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Education

Life Coach
Coby Kozlowski, Souluna LC Certification, Lenox, MA, December 2010

500-hour E-RYT
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, September 2010

Anusara Inspired Yoga Teacher (300 hours)
Todd Norian & Ann Greene, Berkshires, MA, August 2006

Health & Nutrition Counselor/Coach
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NYC, NY, June 2005

200-hour RYT
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA, March 2004

Masters of Arts in Education
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, December 2002

Bachelors of Arts in Graphic and Web Design
University of Denver, Denver, CO, December 1999 


Experience

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Workshops

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The 6 Qualities of Consciousness

Journey into the six attributes of existence and discover how they reside in you, as you, and all around you. Celebrate profound intelligence, unbounded freedom, your perfect yet ever evolving nature, the joy of community, the promise of infinite abundance, and the natural ebb and flow of life in continual primal motion. Through our time together you will:

  • Gain more scope on yoga’s migration to the West.
  • Understand the difference between yoga’s diverse philosophical traditions.
  • Learn about the Tantra’s rich heritage and varied teachings.
  • Immerse in the latest scientific research highlighting the physiological and psychological benefits of everyday mindfulness and practical yogic wellness techniques.
  • Marvel in awe inspiring life examples sourced from the natural world.
  • Engage in practical exercises to awaken each quality and invoke more clarity, connection, skill, and beauty on your path.

*This workshop includes interactive discussion and some light movement.


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Nourishing the Teacher

Take your yoga teaching to the next level as you embark on a journey to unearth how to teach yoga through refined language and inspirational themes. Teaching through themes not only deepens your depth as a teacher, but also engages your students in a fresh, vibrant, and inviting way. In this dynamic and heart opening workshop you will: 

  • Nourish the teacher within through creative contemplations, thought provoking journaling, rich discussion, and small group sharing. 
  • Learn a clear methodology to effectively plan and teach focused and heart opening yoga classes. 
  • Awaken to the depth of Tantric Yoga philosophy, the power of nature, and the wisdom of traditional cultures. 
  • Actively cultivate this new practice in a supportive atmosphere as you weave and fine-tune your teaching skills. 
  • Broaden your yoga vocabulary while learning clear, concise, and charismatic language.

*This workshop includes interactive discussion, practice, and practice teaching.


Danny was wonderful!  He received rave reviews from the participants and they found Danny to be interesting, well spoken, humorous and informative. Everyone walked away feeling like they learned something
— Sarah Beck, Studio Manager, The Spirit of Yoga
Danny conveys confidence without arrogance, is open to questions, and he listens every bit as well as he shares. As a true teacher will, he creatively offers tools for empowerment.
— Elizabeth K., Yoga Teacher

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Suit Up & Show Up

In life, there comes moments were we need to suit up and show with steadfastness and determination. While the tendency for many is to either give up or burn out, yoga invites us to tap into a skillful empowerment, utilizing the strength of the body, vitality of the breath, lucidity of the mind, and courageousness of the heart. 

Embark on a journey of inquiry to awaken this innate potentiality which you already possess. In this extended class you will:

  • Streamline your energy through a two hour long master practice—with a long savasana :)
  • Investigate your endurance, strength, attention, and mental edge.
  • Recognize the difference between sensation and pain.
  • Explore your resistance when challenge arises.
  • Source compassion and celebrate as your honor your own individual practice as it evolves.    

*This workshop begins with a short discussion followed by an advanced practice.

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Alignment Evolution

The way we align our physical form has huge implications on the health and vitality of the body as well as the presence of our internal state. Inquire into the five guiding principles derived from the Anusara Yoga method to support greater integration and an injury-free practice for years to come. In this workshop, you’ll explore:

  • Your ability to line up on and off the mat.
  • The power of connecting to breath and setting a firm foundation.
  • The physiological and mental effects of muscular engagement.
  • The life changing effects of low back stability and spinal integrity.
  • The profound shifts that accompany integrated stretching and whole body ex- tension.

*This workshop includes interactive learning followed by an integrative all level practice. 


In a word Danny is brilliant. He is soft spoken, charismatic, gentle and insightful. By far one of today’s most inspiring and riveting teachers. Danny is an inspirational leader who truly has the power and ability to facilitate change and growth in the world
— Robin Appel, Studio Owner, Always-at-Aum
Danny is an inspiring teacher and a shining example how a healthy lifestyle gives back to everyone. I walked away prepared to face the urban jungle with clear and effective tools
— Jackie P., Workshop Participant

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Ecstatic Wheels of Life

In yogic anatomy there is a subtle energetic system that correlates to our physical and emotional bodies. By directing attention and garnering a better understand- ing of each energy center we can take more skillful action and create literal shifts in our daily lives. Step onto your mat to explore the chakras, the yogic wheels of life, and discover what lurks in the depths of your internal landscape. Through this time you will:

  • Explore your foundation and stability
  • Employ the power of joyous fluidity.
  • Cultivate practices to awaken your personal power.
  • Open your radiant heart.
  • Tap into the courage of your inner voice and creativity.
  • Listen to your vital intuition.
  • Rest into the deep knowing of your interconnected nature.

*This workshop is a combination of discussion followed by an all level practice. 


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The Gifts of Embodiment

Jai Ganesha! 

Ganesha is one of the most well known and most loved yogic symbols. The half- boy half-elephant character has rich mythology and iconography, and through his story we can better reflect on our own lives and step into greater participation with the waves of existence. In this exciting interactive tale you will:

  • Learn about Ganesha’s creation myth and its symbolism.
  • Explore the various items he holds in his four hands and their meaning.
  • Reawaken your empowered nature to receive your gifts, choose your path, and flow with the grace of consciousness.
  • Understand the inner workings of mantra (potent syllables) to invoke the qualities of Ganesha in your own daily life.
  • Reclaim your ability to recognize this life as a gift and savor its richness.

*This workshop includes interactive discussion and some light movement. 


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Additional Workshops 

More detailed information on these workshops available upon request. All workshops can be adjusted based on desired time frame. 

  • Superfoods for Vitality
  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Teachings of the Goddess (Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Kali)
  • Tantric Meditation
  • Conscious Communication and Truthful Living
  • Deep Stretch: Open, Heal, and Relax
  • The Symbolism and Iconography of Shiva the Dancer
  • Advanced Breathing Techniques and Tantric Meditation
  • Creative Vinyasa Flow Methodology & Sequencing
  • Self-Discovery and Inner Transformation
  • Slow Flow: Do less, Receive more
  • Nutrition Revolution