Face Yoga focuses on toning and relaxing our facial muscles for a natural holistic facelift. With regular practice, Face Yoga can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst lifting our skin and promoting a youthful glow. By enjoying targeted facial exercises, acupressure and massage techniques, Face Yoga promotes increased blood circulation, collagen production, and improved skin health. It also has the added benefits of helping us feel good inside and enhancing our wellness.
Here are the five aspects of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method
We all know the muscles in our body need toning through regular exercise, but so do many of the 57 muscles in our head, face and neck to firm and smooth the skin attached.
Some muscles in our face need to be exercised, but some muscles which hold stress and are overused in the wrong way need to be relaxed. This can help with our overall well-being and comfort as well as reduce and prevent repetitive stress-related expression lines.
Massaging the face is such an important part of Face Yoga. It helps boost our circulation, improve lymphatic drainage and reduce our facial tension. This means we can enjoy glowing, healthy and vibrant skin.
Acupressure is derived from ancient Eastern traditions and is a key tool in my method. As well as helping the skin look glowing and healthy, it has many deeper benefits for our wellbeing and health, as it helps our 'qi', 'prana' or life force energy flow effectively.
Feeling good on the inside is the key to great health and great skin. When we feel good on the inside, this radiates out through our face. Positive affirmations, breathing, nutrition, skincare and self-care are key aspects of my method, which I love sharing for an inner and outer glow.
Before & After Photos
Scroll below for some amazing Face Yoga before and after photos...
I am a great believer in the holistic benefits of Face Yoga and deeply believe that there is nothing wrong with anyone's 'before' picture, but if you would like to see some examples of aesthetic results and read some inspirational stories, take a look here.
“1 day of Face Yoga!! What a difference! I was just about to go for Botox then I was recommended you. It’s unbelievable, nothing has got rid of it for years and this has. I’ll be doing it every night! Plus the rest of my face and neck. I am 47 soon!”
Sui has been doing The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method for 6 weeks and looks and feels healthier and glowing as well as seeing big difference in the eye area.
"I love to practice what I preach as a teacher of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method. In this picture you can see the difference in just 4 weeks of practice, 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week. Face Yoga Works!”
"I wanted to share with you a year in review and thought the best way to do so would be the visual results of how practicing Face Yoga has improved my face and neck in 2020. The photos are all taken at the same time of day, same lighting, and no make-up.
As you can see, the results from Face Yoga have brought a more toned, firmed, and energised appearance:
- Forehead wrinkles have decreased.
- Dark circles and lines under eyes have softened.
- Eyes have lifted and brightened.
- Jaw and neck have become more defined.
And the most significant results came in less than 6 months of practice!"
This was sent to me by one of our lovely teachers of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method.
1. Before Face Yoga
2. 6 months of Face Yoga
3. 9 months of Face Yoga
"I’ve been a beauty and holistic therapist for over 36 years and have gone 100% natural and chemical free due to intolerances and autoimmune and wanted to offer something that was effective and natural.
My before and after pic of 4 days of daily facial yoga taken on my 56th birthday is amazing!
Mind officially blown!
Can’t wait to start teaching it."
"I'm a 53 year old runner and very active all year round. On Feb. 2nd, I fell while running after I slipped on ice and fractured my ankle and heel. I believe that things don't happen TO you.. but rather FOR you.
Had I not fallen and SLOWED down, I would have NEVER found you. I have replaced my running time with FACE YOGA time.
After three weeks, I thought you might enjoy seeing my BEFORE and "AFTER" photos after just three weeks of your exercises. I suppose I will never truly have an "AFTER" photo b/c I will always integrate your teachings into my life from here on out! Thank you!"
“I looked at that picture of myself (on the left) and thought I looked old and tired and I needed to change lots of things in my life and started with the Face Yoga. I really like your saying about being the best version of yourself! I love Face Yoga and everything you teach, you’ve been an inspiration. I am feeling great inside and out!”
Petrina (Aged 57)
“Face yoga is a natural face lift — no needles or scalpels! I am 57 and saw results after 3 days, but after 10 weeks saw lifted brows, eyes, and lifted, fuller cheeks. I did this with the Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method and became certified to teach classes so I can help others to look and feel better naturally” (age 57)
"I am closely approaching my 32nd Birthday and wanted to have a look back at my own transformation after doing The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method.
