yoga . meditation . bodywork
 

about

My mission is to support people toward aligning with their true nature, which is happiness, freedom, and love. I am a 500 hour certified yoga teacher of Jivamukti Yoga, Nosara Yoga and Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutics, as well as a Lifestyle Meditation Teacher and SUP Yoga. First introduced at age 5 by my parents, I was mystified by the practice. Yoga is my rock through the ebb and flow of life as the power of practice set with high intention reveals our truth, that divine love within us all. The practice has aided me in settling the mind, connecting to the earth and all its beings, becoming more present, mindful, and receptive to those around me, and aligning with the healing power of source. 

Daphne teaching yoga in the jungle of Guyana.

Daphne teaching yoga in the jungle of Guyana.

My passion for yoga combined with my love of travel and desire to serve allowed her to teach yoga all over the world in many different communities. I taught yoga at a local school in Ghana, lead classes in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, USA, and most recently in the community I lived in while serving Peace Corps in Guyana. Currently I reside in Philadelphia sharing my love of yoga and meditation with the community, while keeping up with my wanderlust heart by leading vibrant retreats all over the world. I am currently studying to become a massage therapist and excited to share the healing modalities of body work with the rest of the beautiful world soon! 

I am extremely grateful to my family, my teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Don and Amba Stapleton, the many teachers in my community who continue to inspire me, and especially the students who allow me to share my love and passion of yoga and healing. 

As a surfer at heart, my classes are just like riding a wave: fun, liberating, challenging, and humbling. My classes stay at the heart of Jivamukti through compassion, laughter in self study, devotion, eclectic music, meditation, and a breath-centered vinyasa flow, while combined with the sweet, simple, and stress free vibe of Nosara Yoga. Check out my schedule here. 

*I am an insured yoga teacher and registered yoga alliance.

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what people say...

Yoga practice with Daphne is a unique and beautiful experience. Daphne has the rare skill to infuse a challenging yoga practice with compassion, playfulness, inquisitiveness, and deep spirituality in an environment that is safe for all levels. Every time I step onto my mat in a class that Daphne leads I am astounded by her ability to facilitate my personal growth and awakening.
— Gina A.
The magic of Daphne’s yoga is best experienced by allowing her to navigate its waters as your guide. She has the keen ability to calm beginner nerves with her soothing voice and clear instructions, while motivating and challenging her students to expand their practice by reassuring them and creating a safe space to take chances and grow. Her knowledge of yogic practices and the body have made her a favorite among our community. On top of it all, she knows how to make things fun and easy. Always reliable, always smiling, always exuding positivity and respect. Everything she does is with love and care, as a true yogi would.
— Jana M.
Daphne occupies that all important space between graceful, calm yogi and inspirational trainer. My yoga practice has been taken up a notch through Daphne’s thoughtful and individual approach to movement. Yoga can be different things to different people, especially at different times. Daphne is keenly aware of the state of your mind and body and is able to adjust accordingly throughout the lesson. Through her instruction Daphne has increased my strength, flexibility, and enthusiasm for yoga.
— paul v.
Daphne is a stellar teacher who not only shares the teachings, but actually lives them off her mat too. She is a confident teacher that can work with a beginner student AND a seasoned practitioner. Her dedication to her students is one of the greatest gifts I admire about her. She creates long lasting connections that not only happen during her classes, but outside a studio’s four walls. Her skillfully themed classes offer me contemplations throughout my day!
— alison s.