Testimonials

Taylor-Swift-with-Deborah-HennesyDebra’s teaching is amazing! With every session, I have gotten great information, had fun, and learned about how the mind and body work together. I find myself more easily relaxed (and know how to get there myself now!), even with this crazy, awesome life I lead. I highly recommend ANYONE work with Debra if they have an open mind and want to have more peace. XOXO Debra!

–Taylor Swift
Singer-Songwriter

 

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Photo, RobynMy work with Debra Hennesy at FYB provided me not only with a strong foundation for teaching in the unique FYB style, Debra herself offered a diverse range of evidence that really added a layer of science and research. As a pioneer in yoga therapy, I felt that Debra peppered our work with this important knowledge. For the last 7 years, I have incorporated the knowledge I gained from my FYB training in countless ways. I have used what I learned in clinical settings in hospitals, in prevention programs in schools and in high-end yoga studios. In all experiences, participants ask for more and remark that they have never really experienced anything like it. I credit Debra’s incredible skill, talent and FYB model for that ongoing success!

–Robyn Hussa Farrell
Actress/Producer
Founder of Mental Fitness, Inc.

 

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crystalWhen I started my business from home it was to reduce the stress of the corporate world and create more time and flexibility for myself. However, it wasn’t happening quite like I had imagined. As a single mother of 3 young teenagers I found it more and more difficult to manage it all while my business was growing. The responsibility was expanding and I started grabbing at bad habits not fully realizing I was self medicating to compensate with the mounting stress. I started raising my voice with the kids a little too much, sleeping less and less, reaching for one glass of wine too many every evening to sedate myself and even binge eating sugary foods….which made it worse. After just one consultation with Debra I had an entirely new outlook, understanding and an actual plan to find balance and harmony in my life.  She taught me about my sleep patterns and how they affect my daily life.  Now, I don’t think twice about having a sugar binge….I  handle stressful situations with grace and always know how to find clarity in what once felt like chaos. I can honestly say Debra’s services can massively turn your life around because they ‘touch’ the most important aspects of our lives…. our relationships, our income (quality of life) and inner joy. What she knows and teaches can save a marriage, help create impressive jumps in your business or income and make you smile a lot more!” 

–Crystal O’Connor
CEO of Moxie Entrepreneur & MoxieU.com
Mother of 3

 

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Photo, DebbieYears ago, Debra helped me learn to manage my stress. Without sounding too trite, Debra is my hero, still to this day. Not until after we worked together did I find out some of the stressful events Debra herself had been through, and was even going through at the time—it inspired me to realize that you never know someone’s story, and not to compare myself to others because of it. It literally changed my life. I had no idea at the time that I would later become a “wounded warrior” myself, and I now manage chronic daily pain. Had I not received Debra’s training in pain management (along with the philosophy & concepts of FYB), I don’t know how I would have survived. This is a lifelong practice, and I credit Debra for giving me the tools I need. We still keep in touch, and while we laugh a lot together (great therapy!), I will continue to learn from her. Thank you Debra!

–Debbie Schneider
Self-employed
Mother

 

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Photo, PaulaDebra is an excellent teacher and communicator. She seems to approach information and deliver it in a way that everyone can understand and implement. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology is extensive and astounding. I have been an FYB graduate for approximately 5 years and to this day Debra is the “guru” I contact when I come across a complicated situation. I look forward to all of her online offerings and phone consultations so that I can continue to learn from her. Thank you Debra for all that you have brought into my life!

–Paula Petri
Optician
Wellness studio owner
Mother of 2

 

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Photo, MarenI attended a 28-day intensive at FYB in 2006, and what I learned has helped me in my business as well as my personal life. The FYB training helped me understand how psychology and life experiences play a large role in how people handle stress. I can relate well with my students because of her insightful nature, and what I learned from her. Debra is engaging and funny, and she is always willing to listen and help. I highly recommend working with her to anyone wanting to deepen their own understanding of themselves.

–Maren Marks
Writer
Yoga instructor
Mother

 

 

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Photo, CatherineI found FYB to be a very valuable educational experience. The detail- oriented modules, as well great teaching, have been invaluable to me. What I’ve learned since the 10 years of working with Debra I owe to FYB! Debra was very supportive and encouraging, and we remain in touch to this day. Her creative teaching style, vast knowledge, and passion made it easy to learn, as well as ignite passion within myself!

–Catherine Zehner
Yoga studio owner
Mother of 2

 

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Photo, AllenSome people might call me an “FYB junkie”! I enrolled in EVERY program FYB had to offer, starting with Yoga Teacher Training, then Pilates, then Stress Management, and finally Yoga Therapy! I wouldn’t have done that if it weren’t for Debra and her wisdom, humor, and expertise in so many areas.

Good instructors are hard to come by, and Debra is a prime example of this. It’s rare that instructors have the skills and knowledge to tailor their sessions to meet the needs of ANYONE. FYB’s philosophy is that yoga is for everyone…stress management is for everyone…Pilates is for everyone. You just have to know how to modify and meet people where they are, rather than force them into something you think they should be doing. The knowledge that was handed down was immense, and a gift.

I’m a fan of Debra and FYB, and would encourage anyone to pursue learning with her in the FYB style. I’ll be continuing to learn forever (it’s a lifetime of learning), and I can tell you first-hand that it WILL change you!

–Allen Coppock
Entrepreneur: Creator of Synth Spa
Musician

 

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Photo, LorraineI always enjoyed my time with Debra. Her enthusiasm is contagious! When it comes to her teaching, not only is she a wealth of information, but she is inspiring and fun! I always felt encouraged and valued for what I had to offer. She has such a way with words, and I think her creativity really flows when she speaks, or puts pen to paper!

–Lorraine Ghorbanpoor
Yoga instructor
Mother

 

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Photo, MarvaI worked with Debra in 2004, with great results. Having fun while learning was a common theme. I never thought there could be a fun way to learn the things I did, but Debra made it happen! How I summarize Debra’s methods of teaching: Laughter, Laughter, Laughter! Debra has great humor that helps one to remember what one is learning.

She is an expert who has found a way to teach creatively, without being “dry”.

I also believe that Debra’s own experiences with various medical issues have allowed her to be able to bring that empathy to her teaching. Debra is always available for questions, even years after a course is completed.

–Marva Brook
Instructor at massage therapy school
Reiki practitioner
Herbalist
Mother of 5

 

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Photo, LauraSince coming to a point in my life where I am teaching more AND running a successful studio, I have been reflecting on my experience with FYB. And I can honestly say I am sooo thankful for being able to work with Debra. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, combined with her humor, helped bring the program to a whole other level. It was a definite college-level training with concrete learning, preparing me to be more than just a teacher, but a positive role model. I realized that other programs are just not comparable to FYB. Now I would choose FYB again and again! I feel that I am prepared to help people in meaningful ways. It was such a wonderful experience for me and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the FYB program. I wish you nothing but the best, Debra! 

–Laura Godfrey
Yoga studio owner
Mother

 

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Photo, AliDebra’s teaching is an expression of expertise on whatever the subject matter, combined with professionalism and humor, making it a rich learning experience. I received a comprehensive training, which allowed me a basis to branch out and work with other leaders in the field. I don’t feel that I would be nearly as successful as I am now, years later, had I not started with the firm foundation of FYB.

–Ali Modell
Acupuncture Student
Yoga instructor