Hi, I'm Daniel Sernicola!
Daniel Sernicola, E-RYT 500, RMT, CR, CA is a sought after yoga, meditation, and reiki teacher based in Columbus, Ohio. He is an experienced registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, having over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training from some of the most respected teachers today including Sage Rountree, Cyndi Lee, and Marcia Miller. Daniel obtained his 500-Hour from Carolina Yoga Company and has certifications in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Aromatherapy, and Reiki. His expertise has been called upon commercially as a yoga and meditation teacher for The Ohio State University, J. P. Morgan Chase, Chamberlain College of Nursing, OhioHealth, Young Living, Inc., Osborn Engineering, Barge Design Solutions, and Society for Marketing Professional Services to name a few. His work has been featured in Columbus Underground and he is a regular writer and contributor for Yoga Journal Publications.
Daniel embarked on his personal yoga journey when he came to the simple realization that he couldn’t touch his toes. In an effort to regain flexibility lost through working out, he started practicing yoga and quickly realized its numerous benefits, extending beyond the physical. Daniel believes yoga heals and nourishes and includes this knowledge in his teaching. His classes offer a heartfelt and eclectic mix of philosophy, asana, pranayama, meditation, reiki, and a healthy dose of humor, designed to awaken healing and wellness.
Daniel has worked with athletes for many years to improve and increase athletic performance from both a physical and mental perspective and makes his classes approachable for all by providing modifications and adjustments for challenging poses. He’s worked with local sports teams including The Ohio State University Men’s Crew, Westerville Crew, Upper Arlington Crew, Greater Columbus Rowing Association, Columbus Coyotes RFC, and Stonewall Sports Columbus.
Daniel is passionate about bringing yoga and mindfulness to youth and teaches a program in the Columbus community for anti-bullying. In October 2016, his work with underserved youth was recognized with a “Distinguished Community Partner of 2016” award given by Kaleidoscope Youth Center. In 2017, Daniel was named one of the top fitness instructors in Columbus by Columbus Navigator.
Daniel is a student and teacher of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism and has developed meditation programs inviting others to realize the benefits of meditation in their lives. As a reiki practitioner and teacher, Daniel has introduced others to this healing energy work through trainings and private sessions.
Utilizing knowledge from a successful career in corporate marketing, Daniel co-founded Danja Yoga, creating a diversified mix of the spiritual, physical, and business side of yoga, meditation, and reiki. It is his life’s passion and goal to inspire others and build better communities through this business.