Practices & EDUCATION

our Story Begins Here

​​​​Kindness, compassion and grace are the qualities Denie Shae Martinez embodies with others and in her daily life. In 2012, she transitioned from creating balanced external spaces to focusing inward and harmonizing the whole being- body, mind and spirit. As the creator of Giving Tree Essentials, a wholistic enlightened health and wellness practice, her aim is in reestablishing a loving and nourishing relationship with the body and mind. Denie Shae specializes in somatic trauma informed iRest Yoga Nidra Mediation, Restorative Yoga, intentional living with Ayurveda and potent Aromatic Botanical Therapies. She has provided blissful therapeutic treatments at spas, as well as Ayurvedic clinics, and regularly assists the iRest Institute in training and Immersions, where she has learned the art of unconditional listening.  A passion of hers is to collaborate and work with others that value wholistic medicine, compassion and educating on self-care practices. You will find her most often in the kitchen as she loves to cook. These are a few of her favorite things- being in nature, a good book, cuddling with her pups and taking long drives in fast cars with her husband.
Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Essential Oil Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist & Ayurvedic Bodywork

Giving Tree Essentials began as a love for nature and the healing power of aromatic plants. I dove deep into the pool of self-inquiry to resolve undigested grief, trauma and long standing anxiety. Experiencing, learning and practicing intentional living through Yoga, Ayurveda, aromatic botanicals, iRest Yoga Nidra, meditation and body therapies restored my body, mind, heart connection.

With time, tenderness and attention my hearts calling became clear-


I hold the heart felt desire to share and educate others from a place of loving kindness. I devote myself to living in alignment with my heart, and being a guide to those who are seeking to cultivate intentional environments (inner and outer) in service of health and wellness.

Denie Shae Martinez

Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Practitioner, Movement Teacher, Essential Oil Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist & Ayurvedic Bodywork

​As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor I educate clients on how to live in harmony with their environment according to the principles of Ayurveda. The goal is to help others in creating an optimal environment within their body for healing to take place.  Through the use of lifestyle and sensory therapies wellness and longevity can be achieved.  

Lifestyle and Sensory therapies include:

  • Hear: Mantra, Affirmations, guided meditation and iRest Yoga Nidra
  • Touch: Massage and Bodywork
  • See: Color and Form- Sacred Space Design
  • Taste: Diet, Food Combining and Healthy Eating Guidelines
  • Smell: Aromatherapy



Nature is our connection to all that is. Aromatic botanicals, more commonly known as essential oils, have been used for healing, hygiene, spiritual and religious practices for centuries. Every culture contains some sort of plant material whether it be herbs, aromatics or incense. We are supported and nourished by a naturally rich apothecary.

Essential oils contain potent yet subtle chemical properties that have the power to reduce tension in the body, calm the nervous system, boost immunity and balance and increase your energetic field.

I offer small-batch, handcrafted, therapeutic aromatic blends and products, custom blends and fragrant ceremonies.


Yoga Essentials interweave wholistic healing and self-inquiry practices such as - restorative yoga, gentle stretching, breath work and iRest Yoga Nidra meditation. This harmonious blend nurtures a safe space to be with the body, breath and mind. From this ground of being one may experience deep relaxation and a renewed sense of well-being.

iRest Yoga Nidra: iRest is a simple and direct form of deep meditation that ​is rooted in ancient yogic and nondualism traditions. ​It is a mindful based approach to meditation that develops resiliency, task focusing, welcoming of sensations, emotions and thoughts and an aid to profound self-awareness and healing. Persons of any age, race, sex, religious background, physical, mental or emotional handicaps or traumas can enjoy and learn with this meditation practice. ​​ 

Co-Meditation/Dyads: The facilitator/teacher opens the doors to deep inquiry through inviting and welcoming the others experience as it unfolds. The sacred space held allows one to meet and observe the voice of the body, hidden emotions or underlying limiting beliefs from a safe and kind place of awareness.

Bodysensing: When rotating attention through the body, the mind becomes gathered, focused and calm leading to an effortless state of deep relaxation. If you find meditation challenging this guided practice through the body is a passive-active experience that many find quiet enjoyable. 

Pranayama/Breathwork: Offering a variety of breath exercises suited to your unique needs and goals. Yogic and Conscious breathing can cleanse the body and still the mind.

Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga is a healing and restorative practice that requires no muscle exertion in order to realign the spine and promote health in body and mind. Restorative practices use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose.

I specialize in a modern adaptation of the classical practice, iRest Yoga Nidra, created by Richard Miller, PhD. iRest is short for Integrative Restoration Institute. Founder Richard Miller is a well-respected author, yogic scholar, teacher and clinical psychologist. Research trends say it is effective in alleviating PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, depression and chemical dependency. I invite you to read more about this powerful meditative journey at 


After my experience of Panchakarma in India my body therapies become more subtle and full aromatic. My body therapies combines medical grade essential oils, carrier oils and healing modalities that detox and rejuvenate the body, mind and heart. Ayurvedic, Japanese and Chinese therapies are delivered with an intuitive gentle touch. Each session is uniquely formulated to reduce stress and induce a deep sense of relaxation. The intention is balancing the energy known as prana, qi or chi and in doing so we reset and restore the nervous system and the entire body to it's own natural healing process. An understanding of the energetic anatomy of meridians, tsubos, nadis and marmanis enables me to tune in and align both physically and energetically. The nurturing qualities of individual medicine and mixed modalities combined with the focused intention of health and wellbeing create a harmonious session.

It's All Energy: Through my studies and own self-healing I gathered a unique variety of practices that I use during my bodywork therapies. My intention is to tune in to the body and explore the energy present. I believe you are your best healer, think of me as a translator and together we can create change.