Yoga found Dani when she reluctantly attended a 6 class at the urging of a friend, who thought Dani’s back injury could be healed through yoga. It took three classes before Dani walked out the door with an intriguing combination of energy and tranquility that affected her entire day. Dani could not deny that that mixture of unfamiliar movements and breathing just made sense to something inside of her ...she was hooked. Her back pain improved and more importantly, the anxiety she had always battled began to dissipate through the experience of connecting with her body, breath, and becoming present in the miracle of the moment. Dani’s journey as a teacher began as she realized she wanted to share with those around her the experiences she was having as a student of yoga. Taking a leap of faith, Dani left the corporate world in 2007 and became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance through Corepower Yoga's 200- hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in San Diego. In 2008, Dani settled into the inspiring Los Angeles yogi community as both student and teacher, teaching in several studios, and for businesses and corporations, including Manduka, Beverly Hills Hilton, and Archestone. Dani has been inspired by several teachers, including Kathryn Budig, Kate Duyn Cariati, and most recently, Dana “Trixi” Flynn, the owner of Laughing Lotus Yoga in NYC and San Francisco. Dani was accepted into an advanced studies program at Laughing Lotus NYC, where she spent the month of January 2013 deepening her practice and teaching, as well as her bhakti (devotion).
In addition to teaching yoga, Dani worked full-time as lead day therapist (, MFTI) and yoga teacher at an eating disorder treatment center in Santa Monica, and has completed a yoga training to become certified in treating eating disorders, body image issues, and anxiety through the healing powers of yoga. Dani and her husband have recently relocated to Roseville, and Dani is thrilled to be establishing her private counseling practice as well as merging into the blossoming yoga community. Most recently, Dani was featured on Good Day Sacramento in a piece that profiled her work in combining the healing aspects of the yoga practice with psychotherapy.
Dani’s classes are never the same twice, as each day brings a new energy. Students can expect a combination of challenge, compassion, and plenty of sweat! Dani encourages her students to reach for their own personal edge, in hopes that this will cultivate a sense of awareness and contentment that is not always easy to come by in the midst of daily routines. Dani will lead several workshops in the 2014-2015 year, which can be found on her website,