Meet the Owners


Veronica has been a yoga advocate for over 17 years. She loves the many benefits that yoga has brought to her life, to her well-being and to her spirituality.  “I have severe arthritis in my foot, if it weren’t for yoga, I wouldn’t be able to walk, hike, cycle or dance; my quality of life is directly connected to my yoga practice.”  Veronica has enjoyed helping people as a lifelong calling; for most of her life she has been doing healing work through her Reiki practice, teaching yoga and as a registered nurse.  We are blessed to be a part of FreeSpirit Yoga and we love what it offers to the Bixby Knolls/Cal Heights community.

“I love it when I hear that a student has less pain in their body, or that they can now touch their toes, or that they used their breathing technique to dissolve their anger or frustration.  These are the real life benefits of yoga. That is why I love to teach and share yoga. Yoga is an individual journey taken in a group setting; each person benefits in their own unique way.”

Denise Birtch has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years as well as a realtor for over 15 years. Denise has her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Long Beach as well as her Graduate Degree in Applied Spirituality.  Denise with her business experience, has provided a perfect combination with Veronica in their quest to make FreeSpirit Yoga the best Yoga experience in the Long Beach area. Denise enjoys the outdoors, water and snow skiing, camping and hiking with her family. She also enjoys helping others reach their goals and potential, personal, professional and beyond.

“I love FreeSpirit Yoga and all that it offers to the community; I know that we have the greatest taking care of the greatest at FreeSpirit Yoga; our students are in good hands.”