Danielle began practicing yoga in 2006 as a way to combat anxiety and become stronger mentally and physically. She immediately fell in love with the way the breath and movement made her mind and body feel, both on and off the mat.

After years of practicing and savoring the moments her many teachers provided for her, she decided to follow the same path, and completed Prana Yoga’s 200-hour Joy and Service Teacher Training Program in 2016.

Danielle’s classes are fun, positive experiences, where students connect their physical and spiritual selves. She likes to add a dose of inspiration as a way to help deepen the practice, encouraging students to be mindful and compassionate, living their yoga not only in the studio, but in their everyday lives.

Danielle’s yoga philosophy is, “If you’re alive and breathing, you can practice yoga!”

A bunch of questions with | DANIELLE

What is your day job? 

I’m a Competitive and Market Intelligence Analyst at BakerHostetler.

What lights you up?

Dogs, but especially my coonhound, Chula. Also, connecting with like-minded yogis!

A favorite tv show?

The Office and Game of Thrones

A favorite local spot?

I live for the Metroparks! My husband and I love to take Chula on hikes, always searching for a new trail!

What do you love about Balance & Brews?

Community. I took my first B&B class with Erika at Hofbräuhaus in 2016 and felt an overwhelming sense of community. Yogis from all over the CLE area coming together to practice, drink amazing local brews, and dive into great conversation – such an incredible environment to be surrounded by!

What's a dream vacation spot?

My dream is to travel to as many places this world has to offer. At the top of my list - spending a few months in the Amazon rainforest.

Hey, you got a nickname?

Dani, Cherry (my maiden name ☺)

A favorite quote? 

That you are here—that life exists and identity,

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

- Walt Whitman