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Danielle McIlwaine

Danielle teaches vinyasa flow, yin and pregnancy yoga and is completing her post-natal training currently.

Dani is taking a break from teaching due to her own pregnancy. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact her directly.


Our body is the house we live in and the first door to looking within ourselves.

Pregnancy yoga

Yoga for mums-to-be in 2nd trimester.

Yoga during pregnancy can help ease discomfort and stress by adding strength, mobility and relaxation throughout your pregnancy and help increase the mother baby bond.

"The benefits of yoga during pregnancy are immeasurable.

Come practice some gentle movements aimed at keeping mother's bodies healthy, exploring relaxation and learning about underappreciated female anatomy. No prior experience needed.

This yoga class aims to support mother's changing bodies week by week. Some benefits include:

  • Toning and releasing important muscle groups, pelvic floor, abdominals and hips, vital to everyday movements and for labour
  • Using breathing techniques and relaxations to prepare for and to use during labour including movements for labour
  • Provide relief from pregnancy related pains, often times some previous to pregnancy
  • Promoting bonding for mum and baby and connecting with other mums
  • Learning, adapting to constant changes in mind and body
  • Building a tool set to use in everyday
  • Feeling empowered, confident and peaceful

Maitri studio is a lovely welcoming studio, with lots of props and comfort in which mums can start to envisage their own labour set ups and creating, habitualising a calm inviting space for the whole of pregnancy and their labour.
Mothering the mother and building our nests.

Contact Danielle directly for more information or to book at or visit her Facebook page. Or book directly through

Post-natal yoga

Post-natal bodies don't need to "bounce back" but BOUNCE FORWARD! celebrating all their body's have done and will continue to do!

Please be reassured that Danielle is fully insured to teach while she is completing her training - she has already gained experience and is working with a mentor as well. She has several years experience as a yoga teacher for adults already and completed her prenatal training.

About Danielle

Dani began yoga from a mental perspective, studying psychology leading to her yoga practice today. The benefits of a physical yoga practice changed her life. Yoga allows us to move better, to breathe better and release and/or deal with stresses as they come. Dani teaches her classes with everyday function in mind, healthy hips, shoulders, toes and minds!! Come to work-out, come to relax, come to give yourself some needed tlc! Whatever is it, come as you are, take what you need. Lovingly come home to yourself!

Dani started her own personal practice in January 2014, never looked back and completed her 200hr teacher training in Flow Studio Belfast May 2018. Finished her Level 1 and 2 Yin Yoga Training Jan and Dec 2019. 21 hours advanced training with the Celtic school of yoga, "the power of your voice" Sept 2019. Level 3 Trauma informed Yin Yoga training Oct 2021. Birthlight prenatal yoga March 2023 and currently completing post-natal yoga training (2023).

"Yoga is creative practice, it should be fun and full of laughter, lovingly coming home to yourself. After all it is just practice."

Dani also offers a donation based class on Saturdays at 11.00am at St Matthew's Church Hall, Shankill Road. Currently online, contact for details.

You can book class via

Danielle 's Timetable

Studio Calendar

Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546