The first picture (wavy hair) was taken a couple days before my 30th Birthday. I am happy to say I don’t think I’m ageing!!
My forehead lines are now nonexistent. I look at little more tired in the present day one but I’m putting that down to lack of sleep during lockdown"
Karen Gider is a teacher of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method. The first photo is her age 42 and the second age 49. In a 7 year period you would expect some ageing but what has happened in the last 2 years is that Karen discovered Face Yoga. The visual benefits are obvious but more than that, Face Yoga has had wonderful effects on Karen’s wellbeing too.
“Before starting to practice Face Yoga I had a very reactive skin, a lot of imperfections, the area around my eyes was often swollen, not to mention the headaches and the lack of self-confidence without makeup.
What I like most about The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method is that we are only revealing the beauty and well-being that are already there: we simply work with our hands, muscles and skin. No expensive procedures, Botox, creams, surgeries. You learn to listen to yourself, take care of yourself and love yourself.”
6 months of Face Yoga. This wonderful transformation of Dominika not only shows on her skin but the most fabulous thing is how great she feels on the inside. Dominika says “The real awakening is when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So the person is still there but one could say something more powerful shines through the person.”
These photos show Ginger Marie’s progress after 1 year of Face Yoga.
She says "Noticing a big difference in my neck and jawline thanks to face yoga!"
"I have been practicing face yoga fairly regularly for about 2-3 years, before that just I practised here and there for about 6 or 7. So, the changes are not so visible.
You might not see a lot of difference, but there is. The whole face is so much more relaxed (even though the first picture was taken after almost 3 whole months of rest). Just look at the eyebrows and jaw area (and I was never clenching or grinding with my teeth), the nasal labial folds, the complexion of the skin, the under eye area. Oh my, I just can't believe it."
“In the two weeks I have been doing The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method I have noticed a significant change in my appearance and skin tone and also in my general well-being. I can really notice a different in my skin tone and my face and neck looks more lifted and my eyes look brighter!."
"I am really pleased to have found Danielle Collins face yoga DVD. I have been doing the exercises for about 4 months and have noticed a considerable difference.
My face feels and looks more toned and I now feel I am delaying the signs of ageing."
"This is 5 weeks of Face Yoga! Yes...5 weeks, 20 minutes a day for 6 days a week. The picture on the left was taken on January 30th 2021 and the picture on the right was taken on March 10th 2021. The differences I can see are: nose to mouth lines reduced, cheeks fuller and lifted, eye puffiness reduced, under eye fine lines reduced, line across bridge of nose softened, forehead smoother, neck lines softened and skin complexion is looking bright and fresh.”
"I have been doing Face Yoga for about 10 weeks now, about 6 times a week as recommended. It has become an integral part of my morning routine and I love it! My face is firmer and tighter, my skin tone seems to be more even and less ‘grey’."
"Before I started practicing Danielle's Face Yoga Method my face began showing puffiness and saggy due to ageing. After few months' practise, it has improved quite a lot. I felt my facial muscles relax immediately after first full session and after continuing to practise my face started the detox process. As I continued to practise my face started showing it's beauty both in skin texture or muscle tone."
"The picture on the left is me when I was 35 years old. I was a busy, tired woman taking unhealthy decisions when it came to my lifestyle. I knew what my unhealthy lifestyle, mindset and routine was doing to my skin but either I couldn't find the energy to fix it or I would always look towards cosmetics procedures.
But the thought of injectables and other treatments was just too unnerving for me.
So, I just thought to myself, "No more of this". I worked hard to fix my lifestyle, food on my plate, mindset, routine and looked for alternate methods for youthful skin. That's when I found face yoga and face massage and it took a little time to see the results but God, were they good results. The more I saw the results, the more it became a part of my life.
So the picture on the right is also me, now when I am 47. I am a very busy woman but a tired one with an unhealthy lifestyle? Not at all. I make healthy decisions for my body, soul, mind and skin.
So can you.'
Ramez sent me this picture of his forehead after 1 year of daily Face Yoga. The smoothness and quality of skin is fantastic!
