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THIS WORK IS MY DESTINY

Guiding you through transforming heartache into the manifestation of your own divinity.

-Lauren Ash, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Danielle has an indescribable way of opening herself up to be a vessel fully for Spirit to move through her. She channels God and her maternal lineage of healers and Divine feminine power so gracefully and although it may appear to flow naturally, it is with so much intentional care, self-work, and ongoing healing that this is so.”

Healer, feeler, guide,
and confidant.

Having spent more than 10 years cultivating an expertise in psychology, public health, and wellness, I have an unwavering commitment to sharing my knowledge and God-given gifts. My work is rooted in ancestral womb work and women's reproductive health. I am devoted to serving Black women in reclaiming authority of their own lives and bodies through belonging and community, spiritual growth, and education. My teaching and leadership style is informed by my own lived experiences of overcoming sexual assault and emotional trauma, as well ancestral teachings that I've learned through research, deep study, and sitting at the feet of my own spiritual teachers.

Danielle Lyles Barton

I am here to be your spiritual midwife.
You will do the birthing, and I promise to hold your hand every step of the way.

Reflection, self-awareness, discernment, and critical reasoning are all part of this work. Know that I am continuously investing in my own education and experiences to share tools, resources, and healing practices with Black women who are ready to overcome cycles of trauma and emotional dysfunction. We will do deep spiritual work and we will access deep joy and rest in doing so.

This work is yours and I'm honored to be with you on the journey.

I am here to be your spiritual midwife.

You will do the birthing, and I promise to hold your hand every step of the way.

Danielle led me on a journey through the traumas of my life and the shadows and crevices that I needed to visit for healing. She gently ushered me to places of healing and transformation that have changed me in the most profound ways. Danielle led me to forgiveness of self and others in my life that allowed me to release so much energy that I had been holding onto. From sexual traumas to generational trauma and pain, Danielle revealed my own power to me, providing tools and techniques that I can use to continue to heal and grow. Danielle held a space for me to fall apart and begin putting myself back together again in the ways that my soul desired. Danielle guided me back to my true self and I am forever grateful for the growth and peace that now exist in my life as a result of this journey.

My experience with Danielle was life-changing.

-Brittainy Pratt, Raleigh, North Carolina

My Education Journey

Degrees, TrainingS, and Certifications

World-class yoga teachers I've studied with:

Aadil Palkhivala
Saul David Raye
Gabriel Halpern
Aya Nikole Cook
Leeann Carey
Shanna Linn

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, BS, Psychology and Biology
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, MPH, Public Health
International Association of Wellness Professionals, Certified Wellness Coach
Moksha Yoga Center, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Catherine Ashton, Yoga to Transform Trauma Leadership Training
Queen Afua Wellness Institute, Sacred Woman Rites of Passage.
Queen Afua Wellness Institute, Certified Sacred Woman Practitioner
The Womb Sauna / Thema Azize Serwa, Vaginal Steaming Practitioner
Mama Glow / Latham Thomas, Doula Training, Birth and Postpartum
Divine Birth Wisdom / Divine Bailey, Herbalism and Ethnobotany for Pregnancy and Postpartum
Summayah Franklin, Doula Training, Birth and Postpartum 

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Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, BS, Psychology and Biology

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, MPH, Public Health

International Association of Wellness Professionals, Certified Wellness Coach

Moksha Yoga Center, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Catherine Ashton, Yoga to Transform Trauma Leadership Training

Queen Afua Wellness Institute, Sacred Woman Rites of Passage

Queen Afua Wellness Institute, Certified Sacred Woman Practitioner

The Womb Sauna / Thema Azize Serwa, Vaginal Steaming Practitioner

Mama Glow / Latham Thomas, Doula Training, Birth and Postpartum

Divine Birth Wisdom / Divine Bailey, Herbalism and Ethnobotany for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Summayah Franklin, Doula Training, Birth and Postpartum 

fun facts about me

Inspired to create intimate containers for sacred healing, my work is tailored to support Black women in acknowledging and overcoming internalized trauma, with methods based on experience, extensive education, and a powerful spiritual connection to sisterhood, womb wellness, and self-healing.

I am committed to holding space for women to remember the healer within themselves. The truth is that heartache, devastation, and emotional trauma is what served as a catapult into this journey of personal and collective healing. A major part of my process is what I refer to as “removing the muck," where together we hold each other up in vulnerability and trust as we explore our shadow selves, rewrite outdated narratives, practice radical forgiveness, and heal the unheard parts of ourselves.

My yoga practice: soul. medicine. prayer.

My teaching style: intimate. nurturing. gentle. 

My Saturday night: connection. discovery. ease. 

My eating style: flavorful. seasonal. multicultural.

My life practices: sisterhood. forgiveness. vulnerability.

I’m a lover of words and books. James Baldwin’s words are like poetry for my soul and bell hooks is an author who quite literally changed my life. She is without a doubt my favorite non-fiction writer. My favorite fiction book is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

I’ve lived all around the world, including South Korea and Tanzania. I was fluent in Korean and conversational in Swahili, but as the saying goes, “if you don’t use it, you lose it.”

Music is life. My favorite genre is 90’s r&b and my favorite artist is India.Arie. What’s funny is that at 12 years old, my aunt took me to go see her in concert and little me fell asleep before I could even see her perform.

I am a huge foodie. Being a global citizen and avid traveler, I especially love food from around the world. Just because I’m plant based doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy amazing meals! I will travel somewhere just to try the food, then try to create it in my own kitchen at home.



My yoga practice:

My teaching style:

My Saturday night:

My eating style:

My life practices:

soul. medicine. prayer.

intimate. gentle. nurturing. 

 connection. discovery. play.

flavorful. seasonal. multicultural.

sisterhood. forgiveness. vulnerability.

The Blooming All Over Community

The organizations and people I have partnered, facilitated & taught with:

Manifest House
Black Girls Smile
The Body: A Home For Love
Queen Afua / Sacred Woman
South by Southwest (SXSW)
Morgan State University
MacCormac College
St. Hope Public Schools
Beloved Birth Black Centering
Haji Healing Salon  
Afro Yoga
Melanin Meets Mindfulness

Bodhi Spiritual Center
Rape Victims Advocates
BET*her, Black Women’s Expo
Pride Week, Chicago
PolicyLink
Socially Engaged Yoga Network
Sista Afya / Black Mental Wellness Weekend
Black Girl In Om
Miraval Resorts
Darren B. Easterling Center for 
Restorative Practices

Podcast episode Features

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Have an opportunity for me?

I love getting in front of new audiences and am available for speaking engagements, teaching, workshops, and podcast interviews. Let’s connect and grow together.