Meet Denie Shae

Kindness, gratitude and grace are the qualities Denie Shae Martinez embodies with her clients and in her daily life. In 2012 she transitioned from creating balanced external spaces with Interior Design to turning the focus inward and harmonizing the whole being – body, mind and spirit with Holistic Health and Wellness. As the creator of Giving Tree Essentials, an enlightened health and wellness practice that specializes in Eastern Bodywork (Abhyanga, Shiatsu, and Acupressure), Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Aromatic Botanical Therapy, she thrives when connecting with those on their healing journey. In 2015 she began facilitating Affirmations, Energy Healing and Yoga Meditation groups at Sandy’s Place a Women’s Division of Hotel California by the Sea Rehabilitation Center in Costa Mesa. You will find Denie Shae in the classroom teaching workshops on essential oils and meditation as well providing blissful therapeutic aromatic bodywork for her clients.

LMT, Yoga Teacher, iRest Practitioner, Essential Oil Practitioner

CA Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Ayurveda bodywork, Shiatsu and Acupressure
Essential Oil Practitioner, training with Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy
IRest Level 2 Teacher in Training with Dr. Richard Miller
200 RYT Yogaworks
Currently a student of Ayurveda medicine and continued essential oil and herb study

What inspired you to teach?

I found yoga and meditation during a very challenging time in my life. Yoga and meditation helped me find peace of mind and reminded me that joy was available to me moment to moment. This was deeply healing for me and I knew part of my path was to deepen my studies and share the practices that have transformed my life with others.

What is your favorite Asana?

It depends on the time of day, the season, the environmental influences and what is going on with me in the moment. If I must pick I would say my go to would be a supported Savasana or Child’s Pose. Get grounded, settle in and drop into the flow of the breath. Connect to the life that is living you!

“Everything that happens is a positive thing if we allow it to be. Every experience is what you make of it. Every difficult circumstance provides either support or resistance. We decide whether this energy will nourish and uplift us in the context of our search or become an obstacle to our further pursuit. That is how it works- which means that no experience is intrinsically positive or negative. It just is. To develop the capacity to take every experience and every energy, and turn it into support- this is the devotion that we have to cultivate.” Dynamic Stillness, Swami Chatanananda.