(714) 436-0576



Bio: Duane has always been fitness oriented and contemplative. In high school, he ran on the cross country team. Then he joined the U.S Army and became a paratrooper, jumping out of airplanes and running around in the woods at night. With money saved for college, he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy, and then he worked for 15 years as a licensed private investigator. Since then he has found more humble work. His great passion has been paddling on the ocean, whether it’s whale watching, surfing, racing, or just enjoying quiet time far offshore. When he began practicing yoga over 20 years ago, it was initially just a way for him to cross train for paddling, and slowly, as he began to notice the many benefits of yoga, both physically and mentally, the ancient practice became a major positive influence in his life. He decided to become a yoga teacher to share his enthusiasm for the practice.
Teaching Style: Duane emphasizes free breathing with awareness, functional strength using the entire body, and a healthy range of motion to enable balanced posture, all with the understanding that every human body moves differently. He also teaches with a light heart, believing that practice is a reward in itself.
3 things I would put in a time capsule: A hand written note saying, “Nothing can adequately represent the beauty of life.”

Duane instructs the following:
  • Yin Yoga
  • Level: All levels
    Temperature: Room Temperature
    Description: Challenging in a different way, Yin Yoga consists of longer held, mostly seated or lying postures that passively stretch connective tissue and muscles in order to unblock held energy and release physical tightness. Accompanied by relaxing music and guided instruction to help still and quiet the mind, yin yoga will help students gain greater flexibility and mobility, as well as a new sense of calm and balance that carries throughout the day. Yin Yoga is a great way to balance the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga. Yin is practiced in a cool room and appropriate for all levels (including prenatal).



2701 Harbor Blvd, Suite E-1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 436-0576