Blessings. They call me “Nelly.” I am grateful for this life. I feel blessed. It’s interesting all of the different roads life takes us on and it brings us here. Now. I am a truth seeker. I have spent my time and energy trying to heal my own conditioning so that I can hold space for this time. This is the LOVEolution. This is what we came to do. I am aware of where we are and how much work is left. I am honored to have the privilege to bring this platform and information to you. I believe we are all, at our core, good people wanting a better way. Some people are discouraged by the nature of our environment, humanity or politics. I continuously do my work to keep myself healthy, grounded and tapped in on a personal level, so that I can do my part for the collective. There is no time for complacency. I am inspired by the next generation. I will continue striving for a healthier more balanced way not just for myself, but for all. We owe it to the people who came before us and mostly to our children who will come after us. It is my passion to help educate people about simple ways that they can contribute towards a healthier world. There are many ways you can join the LOVEolution. I encourage you to tap in and connect with whatever resonates. Together we make a difference.
I pledge to be a seeker of Love and Light and Truth. I am humbled by this path. Having a personal practice for a couple decades has helped me continuously look at how I am showing up for myself, my loved ones, humanity and the impact we are having on this planet.
Loving and being part of this Casa Mannabliss family uplifts me. There is a power in being supported by a group of positive and conscious people. All of us are always looking of ways to be more authentic. We lovingly hold space for each other to grow in the most beautiful ways. As I look at all of the teachers and healers that are Casa Mannabliss, I see my own reflection. I recognize that we are all doing our internal work, so that we can find a way to make a positive impact on this beautiful planet.
I am a yoga teacher, conscious mommy of 2, a wifey, a licensed therapist, yogi, sister, daughter, student and lover of life. Delray Beach, Florida where I was born and raised. I attended the University of Florida and graduated with a major in Psychology. At UF, I met my future husband who, like my mother and her family, is from Panama. In college, I also discovered yoga. I returned to South Florida where I earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. After graduation, I was hired as a Mental Health Counselor, by Chrysalis Health, where I still work. I am now a program director at Chrysalis Health and I helped to develop and train the Mindful Therapy Protocol.
During this time, my passion for yoga expanded and I earned my RYT 500. I teach from a place of Love. I tap in and work with student’s energy to provide a place for them to heal themselves through their practice. I ask to say and transmit whatever anyone needs to help them on their journey. My style is a dynamic blend of vinyasa yoga mixed with a intentions and mantras weaved throughout the flow, allowing students to leave the class knowing a little more about themselves and their karmic footprint on the world. Yoga informs my life at home, at work and at play. Yoga, meditation, and chanting are powerful tools on my journey.
In 2010, my whole world exploded and changed in the most profound way. Our son Jagger was welcomed into this world. A child changes everything and a new dimension of love and wonder is revealed. In 2014, our daughter, Kali, was born. These two tiny yogis are my greatest teachers. They help me re-discover the wonder all around me. They pull me into the present in such a grounded way, and then, connect me to all that is at the same time. I am blessed to be their mother.
While I am enjoying my journey and my blessings, I am driven to do more, to give more, to serve more. Casa Mannabliss will to serve our community, uniting conscious truth seekers all over the world. Once we are connected we can start to shift our collective vibration and help to heal each other and Mother Earth. Join the LOVEolution.
DARNELLE'S SESSION AT YOGA FUN DAY: