Duane's Background


Duane retired from a major Houston financial services company after practicing corporate law for 25 years. He is both an attorney and CPA, an avid racquetball player and long time computer enthusiast. His lastest interest is photography.

Duane has been studying yoga for over 30 years and actively teaching since 2001. Since his retirement, he has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga.

Duane is certified as a professional-level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and a Kripalu Yoga Teacher Mentor by the Kripalu Center for Fitness and Health in Lenox, MA. He frequently volunteers as a Teaching Assistant at Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Duane is certified at the 500-hour level as a Registered Yoga Teacher by the Yoga Alliance, the national certifying body of yoga teachers. He is also certified at the 200-hour level by two Houston yoga teacher training schools: the Yoga Therapy College (MT Mazzarella) and The Yoga Institute (Lex Gillan, Stan Hafner, and Johanna Sullivan). Other yoga teachers who have helped Duane along his yogic path are Adrienne Blenderman, Megha Nancy Buttenheim, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Kaviraj Stephen Cope, Tarika Diana Damielio, Lilias Folan, Evelyn Gonzalez, Devarshi Stephen Hartman, Kathleen Knipp, Rebekkah Kronlage, Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, Charles MacInerney, Sudhakar Ken McRae, Paul and Suzee Grilley, and Rudy Pierce.

Member, Kripalu Yoga teacher's Association Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher