About Daniella Ambika Cotreau


BTY_TT_7-23-17_7719At the age of 5 years old, Daniella had an intuitive knowing that Love and the power of the Heart was far more than what we were being taught or shown. From a very young age, this deep curiosity lead her to put out a request to know more. Since that fateful day, her life has been countless answers to that inquiry.

Now, 4 decades later, she has a stories to tell and wisdom of the Heart to teach. She stands for her students/mentees feeling connected to themselves, happy, fulfilled and thriving at living from the Heart in their lives.

Daniella Ambika Cotreau is a Heart Wisdom Teacher, an intuitive medium, ERYT-500 senior yoga instructor of 15 years, the founder and CEO of Body Temple Yoga™ School and the practice of Body Temple Yoga™.

She bring years of practice, expertise and wisdom to her students. She navigates from a passionate clarity that sees the Body as a Temple of the Heart, inner guidance, healing, evolution and connection.

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She incorporates the body’s innate intelligence and intuitive wisdom to thrive in a life completely aligned with one’s true heart path.

She is known for her infectious encouragement, warm and loving demeanor, is generous in her teachings and is an inspiring mentor and role model for her students and mentees.

She leads specialized Heart Wisdom 200hr and 300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, Heart Wisdom Trainings, workshops and Retreats both in San Diego, CA. and San Jose, California.

She is currently working on her first book.


Daniella’s training and professional background:

Daniella’s first foundational teacher training was in 2003 in the 8 Limbs Ashtanga lineage at Mount Madonna Center, the Northern California Ashram of Baba Hari Dass and is when Body Temple Yoga™ was born.

She traveled, taught and studied in Thailand, Bali, India and Costa Rica having explored different branches of yoga which have included Kundalini, Bikram, Hatha, and Iyengar.

In these former years, the Heart Wisdom that she had gathered over so many years found an outlet to be brought into the world and her classes were infused with them from the start.

She then connected with Anusara yoga and studied vigorously for 6 years with numerous immersions and teacher trainings with Sianna Sherman, Desiree Rumbaugh and Noah Maze.
She became certified in Anusara-Inspired Yoga in the winter of 2008.
Her background in yoga philosophy include studies with Tantra scholars Christopher Wallis, Douglas Brooks (Rajanaka Yoga), and Christopher Tompkins.

Her meditation background includes studies with Paul Muller-Ortega with whom she received Neelakantha Meditation Initiation in May of 2010.

In 2012, she founded The Body Temple Yoga School™a school dedicated to raising the consciousness of the Heart. It has been and continues to be a successful and ever-evolving platform for uplifting and empowering humanity to live from the Heart.