“DO MORE THAN JUST EXSIST”
Dani’s believes we have been gifted time on this beautiful planet to love, learn, grow and play.
When we allow ourselves to see beauty in everyday little things, when we learn to appreciate our bodies and minds for their abilities, when love so deeply that we understand our way is not the only way, it is then we are truly living our lives to the fullest. Then we learn to accept pain when it comes knowing we will move forward, even if the mind cannot or will not ever comprehend. When we remove the obstacles of attachment and aversion we bring ourselves into a state of equanimity. Unshaken by changes and life’s unwanted diversions.
Through the practices of Yoga & Meditation we gain that ability to find the quiet, to still ourselves and find joy.
Dani’s holistic journey began at the age of 10. Born in Zambia, Africa to Irish Parents, she moved to Ireland at the age of 3. By the age of 10 she started to suffer from insomnia. Her parents were advised to start her on sleeping tablets. This did not sit well with them. They started practicing body scans with her and gave her the Norman Peel book “Power of Positive thinking”. Thankfully the insomnia subsided.
Dani with Swamiji Turya, Mysore Feb 2016
Playing around on Retreat 2015
She travel around the world with her hotel management career and in the late 90’s found herself in New York City. A stressful job encouraged her to start Reiki which delightfully catapulted her into the world of Yoga almost 20 years ago!
Dani has been teaching Yoga since 2002 and is qualified at the ERTY 500 hour (experienced 500 hour teacher level) with over 2,400 hours of teaching experience. She did her initial training in NYC having spent a few years studying with the imitable Dharma Mittra and received a further 300 hours training in Dublin in 2013.
Meeting Jack Canfield and Keith Ferrazi
Dani was attuned as a Reiki Master in 2001 and intertwines this wonderful healing modality into her classes to enhance all aspects of the practice. In July 2015 Dani was attuned as a Seichem master adding to her extensive healing practice.
Also on her journey, Dani has studied Yoga for Children with the Devon Natural Healthcare College, under Louise Goldberg. She has participated in numerous intensive trainings and workshops. She is continuously striving to learn and understand more about the alchemy of Yoga.
April 2017 Dani I qualified as a .b (pronounced ‘dot-be’) mindfulness teacher from Sr Stans beautiful center, The Sanctuary. Aimed at 11-18 year olds this is an amazing 10 week classroom-based curriculum developed by Mindfulness in Schools Project, whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.
Dani had held many retreats and workshops in Dublin, Cork, Wicklow and Clare. She has taught yoga at schools, worked with teens and teams including the Irish Ladies Rugby team. She is devoted to Yoga, meditation and their infinite possibilities.
It is Dani’s belief that while Yoga cannot change our life’s circumstances, it gives us the stability to move with the flow and to respond rather than react to these changes and situations. It encourages us to stay centred and true to our self.
She has taught in studios in New York, Cork and Dublin, all the while trying her best to teach from her heart and share her knowledge of these wonderful practices with authenticity to many.
Dani is deeply grateful to all the teachers she has had the privilege of meeting and learning from along her journey.