about me

In a nutshell, I am a woman, mother, wife, daughter, teacher and friend. I am from Brazil and came to the USA at the age of 19. I studied Biotechnology Rochester Institute of Technology, and worked in Wall Street for 12 years, first at Bloomberg LP and then JPMorgan. During these time, I met my husband Marko, got married, and had two children – Isabela and Mateo. I fully understand how stressful it is to try to balance personal life and be a successful professional, who is trying to do it all. 

After the birth of my second child, everything changed. I went through a very challenging period of my life and faced many personal challenges. During this journey, I found Kundalini Yoga, reconnected to my soul and started understanding the meaning of the challenges life presented to me. 

Kundalini Yoga centers my life and through its long history teaches me how be a stronger version of the person I who I always thought I would be.

I am a KRI-Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and trained under renowned teacher Gurmukh. I also have a certification in Radiant Child Yoga, Reiki Usui Method Levels 1 and 2, as well as an Astrology certification with Rebecca Gordon, and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.  

Make yourself so happy so that when others look at you they become happy too.
— Yogi Bhajan


Daniela is an amazing woman genuinely passionate about teaching and passing on some incredibly powerful knowledge to face challenges in this time and age. I’ve taken both Kundalini Yoga and Mindfulness class with her and must it’s been a life-changing experience. I highly recommend her classes if you want to live a more fulfilling life and silence your mind, so necessary in this hustle bustle of modern city life. You will be in a treat, you won’t be able to live without.
I am thrilled that Daniela is teaching meditation classes, I have only had time to take one but it was great and I MUST make time to do more. She took me through a few meditations and explained the philosophy and why it was important and why it works. Meditation can seem scary or indulgent or extraneous, but in this day and age when we are all too busy and feeling stressed and anxious, I think her ability to help think about how to calm the mind is essential. I love her commitment, knowledge, and enthusiasm and can’t wait to get back to her classes on a regular basis.
Daniela creates a tranquil, positive and personal environment. She is truly passionate about the importance of mediation in our lives and provides clear reasoning which are very relatable to the world of motherhood! I love going to Daniela’s classes and having some ‘me’ time to unwind and let the stresses go - it definitely works! I highly recommend all Moms try it!!

I have been taking Meditation for Professionals with Daniela and it has been a wonderful experience, it is super relaxing and amazing class, exactly what I need in the middle of my crazy busy week, this class is perfect to balance my mind and body. Daniela is great instructor, she is very knowledgeable and has a great energy. I totally recommend it!
After facing a health crisis a few years back, I promised myself that I would learn how to better handle stress, which has always been a challenge for me. I tried meditation a few times on my own with little success. I could never seem to find the time for myself, could never sit quietly and just be. When I heard about Dani’s lunchtime meditation class for professionals, it sounded perfect – and honestly, it was. There was no need to change clothes or bring a yoga mat. I just took myself to the studio. I was surprised to find that I understood very little about meditation and I knew even less about how to breathe properly. I probably have not taken a deep breath in the past 30 years! Dani explained some of the basics of mindfulness, metta, and kundalini. She taught me breathing techniques that have enabled me to breathe more deeply and to center myself. It’s amazing how calming that can be. I love Thursday afternoons because of Dani’s lunchtime class – I am usually dragging a bit when I get there, but somehow the meditation restores me. I feel relaxed afterward, but also energized. It’s like nothing I’ve experienced before. At the end of Class Dani reads aloud to us – sometimes Rumi, sometimes Buddha. This is one of my favorite parts of the class, because the words always seem to hit home for me. I enjoy the lunchtime class so much that I now see Dani for private sessions as well. I look at it as an investment. She is giving me tools to create a healthier, happier life. I can’t think of anything better than that.


ABOUT Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is also known as the Yoga of Awareness. It focus is on self-awareness and giving you an experience of your Highest Consciousness. The technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a science of the mind and body, which elevates the spirit, has no boundaries, no discrimination. Therefore it is for everyone, universal and nondenominational. For more information:  (http://www.yogibhajan.org/main/kundaliniyoga.html ) and www.3ho.org

I love Kundalini Yoga as it resonates with who I am now – someone whose soul journey is always evolving and, evidence-based scientist who strives to always be her best. I love teaching others and watching them develop their love and appreciation for Kundalini Yoga. 

Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite to Infinite, it is the art of experiment the infinite in the finite.
— Yogi Bhajan

about Daniela Mattos Yoga

I founded Daniela Mattos Yoga because I believe more people will reach their goals through the science of Kundalini Yoga. Yogi Bhajan’s vision of Kundalini Yoga enables me to teach others how they can live happier more productive and purposeful lives.  

Through my classes, workshops, retreats and YouTube channel, I have created programming for adults and children in Portuguese and English. By teaching the science of Kundalini Yoga and sharing meditations and exercises to help everyone to have a healthier, productive and purposeful life, I am showing them how to connect and strengthen their mind, body and soul core.

Additionally, I offer meditation and Kundalini Yoga in corporate settings.. After 12 years working in Corporate, I am able to connect and contribute to improve working environment, productivity and increase employee satisfaction. 

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.
— Yogi Bhajan