Move your body, move your mood!
Hi, I'm Danica.
I empower LGBTQIA+ people to feel good in the body using dance, yoga and tantra so that we can be 100% at home in our own skin, stay sane and tap into community.
You want to live your best life and you're learning that your daily habits and who you surround yourself with matters. You thrive in a creative and supportive community, however, left to your own devices, self-care and self-expression give way to busyness, physical or social fatigue and Netflix. You need structure and support. Stop trying to DIY and let's do this together.
Online Yoga Club
Does your body not do what it used to in your 20s? Yoga is the foundation for your wellbeing and staying sane! Plus it's zero commute. Join me for up to 4 live classes a week.
Dance like everybody's watching
Unleash your inner Diva with Show Ponies! We do dance tributes to pop icons. Proudly supporting The Hunger Project.
Wanna be a Drag King?
Kings of Joy caters to first-time Drag Kings and beyond. Whether you're ready to go solo or you're terrified and want a group, you're in good hands.
Why learn from me?
Hello friend, I'm Danica Lani. I'm a somatic coach who empowers people through the body.
* I have a BA - Dance
* Advanced Dip - Yoga Teacher Training
* TedX Speaker on being a gift to the world
* Founder of #dancebreak seen by 11.8 million people around the world
* Published in Inside Out: an Anthology of Australian Coming out Stories ed by Erin Shale
* Winner of All Dragged Out - first Drag King Competition. I still have the trophy.
* Miss Fusion Pole - First place. I still have the pink sash.More About Me
Luke, office worker
"I'm so grateful and joyous to have yoga with Danica Lani back as part of my life! The online medium was immediately easy to get comfortable with, and I now prefer it to in-person classes. I can commit more easily to many morning classes a week, just rolling out of bed with zero commuting, to start my class with a one-click link. I'd wanted to take on an ongoing, frequent practice for years - I'm so thrilled to be finally living the experience, and all its benefits!"
Becks Blake aka Jim Junkie, Director & Theatre maker
"I signed up to Kings of Joy to challenge myself but I ended up growing in confidence, community and creativity. This experience surpassed my wildest expectations. For the week after the performance I felt ecstatic. I never thought I would do anything like this but we did it! I've made friends, found a creative outlet for my gender expression and found a community to support my gender journey."
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Pan, Builder & Singer
"The Show Ponies experience rocked my world! I am a seasoned performer and assumed I knew how to move and dance above average. Danica has the skill, passion, and patience to make a donkey like me transform into a magical Show Pony. I love the whole journey, the bonding of people for a common passion, and of course performing in front of people I know and love and enthusiastic strangers. Yeehaw Show Ponies! Giddy up!"
Mary, office worker
“Before joining your online yoga classes, I thought that my body was just acting age-appropriate with a few well-earned aches.
What I found out was that I just needed to take care of it in another way.
Yoga has restored and improved my overall flexibility. It’s given my body the space it needed to align back to its natural state.
Your kind and inspirational words during our practice have shifted my mindset from outcome-focused to journey focus.
I look forward to spending more time on the mat with you and the yoga gang.
I’m so thankful for this opportunity. ”
"What you don't know is that this was the first openly same sex event I had been to after 25 years of hiding. I opened up about my story What happened after that still makes me emotional.
One by one other women came up to me stating they had been in or are still going through the same situation and I've honestly never felt so accepted and safe. This was the first time I 100% identified with being gay/Bi in a space where no one knew otherwise. It was like I was free from judgement and confusion from other people in my life. I didn't have to explain myself and I knew that everyone there understood on that deeper level."
Queer & Tantric
Wern Fong aka Jet Fourfingers
"Before (Kings of Joy), I did not see myself as a performer. I wondered if all the queer performers who were bold enough to live their queer selves on stage were there because they did not have the same cultural traditions that held them back. Where were all the QPOC faces? What's holding them back? What's holding ME back?
Our initial chat made me feel like it was possible to be up on stage one day in the future and not having a dance/theatre background wasn't going to be a barrier. It was so fun. I never found any performance that I connected with so seamlessly as being a King of Joy v3.0 on stage."
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