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a little piece of me... 

Danielle Bonita

I began my yoga journey aged 33, at a stage where I had tried all the pharmaceuticals, physiotherapy, therapy and professional advice, but nothing had worked either for my mind or body. In further attempts to cure and end my suffering, I self-medicated manifesting addiction.

With unidentified chronic pain since my teens, a fractured Coccyx at 29, a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and a string of other ailments, I slipped into a deep, dark place. Eventually, with a gut instinct my pain was linked to past trauma and emotion, I questioned some of the diagnoses.


I did not fall gracefully into yoga, but continued to practice and persevere. Physical limitations left me feeling insecure and inferior in group classes but my transformation began when a teacher recognised my personal struggles and helped me realise I was not alone. For the first time I found hope and, with excitement, began to dream of a future.

The real turning point was when I started my teacher training. During the inital course I realised that I had a strong urge to help people like myself, by sharing the valuable gift of Yoga that I had been blessed with. 


In 2015 I completed a 200 hour teacher training with Spirit of Yoga, Spain, I also completed my 100 hour yoga therapy training in 2016. In 2019 I completed my 50 hour Yin Yoga training with Viva La Vida, Spain. 

I truly believe without yoga I would not be able to enjoy the happy and healthy life I have today. Day by day I witness growth in both my mind and body including improvements to pre-existing medication problems. 

Danielle Barratt

Founder Bonita Yoga

"You can't heal what you never reveal"

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