training and experience
Daphne Larkin is an inspired vinyasa flow teacher and yogini based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work and her life are based in a deep trust in the flow. She is known for the fluid grace of her practice and the balanced nature of her classes, which cultivate deep opening and rooted inner strength. Her fluid sequences and intuitive approach to unlocking the layers of the body help students open to the natural grace and depth of their practice.
Teaching since 2001 and registered at the ERYT-500 level, Daphne's inspiration has grown from her studies with many gifted teachers. Always inspired by the creative process, including extensive work as a performing artist and a vibrant 12-year music industry career, she has gained invaluable knowledge about business, promotion, and a clear vision for the way she wants to live. Committed to fully immersing herself into her studies, Daphne dedicated a decade-plus to traveling and studying yoga, finding inspiration in many teachers. Her most profound influence has been Shiva Rea, with whom she spent more than 10 years studying and assisting around the world.
In 2004, she co-founded Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit and changed the landscape of Nashville yoga. She co-directs Sanctuary's 200 and 300-hour teacher training programs, where she has shared her knowledge with
more than 200 aspiring teachers. In 2013, she founded Girl Tribe Ventures - a forum for collaborations with inspiring women and creative works. She is the creator of two popular yoga DVDs featured at Sanctuary and on Amazon.com. She fully lives every moment with her wife - the love of her life, Stephanie McElvy. They’ve created a home that is their sanctuary and look forward to many exciting adventures together.