Danielle

Modo Teacher / Student

Why do you love the Modo community?

I love the Modo community because it’s full of kind, hard-working, inspiring individuals that constantly encourage me to take care of myself AND do what I can for others. It’s truly taught me that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Why do you teach yoga?

To create a space for people to get to know themselves. When I began my practice, it’s like I was saying “Hello!” to my body for the first time. Acknowledging and taking the time to focus on all of my different parts and pieces has shown me that I am a unique individual. I now recognize and appreciate how beautiful that is. That’s what I want others to feel too.

What yoga certifications do you have?

Modo Level 1 – 500hr

If you were an animal, what would it be?

I’d rather be a tree. Preferably a huge evergreen, old & weathered. That way I could feel the dirt in between my toes and the sun on my top every single day.

You have one day completely to yourself in Columbus.  What do you do?

I’d start my morning in the hot room at Modo for a nice sweat . I’m sure my “self led class” would turn into more of a one person dance party (those speakers crank). On my way back home, I would stop by Winan’s to make myself a chai and swoop some chocolates. Once home, I’d eat my chocolates in a bubble bath then take a short nap. Upon waking I would fancy myself up a bit for a picnic in Schiller park. On the menu would be a bangin’ charcuterie board, lobster, and endless wine. Finally, I’d take myself out dancing to some jazz or funk music. Ideally, I would get my hands on buffalo shrimp with blue cheese dip for a night cap and be in bed by ten 🙂

What’s your favorite yoga pose and why?

I love feeling powerful while simply standing, so Tadasana – mountain pose.

You can only eat at one Columbus restaurant for the rest of your life.  What is it?

Tough one. Jk. It would be the Sycamore. Not exaggerating, I eat there 5 times a week and still want more! Thank goodness I work there too lol. Two words. Banana tartlet 🍌🤤