I used to teach A LOT of yoga classes. (I still do!)
But back then - teaching was all I did - and it was soo much, to an unhealthy degree.
I would teach in my sleep - no joke! I would wake up teaching Sun Salutations to the ceiling.
Here's the thing...
During this time of relentless teaching, I noticed a common problem with my students...
Most of the time, I noticed, people struggle to get into the proper positions, and they suffer for it!
Rather than finding health and freedom through yoga, they get frustrated and sore.
Having personally felt the healing empowerment of yoga - I desperately wanted my students to find the same freedom and wellness in their lives.
This was my realization - I wanted to teach my students how to fully engage with their body consciously in the moment.
I wanted the students in my community to move with clarity and intention so they could maximize the health benefits in body, mind, and spirit.
I wanted my students to know why it mattered.
This way, they could become aware of their movement in the present. By using intentional action, they could maximize the body's natural healing benefits.
But I didn't stop there.
After my students learned about intentional movement, I decided to pick up the intensity.
We tested the limits in mind, body, and spirit to empower a sense of awakening.
This burst of intentional energy would help students lose weight, reduce fat, repair injuries, and challenge their comfort zones.
The YOD method was birthed in this teamwork with those students, and the transformational energy was evident.
Together, we felt like we created something magically impactful that we couldn't otherwise do alone.
This is the core of YOD.
And that's the spirit I want to share across the globe in yoga studios everywhere.
Opened First Yoga Studio
Opened First Yoga Studio
Danielle is a Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, Creator of YOD Yoga, and a constant student and leader in life.
She is an internationally recognized Yoga Teacher and has been a Spiritual & Personal Life Coach for over 10 years.
Over the last ten years, she has supported people to overcome obstacles that they didn’t think were possible, to heal areas of their life they never wanted to look at, and live out their wildest dreams.
Yoga, meditation and coaching changed her life, and she is committed to sharing the practices with the world with offering programs and 1:1 coaching. She also supports the Africa Yoga Project by bringing YOD training to Kenya. Join us in 2023.
Her mission is to awaken and inspire all to be their true, authentic selves and live in optimal health, integrity and happiness. To guide people to their purpose so that they can live a life of creation and contribution.
When she's not working,
Danielle loves her time with her daughter and her boyfriend, being outside in nature, and making wonderful food with friends and family!