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Daphne Larkin

Location: Nashville, TN Level: E-RYT 500 Studio(s): Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit
Daphne came to yoga through her two passions - music and dance. In dance, she experienced movement as an expression of the soul. In yoga, she discovered an even deeper connection. Her diverse studies have enriched her yoga practice and shaped her own unique style of teaching which deeply honors the wisdom of the body. She teaches Prana Flow® which is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. She is known for the fluid grace of her practice and the balanced nature of her classes which cultivate deep opening and rooted inner strength. Her fluid sequences and intuitive approach to unlocking the layers of the body help students open to the natural grace and depth of their practice.

Teaching since 2001 and registered at the ERYT-500 level, Daphne's inspiration has grown out of her studies with many gifted teachers in Vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara and Ashtanga yoga. Since 2001, she has studied extensively with Shiva Rea, whom she is honored to assist in workshops and teacher trainings around the world. She also serves as a mentor in the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga. She has created programs designed specifically for professional dancers and is proud to work with the Nashville Ballet. She keeps her inner fire burning by collaborating with musicians in spontaneous flow classes accompanied by live music.

In 2004, she co-founded Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband Tom. Together, they offer group classes, privates, workshops and tailored yoga programs for individuals that are in harmony with the demands of everyday life. In addition, they direct a 200-hour teacher training program based at Sanctuary. They've been featured in Shape Magazine, Fit Yoga, Woman's World, and Prevention Magazine in addition to a number of Nashville publications. They reside in Nashville, TN and when they're not immersed in their Sanctuary community, they travel around the country sharing the practice of yoga.