Seeking balance in her life, Daria began her interest in yoga in 2009 when she was an accomplished high school gymnast who was recovering from injuries and not in a happy place both physically and emotionally. Through her yoga practice she learned self-acceptance within her gymnastics training, as well as, herself. While at college Daria connected with Cindi A. Assad, owner of Yoga Light Studio in Wareham, MA. Cindi’s spirituality and love for yoga and connecting with people made Daria realize her calling to embrace yoga more fully into her life. Daria loved the energy she felt whenever she left class, Cindi called it her own “yoga juice”, and taught her to always share it with others. Upon meeting Michelle Fleming at The Yoga Lounge in Winthrop, MA in 2015, Daria decided to do her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Sanctuary Studios in Plymouth, MA. Here she learned more deeply about the connection between the body, mind and spirit and what yoga could do not only for the gymnasts she was coaching, but for all. Daria is so grateful to be able to bring the beautiful benefits one can get from yoga to others
Fun Facts about daria
Certifications & Accomplishments: 200 hr YTT Transformational Yoga
Favorite pose and why: Tree pose. It helps me tap into my roots, who I am and what I've been through. It helps me refocus and remind myself of to use breath and patience as a strategy to overcome challenges or imbalances in my daily life.
Favorite way to de-stress: Take a gentle yoga class! I also love cuddling on the couch with my puppy, and taking steamy hot baths with a cup of tea.
Favorite essential oil & use: Intune when I'm doing work & YLang YLang when I practice.
What has ganesh done for you/hope will do for students? Ganesh helps me stay present. When I see Ganesh I am reminded of all the beauty around me. For that I am filled with love and gratitude!
When I’m not on the mat or teaching: I'm teaching K-2 Science, or coaching the WHS Gymnastics team!