At an early age my love of all life and ability to intuitively see, hear and feel was organic. However, over the years I interpreted, through fearful reactions, society and religion, that my way of being was a bit too much, not real or just weird. So for a while I pushed down my innate way of being. Until I reached a boiling point of fear, inner rejection and pain; physically and mentally. I was tired of living the life I was told I had to live, so I made a drastic change.
In my early twenties, while practicing Architecture, I dealt with deep unrest in all parts of my life. I began searching for an exercise regimen that could help foster a connection to deeper parts of me. I found a regular yoga practice that opened my eyes to the levels of stress that lived in my body and mind. The mental, physical and emotional stress of sometimes working 12+ hour days while running to a yoga class almost daily created a roller coaster ride that lead to me understanding that I needed to unravel what was truly going on inside. I was living a life that was not my own and my body, mind and spirit were screaming for help. The stress was so intense that I finally started to listen to the sweet still voice that had been calling me home to myself for several years.
After a few health scares, falling ill under stress, being misdiagnosed...poked zapped and seemingly passed from one doctor to another, I decided to try alternative therapies. Acupuncture, Reiki, Yoga, massage and holistic eating gave me peace of mind and body. After giving myself more space to heal, I began to understand spiritual/energetic/metaphysical experiences I had been having all of my life. One experience for instance was feeling a pulsating, vibrating sensation in my hands during prayer at the Potter's House, Dallas, TX. After that I was told by a traveling Christian Mystic about energetic transference. This is one experience that inspired me to explore alternative medicine and healing.
My first journey was immersing myself into the philosophy of Yoga and becoming a Yoga Teacher. In the midst of that I decided to explore the energy moving in my hands and become a Reiki Master. From there I immersed myself into my healing path and lived short term at an Ashram, where I studied the beauty of Prana Tantra Yoga, explored universal life force and supported retreat attendees. The more I dove into myself, the more the universe opened up to me. I began to remember the little girl who believed that God was everywhere and in everyone.
For the last 15+ years I have been immersed in rediscovering myself, inspired to deepen my connection to the earth, humanity and the cosmos. I truly believe that by going inward we can form connections with our world and community that we never imagined possible. My intention is to share my heart and experience to support all who feel resonant with my offereings.
Thank you for sharing in my journey,
Certifications and Trainings
"All of life Insructs." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yoga Teacher Certification 2008
Amrit Yoga Intitute, Salt Springs, FL
Yoga Teacher Training Cert. 2009
Reiki Levels 1 & 2 2010
Yoga Nidra Facilitator 2011
Seva (Selfless Service) April - July 2012
Yoga Pathways, Northborough, Ma.
Usui Reiki Master Training 2010
Gendai Reiki Shihan 2013
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York
Holistic Health Coach 2016
Words From the Heart
Dee Dee has been my yoga teacher for the past year. I have also gone to her for Reiki healing. She has the true gift of healing others and is a role model both on and off of the mat. She is the most genuine and giving person that I know and radiates strength and love throughout every class—empowering her students, inspiring them, and encouraging them. I would recommend her to yogis of every level from beginner to master. She is my inspiration and has helped me understand that peace and strength comes from within. Because of her, I am a devoted yogi and will continue my practice for the rest of my life.
It has been such a blessing to have met DeeDee. I first came to her for yoga but then decided to try Reiki. I love my sessions with her. She helps me to clear any energy that needs to be released and has helped to provide some profound insights into wht might be happening in my world. Whenever I have been sick or have gone through a rough time, I go see DeeDee to work out the kinks that might be holding me back. I recommend her without reservation. ~Christi C.
Taking yoga as a beginner with Dee Dee Poullard was a life-changing experience for me. From day 1, I felt like I was exactly where I needed to be to propel me into the next chapter in my life. Dee Dee is the ultimate professional, meeting all of her students where they are, offering constant guidance, affirmation, encouragement and support. I was fortunate to attend a Reiki training session with Dee Dee, as well. It was truly powerful! What I have learned will always be with me. I know that regardless of life’s circumstances, I can focus on the gift of each single breath and experience peace. Dee Dee has been a tremendous blessing and inspiration to me. Namaste! ~Johnette R.