Studio Owner and certified Baptiste teacher Dechen Zezulka has a diverse yoga and dance background and infuses her passion and joy to the Mystic Yoga Shala and all of her classes.
Dechen started teaching yoga while working on organic farms on Long Island in 1996 after her first certification program through the Sivananda Ashram and after training with Sharon Gannon and David Life for 4 years. Most recently her teaching and her studies are inspired by the great living yogi Baron Baptiste. After successfully completing teacher training level 1 and level 2 in 2005 with him, Dechen made a commitment to teach based on the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga method.
She credits the success of her studio to all the work that Baron Baptiste has done for her and her teachers at her studio Mystic Yoga Shala. She continues with meditation studies in the Sahaj Marg System of Yoga under the direction of Sri Parasathi Rajagopalachari and is continually inspired by Baron Baptiste and her fellow yogis. Dechen is also proud to be the official yoga teacher of the WNBA Connecticut Sun Womens Basketball Team.