Model / Breathworker
We met Dani a few years back in Mexico at Genius Loci. She did an artistic beach shoot with one of our friends and they used an LSA scarf as a prop. When she came back to town we made sure to catch up with her for a photoshoot and conversation.
Modeling took off for me when I got offered a paid model gig from a local client at age 17 to Thailand! After I had a spiritual awakening there, and no doubt expanded my knowledge of the world, I pursued modeling in LA the next few years. It was a passion of mine… radiating love and authenticity through the camera, while making an income! I've always viewed modeling as a dance… the profession never got too extreme (when ego took over my soul/heart work), meaning I always viewed the job with optimism and play. When something in me felt imbalanced, you can only guess where Dani leaped next…
What is Rebirthing Breathwork?
Rebirthing breathwork at its most basic nature is a breathing technique which involves conscious connected breaths. This means that the inhale and exhale fuse into one rhythm, like a wave or a leaf falling gracefully to the ground. This type of breathing serves as a bridge between your mind (your deep, deep subconscious), using the breath as a generator for releasing "stuck energy" and integrating it out of your physical body. You feel much more liberated and "high" after one session! Katia, my breath coach/ breath guru/ sister, founder of @globalbreathingawareness (in which I stand as their most current youth ambassador/ rebirthing coach), always says "the breath is the longest relationship you will have". This always stuck with me.
My mother is Caucasian (your typical beautiful California blonde babe), and my father was born in Holland (Dutch heritage) with both parents of Indonesian descent … so you can probably guess why I felt such a strong gravitation to my "native lands". Being the first one in my family to go to Indo, and taking the leap to discovering my roots in Bali thrilled me! Little did I know, She (Mamma Bali) had a lot more in store for me than what seemed like a "soul search" at the time. Everything that’s unfolded on her mystical soil has been like peeling back a layer of discovery to my soul. These petals are indefinitely being revealed to me everyday.
What are your biggest struggles?
What I've recognized as "struggles" are simply an "invitation" for growth and expansion within. I've struggled with staying in one place for an long period of time (without traveling to another mystical land), so this pandemic has been a blessing in disguise to stay where I am rather than react on the sudden urges.
What are your favorite accomplishments?
Weaving my creations and child-like spirit across the globe (a child of the Earth, aren't we all?); Getting scoliosis back surgery at age 15 and overcoming ADVERSITY through the process! My biggest personal accomplishment is observing my feelings and emotions without judgement and being honest with myself about how I feel and when I feel it. Feeling is Understanding (that’s an accomplishment worth sharing!)
I also love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, breath/ yoga, and painting, so every step towards self-expression and sharing the results with a stranger, family, or friend is so giving!!! And the best part… it just gets better!!
What part of your personality are you most thankful for?
My positive attitude, CURIOSITY, and a radiating lust for life!
What does your favorite or ideal sunday afternoon look like?
A good tongue scrape/ cold shower wake up, pop on a summer dress or overalls and my LSA ascot (a completely new accessory for me, and I'm loving them!! I cannot take them off… I switch between the different colors/ fabrics I have, I love the bright colors!!). I head on over to the local famers market! Everything I do is like a ritual for me, and strolling through the market is like a meditation because not only do I score local fruits and artisan goodies (nut butters, honey, vegan brownies?), having conversation with the people you meet/ vendors is just as juicy as biting into a sweet white nectarine! The ocean is calling!! Getting salty and sunshine juice in me is essential. I give thanks to the ocean for cleansing me, healing me, and nurturing me when I jump in! It's a rebirth every time!! AHHhhh… the rest is a mystery to me! Every day is different and that is the beauty that we are so blessed with every day we open our eyes!!
What gives you hope for the future?
I am looking at a sunflower right now. What brings me hope for the future is the abundance of Mother Nature, SMILES, and faith in myself!!
*I have this quote posted on my bathroom mirror; I feel it is relevant so I will it paste it here ;)
"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are."
What would you like to bless the world with? Pick one word.
What excites you about being an LSA ambassador?
The infinite abundance and LOVE each thread blesses me with!!!
I suppose this is the time to mention about the dream I had prior to exchanging with LSA after about 5 years (when we first met)…
I had a dream that I came to receive a blue scarf from LSA, a scarf which I had the intention of gifting it to someone very special… because that’s what we do… or at least that’s what I had in mind. I interpreted the scarf in the dream as a symbol of comfort or warmth which I desire to share… an object/ state of mind I take into consideration navigating this beautiful world… synchronistic conversations and my intuition led me into the shop and here we are turning dreams into reality (and "reality" into heaven on earth!!) AHO!
What are you doing next? How can people get involved?
What's next? I'll let my HEART do the talking! I am open for conscious creative collaboration with gifted people… we are here to create and PLAY!! And your girl is in Cali (for now, don’t think they are opening the gates to Bali just yet, we are soul lucky to live in So CAL baby!).
Where are all the places people can learn more about you?
You can reach me via Instagram (@daniellefisser), I am very active there.
Also for a good visual stimulation, you can visit my website daniellefisser.co and have a browse through my blog!