Dani Reidy is the founder of Arrow Yoga and is a 500 E-RYT who has taught thousands of hours of yoga around the world since 2013. She began her yoga journey through Baptiste Yoga and discovered a passion for the rigorous nature of the asana. She learned quickly that she admired the more subtle realms of the practice and dove deep into studying the energetics and philosophy, which she continues to diligently learn. Her passion is in learning how to reprogram the sub conscious mind and practice techniques to cultivate a liberated life. What has been born through her accumulative studies is an authentic version of yoga that integrates the ancient with the present.
Her mission is to continuously share in the teachings of yoga as a tool for self regulation, integration and liberation. With years of a dance background, Dani also values the balance between understanding biomechanics and technical nature of functional movement, with the fluid dance the breath and body cultivate together.
Dani is proud to have trained with and continues to be inspired by her teachers. Dani studies under Ally Bogard, as her consistent teacher. She has received her Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste and has been on retreat with Elena Brower. Dani has studied in India with Laughing Lotus teachers, Ali Cramer and Deborah Langley, is certified in the psychology of the chakras from teacher and author Anodea Judith, and has trained with Abbie Galvin in Katonah Yoga methodology. Dani has studied Tantra, Yoga History & Philosophy with Carlos Pomeda, Bess Prescott and Tahl Rinsky of Creature Yoga out of Byron Bay, Australia. Dani also has her certification in Pre Natal Yoga under the mentorship of Lily Dwyer Begg. She has studied with Rod Stryker in the Para Yoga method, specifically in Vinyasa Krama and is certified in Yoga Nidra. Dani is currently in a 2 year Meditation Training with world renowned teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
Dani's classes are intentional, intelligent and value inquiry as a fundamental essence to moving her students inwards. Expect to be given thoughtful based flows that are vinyasa, restorative or yin based. Each class is intended to foster a specific energetic outcome for the students and is designed to inspire insights and expansion, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Arrow Yoga was created out of Dani's love for learning and sharing educational yoga courses that impart ancient wisdom through modern translations. Accredited through Yoga Alliance in 2020, Arrow Yoga is an official yoga school.
Dani teaches in Baltimore, where she currently resides with her husband, son James, and two rescue kitties, Bo & Mick. She became a first time mother in November 2021, which is what she considers to be her most advanced practice and training of all.
Starting in 2015 Dani began leading international yoga retreats which has brought her and hundreds of students to over 15 destinations on over 20 trips, including, Iceland, South Africa, Peru, Morocco, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Colombia, Spain, New Zealand, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Croatia, & Costa Rica.
With a passion for travel and a background in Anthropology, Dani aims to cultivate a holistic travel experience that includes movement, reflection, rest, adventure, & culture.
"My yoga practice led me to the discovery that I have every opportunity to align with the version of myself that I always desired. I learned that my practice was not a matter of doing; striving to be someone different; but was of remembering the me that already was, and is, whole and complete. I searched a lifetime looking for answers to all of my questions, wondering why life was happening to me, feeling stuck in fear, lost in uncertainty and doubt.
It wasn't until I learned to expand my perspective, ask different questions, and truly listen, that my life and my suffering transformed. Yoga offered me an outlet to develop trust in myself, resiliency in moments of challenge, and ultimately to train my attention to stay in presence, so that I could learn to live less out of habit and more out of conscious choice.
I understand this work, this heart work, is the work of my life time yet, I am grateful that I now have tools and a technique that I can reference to create support and trust in all that is unknown. This practice offers us a map to self understanding and is the compass to guide us forwards. I am so honored that we've found each other to share in this practice, together."
Practice one on one with Dani, both in person and virtually.