Name: Denise Faith
Location: New York City, United States
Denise has been in the health and wellness field for over 35 years with a successful healing and bodywork practice, working with clients one-on-one and in groups, in-person and online. Her early years of teaching high-impact group exercise on concrete floors, resulted in lots of injuries and her journey into self-healing, and ultimately her desire to teach and empower others to do the same.
She is certified in too many modalities to name them all including, Pilates, MELT, Yamuna Body Logic and Body Rolling. These, along with her own intuitive gifts, have enabled her to help others feel better in their bodies and lives. Her newest tool, Human Garage — a new way of working with the fascia — has taken her ability to help people to an even higher level. In her free time, you will find her enjoying family and friends, live music, and weekly (sometimes even nightly!) theater — a New York City living perk!
Getting to know Denise
How did you discover Human Garage?
I was introduced by my awesome friend Pam. She showed me the first 3 maneuvers and immediately afterwards I asked , “What is this? How do I not know about this??”
How have the Fascial Maneuvers helped you personally?
I have many tools to keep my own body feeling pretty good, but this was different. From the first time I did the maneuvers, I knew they were the missing link. Before I had any training I started sharing them like a teenager with a secret.
Who do you want to help – what people do you want to most focus on?
I do not discriminate, I have always helped people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of people who feel pain in their bodies. I would love to help all of them. I do have a special connection to the elderly population, probably because I also help them with their iPhones 🙂
What is your favourite fascial maneuver?
That’s a tough one – I have a love/hate relationship with Anti Gravity as well as Just Pullin. I hate to do them but I sooo love how I feel when I do!
What is the most challenging aspect of your life or life story?
I would say the most challenging aspects of my life have been tragic losses of young people who were dear to me. How did that make you feel? It made me feel helpless and sad. What did you learn from it? With both of the instances I’m referring to, I learned that there is a bigger plan for all of us, and there are some things that will never make any logical sense. It is up to us how we choose to perceive our situations and how we move forward. How did it help you become who you are today? One of these losses happened when I was very young, and it definitely made me a more spiritual and a more resilient person. These characteristics helped me cope with the more recent loss, and they also help me in my practitioner work.
Describe any major insights you’ve had since taking the fascial practitioner course, or, if none spring to mind, that you’ve had in the last 12-24 months?
I have had sooo many insights! We don’t have enough space for me to include them all. Let’s just say I feel like I’ve been “Miyagied” into a whole new way of thinking about the mind/body connection, and that says a lot since I have been working with the mind/body connection my entire life! Here are a few that stick out:
- We are actually bio hydraulic balloons, not bio mechanical structures
- A thought is the brain’s interpretation of a feeling
- Perception is the ruler of the body
- Being a Scorpio explains why I’m so empathic
What originally ignited your interest in Human Garage? what about your experience thus far has you enthusiastic about being a part of our practitioner network?
What originally ignited my interest was the maneuvers themselves, and frankly, at that point I thought my path was heading in a much different direction. Something kept pulling me toward this practitioner network, and once I started there was no looking back. This is important work on so many levels, and I am so excited to share it! I am honoured to be one of the first certified practitioners. I feel like a princess 🙂
If you have a single “superpower”, as a coach/practitioner, what is it – and did it emerge naturally or did you cultivate it, and if you cultivated it – how?
I would say my superpower is my ability to help others by feeling what they are feeling. If I feel it in myself I can figure out how to adjust it. It definitely emerged naturally, and I have cultivated it by using it in my work for over 30 years.
Is there any aspect of your coaching/practitioner game that you feel is not quite as robust as other aspects of your repertoire – and how do you work around that to deliver a world class experience?
I will always deliver the experience to the very best of my ability, even if there are aspects of my game that may be less robust than others. I will always be curious, and I will always be learning. If I ever get to the point where I feel I have nothing else to learn, my work on this earth planet is done.