Dani Katz


Dani Katz

I started on this path from a young age, I stumbled into yoga classes taught by my friend’s mom when I was 12. In high school I got hooked on Bikram Yoga and practiced regularly. I was a musician and went to college at SUNY Purchase to study jazz trombone. After a year, I took a semester off to figure out who I am and what I wanted. I started practicing yoga regularly in my hometown and was lucky to have incredible teachers who laid a solid foundation for me. I took a 200-hour teacher training with them, not fully knowing what teacher training was and certainly not thinking I would ever teach yoga. Turns out it was my calling and ignited a drastic life change. I left music school and moved to Manhattan. I completed a degree in nutrition and food science at Hunter College while teaching yoga at various studios around the city.

After getting a lot of pregnant women coming to my classes, and having not a clue what to do with them, I enrolled in an 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training. This opened my eyes and sparked a passion to work with the pregnant population. I started teaching prenatal classes and eventually decided to expand my work and become a birth doula. Yoga and birth have a lot of common ground- they both are intense mind-body experiences.

Currently I divide my time teaching both regular classes and prenatal yoga classes, and attending births all around NYC. I work with an incredible doula agency called For Your Birth and I take on about 3 births per month. I am so humbled to be doing this work in NYC- holding space for others’ growth is inspiring and meaningful.

In my free time I study plant medicine and herbalism, cook, spend time with my cat and turtle, hike in the woods, and travel the Earth.