Ending the Gap Year or Why I’m Quitting the Wellness Industry

Okay- that was a little sensational, I admit it. I’m still teaching yoga but below I’ll outline why there’s going to be a big shift in that department… Last year, just about this time, I was considering changing my life in a big way. After years of contemplation and plenty of letters added after my […]

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In hopes of keeping this website relevant, this is just a friendly post to encourage you to peruse the links at the top so you can find my latest offerings and events. Is something missing that you wish I would offer? Send me a message at danielle.a.gismondi@gmail.com and let me know. Take your time. Be […]


This morning I sat in my breakfast nook, eating toast and eggs and reading Mary Oliver.  Every poem seems more profound than the last.  I sip my tea and am reminded of how lucky and privileged I am to be able to do this on a Wednesday morning.  In one poem she gives some of […]


Whitman, in his poem Song of Myself, writes: “I am large, I contain multitudes.” and believe me, I do. We all do.  My multitudes contain within them some big shifts that I can finally share. On August 2nd, 2018, I walked into Breakwater School and kindly told my supervisors that I would not be returning to teach […]