Danielle, a native of Missouri City, is the Studio Director of Afterglow Hot Yoga. Starting out in sports and as a dancer at an early age Danielle was forced to give up dancing in high school due to back pain caused by scoliosis and degenerative disc disease. She was drawn naturally to the gentle movements and healthy lifestyle of hatha and Bikram Yoga.
Practicing as much as she could while attending college and maintaining various jobs, in the fall of 2008 she realized her passion for yoga easily translated into teaching and wanting to share it with other people. So she decided to pursue Bikram Yoga Teacher Training — a challenging and rewarding, intensive nine weeks. She says “I now realize that my body and mind are stronger than I could ever have imagined.” Bikram Yoga has changed her life–it relieved her back pain, helped her to gain muscle tone, flexibility and strength of mind and body.
Opening Bikram Hot Yoga Missouri City in 2011, she transitioned her studio in 2014 to Afterglow Hot Yoga, incorporating other classes and styles of yoga, meeting the demands of this dynamic community. She is pleased to have created a warm and friendly studio and brings together a team of happy staff and teachers. Over the years she has studied with Tony Sanchez and received Prenatal Certification with Jacci Reynolds.
Danielle’s teaching style is characterized by warmth, a sense of humor, encouragement and compassion. She continues to be inspired by the healing testimonies of practitioners and is honored to be an instrument to grow a vibrant yoga community where people make new friends, learn together, and have their bodies and lives healed and strengthened.