Daniele Strawmyre relocated in the fall of 2015 from Philadelphia, PA where she was a professional dancer, performer and choreographer for almost 20 years, running her own dance company, performing locally and internationally. She earned her BFA in modern dance from the University of the Arts. Throughout that time, teaching was always a large part of her life and career, with students that ranged in age from toddlers to older adults, beginner to advanced and professional dancers. Initially, yoga, as well as pilates and her studies of Anatomy and Kinesiology were just a part of her deepening knowledge of dance. She enjoyed teaching a fun and rigorous style of Vinyasa flow, always with a killer playlist. She developed a large following as people enjoyed her challenging classes and her attention to detail, alignment, and anatomy as well as her passion for promoting “body intelligence”. She inspired and guided her students in finding ways to access their joy through a more self-aware relationship with their bodies and a more fine tuned mind-body connection. Due to her experience in dance and other related forms of movement and Somatics, her teaching style is innovative and creative. Through her experience with various dance related injuries, the empathic and healing teaching has won over many, what she affectionately calls, “Yoga tentative” students.
She became inspired to teach Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga specifically, during a six-week intensive yoga teacher training while pregnant with her first child. She practiced and studied Ashtanga based Vinyasa Yoga 8 hours a day, 5 days a week while 6-8 months pregnant. Practicing hours of yoga every day within her ever-changing body was an eye-opening experience; one that changed her practice and her focus. Ash she navigated her changing body, finding ways to modify and transform her own practice, she became newly inspired to again help others to enjoy their physical presence in the best way possible.
She is a registered yoga teacher having received her training with Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. She has also received training as a postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding support person through BAI (Birth Arts International); and has done basic and advanced teacher trainings in Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga and Yogaborn Childbirth Preparation classes through Pranakriya School of Preparation classes through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. She has a wonderful partner, two children, and a dog named Lemmy. She is very happy to have landed her in the Pacific Northwest. For more info about Daniele and her company, Ready Set GROW, or to schedule a private lesson please visit andreadysetgrow.com.