We recently caught up with Danni Hayward, March 2015 Gili Meno 200 hour yoga teacher training graduate. Danni resides in Perth, Western Australia. She dabbled in yoga for many years, but she admits she used to be the person to roll up her mat and sneak out of class when it was time for savasana. "Then something happened a few years ago. Yoga became less about the stretching and more about the way it made me feel emotionally and mentally." Danni began to find that yoga provided calm and balance, helping her deal with the anxiety and panic attacks that used to plague her. "I have transformed my life immensely over the past couple of years. I am much more interested in taking care of myself and being connected with my body, mind and spirit. Yoga has been a really important part of that."
Upon returning home from her yoga teacher training in Indonesia, she started her own mobile yoga business called Bendable not Breakable. Danni offers public classes as well as private sessions. "I am getting so much out of sharing yoga with others. I plan on ramping my yoga in the park when spring hits! I hope to meet more of you along the way and especially connect with any West Aussie based Zuna Yoga graduates."
Danni confided something else you might never have guessed if you saw her practicing and teaching: "I am hopelessly uncoordinated and never participated in any team sports growing up. The one and only trophy I ever received was for the school speech competition."
Hats off to Danni for moving past her obstacles and continuing fearlessly on her journey. We're continually inspired by our students, and success stories like this are one of things we love most about what we do.