Teacher: Danielle Brand-Lemond

Danielle is a yoga practitioner and teacher, a writer, and a mother. She strives to align her actions with her deepest held values—an aspiration that has led her family across the country from Washington, D.C., where she taught yoga professionally for many years, to a remote Colorado homestead, and finally to San Diego. As a teacher, she delights in sharing the benefits that she has found in her personal yoga practice, and in helping her students feel at ease in their own bodies, in each moment, just as they are. As a writer, Danielle seeks to illuminate something real about the nature of consciousness and the human condition with stories from her own life and experience. Becoming a mother has opened her heart wide and she sees it as a privilege and challenge – as well as her primary dharma, or life’s work at this moment – to help guide two souls to be who they are truly meant to be.

Danielle studies yoga primarily at the Kripalu Center (350+ hours formal training) and has been blessed by wonderful teachers from many different styles of yoga and related disciplines such as mindfulness training and breath work. She holds a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and a B.A. in Women’s Studies. Danielle lives with her husband, two children and a patch of ground waiting to be transformed into an organic garden.

Philosophy
10 Minutes
Interview with Danielle Brand-Lemond
All Interviews, Danielle Brand-Lemond | February 3, 2015
Asana, Prenatal
5 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Shoulder Opener
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

Shoulders can get especially tight during pregnancy—use this 5-minute, do-anywhere practice to relieve tension.

Asana, Prenatal
5 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Hip Opener
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

Hip-Opening helps relieve pain during pregnancy and prepare your body for birth.

Asana, Prenatal
20 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Breathe and Restore
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

This relaxing prenatal sequence will help calm your nerves at the end of the day, deeply stretch, and prepare you for rejuvenating sleep.

Asana, Prenatal
5 Minutes Level I
Prenatal for Your Back
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

Move your back in the six directions of movement for spinal health and pain relief.

Asana, Prenatal
5 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Awaken Your Whole Body
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

This enlivening sequence uses whole-body movements to promote circulation and move energy.

Asana, Prenatal
30 Minutes Level I
Complete Prenatal Yoga
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

Stretch and strengthen your body, breathe deeply and quiet your mind with this complete prenatal yoga practice.

Asana, Prenatal
10 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Hip Opener
Danielle Brand-Lemond | October 14, 2014

Access all aspects of the hip joints with this 10-minute practice of prenatal hip-openers.

Asana, Gentle Yoga, Office Yoga
30 Minutes Level I
Gentle Yoga
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 8, 2014

This 30 minute gentle yoga session is a peaceful and soothing yet stimulating video that focuses on freeing the joints of the body. Props needed: 1 strap, 2 blankets.

Asana, Flowing Yoga I
30 Minutes Level I
Flowing Yoga I
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 7, 2014

Energize your day and improve your practice as you follow this student/teacher demonstration of a gentle 30 minute flow class.

Asana, Child's Pose (Adho Mukha Virasana), Gentle Yoga, Pose Breakdown, Restorative
5 Minutes Level I
Child’s Pose
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 5, 2014

Adho Mukha Virasana.  Child’s Pose offers great emotional, physical and mental relief as well as releasing tension in the upper back, shoulders and chest.

Asana, Boat Pose, Core, Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
Boat Pose
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 5, 2014

Navasana. Your boat is strong as you sail through this seated balancing posture strengthening your core, thighs, hips and back. Concentration is sharpened and improved. 

Asana, Core, Garland Pose (Marlasana), Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
Garland Pose
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 5, 2014

Malasana. Open and expand your pelvic area and stretch your back as you squat. Builds strength in your ankles and feet.

Asana, Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana), Pose Breakdown, Seated
5 Minutes Level I
Bound Angle Pose
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 5, 2014

Baddha Konasana. Holding the feet together and bending and rotating the knees out to the sides creates a pleasant and beneficial stretch for the groin, legs and thighs.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Prenatal despertar del cuerpo
Danielle Brand-Lemond | June 26, 2015

Esta energetizante secuencia reactiva la circulación de todo el cuerpo.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura del Niño
Danielle Brand-Lemond | June 26, 2015

Adho Mukha Virasana. Ofrece alivio emocional, físico y mental, así como la liberación de la tensión en la espalda superior, hombros y pecho.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura del Barco
Danielle Brand-Lemond | June 25, 2015

Navasana.  Fortalece y flexibiliza el abdomen, cadera, columna vertebral. Estimula los riñones, glándulas tiroides, próstata e intestinos; y reduce el estrés.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза ребенка.
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 3, 2015

Баласана. Поза ребенка дает возможность для эмоциональной, физической и умственной разгрузки и одновременно снимает напряжение в верхней части спины и плечевого пояса.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Предродовое пробуждение всего тела.
Danielle Brand-Lemond | August 3, 2015

Эта пробуждающая последовательность использует движения всего тела…