My name is Danielle Crowell. I am a 500-hr RYT (yoga teacher), a certified Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
I started riding when I was around 8-years-old, and I now have my ‘heart horse’ Minnesota (or Sota, for short). Together we live in NS, Canada, and we play in the jumper ring.
I’m so excited that you’re here, and I can’t wait to go on this journey with you, as we focus on bettering ourselves, in and out of the saddle, together.
Why MARE & MOON?
MARE & MOON combines the equestrian industry and the world of yoga, fitness, and wellness to bring you stretches, exercises, breath-work, mindfulness, and wellness products and strategies specifically designed for equestrians – in and out of the saddle.
I am a 500-hr yoga teacher, a Pilates instructor, a Personal Trainer, and a Group Fitness instructor. I am also a freelance web designer, an eating disorder champion, and the survivor of a pedestrian/vehicle accident that broke my hips and gashed my head (I was the pedestrian).
Why do I tell you all this? Because these titles have all played a part in my life as an equestrian, yogi, and wellness advocate. I have learned, and am continuing to learn every day, how my breathing, mindset, and body awareness affects both myself and my horse and how learning to be in control of them makes me both a better human and a better rider. I’m committed to teaching you how to strengthen and stretch particular parts of the body for daily maintenance, a pain-free life, and to be more effective while riding. And through my wellness journey, I’m forever learning how to figure out difficult situations and trust my abilities (and just as important, how to seek help when needed), and I’m forever realizing how vulnerability is strength, how resilience is brave, and how brave is beautiful.
My horse actually inspired me to start MARE & MOON. Through her ‘take-no-shit,’ ‘earn-my-respect-and-trust,’ and ‘you need to level up, human’ attitude, she has taught me more about being a human than I had learned in my own human experience prior to having her in my life.
The ultimate Girl Boss of the horse world. Outrageously sassy, they don’t sugar-coat what’s on their mind out of fear of worrying what others are going to think.
MARE is a reminder to channel your inner Mare Energy and not be afraid to speak up, speak out, and be a leader.
The symbol of feminine intuition; a light amongst the dark.
MOON is the reminder to tune in and trust your intuition. To be present, breathe, be fluid, and be always changing and always growing.
What I Have to Offer
Learn from my equestrian-focused yoga practices, including riding-specific stretches, body awareness practices, breathing exercises, and more.
Check out my blogs which gives pause for reflection, inspire mindfulness in and out of the saddle, delve deep into the life lessons that horses can teach us, and more.
My Shop contains products ranging from crystal saddle clips for rides with good vibes to eBooks to yoga sequence videos, and more… I have created, and am creating, products that are designed to help you feel good, wherever you are.
My Favorite Things contains products made by other companies that I personally use, love, and want to share with the world. Everything from natural supplements (for you, your horse & dog), to natural skincare, and more.