De West, C-IAYT

Certified Yoga Therapist & Educator

De teaches public classes at Studio Be Yoga and has regular workshops and retreats.


Rejuvenate with De West’s weekly and drop-in yoga classes


Mexico Retreat

Discover rest and relaxation by the ocean while invigorating and restoring your mind and body in lively yoga classes.

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Workshops & Events

Special opportunities to go deeper and live more joyously!


Private Instruction Sessions

Work one-on-one with De to address specific issues and challenges

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About De West

De West, Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT


De West is the co-owner of Studio Be Yoga and the founder of The Quiet Monkey Practice®. Quiet Monkey is a movement practice that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed and transforming experience in both body and mind.

She has been enjoying the benefits of a devoted yoga practice since 1992. After teaching many intensive athletic-style practices, she discovered that her students seemed to get even more benefits from a quieter, deeply internal and therapeutic yoga practice.

Precision, creative sequencing and deep understanding of anatomy contribute to De’s passion for helping students create more peace, freedom in their bodies. Students leave De’s classes rejuvenated, grounded and infused with a sense of personal and physical empowerment.

De is a leader in the Boulder, Colorado yoga community. Her teaching combines principles from alignment-based movement and therapeutic yoga. Her years of work with Osteopathic doctors allow her to apply yoga to many different people and conditions.

Quiet Monkey Practice ®

The Quiet Monkey Practice® teaches us to work with the natural intelligence of our bodies through a series of gentle, focused and healing movements. This simple, profound approach calms the mind and relaxes the body, creating a safe space for us to build a foundation for creating change.

Quiet Monkey® is a yoga movement practice that allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed and transforming experience in both body and mind.

The mission of Quiet Monkey® (QM) is to build a community of individuals with a common interest in deepening awareness within themselves and in relation to others through a movement practice. The hopeful outcome of the QM practice® will be a life of greater reflection, kindness and compassion.

The QM practice® and offerings are uniquely designed to be inclusive to all who are interested and open to possibility.

Why the Quiet Monkey®?

The practice is about understanding and quieting our busy “monkey mind.” The monkey lives inside us all — an expression of our pains, fears, and blockages that bounce around and distract us from what really matters. Quiet Monkey® poses, sequences, and breathing exercises are our guide to understanding ourselves in a state of well-being that permeates all areas of our lives.

Why is it a healing practice?

The practice allows for better function in the body and a deeper connection between mind, body and spirit. By correcting old patterns and releasing blockages that no longer serve us, we create greater awareness of our physical and emotional health.

I take great care to support individualized and healthy yoga practices and encourage students to pay close attention to what is happening in the moment. My over 25 years of experience blends a unique style that is strong yet gentle, and adaptable to the needs of the diverse client population I serve. Regular referrals from physical therapists and medical practitioners underscore my reputation.

Day Class Description Location
Monday 9-10a All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
12-1p All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
Wednesday 9-10a All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
12-1p All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
Thursday 9-10a All Levels Women’s Class-Quiet Monkey Practice®
Prenatal women welcome (Starts in April)
Studio Be Yoga
Friday 9-10a All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
10:30-11:30a All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
Saturday 8:30-9:45a All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice®
Prenatal women welcome
Studio Be Yoga
10-11a Beginning Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga
Sunday 4-5p All Levels Quiet Monkey Practice® Studio Be Yoga

Stand in Your Truth-Living With Boundaries

Learning to have clear boundaries is a learned skill for most of us. It requires deep listening to what is happening inside of ourselves when we feel what’s okay and what is not okay. We often let people do behaviors that are not okay and then we become hateful and resentful. Standing with your truth with love is the answer to being more compassionate

Two Sunday’s at Studio Be Yoga
April 30 and May 7th

Don’t wait to reserve your space! This series is sure to sell out and registration is limited to 25 women.

Email De to reserve your space:

Intermediate Yoga: Finding the Posture Within

De West

July 7–9, 2017
Tuition $150 + 2 nights

Have you taken beginner yoga classes or retreats and now want to find a deeper understanding of the postures and practice of yoga? Over this weekend we will find a more challenging practice not by making the poses more difficult but by going deeper into the subtle aspects of the practice. We will explore and discover the seated, standing, and reclining postures as well as specialized breathing exercises to find the benefits and deep connections between our mind and body. The sequences are geared to students with some basic knowledge of the postures in yoga while still exploring and being open to the intricate layers they reveal. We will focus on the strengthening, flexibility and awareness yoga practice provides.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program’s departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program’s schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

Women’s Day Retreat

Saturday-June 3rd from 9-3pm

Every woman needs a day to reflect, rest and rejuvenate. As women we are often caregivers to everyone but ourselves. This is a day retreat in Boulder where you can relax and tune in to what is most important to you. This retreat includes a beautiful lunch on a healing property with a gorgeous Zen garden and pond. We will practice postures and breathing in a large yurt with the 5 healing Buddha statues and do walking meditation in the garden area. This is not to be missed. De has offered this day retreat for 3 years and it always sells out! This retreat is limited to 22 women.

Email De to sign up:


One-hour private in office: $95

One-hour private in your home or office: $110

or more depending on location

Classes vary by location and package


  • “De, your class today I will put on the top of my list of best yoga experiences of all time. This is because your focus of the class curriculum was the perfect prescription for what ails me and will take me to my next level of integration. Your delivery, timing, soft playful energy, laser spot on observation of the whole, and yet also taking in the specific, made your class stellar!”

    Rhonda Kimble
  • “De West’s wisdom along with her gentle nature, her personal experience and years of training, combine to make her one of the most skillful yoga teachers I have ever taken a class with.”

    Amy DelaTerre
  • “De West has been the most important influence in bringing the yoga into my life. Physically, the yoga has prepared me beyond what I could have ever dreamed. It is truly the most important skill that I bring to my healing process.”

    Ken Finkel
  • “Buoyancy, radiance and reconciliation—what a delicious and useful time we spent with you! Today, on the bike, I had legs of a teenager and roared up Four Mile Canyon as if with jets in my quads. In your kind, yet penetrating way, you saw right into my issue. Thanks and thanks again.”


De West


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