Danielle was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. From the time she was a very small child, she was always artistic and became very involved in dance. An avid runner in her early adult years, she tired yoga for the first time to stretch her body and immediately was hooked!

The movements were reminiscent of her dancing background, however on a much deeper level.

Having grown up in a household with plenty of adversity and the disease of addiction, she sought a totally different approach. She found her “home” in yoga and followed-up with a 200-hour Sivananda yoga training and 500-hour Hatha yoga training. From there, she started teaching right away and has taught all over the South Florida area for over twenty years.

In Danielle’s words:

“Yoga means so much to me on so many different levels. I have taught yoga for all types of people, shapes and sizes. From pre-schoolers to the elderly, to professional athletes. I have also created a yoga program for women with post traumatic stress disorder in a psychiatric hospital.

I see yoga transform and change lives everyday. It heals to the soul.

As a yoga teacher, I consider myself to be real and genuine. I believe my classes reflect this too. People feel when you do things from your heart. And my heart is my guide, my gift to share with others, and be the best role model to my students and my two fantastic children.

Needless to say, I am honored to do what I do and so excited to be leading the SOL Yoga Fort Lauderdale team!”

In Danielle’s hands, students can expect to be challenged, uplifted and energized. Enjoy upbeat music and be prepared to use the entire body – heart and soul!

Follow Danielle: @daniellepetrie