Dan joined the Vida family in 2011 as a group fitness instructor. He teaches Vinyasa yoga, Ripped Yoga and Pilates Reformer. Feeling extremely grateful for all the great people and cool things yoga has introduced to him, Dan hopes to give much positivity to everyone he meets. He creates a fun, friendly atmosphere with high energy, nice music, and intense heat. Dan’s yoga classes are open to all levels; if you can breathe, you can practice yoga with Dan!
We asked Dan a few questions to help you get to know him before jumping into a class!
What’s your favorite format to teach and why?
Power yoga, I like the constant strong flow of the practice and feeling your energy build.
When a member comes to your class for the first time, what can he/she expect from you?
It’s all about feelings and vibes. They can expect to feel a comfortable, relaxed, fun vibe, and also expect to get a good strong well rounded yoga class with a constant flow of poses that build heat and energy. I try to create a relaxed but strong atmosphere free of judgment where people can push themselves hard, or let themselves take it easy, which is very hard to do, and just enjoy their time on the yoga mat.
As far as we know, you live in the gym and can do no wrong—what’s your favorite ‘cheat’ meal?
7 eleven hot food, seriously
How would you describe your teaching style?
Positive energy, fun and free, total freedom, more of a tour guide than a teacher
When you’re not squeezing another sun salutation out of your students, what can they find you doing?
Going for bike rides
Everyone hits that wall at some point during a workout…how do you motivate others to give it all they’ve got?
Just Breath, the whole point is to enjoy yourself