Director of Studio Operations and Education
Colleen O'Brien McFall
Colleen is known for her passionate instruction that immediately instills a sense of calm, compassion, self-acceptance, and empowerment within her students. Her flow classes are infused with fluid and creative movement, intelligent sequencing, and a grace that will leave an imprint upon you with every class she teaches. Her genuine and caring approach to gentle styles, including Yin and Restorative yoga offer a safe and sacred space for inward reflection. Colleen, originally from Canada has over 15 years experience as a full time teacher, she leads certified yoga teacher trainings, international retreats and mentorship programs. Known as a teacher’s teacher, her versatility to work with all levels of students and teachers is a true testament to her vast knowledge and rich experience.
When I embarked on my first teacher training, it was to delve more deeply into yoga and into myself. I truly didn’t know if I would ever teach yoga. I was fortunate to study with some of the most incredible teachers whose depth of knowledge was profound. What I learned and how these teachings forever changed my life, I felt compelled and inspired to share with others what my teachers once shared with me. Since then, sharing yoga and teaching teachers has been my life’s work!
200 hr - Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training
200 hr - Sattva Yoga Teacher Training
50 hr - Budokon Yoga Teacher Training
300 hr - Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training
Over the years I’ve been watching Danja grow. The beautiful space they’ve created, the community of students they’ve been serving and the team of teachers they’ve been building, was something I wanted to be a part of. I love that they foster an open, inclusive and safe space for students while offering a wide range of class styles to meet students wherever they’re at in their path of yoga.
If I could share one piece of advice with students it would be to surrender the need to be ‘good’ at yoga. Instead use yoga as a tool to observe, to feel, and to come to know yourself more deeply and intimately. Inherently it will guide you through growth and personal transformation.
Savasana. While I love many of the postures in a typical yoga practice, especially those juicy hip openers, for me, Savasana offers the most depth and opportunity to quiet, still, and move deeper into my being.
A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom
I’m a proud Canadian and the USA is the 4th country I’ve lived in thus far!
Family, travel, playing field hockey, riding horses and saving as many puppies and kittens as I can.