As part of the application process for my ‘vanilla’ 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training, I asked two special yoga students/slaves to write me letters of recommendation. Here is what they had to say:

To whom it may concern,

It is my delight to recommend Danielle Blunt to your program. Danielle has been my yoga instructor for over a year, and she has been able to immerse me in my yoga practice in a way I had never experienced before. Approaching yoga as a holistic practice, while still holding her students to high standards, Danielle’s teaching style encourages new students to see themselves and their bodies in a way that’s both challenging and empowering.

I first came to Danielle after having struggled with a variety of medical issues, afraid that I would not be able to return to former activities. Blunt approached my issues and concerns with understanding and determination, helping me overcome both physical obstacles and mental blocks. In her work, she emphasizes the connection between one’s mental state and physicality. Her instruction consists of equal parts meditation and asana practice, approaching obstacles with a firm hand and an insistence on her student’s ability to achieve their goals. Above all, Danielle’s artistic, therapeutic, and rewarding approach to teaching yoga is only enhanced by her love and belief in people.

Clearly, I could not recommend her more highly.

Best regards,


To Whom It May Concern:

I have been asked to write a letter of reference for Danielle Blunt. I do so with pleasure. I’ve known Danielle for one year. I have for the past year received her instruction.

As a teacher, she is extraordinarily sensitive and patient. Always unhurried yet focused, she has a rare ability to filter out distractions and progress without pushing. In personal relationships as well as in yoga, Danielle demonstrates a depth of commitment to balance and richness that is mature beyond her years and inspiring.

Thanks for the opportunity to recommend Danielle for your program.