992 she completed her teacher’s training. In 1994, she started teaching yoga in the Cleveland area. She has developed a dynamic, eclectic blend of several styles of yoga including: Hatha, Ashtanga, Raja, Bhakti and Kundalini Yoga as well as Osho’s Dynamic Meditation and Tibetan yogic techniques. For many years Denys has also been practicing Sufi whirling dervish dance and movement meditation.
Denys wholeheartedly follows the teaching of her beloved gurus: Shirdi Sai Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, Pramahansa Yogananda, Meher Baba, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Amma Sri Karunamayi, Mother Meera and Osho and Yogi Bhajan. By Their grace she is blessed to spread Their message. The essence of Denys’ work is prompted by her guru, Sai Baba: “Love All, Serve All” and “Help Ever, Hurt Never.”
Throughout Denys’ career, she has done many self-guided studies from some of the following teachings: The Light of Yoga Society, The Self-Realization Fellowship, The International Yoga Association and The Bihar School of Yoga. Denys had attended several of Yoga Journal’s Midwest Yoga Conferences to maintain her continuing education. Some of Denys’ favorite and most impressionable teachers in the U.S. have been David Swenson, Dave Stringer, Johnny Kest, Donna Farhi, John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Gurmukh Kaur, Snatam Kaur, Dev Suroop Kaur and Sat Purkh Kaur.
Denys became an ordained minister with The Universal Life Church in 1998 and is licensed in the State of Ohio to perform wedding ceremonies.
Over the years, Denys has held numerous workshops and retreats nationally and internationally. She has traveled the globe spreading healing energy and sharing her life lessons. The highlights of her yoga career have been teaching in Serbia, England, Italy, Costa Rica, India and Nigeria. She spent several years living in Costa Rica practicing yoga and massage and ran a small retreat center on the Caribbean ocean. Between 2006 and 2009, she co-hosted two adventure yoga and surfing retreats in Costa Rica.
Denys received certification as a pilates instructor through the Power Pilates system in 2007 and teaches mat pilates and core fitness.
In 2007, Denys traveled for six months throughout India studying at several yoga ashrams. During this time, she expanded her knowledge of Kriya and Raja Yoga, Osho and Vipassana Meditation as well as Yoga Trance Dancing. While in India, Denys committed herself to the Bhakti Yoga path and took lessons in leading Bhajans (devotional singing & Sanskrit chanting). She also had the honor of studying yoga directly with a Brahman priest and a Kriya Yoga master in Varanasi, India.
In 2009, Denys traveled again to India for another six month immersion into Indian culture and sacred teachings. During this period, Denys furthered her studies of Osho’s Dynamic Meditations in private and group training sessions with an Osho Master and at the Osho Ashram in Pune, India. Denys spent several months in the Himalayas in Dharamsala (the exiled home of His holiness, The Dali Lama) where she completed her International Teachers Training Program accredited through Yoga Alliance, giving her a combined total of over 800 hours of overall training in all aspects of yoga. During this time, she also took courses in Sound Therapy, learning the ancient practice of using vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls, chimes and symbols to create healing energy through sacred sound.
Denys also trained in Puttaparthi (the home of her beloved guru, Sai Baba) completing a 40-day intensive meditation study program of Kriya Yoga and was authorized to initiate aspirants into this ancient, scientific path of enlightenment. At Prashanti Nilayam, Denys had the extreme blessing of spending several months in the daily practice of Bhakti Yoga receiving many of Sai Baba’s Darshans and singing Bhajans several hours daily.
In February, 2010 Denys co-hosted a 10-day yoga retreat to Goa, India with 2 other highly trained teachers and authorized the participants 80 hours of training certificate accredited through Yoga Alliance. She then went on to act as a “spiritual tour guide” arranging all aspects of travel and sightseeing of some of India’s holiest sights, such as Hampi (the birthplace of Hindu culture), Varanasi (the place where pilgrims come to worship the Ganges River) and Bodhgaya (the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment). Again, in 2012 and in 2014, Denys took a group of students to India for a yoga and cultural immersion. Under her guidance, they were able to experience the essence of yoga and the heart of Mother India while still remaining within their comfort zones. At the same time, she encouraged the group to go beyond their fears which facilitated deep self growth and knowledge.
Denys spent August 2013 in an immersion teacher’s training course at The Kundalini Research Institute in Espanola, New Mexico and is certified as a 220 hour, Level I Aquarian Age Kundalini Yoga Teacher. There she received her spiritual name, Devta Kaur, which means “one who has the consciousness of the divine, or angelic.”
In 2015, Denys co-facilitated and co-founded the Ananda Bhakti Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program which takes place every year from March to November. Her intention for this program is inspired by a quote from Yogi Bhajan, “I want to make my teachers ten time greater than myself” and “I have come here not to get students, but to make teachers”. The Ananda Bhakti program is highly diversified, offering authentic philosophical and devotional components and a great deal of personalized attention.
Another project on the horizon is the launch of her new technique of practicing yoga in water, which she calls “WagaSM”.
Her current passion is Kundalini Yoga and she is passionate about growing the community and bringing more awareness to the practice in Cleveland and beyond. She is using Kundalini Yogic meditation techniques to help people cope with and conquer addiction, depression and anxiety (including herself). Denys intends to continue training in these practices. Denys’ dream is to someday create a cooperative international teaching and healing center.
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