At PranaYoga we honor the essence of yoga while merging the modern day research of yoga therapy for moving from surviving to thriving.
The word Prana means vitality or “aliveness.”
As a youth, our founder Dani(Vani), suffered with chronic allergies, asthma, and digestive issues. As a young adult she developed eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. At the age of 16 she discovered healthy eating to help with some of her physical ailments and yoga as an alternative method to treating her mental/emotional symptoms. Eventually she was able to rely on yoga therapy and ayurveda to stop and reverse the progression of all of these mindbody illnesses.
Dani went on to become one of the first 200 hour certified yoga teachers in the area, work for neurosurgeon, Dr. Kachmann and continue her training in yoga therapy and ayurveda. Since then she has developed her own method of teaching, Sattva Vinyasa and published The Path of Joyful Living, October 2018 recording some of her struggles and the mindfulness methods that have helped her and others heal. Sattva Vinyasa method is an alchemy of ayurveda, therapeutics of movement and breath, and she trains other professional yoga teachers in this form to be intelligent yoga teachers and movers.
Her Sattva Yoga Therapy Program, was one of the first 25 accredited yoga therapy programs in the world, by the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Vani has been a master healer to many individuals working with her through personal ayurveda and yoga therapy sessions and a master teacher trainer to yoga teachers. Her students go on to be some of the most successful teachers and yoga therapists in the industry.
What makes Vani unique in the yoga industry, is her expertise through 24 years of yoga study and compassion as having walked through the doors of physical and mental health illness to increased vitality and “aliveness” that she is committed to sharing with others personally or to train teachers to carry this art and science to those who are suffering.