If I could give this place minus one star for business ethic alone, I sadly would. I began taking aerial classes as a yoga student from Danielle Morrill in November, and signed up for the $895 40-hour... aerial yoga teacher training in February, under the promise of a real certification and our (paid for) aerial hammock and the safety gear that came with it. Upon graduating last month, I began the apprenticeship portion of her training (so she called it) of teaching nearly all of her aerial classes unpaid to the public for free (I was NOT an employee of this woman, but a student who paid for services that were not rendered here) and when I would inquire about where my certificate was (to apply for actual jobs) as well as the nylon bands crucially needed for the safety of rigging my hammock, she would avoid the issue or offer up an excuse. After a month of this, I put my foot down and put my request in writing, which was greeted with no response.
It turns out, she is not certified by Yoga Alliance/Yoga Works and the certificates are invalid at any other studio, other than hers. Additionally, the product I bought from her has still yet to be handed over to me. Danielle held a teacher training, without obtaining the proper credentials and deceived our small graduating class of students. She hides when one tries to confront her about the merch purchased, as I assume she just doesn't have it. To this date, after teaching nearly all of her aerial classes as a student teacher (NOT employee) as recently as this past weekend, I have yet to get my certificate, nor my safety rigging merch I purchased from her.
Please beware, fellow Yogis. The trust and safety factor between student and teacher is vital for a successful and safe practice and we were robbed of such an experience. One of the most disappointing business transactions of my life and career was investing in Danielle and her training. What a waste of money. Buyers, beware. I filed an official complaint under the Better Business Bureau, who are investigating this now. She has also tried to flag this review several times, claiming conflict of interest.
However, it is imperative that the public knows of this woman since she holds their money and safety in her hands. I was a student of hers, who graduated a phony program she marketed and offered, who was used, deceived and taken advantage of. Nothing more. See More