Dans energy is infectious! He knows how to bring out the best in students in his classes. He blends his own vision and life experiences into each lesson. Dan originated from the east coast where he was first introduced to wellness from his mother, who is a yoga instructor and reiki healer. Dan moved to the west coast to follow a career in the restaurant industry. After 11 years in restaurants Dan affirmed his place in the wellness field. Following his passion for pilates, he left the restaurant industry and opened Studio Blue in February 2007 with Angela, a long time friend.
With five years of pilates experience, Dan is a certified pilates mat and equipment instructor through PhysicalMind Institute and strives for continual learning and appreciation of the art under mentors such as Lavinia Magliocco. Dan recently completed the Stott Pilates anatomy, mat, isp and reformer training and is pursuing a greater understanding of the yoga practice and various forms of dance.
In addition to teaching at Studio Blue, he also teaches at the Metropolitan Learning Center, where he has developed a pilates elective class for seventh and eight graders. During volleyball season he conditions the Concordia volley ball team. He has also donated his time to the Mens Wellness Center, St Agatha School and the Vancouver Juvenile Correctional Facility for kids. Dan is currently an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica.