Danielle M. Reyes
Owner & Lead Yoga Hiker
Yoga Hikes DC was founded in 2013 by certified yoga instructor and running coach Danielle M. Reyes (RYT 200 and RRCA certified). Growing up playing sports, hiking, paddling, and fishing with her family, Danielle has had a life-long love of the outdoors. She moved to Washington, DC in 1998 after serving in the US Peace Corps and lives steps away from the trails of Rock Creek Park where she has walked, hiked, and run countless miles. A former tennis instructor, professional educator, yoga instructor, and running group leader, Danielle has been involved in teaching and fitness training since she was a teenager. She is incredibly passionate about working with people to help them achieve their goals.
Yoga Hikes DC blends Danielle’s love of fun social activities with her joy of teaching yoga, hiking, and the outdoors. Trained in Vinyasa yoga, her instruction style integrates years of teaching and coaching into a fun and inspiring experience that will keep you challenged and leave you refreshed! Her professional yoga experience includes teaching private individual and group instruction in both indoor and outdoor settings. She has been a part of the yoga staff at Sculpt DC and STROGA, has taught the Sunday Community class at Lululemon in Georgetown, and has led retreats with Yoga Luxe Retreats in Bordeaux, France. Danielle served on the host committee of the 2013 Yoga Alliance Business of Yoga Conference where she designed and led a roundtable discussion on teaching yoga outdoors and led an urban yoga hike for studio owners and instructors from around the country. Danielle is also an ambassador for Ahnu Footwear a company that specializes in hiking and yoga footwear.
Beyond her work at Yoga Hikes, Danielle is committed to service and is an expert in the nonprofit sector. Her Yoga Hikes Flow for a Cause program, supports local nonprofit selected as Yoga Hikes’ Cause of the Month. She is a member of Rock Creek Conservancy, Friends of the National Arboretum, Friends of the National Zoo, and other service and environmentally focused nonprofit organizations. In addition, she is a recurring guest on the local radio program Women Talk, a member of Leadership Greater Washington, has served on the board of directors for several nonprofits, and is an appointed Commissioner for Serve DC – the Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism.
All Yoga Hikes DC instructors are Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance.