Danielle Vardakas E-RYT500 DYT800 BFA began dancing at age 3 in Philadelphia. She continued to study dance at the Philadelphia Creative & Performing Arts High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University and the Tyler School of Art in 2001. Danielle fell in love with yoga in 1994 while dancing with a junior ballet company and began teaching yoga in 2000. Her practice continued to create balance in her body and mind through her professional dance career which included mainly Hip Hop and Breakin with a bit of Contemporary Modern. She was mentored by Cara Bradley of Verge Yoga. She is also strongly influenced by her teachers Dharma Mittra , John Friend and Kausthub Desikachar. Danielle is continuously training and has completed over 2500 hours of teacher training programs all over the globe. She is a registered 800 hour Advanced Teacher with Dharma Yoga.
Danielle & her family moved to Vermont winter 2009. She currently directs Honest Yoga Center in South Burlington. Danielle’s vinyasa style incorporates principles of alignment with power flows and bliss energy. She themes each practice so the student can evolve spiritually as well as physically. A teacher to teachers, Danielle created Honest Yoga 200 & 500 hour teacher trainings. Additionally, her yoga classes are featured on www.yogavibes.com, www.udemy.com and www.yogadork.com. She has taught at Sedona Yoga Festival, Liberate and Wanderlust Festivals, and has been sponsored by Be Present, Spiritual Gangster, HYDE, Mika, and Lululemon.
Danielle is a vegan, Tao cultivator and proud mother to an amazing little yogi.