Danielle was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and attended college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a long time practitioner of yoga, she finally decided to get her 200-hour certification in 2018 during her junior year of college. After finishing her Yoga Alliance certification, she began to teach hot yoga at the local studio; leaving after she graduated in 2019 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Post-graduation, Danielle took up an internship at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts as a Company Management Intern, and after her time there, traveled down to Orlando, Florida to start her Disney College Program. After returning home in March 2020, Danielle continued to grow her yoga teacher training certifications. Through Wild Abundant Life, she completed two 26 hour specialized certifications; the first in Restorative & Yin Yoga, and the second in Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga Nidra.
Danielle enjoys teaching both beginning yoga classes rooted in body centered learning so students can enjoy a safe and educational yoga experience, as well as advanced flow classes that allow students to play with new and creative ways of approaching a well-rounded yoga practice. Because of her background in dance she enjoys creating exciting sequences as if it was a piece of choreography. Danielle fills her classes with positivity, a smile, and most importantly a sense of humor! For her students, she wishes them to come away with a better understanding of themselves on all levels, to have the desire to return to the brave space her classes create, and to explore the truest version of themselves.
In her free time, Danielle likes to take dance, yoga, and kickboxing classes to stay active, and cook and bake to relax. She is also well versed in Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Another passion of hers is world travel. Some of her favorite trips include visiting Santorini, Greece, Venice, Italy, and Paris, France. Danielle is also the proud plant mom of a beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid, named Ophelia.