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Hello, I’m
Daniel Sannito (they/them)

Trans, non-binary activist, educator, and yoga facilitator

Daniel (they/them) is a 500-hr E-RYT based in Charlotte, NC. Daniel moves through this world as a trans, non-binary activist, educator, and facilitator of yoga and meditation. They are one of the 7 co-founders of the Trans Yoga Project, a group of wellness educators committed to creating equitable and affirming spaces for trans and queer communities.
Daniel completed their first yoga teacher trainings nearly 10 years ago and, like many, experienced profound healing through deepening their connection to Self. In this space of healing, Daniel found liberation and full expression in their gender, identity, and community.

Rooted in heart-forward practice in all aspects of their life, Daniel dedicates their voice to creating welcoming and affirming spaces for all humans to explore and connect to their own hearts deeply and fully. Alongside their yoga asana and meditation classes, Daniel leads workshops and trainings focused on education to support those learning how to best hold space for LGBTQIAP individuals.

Ultimately, their goal in sharing this practice, this education, and their story is to cultivate a space where any and all students are able to dive a little bit deeper into themselves and embrace their true nature. Their hope is to offer more peace, joy, and ease in your practices on and off the mat, every single day.

Stay connected with Daniel on Instagram: @danielsannito_ or visit their website at danielsannito.com to learn more about them and their offerings.

Articles

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Personal Growth

Leading With Curiosity to Embrace Infinite Possibility

The world is full of potential and infinite possibility, when we are guided by curiosity we feel it in every action and interaction. Think of the wonderment in a child’s eyes, they show us that even what we might view as mundane is an opportunity to create something new. Everything they do, see, and interact with is exciting because there’s mystery and untold knowledge waiting to be uncovered. It’s a lesson in exploration to watch a child learn and experience the world for the very first time. They aren’t tied to expectation or outcome because they don’t have a reference for how they think things might turn out.

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Personal Growth

The Transformational Journey Towards Wholeness

I recognized at a young age that when I expressed myself in ways that were seen as ‘different’ it wasn’t received well. As a trans kid in this world, you learn pretty early on what folks around you believe to be right and what they believe to be wrong. Because difference in the Western world is often used as a substitute for wrong, I knew that to survive I’d have to hide parts of myself away. This experience, unfortunately, is not exclusive to me. There have been moments in all of our lives where we’ve sacrificed pieces of who we are for fear of being seen as different or ‘other.’

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Meditation

Accessing the Infinite Power of Inner Connection

As we embark upon our personal journey inward we’re often met with the concept of connecting to our inner voice. We all have a unique way of connecting with and expressing our voice and no matter how we get there, we feel it once we arrive. This voice is a calling that transcends what words are capable of, it speaks in the language of our heart.

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Personal Growth

Experiencing Liberation Beyond Binary Limits

We’re living in a time that is reflective of imbalance at every level, whether it be in physical and tangible space, or reflected in the depths of energies within us. What the Western world has created is a society that favors specific qualities, often related to masculine energy, and shies away from other qualities, related to feminine energy. This carries out into our personal lives, in our relationships, actions, and interactions, and can also be seen on a much larger scale. The Western world has defined narrow lanes of existence, for all of us to participate in, through the lens of imagined binaries.

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Personal Growth

Existing Outside of Binary Truths

In this human experience, it can be easy to get caught in a world of binary 'truths', a world where two opposing forces or qualities exist with little to no room in between or outside of. We interpret these two sides to be unwavering qualities of opposition on a linear spectrum. With certain limitations in our ability to understand, this way of interpreting the world makes a lot of sense.

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Mind-Body Health

Moving Beyond the Gender Binary to Reconnect with Self

The world is still incredibly rooted in the gender binary, and it’s a revolutionary act to exist as yourself, wholly, in a world that so desperately tries to define you. Whether you identify with the sex you were assigned at birth or not, or whether you identify within the binary, outside of it, or have renounced its existence completely, you have experienced gender trauma. Here are some ways you can explore gender and how it shapes the world around you.

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