ABOUT DANNY POOLE
Danny Poole, 64 years young, was given the name "Yoga Danny," by the football players at the University of Colorado during his 4 years at their yoga instructor. I grew up in Jackson, Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University. I went to GVSU on their first basketball scholarship in 1967 and was hired after graduation to be the Assistant coach in charge of recruiting high school basketball players in the Michigan area. Later to be named to the GVSU Hall of Fame in basketball. I still own college records today in rebounding. It was at www.gvsu.ed where I discovered Hatha Yoga and I have been practicing as a student and teacher for the past 40 years.
The blue skies and mountains of Colorado attracted me to take the first women head coaching job in basketball at Aspen High School. We won the conference championship and it was the first time in 44 years, a team from Aspen played in a State tournament. Aspen High finished fourth in the State, 1975-76. I incorporated yoga in our basketball practice through concentration and flexibility.
A national Pepsi cola commercial was filmed in Aspen for the '76 Olympics in which I was cast a part to play the quarterback. It ran on TV for 3 years. It also launched my move to New York City to pursue a modeling career with the Gilla Roos Agency. Practice, yoga in NYC and scored a acting role in a Schick razor blade commercial in Sydney, Australia. Fell in love with the country and Austrians passion sports. Home sick for soul food in Sydney prompt the restaurant, Hog Heaven Sydney and later Hog Heaven Denver.
I credit Denver Broncos, Bill Romanowski and Shannon Sharpe for practicing yoga with me while in Denver and making it easy for other Broncos players to accept yoga as a viable way to enhance athletic performance. I have taught hatha yoga in a variety of mainstream setting such as corporate stress management, mental health, health care, health clubs, senior care, team sports and privately one-on-one. Taught numerous athletes and private clients over the pass 15 years, age ranging from 8 to 80+ years young. My professional sports client resume is experienced. I have successfully stretched members of the NFL, 1996 Colorado Men's Open Golf Tournament, Colorado Crush, Broncos team yoga instructor 2008, Nuggets, Rockies, WNBA, EAS, the University of Colorado Athletic Department and Lakewood Country Club's Yoga for Golf to name a few. Professionals such as Brandon Marshall, Tyler Polumbus, John Elway, Terrell Davis, Barry Bonds, Eric Young Jr, and Sr., Brian Griese, Willie Roaf, Rod Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Shannon Sharpe, Jeremy Bloom, Bertrand Berry, Lional Dalton, Ben Hamilton, Tyler Brayton, Grant Irons, Marcus Harris to name a few. When the San Francisco Giants play in Denver vs. Rockies. Giants Barry Bonds practice yoga with Yoga Danny and called it, "The bomb."
I have a great daughter Rosie, living in Sydney, Australia @ www.theones2watch.com . The Mile High City is my home.