Danielle was born with a yoga seed planted in her heart. Through meandering down the wild roads of life, this seed was nurtured and filled with growth. Not knowing to call this seed “yoga” until her 2001 when she wondered into a class after 9/11. Looking for meaning, purpose & love, she went deep into her practice on and off the mat. Having a back surgery in 2008, her practice took on a whole new meaning of healing. Danielle is devoted to encourage students to move from their hearts, healing themselves physically and energetically, removing veils of maya (illusion) that we are not enough, all while creating space for students personal growth towards their highest self.
Through asana’s, pranayama, meditation, mudra, mantra, union, surrender and laughter, Danielle guides her public classes to motivate each practitioner to get lost in the moment, becoming fully present in order to spread their wings. Offering a safe environment with knowledge of both western and eastern anatomy. Each class is unique and taught from her heart for the benefit of her students; Filled with playful, both traditional & unique transitions & challenging asanas. Focusing on breath & alignment.
Motivating the individual while inspiring one-ness or tribe (Sangha) to be full of heart with open love and compassion. Danielle believes that through community we can heal and support each other, and that we all have the opportunity to work out our obstacles on our mats, thus bringing that freedom off the mat and into our lives. Allowing us to appreciate with much gratitude the whole gift of life.
Danielle is very active in the community and donates her services to benefit children, young adults, expecting and new mothers. She enjoys music, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, cooking, playing and being silly with her children. Danielle’s greatest teachers are her two children, her students and her own obstacles that come into her life. She feels so blessed for all the teachers in her life. Her present teachers being Janet Stone, Hannah Muse, Kenny Graham, Jane Austin, Denise Lapidas & Shiva Rae.
*Danielle is RYT 500 & RPYT certified through Yoga Alliance & always studying to enhance her personal and teaching practice.