"Hello, to the wonderful life saving Danielle! Hope your having, a great day? Would've got this email, out to you 10 hours ago, but couldn't stop looking in the mirror, and comparing myself with photos. Such an improvement! Still got lifting to do, which l know takes time. No more scepticism! it really works."
There is a remarkable difference in just a few weeks in Sheila's face. The jaw line is more defined, there are less obvious wrinkles on the face and the eye area is smoother and tighter.
These photos show Annie’s progress after 1 month of Face Yoga, then 3 months then 6 months. You can really see the progress under the eye area and on the forehead. Her skin looks smoother and more glowing as each month goes on.
"I really enjoyed the Face Yoga class at the Vitality Show. I have bought the CD by Danielle Collins and each day I take some time to sit and follow her instructions. I hold a lot of tension in my face and ears. I would recommend for those who are like me, as each time I massage the skin, I have a little less pain and feel a little calmer."
This photo of Jelena was sent me from one of our Face Yoga teachers Ivana. Jelena’s face has noticeably changed but best of all, her confidence, self esteem and self love had grown so much! She has done 15 minutes of Face Yoga for the last year and a half.
"So in love with my results from your 10 day course. Can’t believe the changes in such a small time. I do your Face Yoga every single day, sometimes twice if I have the time and great to hear the course doesn’t expire. I love it so much. I don’t ever want to get Botox but my crows feet were bothering me. Now that I’ve been doing your course I don’t notice any lines on my face. So happy with the results, thank you."
Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT IS FACE YOGA?
Face Yoga is a natural way of looking and feeling younger and healthier. It has five main parts to it: face exercise, face massage, acupressure, relaxation, wellbeing.
- HOW OLD ARE YOU? HAVE YOU HAD ANY INJECTABLES?
The two most asked questions about me!
I was born in February 1982 (I am a Pisces) and I have never had Botox, injectable neurotoxins, fillers or surgery!
- WILL FACE YOGA GIVE YOU WRINKLES?
No not if you do it in the correct way. Wrinkles are caused by repeated expressions and we aren't doing that. We are doing controlled exercise with resistance (and checking our faces to ensure they remain smooth throughout) using all 3 layers of skin together. We do gently massage and relaxation too. Studies show that Face Yoga reduces wrinkles and doesn't cause them but make sure you learn techniques from a qualified professional online or in person.
- IS THERE PROOF IT WORKS?
I like things that are proven by science! In January 2018 a key study done at Northwestern University showed that 20 weeks of Face Yoga,
30 minutes day can make the face look 3 years younger. Also, a BBC study of two twin doctors showed that the doctor that did my Face Yoga for 1 month looked 1 year younger. There have also been multiple studies of the benefits of massage, acupressure, deep breathing and relaxation which all form a key part of my method.
- WHO CAN DO FACE YOGA?
If you want to look and feel glowing and healthy then Face Yoga is for you. It's never too late to start, At any age you can lift and tone a muscle, boost circulation, lymphatic drainage and relaxation tension. It is never too early to start Face Yoga either. Plus it's great for men and women.
- WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Results vary from person to person. The key is regular daily practice. So if you can do anything from 2 minutes to 50 minutes per day you will see results. You will see and feel some results immediately but more significant results within a week. For longer lasting results it takes some people 6 months. Combining with a healthy lifestyle and enjoying the relaxing benefits speeds up results too.
- CAN I DO FACE YOGA WITH SKIN PROBLEMS AND HEALTH ISSUES?
Face Yoga is gentle and effective for most people but if you have any health issues or skin concerns please check with your doctor prior to starting Face Yoga and always work to your own level.
- CAN I DO FACE YOGA IF I HAVE HAD SURGERY/BOTOX/FILLERS?
Face Yoga is a great alternative to invasive procedures but it can also be a wonderful compliment to use along side them. Please check with your practitioner/surgeon/doctor prior to starting Face Yoga if you have had surgery or injectables.
- WHEN SHOULD I APPLY MY MOISTURISER WITH FACE YOGA?
I recommend doing Face Yoga with a clean face and clean hands. I advise a few drop of Fusion by Danielle Collins serum prior to starting (as you want some glide but you don't want you fingers to slip) and then when you do some final massage, apply a few more drops and breathe in the organic scent!