Danni Pomplun: Yogi Misfit & 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher

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My name is Danni Pomplun. Yoga is a metaphor for life. That said, I think yoga should be fun. I’m not saying it won’t be challenging or encourage you to test and expand your limits, but yoga is about your own personal journey, and I don’t know about you, but I want my journey to be a freaking fun one. I am a 500-hr Registered Yoga Instructor, and a member of the teacher training faculty at Yoga Tree. I’m also a real person, and I recognize that I’m teaching real people. We all have our own stories. Mine has some twists and turns through a tough childhood and young adult years blurred by frustration, drugs, alcohol, and a near-death brush with cancer, and I credit yoga with helping me to become healthy and opening my eyes to a world of positive opportunities. I’m truly grateful to now be able to share what I’ve learned with others, whether it’s on the mat in my home base of San Francisco, in another location for an immersion or workshop, or through my online yoga platform. Each class with me has a beat, a vibration, and a pulse. I hand-select each of the songs for my classes, as music can help us deepen our yoga experience. Find your rhythm and connect to your truth.

My students resonate with my functional, down-to-earth approach and my ability to combine the mentally restorative aspects of yoga with the functional physical work that it entails. I am grateful to work alongside my teachers and mentors Jason Crandell & Darren Main, who have helped influence my teaching style. I know firsthand how strengthening the mind and body together can enhance one’s efforts in other physical endeavors, because I also love rock climbing, snowboarding, cycling, surfing, skateboarding, running, and swimming. Yoga creates balance and space in my life to pursue my other passions for music, volunteering with at-risk and underserved youth, and cultivating relationships to build community. I look forward to sharing my passion for yoga with you and helping you find its place in your story.

What do I do best?

I teach yoga. We all have our own stories. Mine has some twists and turns through a tough childhood and young adult years blurred by frustration, drugs, alcohol, and a near-death brush with cancer, and I credit yoga with helping me to become healthy and opening my eyes to a world of positive opportunities. I’m truly grateful to now be able to share what I’ve learned with others, whether it’s on the mat in my home base of San Francisco, in another location for an immersion or workshop, or through my online yoga platform.

Each yoga class with me is unique. I like to have fun, and help my students step into their greatest strengths. You can expect a beat, a vibration, and a pulse each time we practice together. I hand-select each of the songs for my classes, as music can help us deepen our yoga experience. Find your rhythm and connect to your truth. Student walk away feeling grounded, inspired and ready to take on life with a renewed sense of strength and purpose.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Community is so important to me and that is clear each time I teach. When we show up to breathe, move and sweat together it creates a positive impact – not just in our lives but for those around us.  

I am determined to reach as many students as possible regardless of where they live to share the benefits of this practice.

Yoga creates balance and space in my life to pursue my passions for music, volunteering with at-risk and underserved youth, and building community everywhere I go.

What are my aspirations?

Yoga is a metaphor for life. That said, I think yoga should be fun. I’m not saying it won’t be challenging or encourage you to test and expand your limits, but yoga is about your own personal journey, and I don’t know about you, but I want my journey to be a freaking fun one.

This year I led a 200 hour teacher training, and am a member of the faculty at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. It is my goal to expand my teacher training and workshop offerings around the globe (both in person and online), and connect with more people as I travel for yoga festivals, conferences and events.

My Biggest Success?

Beating cancer, making the Jump to teach yoga full time and killing it in general!

My Most Challenging Moment?

Last year I lost my mom to a long struggle with drug addiction. I am not going to sugar coat it – that is very hard. And I think about her a lot.

My Motto?

I fucking love you.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My teachers -- Darren Main and Jason Crandell who have helped influence my teaching style.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

When I am not teaching yoga I can either be found snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain in California, or lying on the beach in Mexico.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

My “Yogi Misfit” branded tanks – 100% of the proceeds go to support youth charities.

My Current Passions?

Giving away FREE shit on Instagram Stories!

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