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DO I THINK IT’S ALWAYS EASY TO EAT HEALTHY AND WORKOUT MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK?

Heck no! But I’m positive that I want to feel good on the inside and out. What’s my game plan? Eating healthy, moving my body every day and practicing my daily meditation. That’s what keeps my mind calm and my body strong.

For over twelve years I’ve been teaching kick-butt yoga classes,  focusing on alignment and opening your body through creative sequencing, that are designed to make you smile as much as you’ll sweat.

After turning 40, I noticed that while I felt better than I ever had, my mind and body needed more.

My “yoga” is my daily morning meditation practice, so I knew I wanted a more physical practice to stay in shape on my mat. I looked for a class that combined flexibility and strength training- but I couldn’t find one. This inspired me to create a modern twist on yoga that combines yoga and strength training so you don’t have to go to the gym and the yoga studio!

I don’t promise enlightenment here… this is all about sweaty, strong, cardio-infused fun. If you’re interested in learning more about living your yoga off the mat, check out the cool stuff I have going on HERE

Prior to becoming a certified teacher, Danielle stumbled upon yoga while producing fitness videos for MTV. After turning 40, she noticed that while she felt better than ever, her mind and body needed more.

She looked for a method that combined true mind/body health but couldn’t find one. This inspired her to develop her Breathe Smile Sweat Method incorporating Xen Strength Yoga with Weights to create a modern twist on yoga that incorporates meditation, yoga, strength training, and practicing gratitude so you can become the happiest person you know.

In 2012 Danielle produced her first Xen Strength Yoga DVD, which has sold thousands of copies all over the world and was chosen as a “staff favorite” on the most influential fitness DVD site. She is currently training teachers globally in her Xen Strength Yoga with Weights method. Danielle is a regular contributor to Yahoo Beauty and The Huffington Post, and has appeared on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, and also on Shape, Yoga Journal and Self Online. She was featured in Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful campaign and book, and is a featured teacher on YogaVibes and YogaDownload; she also struck a fierce Koundinyasa in the Sundance darling “Concussion.”

Danielle teaches at A-list wellness events in NYC and The Hamptons, hosted by Wellthily, Gurney’s Inn and Yoga Journal; and she speaks about wellness in the workplace at corporations such as Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

Danielle believes that her yoga and meditation practice is the sole reason that she was able to face her biggest challenges head on: her mother’s suicide, father’s bankruptcy, emotional eating, poor body image, running her own business, and every other stress involved in raising a family. Instead of letting her story revolve around trauma and stress, living her yoga has allowed Danielle to thrive, and rewrite her story to focus on peace, happiness and teaching others to stress less, slim down, and smile more.

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