Meet Angel Danielle

Danielle is the definition of supportive! She always goes above and beyond to help out her desk angel family and picks up extra shifts whenever she can. She is dedicated to her personal practice, which is so inspiring. Congrats to Danielle Hicken, as our Desk Angel of the Month for August 2020. We love you Danielle!

What do you love about yoga?
Where do I begin?! While I love the benefits that yoga offers my body, I more so love the benefits it offers my mind and soul. To me, yoga is a gift I choose to give to myself. There is nothing better than coming into practice after a day filled with hectic energy and leaving feeling refreshed, restored, and like I did something positive for myself and others.

How has yoga and meditation changed your life?

Yoga and meditation have helped me to be more mindful and present in my day to day life, whether that is consciously choosing what meals I’ll use to fill my body or taking a deep breath before emotionally reacting to a situation. It also looks like giving myself the grace and compassion I need when I do not make the best choices or having compassion and understanding for others.

Why did you want to be a Desk Angel at Bella Prana?

I initially wanted to be a Desk Angel at Bella Prana because free yoga, of course! However, as time has passed, I have realized that I genuinely love being a part of the Bella Prana community. Having the opportunity to work in the studio is a gift, and getting to know fellow desk angels, teachers, and students fills me with positive energy that I get to carry with me for the rest of my day :)

What’s one of your favorite (healthy) recipes that you would like to share with the Bella Prana community? Feel free to include a link and we will feature it on our website!

If you appreciate healthy eating and convenience like me, then you will love these no-bake 3-ingredient chocolate truffles. You only need dates, cacao powder, shredded coconut, a blender and bam – delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert accomplished! Lots of optional toppings and mix-ins too: https://mariamarlowe.com/recipe/chocolate-truffles/

Be sure to say hello to our sweet, hardworking desk angel, Danielle, at Bella Prana Yoga & Meditation, Tampa, FL.  Nominated 2020 Best of Bay: Best Yoga Studio and Best Store Staff.  Bella Prana offers over 90 classes a week, in studio and virtual options and outdoor classes.