The purpose of yoga for me is to find a deeper connection to myself but also to build community. To show up on my mat and in everyday life, open heartedly, real and raw. Helping me turn my vulnerability into my strengths, my anxieties into acceptance, always leaving me feeling connected, safe and loved. – Dani
I started yoga with Dani when my lower back gave me real grief. It was so painful at first that all we did was move gently and breathe. Alongside seeing a physiotherapist and yoga with Dani I have worked hard and I am now pain free. I just know I need to stretch and strengthen my back at the same time, and yoga for men is perfect! Sally
I originally started attending Dani’s class to increase my strength, fitness and flexibility. But actually I have gained so much more. As a working mum of two little ones and managing a chronic disease I often joke the classes are my therapy; but truly I think they are. Dani’s thoughtful, kind and inspiring approach makes you feel like every class is made for you – even with a room full of people. Every element of the ambience is chosen perfectly to awaken your body and clear your mind while ensuring a sense of calm and peace.
I feel glowing and strong and grateful today… it has been a beautiful day, full of positivity and sunshine and friendship.
Thank you for being a part of it. I love our yoga classes, they give me so much happiness.
Once we shut the studio door, or you zoom in and you shut your bedroom door, we leave the busy and currently uncertain world outside. We have time to focus on our breath, our every move. We will strengthen and soften our bodies whilst quieting our minds and I will do my best to guide you through your practice safely. The comfort our yoga practice can provide us with is the biggest gift and I am so grateful for it. Dani
Dani loves sharing her story of how her mother in law ushered her to her first yoga class and how that led her to becoming a yoga teacher herself a few years on. Her path to becoming a yoga teacher is anything but straight forward but it is a lovely reminder how something beautiful can come out of a difficult situation. Dani often shares breathing techniques, ways of relaxation and her ways of including mindfulness into everyday buy life with national and regional press and was featureed in Glamour magazine, Women’s Health, Health & Wellbeing, the Metro and many more publications.
To Dani it is never about portraying a perfect life, but rather to tell her story her way.
For more on Dani’s philosophy on yoga we invite you to have a look through the website hand maybe you’ll find inspiration for a recipe or to try out a new yoga class.
Yoga Classes, How to Book & Prices
You can join me for weekly yoga classes at our Esher yoga studio, for bespoke 1:1 classes at our Thames Ditton studio. Almost all classes are live-streamed so that you can join us from the comfort of your own home. You can see our full class schedule on our booking system.
All classes have a short description but do email Dani if you want to discuss which class is right for you. You can email [email protected]
Studio Classes are £14 drop in, £65 for a pack of 5 classes, £120 for a pack of 10 classes
Online classes are £9 drop in, £40 for a pack of 5 classes, £74 for a pack of 10 classes
Our monthly membership gives you unlimited access to all studio and online classes for £95 per month
Booking is hassle-free and we want to make your time with us as flexible as possible, so drop into classes as and when you wish.
Yoga Classes to suit your needs
To me finding the yoga practice that suits YOU is like discovering your favourite cup of tea. It’s a bit like Earl Grey or PG tips! There are many different schools of yoga and so many teachers interpreting these in their own ways.
What I love most about yoga is that it is a journey. A journey through your body and mind and I will be a student of life and yoga forever. Every time I step on my mat I bring a beginners mind. Yoga has opened many doors for me. I currently take an accredited MBSR mindfulness course as I am fascinated by the effectiveness of mindfulness in everyday life. I am also really into breath work and have been on a discovery journey myself. This has allowed me to experience and tap into areas in my body and mind that I never thought possible of exploring.
My yoga is a journey: When my mother in law ushered me to my first class I had already finished chemotherapy, but I was still waiting for my hair to grow back. So I wore a hat over my wig, and I was constantly worried it would all slip off my head! Can you imagine how not- relaxed I was in downward dog! I wore socks as I had lost all my toenails during my treatment and was so conscious about exposing my feet, that my first few classes were a very slippy affair.
And no, I did not fall in love with it immediately. But for some reason, and thanks to my fantastic teacher, I kept going back, week after week & today I love it so much I want to stand on my head everywhere I go!
My physical yoga practice has slowly started to rebuild my ‚house‘. I grew stronger, more flexible which in return gave me confidence.
But it is mentally that my yoga practice has really made a difference. Every time I step on my mat I become aware that it is the ‚here and now‘, the present moment that really counts. All my worries about the future of my health are really an illusion. It has not happened, besides there are no guarantees either way. And I cannot change all the things that have already happened, these belong to the past. So what I’m left with is the NOW and that NOW is so important. It counts! So let’s grab it and let’s make the most of it! Join me on the mat!
“Daniela Binnington- Nessmann is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.”