yoga . meditation . bodywork
 

about

My mission is to offer you support toward alining with your most authentic self and true nature; love, joy, and freedom.

My journey began at age five when I became mystified by yoga and meditation after being introduced to the practice by my parents. I remember feeling at home in the practice amidst a world in which I always felt to be a seeker. The practice of yoga and meditation stayed as a grounding force throughout my life and inspired me to become a teacher in 2011. Since my youth, it allowed me to reside within my heart, settle my mind, connect to the earth, hold space for others, get to the root of my suffering, and find ways to bask in compassion and laughter along the way.

 Daphne teaching yoga in the jungle of Guyana.

Daphne teaching yoga in the jungle of Guyana.

Through teaching yoga and meditation, my goal is to share the various tools and practices rooted in spiritual, physical, and philosophical disciplines my teachers passed on to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to share these practices all over the world, from top studios in New York and Philadelphia to a small community in Guyana while serving in the Peace Corps. My classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats offer various disciplines and practices that stay at the root of the lineage. Classes seamlessly weave together to bring us home to the heart by integrating dharma talks, spiritual philosophy, eclectic music, alignment cues, expert assists, chanting, breath work, meditation, and a breath-centered creative vinyasa sequence, while combined with a sweet, simple, stress free vibe.

I am eternally grateful to my teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Don and Amba Stapleton, Al Finger, Elena Brower, Rod Stryker, Heather Rice, Ram Dass, and Jack Kornfield for their knowledge, wisdom, and grace they bestowed upon me through their teachings. To my family and the many teachers in my community who continue to inspire me, especially the students who allow me to share my love and passion of yoga and meditation.

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

 

Credentials & Education

E-RYT 500 - Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hr level

Nosara Yoga Institue 200-hour Teacher Training

Jivamukti Yoga 300-hour Teacher Trainging

Lifestyle Meditation 25-hour Teacher Training

SUP Yoga 18-hour Teacher Training 

Elena Brower Elevate Mentoriship 

Manorama Sanskrit Studies Method

Shamanic Permaculture Paititi Institue

Jivamukti Immersion with Yogeswari, Lady Ruth, Dr. M.A. Jayashree, and Professor M.A. Narasimhan

BA at Guilford College

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what people say...

Daphne and her Yoga has been one of the most powerful positive influences of my life!
The gift she shared is far deeper then the shapes I now can wiggle my 50 year old self into.
The quietness that Yoga bring when life emotions explode is one of those gifts.
I never image I would had the courage and the strength but inspired by Daphne’s practice I now take yoga to the place and people that need the most but rarely experience it is another.
Along with the gifts of her deep Knowledge and continuing study that she shares openly, make experiencing yoga thru her truly unique.
— Steven Molinari
Classes with Daphne truly embody the full spectrum of Yoga. From her meditative voice and calm demeanor to; the expertly sequenced asana practice, enlightening dharma talks, and mantra chanting this is an experience not to be missed! I have always left feeling lighter, more balanced, at ease, and ready to walk off of my mat and apply my practice to my everyday life!
— Heather Rice, Yogini, Teacher & Owner of Amrita Yoga & Wellness
Through Daphne’s approach and flow of her classes, I connected on an individual level to better my own practice, but also to the class as a whole. I can only compare it to being at a concert and everyone is singing along to the same song, feeling like they’re in it together and part of something that’s bigger than themselves. Daphne is a yoga rock star!
— Candace Karch
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.