Danielle Diamond

Prior to becoming a certified teacher, Danielle stumbled upon yoga back in 1996 as a producer for MTV. After years of practicing Vinyasa she turned 40 and realized that while she felt better than ever, her mind and body needed more. This inspired her to develop her Xen Strength Method incorporating Xen Strength Yoga with Weights to create a modern twist on yoga that combines meditation, yoga and strength training so that you can become the happiest person you know. In 2012 Danielle produced her first Xen Strength Yoga DVD, which has sold thousands of copies all over the world, and she trains teachers globally in her Xen Strength Yoga with Weights method. Danielle is a regular contributor to Yahoo Beauty and The Huffington Post, and has appeared on the Today Show, Dr. Oz, and also on Shape, Yoga Journal and Self Online. She was featured in Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful campaign and book, and also struck a fierce Koundinyasa in the Sundance darling “Concussion.” Danielle teaches at A-list wellness events in NYC and The Hamptons, hosted by Wellthily, Gurney’s Inn and Yoga Journal; and she speaks about wellness in the workplace at corporations such as Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. When she's not running her own brand, she shares her experience and knowledge of running a 6 figure wellness business by coaching other entrepreneurs to do the same. Danielle believes that her yoga and meditation practice is the sole reason she's overcome her biggest challenges: her mother’s suicide, father’s bankruptcy, and poor body image. Instead of letting her story revolve around trauma and stress, living her yoga has allowed Danielle to thrive, and rewrite her story to focus on peace, happiness and teaching others to do the same.

La Vita Bella 

Italy Yoga Retreat

May 19th - 26th, 2018

Join Manorama, founder of Sanskrit Studies, and Danielle Diamond, founder of Xen Strength Yoga, for La Vita Bella Retreat in Umbria, Italy. Each day be enchanted as you immerse in Meditation, Luminous Soul Yogic teachings, invigorating Asanas, chanting of healing mantras, hiking, and traditional Italian cooking lessons while you take in the sights and flavors of the local hill towns.

The Locanda sits atop the magnificent hills of Umbria’s unspoiled Italian countryside, making this the ideal place to retreat, discover, and revitalize your spirit.Enjoy a swim in the pool overlooking vast olive groves, relax in the hot tub or steam room, and enjoy classes in the hilltop glass barn.

The delicious, organic, food - some straight from the garden, laughter and time spent together will make this a week you'll never forget!

This retreat promises to be full of positive energy, traditional Luminous Soul Yogic teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, energizing Asana and hikes that make you feel so happy to be present in your body.

What's included: 

Each day includes dynamic classes, in a glass barn overlooking the Umbrian hills. Manorama and Danielle will deepen your understanding of yoga through asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy incorporated in each class.

-Lodging and three daily organic meals  (vegetarian on request)

-City Excursion to Gubbio on the day of their famous market,

-Wine tour to a beautifully restored castle

-Day trip to Perugia

-An authentic Italian Cooking Class

-Fire Ceremony

-Hiking, biking, pool, hot tub, steam, and much more!

For more information on accomodations, pricing, and registration please visit Danielle's website here


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