I have been practicing almost twice per week with Daniella since early November of 2008. In 3 months my body has transformed and although I still have many miles to go in gaining the strength I would like, she’s been instrumental in getting me this far. Here’s what I really like about her instruction. First, she very meticulous in her description of where and how you should hold your body (every part of your body) in each pose. And, she is vigilant in making certain you’re not going to get yourself into trouble as well. Next, I like that she takes time at the beginning and at the end of the practice with a meditative practice, and ritual opening and closings “Om mantras”. Finally, I love the music she plays! I’m extremely picky about music fitting a situation and she really has this eclectic mix of world, meditative, and Indian chant music. I like it when she challenges me. She often will come up and double-check my poses and give me praise when it’s obvious I’ve made some progress. She’s an active instructor who is fully entrenched and present with us at each practice.