In yoga we practice opening the mind, softening the heart, and in doing so we make ourselves at once invincible and vulnerable. We achieve this by relaxing the mind, releasing tension in the body, and allowing whatever is in the field of awareness to arise and dissolve.
— Donna Farhi

While my first teacher took the form of my mom’s Kathy Smith VHS tape when I was in high school, I’ve studied with many different teachers in various styles and traditions over the years. I received my 200-hour yoga teaching certification in Tantric Hatha Yoga & Meditation from Karina Mirsky in 2014 and I've completed in-depth training in Yin Yoga as well. I am currently a Yoga Alliance registered yoga & meditation teacher. 

A seeker by nature, yoga took its roots in me early on. Initially drawn in by the physical practice, yoga has since revealed itself to be a discipline that touches every aspect of my being. It has become not only a way to keep my physical body in balance, but also the means through which I source peace, clarity, and strength. I truly believe that yoga is the single most important tool that anyoneβ€”and everyoneβ€”has for maintaining their well-being: physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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My style of teaching is strongly influenced by Tantric Hatha Yoga, and incorporates asana, pranayama, and meditation, along with bits of ayurveda and yogic philosophy. My goal is to help cultivate a sattvic (pure, balanced, and joyous) energy in those I teach, leading them towards the beauty of stillness, the power of presence, and the value of connection to the teacher within.

I am currently available to teach private or group Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga classes in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. Please reach out to hi@justdanne.com with any inquiries.


2018 Class Schedule

Yoga with Cats at Tiny Lions in Ann Arbor

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Join us as we practice yoga with our furry feline yoga masters at the Tiny Lions cat cafΓ©! Our hatha-style classes will help bring peace to your mind and body, while filling your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Ages 12 and over (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use. Yoga blocks, blankets, and straps are available as well, but please plan to bring any additional props you may need.

Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30 pm
$10 per class, pre-registration & advance payment required

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