Danielle Abisaab (Founder)

Danielle Abisaab is a 500 hours Registered Yoga Teacher. She completed her Yoga Teacher training with ISHTA NYC in 2003. She holds a certificate to teach Unnata Aerial Yoga since 2012 and has followed a restorative aerial yoga course with Anti-Gravity Yoga in 2012.

She is the founder of the funky Union Square Yoga in Beirut Lebanon, where she has been living since 2005. Her many years lived in New York working as an architect, have informed her personal life and her yoga practice with depth and tremendous amounts of yoga knowledge.

Switching back and forth between her hardhat and her yoga leggings, has allowed her to harness a full understanding of the concept of space. The Yoga platform allows her to help people refurbish their inner space and the Architecture background allows her to design external spaces with positive energy and kindness in mind.

Currently living in a challenging part of the world, she draws teachings from her everyday life as a way to keep growing spiritually. She strongly believes we are all teachers, we are all students, we are all one, and feels consistently grateful to her students for being a great source of inspiration, they make the expansion of her spirit possible; they are her gurus.

Her overall mission whether rooting down or lifting off, is to inspire confidence and self-acceptance through caring and compassionate teaching methods, to create a safe and nurturing environment dedicated to helping each student find personal success in their yoga practice and realizing their true Self by incorporating the rigorous flowing poses of Vinyasa yoga along with the careful alignment method of Hatha yoga. Her challenging classes are a medley of various yoga methods (Vinyasa, Jivamukti and Ishta) providing a free flowing experience to the uplifting sounds of wicked music playlists she curates with the same attention as the sequences she creates for her unique classes. Expect a fully immersive experiential class seamlessly incorporating asana, pranayama, meditation, spiritual talks, and chanting, offering the student the experience of yoga as a holistic discipline. She does all that, never forgetting to inject humor and love in the mix.
Aside from running her own studio in Beirut city and teaching a number of yoga classes, she has chosen Instagram as a social media platform to convey her passion for writing and photography, and has been featured in many articles as one of the most influential yogis on Instagram. Her most important endeavor however, has been teaching yoga to Syrian Refugee kids in Lebanon. She is the creator of an artistic exchange program, which brings yoga, music and arts to these kids, providing them with an opportunity to heal and integrate the magic of oneness through creative expression.

Danielle’s wildest dream and hope is for every human on this planet to discover the magic of yoga one day, and remember that they are whole.

Testimonial

“Dani, Union Square Yoga’s founder is full of light and love, which shows everywhere: from her attention to detail in the space she created, to the precision, kindness and humor she injects in every guiding word she offers during class. By far the most empowering class in town” Mia Moussa