is the founder and creator of the Ageless Grace®
program. While she has taught people of all ages, body types and
all abilities--from children to athletes, from dancers and non-dancers
to golfers, Denise specializes in movement for those
their movement is restricted.
She is passionate
about helping them
find that not only can they move again
with comfort and ease,
but that their bodies can feel better
and that they can experience a
greater quality of life. She
works with those over 55 years old,
those with chronic illness
and those recovering from physical injury
Denise has also worked extensively with patients
diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and MS,
and those in wheelchairs, or those using walkers and canes.
Denise has been featured on national television, in publications
such as American Fitness, and at such internationally acclaimed
facilities as Canyon Ranch Health and Fitness Resort in Tucson,
Arizona; The Oaks Spa in Ojai, California; Rosey's Little Village
in Agistri, Greece; Chianchiano Terme Spa in Tuscany, Italy;
aboard Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines, and at the Pebble
Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, California.
A senior officer and board member of one of the largest communications
companies in the world in New York City for 14 years, Denise later
served as a marketing and public relations consultant in California and
North Carolina for another 15 years. She also has more than 30 years of
singing and acting experience, and she brings high energy, creativity, fun,
and excellent stress management skills to her workshops, seminars and trainings.
She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North
Carolina with her husband in their historic Mistletoe Hill home with their
rescued family: mama cat and her four now-adult "babies."
Casaundra Bennett, Managing Partner of Ageless Grace, LLC,
and Director of the Ageless Grace Online Academy, has held various positions in college and university
administration, publishing and editing, and healthcare over the last 25 years, at institutions such as UCLA,
the University of Chicago, and St. Olaf College.
Trained as a spiritual director, Casaundra has facilitated retreats
for more than 30 years. In 1999, she was ordained in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, as a Buddhist minister. She has developed and taught
courses in creative writing, autobiography, therapeutic writing,
dreamwork, and other personal development disciplines at various adult
education centers around the country.
Casaundra has a particular interest in the human bioenergy field,
and has worked closely with Dr. Valerie Hunt, professor emeritus,
UCLA. In 1999, Casaundra began teaching Mind Mastery seminars
for personal empowerment, integrating Dr. Hunt's scientific theories
with everyday spiritual practice.
Casaundra lives in West Point, GA with Athena, her Australian Cattle Dog mix.
In addition to her work with Ageless Grace, LLC, Casaundra is at work on a novel, Dreaming of Elysium.
She is an avid tennis player, and she enjoys cooking, particularly Persian and Indian cuisine.
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