I am Danielle and I am the World leading Face Yoga Expert and a Yoga, Nutrition and Wellbeing Coach. I am incredibly passionate about holistic approaches to health, fitness and beauty and truly believe that we should all have the opportunity look and feel the very best version of ourselves using simple, natural yet effective techniques.
I have been lucky enough to share my passion through teaching, writing, Yoga modelling and presenting for 15 years and have appeared on shows such as BBC2's "Twinstitute", BBC1’s “Holding Back The Years” with Fiona Phillips, ITV2's "The Only Way is Essex", Channel4’s "How Not to Get Old" with Louise Redknapp, ITV1's "The David Dickinson Show", BBC1's Beauty Expert Edition of "The Weakest Link" and on Kiss FM's breakfast show with Rickie, Melvin and Charlie. I have also had a TV show on Sky and Freeview's Ideal World. I am the face and creator of Groupon's major health and fitness campaign, 'Face Fit'. I am delighted to work with renowned brands such as Nintendo, BT, Olbas Oil, P & G, Unilever, Gorgias, OMFIT, Dr Roebucks and Sweaty Betty. In addition to being a contributor to The Huffington Post, I love traveling around the world to teach Face Yoga and particularly enjoyed teaching at the prestigious Six Senses Resorts and Spas.
I am the founder of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method and offer teacher training courses around the World. The Method has been featured in hundreds of leading publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar The Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method has over 450 teachers Worldwide (including teachers still in training) and this is growing daily. It is an honour to see so many amazing people sharing the positive benefits of Face Yoga through teaching others. Our teachers have had such wonderful success with Face Yoga and many of our teachers appear on TV, run retreats as well as doing group and one to one sessions in person and online.
I love being able to give people the opportunity to enjoy holistic health in their own home and I am lucky enough to be able to do this through my 4 DVD's, 5 Apps, Fusion by Danielle Collins skincare line and the Danielle Collins Yoga Mat range.
I was born and brought up in Plymouth and moved to Bath to study Education and English Literature at Bath Spa University and achieved a first class honours. After this I was diagnosed with M.E and was very ill for 2 years. Despite doctors telling me there was no known cure for this illness I was determined to get better and started introducing natural nutrition, relaxation, exercise, Yoga and Pilates in to my life. I then fully recovered and felt an overwhelming desire to help and inspire others to feel healthier and happier in the same way I had been able to help myself, so I completed Diplomas in Face Massage, Professional Relaxation Therapy, Nutrition, Hatha Yoga and Pre and Post Natal Yoga with the British School of Yoga. I also did introductory training in Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Indian Head Massage and the Alexander Technique and further training in Meditation.
After a couple of years of teaching Yoga, clients were enjoying the health benefits of Yoga for their bodies and minds. I was getting more and more requests for a similar natural way for the face to look and feel healthier too. As well as my training, I spent many years researching and trialing face techniques from ancient Eastern medicine, the latest studies on facial composition and renowned wellbeing strategies and created The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method which is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.
I have been blessed to have been given many accolades such as delighted a Silver Award for my website by Mumpreneur for the business achievements whilst being a mum to the beautiful Lucia and Lilia. Additionally, teacher of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method, Ruchika Sharma won the Guinness World Record for the Largest Face Yoga Class teaching my techniques to 16661 people in India. I also spent a weekend in Sardinia teaching a group of celebrities Face Yoga as part of the ITV1 experiment, 100 Years Younger.
I am based in Bath and offer Skype sessions as well as face to face sessions in my clinic in central London at Harley Street.
Many people ask my age (I am 37) and I feel blessed and honoured every day to have the privilege to be growing older and I think whatever age we are, we should do all we can to feel content about who we are inside. Below is a photo which I would like to share. Although Face Yoga is so much more to me and others than just the aesthetic benefits and the ‘before and after’ photos, this photo shows how my personal daily practice has benefited my face.
These 2 photos are taken 10 years apart . Photo 1 (on the left) was taken two months before I turned 27 and photo 2 (on the right) was taken 2 months before I turned 37. ace Yoga has helped my skin to look healthy but even more than that it is a daily tool I use for self care, wellness and health.
I hope you enjoy the website and feel inspired to be your best self.
Please connect with me on Instagram (@faceyogaexpert), Facebook (The Face Yoga Expert) or Twitter (@FaceYogaExpert). I look forward to meeting you online or in person.