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My name is Dr. Danielle Richardson and I’m an optometrist + yoga teacher + retreat producer. I’m currently living my happiest + healthiest life but let’s be real, I wasn’t always this new and improved Danielle 2.0.
My wellness journey started in 2014 where you’d find me sick and miserable. I was in optometry clinic by day and heavy in NYC nightlife by night. I wasn’t taking care of my body, my priorities were out of whack, and I was completely disconnected from myself. I was under constant stress, barely sleeping, and skipping every meal possible. My body started to fall apart and I began to have severe IBS. When a doctor recommended I try yoga to decrease my stress and symptoms, I did. I had taken classes before but coming to yoga for healing was a new experience. My yoga practice provided me a glimpse into another way of living.
Fast forward to May 2015: 2 days after optometry school graduation I packed a small bag and set off to Bali, Indonesia for a month long solo vacay. The plane ticket was a graduation present and I was ready for a change. I didn’t know anyone in Bali or what I would do once there, but something inside urged me to go and I went.
I spent most of that month in Ubud, one of the most healing places on Earth. Being alone provided the space to realize my sickness was not coming from the physical level. I needed to heal on a soul level if I wanted to improve my physical health. I nosedived into healing via yoga, energy therapies, Balinese medicines, massages, and radical self-love + self-care. This intensive healing experience gave me space to finally focus on true health and happiness.
That experience changed my course and initiated me on the path to becoming the woman I was meant to be. I reconnected with myself and began to live my truth. I became conscious of what I consumed both physically and energetically. I read every personal development, spirituality, religion, and self-help book known to man. I hired a life coach, joined a yoga studio, and began a yoga teacher training program to deepen my knowledge, expand my awareness, and fully commit to living my best life.
Through my healing process, I learned sustainable habits for optimal spiritual + mental + physical + emotional wellness. I’ve begun to share these habits with others by teaching yoga + empowerment workshops and producing wellness retreats.
I’m passionate about helping other women transform from the inside out. Teaching women to step into their power, get clear, and authentically create the life they’ve always imagined. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies on this path, but it’s so much better than being on the self-hating hamster wheel searching for something real. You are strong and you have the power to change your life.
You don’t have to go halfway around the world to find this power. It’s inside you. Fierce Clarity exists to provide you with the tools to remember and reclaim this power. You are fierce. You are limitless. You are powerful beyond measure! I’m here for you. This whole community is here for you! We will heal and we will thrive! We will support you throughout every step of your journey towards wellness + balance + clarity. I would love to hear from you and am more than happy to connect!
Love + Light,