From an early age I was always drawn to understanding Spirit and the deeper meaning behind all things. My first love was the bible and with time my deep need for understanding of people, I began to study and read about other religions and cultures.
In my early twenties I was drawn to Yoga after searching for an excercise regemin that could help foster a connection to my soul. At the time I was practicing Architecture in Dallas, Tx and dealing with deep unrest careerwise.
After being in the field of Architecture for four and a half years working on hospitals I felt I needed a change of scenery and market. I moved to South Florida and while there I found a regular yoga practice but still found deep unrest within. I started dealing with great mental,physical and emotional stress. The stress got so intense that I left South Florida and moved back to Baton Rouge. There I found stability and support being around family, new friends and a great job.
Although my job was secure, I was well paid, and I had a regular yoga practice, I still felt horribly imbalanced. I was mentally unfulfilled and my physical health was declining.
Not only was I aching inside for something different, a huge inspiration for change was my body. After sitting behind a desk for 10 years, eating horribly and living at my edge with stress I began to get sick. I started to experience numbness and some pain in my right side and I had been asked to see a gastrointernologist. I was distraught within, worried, experiencing migraines and piling too much on my plate. After being misdiagnosed, poked and zapped...yes zapped and asked to take different pills, I decided to try alternative therapies. Accupuncture, Reiki, Yoga, massage and holistic eating gave me peace.
At this time 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. There I experienced great healing and growth and came to a peaceful place in my life. The more I dove into understanding energy, science and physics; the more I began to experience peace, love and acceptance for myself.
For the last 10 years or so I have continually deepened my practice of yoga, healing and meditation and have continued to find my own authentic, inspired path. I consider myself to be growing daily! As I say yes to the divine, guiding light within, whatever experience or information I need to grow always presents itself.
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
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.