Molly has been practicing yoga for eight years and received her 200 hour teaching certificate through Pink Lotus Yoga in July 2014. It was the benefits of the physical practice that originally brought her to the mat but the recognition of yoga as a total healing practice that kept her coming back. Molly firmly believes that there is a style of yoga for everyone and that through a consistent practice, change happens. She is passionate about the origins and principles of yoga and incorporates meditation, mantra practice, and ancient Hindu mythology, among other disciplines, into her practice.
Nicole McL first came to yoga in search of way to ease stress and anxiety. As her practice advanced, not only did she gain more of a sense of calm, but also noticed that yoga’s physical and spiritual benefits were transforming many areas of her life, both personal and professional. That’s what inspired her to teach. She completed her 200-hour certification with Pink Lotus Yoga in Lakewood and continues to seek ways to learn and grow, both as a teacher and practitioner. Nicole believes that yoga is for everybody and that everybody’s yoga journey is personal. She seeks to offer a safe and fun environment for others to develop their own practice and discover yoga’s life-changing benefits for themselves. Away from the mat, she’s an actor, singer, French cooking enthusiast, die-hard KISS fan, and dreamer.
Danielle Derouin Kim
Danielle began her yoga journey about 9 years ago. As many do, she went to her first yoga class for the physicality aspect but quickly began to realize the transformation that yoga created in both her mind and body. Yoga has truly become a way of life for Danielle. It has brought awareness and healing to many parts of her life.
In October of 2015, she went to Cahuita, Costa Rica for one month to train with Frog Lotus Yoga, led by Jennifer Yarro. There, she received her 200-hour certification to teach Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. In July of 2018, she completed her 300-hour certification with Yoga Physics, led by Alexandria Crow. Through the Yoga Physics program, Danielle learned about the body’s range of motion, skeletal variations, how the nervous system affects the body in relations to yoga, along with yoga history and philosophy. She chose her 300-hour training with the desire to make her classes accessible to anyone who walks into the room. She wants each student who chooses to come to her class to know that yoga is not about what the pose looks like but about how the pose feels. It’s important to Danielle to be able to help students make wise decisions for their body each time they step onto their mat. Through breath work, intention setting, meditation, and asana, her goal is for students to leave class feeling refreshed and renewed.
Two things in life that are important to Danielle, are yoga and volunteering. Recently, she found a way to combine the two by creating her own company, Yogatta Give Back. Every event begins with one hour of yoga, followed by either a donation drive or community service of some sort. She is excited to introduce this concept to the students at Firehouse Yoga.