ABOUT Danielle Lee
"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” ~ Rumi
I left my corporate job more than two decades ago to break the cycle of chasing after achievements that kept me depleted and to start living a life I would not regret. During that juncture, I immersed myself in the practices of yoga and self-cultivating arts. These practices have taught me to honor my intuition, live life by a conscious endeavor, and aspire to serve and elevate others. It is still a work in progress.
My offerings draw from many rivers in my life. I aspire to share what I have learned, assimilated and integrated in the process. May they be of benefit to you.
I am grateful to all my teachers for imparting their wisdom, to my students who continue to energize me, and to all who teach me in life.
Yoga: After a decade of exploring various styles of yoga and earning several teaching certifications, I found a practice that has kept me deeply engaged for a decade in Shadow Yoga (www.shadowyoga.com). I have been studying Shadow Yoga, Nrtta Sadhana and Shadanga Yoga with founder Shandor Remete, director Emma Balnaves, and senior teacher Mark Horner. The intelligence behind the methodology and the depth and effectiveness of the practice have been essential to maturing my own skills as a practitioner and as a teacher. I aspire to help others to cultivate a practice that will leave them with a wider imprint of self inquiry, skillful effort and joy.
My past teaching certifications include Advance Studies in Yoga Anatomy and Breath with Leslie Kaminoff, Vinyasa Flow with Shiva Rea, Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Yoga4Cancer with Tari Prinster, and Anusara with Amy Ippoliti and Lois Nesbitt.
KiCheon: I am currently studying under grand master Sa Gyu Park, a lineage holder of KiCheon, a unique system of internal martial art form from Korea.
Yoga Tune Up®: I am a certified instructor of Yoga Tune Up®, a fitness therapy format incorporating a unique blend of corrective exercises, self massage, and yoga postures to alleviate pain, improve posture, and enhance performance.
Roll Model Method®: I am a certified instructor of the Roll Model Method®, a self-care tool utilizing various sized therapy balls to provides soft-tissue conditioning with self-massage.
Food and Healing: I am a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute as well as Jeffrey Yuen's Chinese Dietary Therapy Program.
Plant Medicine: I am a graduate of Jeffrey Yuen’s Chinese Herbal Medicine Program.
Aromatherapy: I am currently working on New York Institute of Aromatic Studies certification program in Aromatics and the Skin.
Like any meaningful endeavor, my offerings would not have been possible without the support of many people. My deep gratitude to my family, friends, students, and teachers.