As an interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Danica is known for her compassionate approach, teaching programs, community-driven advocacy, and unique integrated approach to mind-body health and wellness. She combines education, experience and compassion, to her collaborations and work with individuals, groups and organizations to create a deeper sense of physical, mental and emotional connection.
She provides individual and group consultations in Somatic Experiencing, Yoga teachings and trainings, facilitating programs and presenting at professional organizations.
Over a 15-year teaching career, Danica draws on her deep experience to offer yoga teachings, Somatic counseling and custom wellness trainings and workshops for high-stress occupations. She owned and operated Santa Clarita’s very first Yoga Shala, Yoga Yoga and continues to offer Yoga Alliance certified teacher trainings and yoga classes. Danica is a E-RYT 500 and YACEP provider through Yoga Alliance and specializes in somatic movement.
Her advocacy extends past the yoga world and into the nonprofit world. Danica co-founded Greetings With Gratitude, a nonprofit that supports youth and the homeless.
She has created & facilitated specialized programs for her community, including volunteer program “No One Dies Alone” program for a local Hospital where she serves as a compassionate volunteer with end-of-life, Trauma-informed book clubs, workshops and presentations for her local School District educators, staff and students, and she brings awareness to the growing issues of unsheltered people. Danica responds to the culture of the groups and individuals she serves, adapting life lessons, skills and techniques to meet them where they are and help them work through stress, anxiety, emotions and physical barriers with care and compassion.
As the need for healing on an individual and collective level increases, Danica continues to put the principles of yoga into action by speaking to students, educators, and groups about the science behind trauma – and more importantly – the wisdom of the body-mind connection.