is the only yoga teacher training program that prepares you in real time to be Show-Ready Day One after graduating. You won't read tons of books, or write tons of papers, and do tons of homework. What you will do is practice tons of teaching. Effective teaching! Every session, every time, in 200 hours, this program puts you up there, front and center, helping you learn to cue safe, effective and delightful yoga classes. With our proprietary system, you will master "The 5 Facets of a Brilliant Class" as codified by Danielle after years and years, training hundreds and hundreds of the region's best-loved professional yoga teachers....and many studio owners!
Since 2013, Danielle has become the region's most experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer, honing her program and refining her system in over 46 of her 200 RYT sessions. That's 8-10 sessions a year, for 4-24 students, since 2013. There is no trainer in the Pacific Northwest with more experience training top teachers than Danielle Day.
Ask the studio owners who audition her graduates!
Recently, Danielle's former employer auditioned a recent graduate who did so well, he told her he had less feedback for her than for his senior teachers.
"Bottom line, Danielle turns out teachers who can actually teach!"--Debbie Dixon, owner, 7 Hot Yoga, 2014.
In addition to training students of every level,
Danielle has personally trained the studio owners of several Washington State studios, either as the sole E-RYT, or in formats owners additionally needed to learn.
Graduates are so prepared to go on to teach, many open their own studios!
These studios include the new yoga studios Bent Yoga Co. and Bliss Yoga in Monroe, The Studio Barre and Lounge in Black Diamond, PrAna Yoga in Puyallup, a "co-owner" of Elev8 Hot Yoga, the owners of 11 Exhale Yoga and the Lotus Pad Yoga in Tri-Cities, the owners of Hot Yoga Renton, Sanctuary Yoga in Pullman, Ohm Yoga in Lake Stevens, and the Owner of You(R) Hot Yoga in Arlington who started her program, and like all the aforementioned others, opened his doors immediately after...going on to hire Danielle's graduates, immediately upon finishing her program.
Danielle Day has taught more than 16,000 hours of yoga since 2003 in all the finest studios in the region. Her teaching experience also includes over 15 years in the fitness industry teaching Yoga, Spinning, Circuit Training and Personal Training as well as the yoga formats power vinyasa flow, hatha, yin and Yoga Sculpt--the program she personally created for HYI in 2010.
A former social worker and two-time Ironman Triathlete, Danielle learned anatomy, physiology and nutrition while working at PRO Sports Club in Bellevue. While training triathletes and clinical weight loss patients in the 20/20 Lifestyles program, Danielle learned the industry's most cutting-edge reseach. It is through this lens, that she teaches intelligently and handily.
Danielle began teaching Yoga in 2003, alongside the other group fitness programs she'd created over the years including Extreme Body Makeover and Cardio Blast. for PRO Sports Club. She began as a BTS certified teacher in Renton at Dana's Body Zone, circa 2002 in formats Body Flow, Body Pump and Spinning. In 2006, Danielle went on to acquire her 200 Hour RYT at 8 Limbs in 2006, and upgraded to E-RYT in 2012, as the Director of Hot Yoga Inc. Yoga Teacher Training program, training around 100 teachers in ten sessions from 2012-13, producing top teachers and studio owners of Pure 8, Glow Yoga Chelan and even "Studio Pure" in Argentina, to name a few.
Danielle recently completed her 500 Hour RYT at Twist, in Edmonds, grateful to have learned Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga in their program, studying under Janell Hartmann and the beloved Jen Mitchell.
Danielle has trained 500 people and counting from ages 11 to 72 of all abilities. As a former social worker (1993-2001), Danielle is well-trained to help people "start where they are". These are people just like you, starting where they are! No matter what level of practitioner you are, Danielle will guide you to teach high energy, safe and delightful yoga classes.
Her "Performance Element" focus highlights tons of practical experience in the teacher training environment. Since 2013, Danielle has been teaching people how to develop the inner yoga teacher within, preparing them to be "show ready" from day one. Ask anybody in the region. Chances are, they have taken Danielle's classes, or have taken classes from someone she has trained.
While many programs merely lecture and offer a lot of philosophy and theory, Danielle's program puts you center stage from the first hours of training, honing your skills, revealing the glorious teacher that was inside you all along. Every session of TT is about you up in front, working on your voice, tone, tempo, timing and delivery of intelligent, inspiring instruction.
Danielle's core curriculum emphasizes 5 learning objectives. When you graduate you will be able to 1.) Teach a 60 minute class, divided into three distinct 20 minute segments: Warmup, Challenging, and Floor sequences, in both the Hatha and Power Yoga Traditions, as well as Yin and Sculpt. 2.) Utilize safe transitions, emphasizing active dialogue. 3.) Use music that facillitates the mind-body experience and enhances the activities at hand. 4.) Adjust yoga students energetically, verbally and physically as are appropriate, welcome and empowering to the student. 5.) Teach all levels, all the time, in real time.
Before choosing any teacher training program, ask them how much actual time you will spend teaching to the entire TT group. Ask what percentage go on to teach in studios. Ask how many have gone on to open their own studios. Ask if the teacher training program represents a small intimate program with a big circle of friends- networking you to the vast opportunities in the yoga community. 90% of success is really showing up ready to do your best AND who you know!
If you really want to be able to teach when you graduate, call Danielle right now!
Danielle Day is an E-RYT 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Two-time Ironman Triathlete and USAT Level One Triathlon Coach, YACEP, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and the proud Owner and Director of Teacher Training at Open Up Yoga Teacher Training. A Finalist Voted Top 5 Best Seattle Yoga Teachers by Seattle Yoga News, Danielle has trained over 400 of the region's best-loved yoga teachers. From 2011-2013 she directed the yoga teacher training program at Hot Yoga Inc. From 2013 to 2015 she co-owned Hot Yoga Laurelhurst under the name Fruition Yoga and Wellness. Since 2015, she has coached small groups and private yoga teacher training clients at her own location in Seattle, as Open Up! Yoga Teacher Training; as well as at countless regional yoga studios in the area. Danielle brings over 16 years of yoga, group fitness, and personal training experience to her work, as well as her sensibilities earned as a social worker from 1992 to 2001. Danielle seeks to affirm the worth and dignity of all people, in a student-centered approach. Danielle believes you are already a yoga teacher. You can learn the 5 Facets of a Brilliant Class under her program. You will be Show-Ready Day One after graduation. Just like the people who have trained before you! Read the RYS reviews for Open Up! Today!