Danielle Mika Nagel is an international Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation Teacher based in Vancouver, BC. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and completed her initial Teacher Training under the guidance of certified teachers in the styles of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Iyengar.
Danielle completed additional teacher trainings in Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle at the Chopra Center and a 500-hour certification with the American Yoga Academy. In her classes, she integrates breath, movement, and yogic philosophy to bring a sense of awareness to the practice both on and off the mat. Danielle is passionate about Ayurveda and working with your constitutional makeup to develop and customize individual programs.
Danielle is the Director of Mindful Performance at lululemon and is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and direction of mindful performance initiatives and experiences. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Chopra Center leading yoga and meditation at events and teacher trainings globally. She is also one of the featured teachers for JIYO.com and MyYoga/Gaiam TV. Prior to her yoga career, she performed professionally in Broadway shows (Cats, Miss Saigon, Beauty and Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) for several years in Germany. For more information on Danielle, visit www.daniellemika.com
Balance your running routine with some yoga poses that work on increasing flexibility in areas commonly overworked for runners, like the hamstrings, hip flexors, quadriceps, and feet. Before you jump in a shower, try these six yoga poses after your next run.
Caffeine might be your favorite way to start the day, but too much can lead to sleepless nights, anxiety, anger, and a case of the jitters. One of my mantras is “no coffee no prana!” However, I have to limit my intake of caffeine because my dominant dosha is Vata. Through yoga and meditation, I’ve become more aware of my body’s reaction to caffeine. I can still enjoy my morning Americano, but I can’t have more than that. When I need an energy boost without the negative side effects, I turn to specific pranayama and asanas. The next time you’re tempted to pour that second or third cup of coffee, try these exercises, in order, instead.