As the World leading Face Yoga expert with 16 years experience teaching to millions worldwide it is fair to say Face Yoga is well and truly part of who I am. Why do I love it so much? Because it is a completely natural holistic way of having great skin but it is so much more than that. When I created The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method my vision was for us all to fully embrace and love who we are inside and out and have a ‘tool box’ of techniques to use every day so we are in control of our own faces and our wellness too.
I love everything about my job (in fact I wouldn’t even describe it as a job, more a passion or a true calling) and one of my favourite things to do is share Face Yoga on TV. Some of the most fun shows I have appeared on have been ITV1’s “This Morning”, BBc1’s “Holding Back The Years” and Channel4’s “How Not to Get Old , I also loved being on ITVBe’s “The Only Way is Essex”, ITV1’s “The David Dickinson Show”, and one of my favourite radio shows I have been on was Kiss FM’s breakfast show. I also love to travel so teaching Face Yoga to celebrities in Sardinia as part of ITV1’s “100 Years Younger” included three things which make me very happy: sea, sunshine and freshly grown local food. To see what other TV shows and press I have appeared in visit my press page.
I am a great believer in combining traditional techniques that have been used for thousands of years, particularly in Eastern medicine, with modern, scientifically proven research. This is exactly the combination that you will find in The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method which is a fusion of both. In terms of the science (and to answer the question you may be thinking: does Face Yoga actually work?!) Face Yoga has been proven to make you look 3 years younger in 20 weeks in a study by dermatologists at Northwestern University. Also, a study which was conducted by doctors using my Method on the BBC1 show I appeared on “Twinstitute” showed that Face Yoga can make the skin look 1 year younger in 1 month.
I have been blessed to be the face of major campaigns with Nintendo, BT, Groupon, Gorgias London and Olbas Oil and to collaborate with renowned brands such as P & G, Unilever, Dr Roebucks and Sweaty Betty to name just a few. I also love being a visiting practitioner at luxury spas and my all time favourite has to be the two months I spent in Six Senses Spas in the Maldives (in my opinion the most beautiful place on Earth!).
Helping others to find and then share their passion is at the core of what I do and exactly why I created accredited teacher training in Face Yoga. I am the founder of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method and offer teacher training courses around the World. The Method has been featured in hundreds of leading publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar The Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method has 960 teachers Worldwide (including teachers still in training) and this is growing daily. It is an honour to see so many amazing people sharing the positive benefits of Face Yoga through teaching others. Find out more here.
I love being able to give people the opportunity to enjoy holistic health in their own home and I am lucky enough to be able to do this through my book (that has been translated in to 12 languages), courses, DVD’s, Apps, Fusion by Danielle Collins skincare line and the Danielle Collins Yoga Mat range. Visit my shop here.
So where did it all start? Well I was born and brought up in Plymouth and moved to Bath to study Education and English Literature at Bath Spa University and achieved a first class honours. After this I was diagnosed with M.E and was very ill for 2 years. Despite doctors telling me there was no known cure for this illness I was determined to get better and started introducing natural nutrition, relaxation, exercise, Yoga and Pilates in to my life. I then fully recovered and felt an overwhelming desire to help and inspire others to feel healthier and happier in the same way I had been able to help myself, so I completed Diplomas in Face Massage, Professional Relaxation Therapy, Nutrition, Hatha Yoga and Pre and Post Natal Yoga with the British School of Yoga. I also did introductory training in Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Indian Head Massage, the Alexander Technique, EFT and Meditation.
After a couple of years of teaching Yoga, clients were enjoying the health benefits of Yoga for their bodies and minds. I was getting more and more requests for a similar natural way for the face to look and feel healthier too. As well as my drawing on my training, I spent many years researching and trialing face techniques from ancient Eastern medicine, the latest studies on facial composition and renowned wellbeing strategies and created The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method which is now enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.
I have been blessed to have been given many accolades such as delighted a Silver Award for my website by Mumpreneur for business achievements whilst being a Mum to the beautiful Lucia (age 8) and Lilia (age 4). Additionally, teacher of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method Ruchika Sharma, won the Guinness World Record for the largest Face Yoga class, teaching my techniques to 1661 people in India.
Many people ask my age (I am 39) and I feel grateful every day to have the privilege to be growing older and I think whatever age we are, we should do all we can to feel content about who we are inside.
I hope you have enjoyed reading a bit about me and feel inspired to be your best self.