Movement · Balance · Stillness

“Merge movement with unchanging stillness. Blend stretch with breath and depth-mind awareness. Bridging the inner and outer realms is yoga’s gift, allowing layer after layer to peel away until the truth is undisputable, and I am left suspended like a drop of dew, poised and lucid in the quiet.”

– Danna Faulds

You are kindly invited to explore my website to find how you can return to,  or maintain, your optimal physical and mental health. Find essential stillness – the foundation of a balanced mind and way of being – through practicing vigorous yoga sequences, quiet Yin yoga poses, nurturing breathing exercises, balancing healing sessions, still contemplation through Mindfulness meditation, and/or the use of essential oils. I would be delighted to assist you in creating a custom practice that will serve you well.

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What I offer



There are many different reasons for practicing yoga. Maybe you’d like to become more flexible, enhance your physical endurance, or simply improve your overall health. Perhaps you injured yourself and would like to get back to your full range of motion and strength. You may feel stressed and would like to use movement to find stillness in your mind. Or you’d like to create a deeper self-awareness and use your body to go inside.



Balance is our natural order. It is a state in which things occur in equal or proper amounts. Our body naturally works towards homeostasis – a stable state of equilibriumBut then life happens: too much work, too little sleep, worries, family issues, unhealthy diet, or whatever it may be, lead to physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. In other words: imbalance.



Taking a moment to be still allows you to tune into the immediacy of your experience; to notice it as it is right now. A moment of stillness can be just a pause, a moment in which you stop doing and simply take a deep breath.

Essential Oils

Essential Presence

Essential oils can support you on your way to optimal health, and can help to manage emotions. They will enhance your home life when diffusing your favorite fragrance, and by using earth friendly beauty and cleaning products boosted with the power of flowers and plants. By creating a ritual around using your oils, you will create a sense of presence that is essential for your well being.

Online Practice

Livestream Yoga classes

any time, anywhere

Practice live with me from wherever you are! All you need is an internet connection.

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Silent Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Softening the Heart

postponed till future date
at the Won Dharma Center, Claverack (NY)

This weekend retreat offers a break from fast-paced daily life and an opportunity to reconnect with your own heart.


Advanced Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training

Finding Stillness

new dates coming soon
at the Mandali Retreat Center, Quarna Sopra (Italy)

This 35-hour training is for yoga teachers who wish to offer the yin yoga practice as a doorway into Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist practices. The training will be offered in the form of a retreat. This experience will lead to a deeper understanding of the practice, allowing you to teach from a foundation that is solidly rooted within.


Latest blog posts

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  • What you should (not) be eating – part 1

    You should eat breakfast; it’s the most important meal of the day. However, you should also not eat breakfast because intermittent fasting is really good for you. You shouldn’t eat carbohydrates...

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