Founder, CEO, Visionary
Daniella Cotreau is the founder, visionary and CEO of a heart wisdom based leadership school.
She teaches embodied leadership to those who know they are here for something more and want the personal transformation, tools and skills to become heart based leaders for world change.
She is a devoted life long practitioner and teacher of heart wisdom, a student and teacher of 20 years of true yoga and holds deep wisdom in how to successfully lead a heart led life.
She is one of the few “early adopters” of yoga in the west before it went mainstream. She holds wisdom of the ancient wisdom of the east and seemlessly brings those teachings into modern day living. She a leader of leaders and the visionary behind her school’s heart based global mission to transform the lives of her students to live their by the guidance and leadership of their heart.
She is here to birth heart-based leaders into the world.
Your Heart is Your True Source of Power.
When I was 5 years old, I had a deep intuitive knowing the power of the Heart was far more than what I was being taught or shown. I have always felt a deep connection to Spirit/Source/God/Universe since I was born. I asked the Universe to teach me what the heart was truly for and I was heard.
From that auspicious day, my life gave me years of countless experiences and challenges that answered that very inquiry.
Today, I share the knowledge and wisdom I have gained to my students and client to empower them in their own lives and their own life’s mission.
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My yoga studies and professional background:
My first foundational teacher was Baba Hari Dass in 2003 in the 8 Limbs Ashtanga at Mount Madonna Center, in Northern California. I had the pleasure, priviledge and great honor of learning directly from Baba Hari Dass aka Babaji in person.
It was during this immersive training experience and blessing from him that the name Body Temple Yoga® came to me.
He gave to me the spiritual name of Ambika, another name for the Goddess Durga which also means “mother of all.”
After graduation, I traveled, taught and continued my yogic studies in Thailand, Bali, India, Costa Rica and Califorina exploring different branches of yoga which have included Kundalini, Bikram, Hatha, and Iyengar.
Next, I found Anusara yoga and I studied vigorously for 6 years in numerous trainings with Sianna Sherman, Desiree Rumbaugh and Noah Maze. I was certified in Anusara-Inspired Yoga in the winter of 2008.
My studies in Yoga Philosophy were over the span of 4 years with Tantra scholars Christopher Wallis, Douglas Brooks (Rajanaka Yoga), and Christopher Tompkins.
My meditation training and background includes studies with Paul Muller-Ortega with whom I received Neelakantha Meditation Initiation in May of 2010.
In 2015, I taught Body Temple Yoga® privately to Deepak Chopra.
My Body Temple Yoga® Methodology is strongly influenced by all my years of study and practice and what I call my PhD program of life experience, the science backing of Dr. Joe Dispenza and numerous teachers, coaches and mentors I’ve enlisted as part of my team along the way. My own personal research and training experience along with all my studies, guided by my inquiry into the heart since I was 5 years old is what all lead to me create
Body Temple Yoga® School.
In 2012, I officially opened Body Temple Yoga® School.
It has been and continues to be a successful personal transformational heart-based wisdom school.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing this transformational work with you.
"Daniella is a true teacher that anyone who has the honor to study with her would be so blessed. I have studied with her for years and kept coming back year after year because her stamp on this earth and the mark she is leaving and will continue to leave people with is a map with how to get back to your heart and live from it. She is a true model of heart based leadership and is creating a legacy of heart based leaders."