Pranayoga was founded with the intention of making authentic yoga and ayurveda to everyone. We started in 2009 as a 1000 square foot yoga studio downtown Fort Wayne and have grown to be a global yoga therapy training institute accredited by IAYT. Our yoga studios now offer virtual and in person classes, personalized care and professional teacher trainings.

Our Story

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 these mindbody illnesses. Dani has captured her self-reflection in her debut book, The Path of Joyful Living (2018).

Pranayoga has been a space of sharing and teaching Yoga & Ayurveda as tools to make healing a reality for all. Pranayoga makes authentic Yoga & Ayurveda accessible to everyone. Pranayoga’s non profit foundation offers discounted yoga to help those with chronic illness and cancer. Whether you are looking to support your mental wellbeing, physical health or find balance in your daily life, we are here to walk with you on that path.

The paths are:

Pranayoga Studios: Our studios include a virtual sanctuary and in-person studio to bring you more joy. Practicing together in a group is uplifting and encouraging. All of our class styles and sequences at Pranayoga are seasonally and individually adapted according to Ayurveda. Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’. Prana means ‘life force energy or Spirit.” We believe that not all people should practice yoga in the same way and the same style all the time. Our style of yoga is informed by ayurveda and individualized to your current condition and environment. Sattva means balance. We move according to the seasons and our bodies to bring balance. Practicing with us is like seasonal movement nutrition. Pranayoga’s classes are seasonally crafted and adapted to the individual. All of Pranayoga’s teachers are trained in traditional hatha, tantra, ayurveda and yoga therapy.

Personalized Self-Care: Take care of yourself with our personal treatments and consultations. At Pranayoga, you can find Ayurvedic consultations, private yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions, Ayurvedic massages, sound-healing, holistic healings and pregnancy treatments to support well-being on every level.

Mastery: Personal as well as professional mastery. At Pranayoga Teacher Training Institute we master the art of practice. This may begin with personal practice as you deepen your relationship with yoga and Ayurveda, or in your professional yoga teacher practice as you learn and share Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy with others. The Sattva Yoga Therapy Program was one of the first 25 accredited yoga therapy programs in the world, by the International Association of Yoga Therapy, and we have been teaching yoga teachers since 2009.


Founder, Teacher Trainer, Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Health Educator, E-RYT500, C-IAYT

Vani (Dani’s Given name through Integral Yoga) has practiced yoga since 1995, having studied Integral and Tantric Yogas, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Prana Vinyasa, and Ashtanga. Her teaching is an alchemy of eastern philosophy and modern living. Using both life and practice as a way of inspiring self-awakening, love, and devotion. She is creator of Sattva Vinyasa and Sattva Therapy regenerative practices. Vani has published several yoga videos, as well as mini-online classes for your Ayurvedic constitution. She is the author of The Path of Joyful Living: Cultivating Mindful Action through Yoga. She is the founder of the PranaYoga Foundation, our sister foundation that offers free yoga to people living with cancer and chronic illnesses. Dani leads teacher trainings and workshops at conferences and studios around the world, as well as offering yoga therapy and ayurveda at her Institute in Fort Wayne IN.

+ Teacher Trainer
+ Yoga Therapist
+ Ayurvedic Health Educator
+ Life and Birth Doula

What our students are saying.

” I appreciate Pranayoga for its focus on wellness and keeping yoga true to its nature, not exercise, but a practice. ”
~Lori Bower

“My digestion is great and I feel well. I really feel more balanced than I have in over 20 years.”

~Ann, Fort Wayne

Pranayoga has made such a difference in my practice. I have enjoyed being there so much. The teachers have all been knowledgeable and experienced.
~Bob, Fort Wayne

Pranayoga has inspired so many and has shown many people the light that resides in them.  I thank you for doing the same in my life. I am very excited to see the future that unfolds in all of our lives. I am so grateful that my path has crossed with Prana’s. I look forward to seeing them intertwine even more.
~Kole, Fort Wayne

Being 57 years old and having health issues, it’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to practice within my own personal space without judgement or ridicule from the teacher. This allows me to be able to practice regardless of the mood (and/or physical ability) I enter the studio with, and thus enables my process to naturally unfold in a safe and non-defensive environment. This is important to me as it probably is true for others whether they realize it or not, especially considering that I’m about 40% hearing impaired. This school is also helping me recapture my youthful flexibility, health, and mental sharpness.
~Marc, Fort Wayne

 I have been so impressed with everyone that I have had the pleasure to meet. The experiences at Pranayoga are what I call, ahhhh moments. When I take a deep breath, let the air out slowly, all the stress of the day slowly flows out of my body, and I feel at peace with the world. You are providing a much needed service to the community.
~Andra, Fort Wayne

There is a good selection of classes to choose from. Everyone should be able to find a class that fits their style and particular needs. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences.
~Marcia, Fort Wayne

Best Classes. Best Facilities. Great location!!
~Eve, Fort Wayne

I love my experience at Pranayoga! Thank you! You have totally changed my life.
~Emily, Fort Wayne