Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Danielle is an ecopsychologist, a certified yoga instructor, a comprehensive stress management consultant, and permaculture enthusiast. She holds a BA in Philosophy from CIIS San Francisco, and an MA in Transpersonal Ecopsychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She currently resides in Hawaii and facilitates nature retreats and yoga workshops in San Francisco, California, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
Yoga Bio: After taking her first yoga class in 1987, Danielle was thoroughly impressed by the profound effect just one class had on her posture. Her posture felt unusually effortless and lifted the very next day. Since then yoga has become a lifelong passion. Danielle began practicing yoga with the intention of healing herself both physically and emotionally, and through self-inquiry developed an understanding of how the body, mind, and breath work together to enhance well-being. Her intention to teach yoga grew from her desire to teach others about this valuable and unlimited healing resource. She believes that yoga is one of the most rewarding and empowering gifts one can give to one’s self.
Danielle’s eclectic teaching style encompasses her life experiences and is firmly rooted in the Iyengar Yoga tradition. After a four year apprenticeship with Iyengar yoga super-genius Mitra Parvizad, she obtained her certification as an interdisciplinary yoga teacher in 2005 from the Nosara Yoga institute in Costa Rica.
Danielle’s specialty is working with beginners and the flexibility challenged. Classes are gentle yet strengthening. Going at a slower pace, you will learn breath awareness techniques, basic alignment principles, and healthy body mechanics to practice yoga asana safely and effectively!
Danielle is also a Certified Shiatsu Therapist and has been practicing the art of Shiatsu massage since her certification from Harbin School of Shiatsu and Massage in 2005.