Category: TDM Events
What You Need to Know About Align & Shine

Let’s do this. The challenge that brings out the best in you begins in just 3 weeks – Align & Shine!

To help in your journey, here are the top things to know about the challenge:


Align & Shine is available to ANY existing or new Dailey Method student at the following locations. There are no prerequisites to signing up.

Anyone who joins the challenge can also join The 30 Clean. Take care of your body on the outside as well as the inside for even more alignment! You can commit for the whole 30 days or do drop in days for a boost any time during the challenge.


Align & Shine is The Dailey Method’s Global Health & Fitness Challenge that runs from September 11, 2017 – October 10, 2017. You have 30 days to take 20 classes to be entered to win a FREE TDM Membership until the end of the year at each of our participating studios.

In addition if you’re a core member you’ll automatically receive $10 off your monthly membership until the end of the year.

Guess what else? It is FREE to sign up and you are not required to complete the challenge. TDM Nutrition, hosted by The 30 Clean is $4/day or $45 for 30-days. Use promo code CLEANA&S for reduced pricing.


Align & Shine Challenge sign-ups are ongoing until 11:59pm PST on Monday, September 11th. Any class taken September 11th – October 10th, 2017 counts towards Align & Shine. You can sign up here or at your local studio.


You can take class at ANY of the following Dailey Method locations and it will count towards your goal. Select your local studio at registration. Class packages are not transferable between locations.


Sign ups are available here on site or in-studio. Sign ups via the app are currently not available.

You will be opted-in to email encouragement when you register, you’ll also receive motivating messages from The Dailey Method along the way. For participating studios, you will also have your challenge boards in studio to see how you are doing.


You do! You are only eligible for the Align & Shine rewards if you sign up for the challenge because we’ll only track students who sign up. Be sure to register by 11:59pm PST on September 11, 2017.


You will have the chance to opt-in to an Align & Shine Facebook group where you will be grouped with other challengers in your region. Not a requirement but a great way to stay motivated.


You will be opted-in to email encouragement when you register, you’ll also receive motivating messages from The Dailey Method along the way. For participating studios, you will also have your challenge boards in-studio to see how you are doing.


We’ll still love you! Simply setting a goal and making a commitment to your health and wellness is something to be super proud of.


We don’t have enough space on this page to list the benefits!

But aside from better alignment and shining from the inside out after this incredible challenge, you will score some serious deals. ALL registered participants that complete the challenge are entered to win a FREE TDM Membership for the rest of the 2017 ($400+ value). One winner per studio.

  • Core Members: 20 classes in 30 days, $10 off your monthly membership until the end of the year (equivalent to 90 days) and in-studio recognition.
  • Non-Core Members: 20 classes in 30 days, exclusive deals on Dailey Method packages, our lowest prices to join Core Membership, and in-studio recognition.
  • New Clients: 20 classes in 30 days, exclusive deals on Dailey Method packages, our lowest prices to join Core Membership, and in-studio recognition.

If any of your questions are not answered here, do not hesitate to ask your studio owner, instructor or troupe of TDM staff. Everyone is here to help make this the best month of your year.

We got this!

A Day in the Life of Sayulita

My Day in Sayulita:

Last week was the 5th annual Women’s Health and Happiness retreat in Sayulita, Mexico. This is truly one of my favorite weeks of the year. I get to connect with and learn from wise and introspective women who love to teach from their experiences. And I get to teach and take Dailey Method classes every day (now that’s my everyday life too but not under a Palapa!) Oh – and lie on the beach, eat Mexican food, play with my friends. What’s not to like?

Generally I write a blog post about what I take away from this rejuvenating yearly retreat, but this year I decided to let you see for yourself…

Two of my favorite people and teachers. Katina Griffin, Master Trainer, and Susan Willrich, owner of the Dailey Method Piedmont and co-owner of the Dailey Method Berkeley.


Dailey Method under the Palapa.


A margarita with Charlotte Caplan- A friend I made 5 years ago on this retreat. It’s an annual thing for her! This is our favorite taco stand. We LOVE the hibiscus quesadilla’s and the fixings!


This happens when your fancy friends come and rent a golf cart. I usually hoof it everywhere.


I adore the dream catchers.


Shopping at the Friday market. So many talented and unique artisans.


The best part of the day.

Meet up at the beach (obviously I just said something really funny!)

Katina is getting smudged by Dr. Hillary Frederickson on the beach for a clearing ritual.


Totems we made.

The team: Susan Willrich, Me, Lindy Woodard and Fay Freed

Our 2017 Women!

As you can see this a happy place. I believe we need to take time and space to recharge to be truly healthy and thrive. It doesn’t have to be a retreat – it can be a walk around the block or an epsom salt bath. Or… you can sign up for next year’s retreat in Sayulita with me!



Prenatal Health and The Bump Club & Beyond

I am really excited to partner with The Bump Club and offer their community of moms the opportunity to come and try a Dailey Method class this weekend! I know how important physical and mental health is for all Moms and Moms-to-be. Head on over to their blog to read my post on strengthening your pelvic floor and prenatal health. Be sure you find a FREE class in your area. This is an incredible opportunity to connect with other moms in the area, get a great work out in & win prizes from Belabumbum.

Use Code: VIPFRIEND to sign up for Free. Find a class in your area today.

Dailey Does The East Coast

Sometimes I have so much gratitude for what I get to do for a living, and that’s definitely how I’ve felt the last two weeks.

I just got back from a whirlwind trip on the East Coast. Starting in Loudoun, Virginia and Washington DC I taught classes (one to the wives of the Redskins players), took classes from studio owners and taught workshops to an engaging and passionate teaching staff. 4 Dailey Method studios opened on East Coast within the last year and I appreciated the opportunity to get to see all of the owners during my stay and witness the incredible community and support they’ve created out there.


Then, I was off to NY. I love this city – it inspires me, excites me and helps me find greater appreciation for my life when I return. Appreciate that I don’t normally have to run 100 miles an hour like everyone does in NY. My Master Teacher trainer Katina Griffin met me there and together we Dared to Bare. It was an amazing event put on by the Movemeant Foundation that brought so many brave people together for a cause that is unbelievably important and a huge part of why I do what I do. To inspire acceptance of our inside/out beauty. Regardless of where we are in our life.



I took 10 different classes at different hot studios during the week I was there. I was instructed and inspired by some excellent teachers. I didn’t love every class I took but even when I don’t have the best experience in a class I can still learn something from it. This is my favorite way to work on product development and support my passion for always being a student. If you ever need NY class recommendations check out my Instagram account to see what and who were my choices on this trip.



Then the finale was 2 pop up classes on the rooftop of the (super cool!) Refinery Hotel with the help of Emily Montgomery (TDM’s amazing Marketing and Social Media Director), Tami Conway (Chicago Studio owner) and the company Wellthily. We had a great turnout of students. Some that are students with The Dailey Method and happened to be visiting the city, some who now live in NY and were excited to have us present, and some new people that have never tried us before.



Today is National Gratitude Day.

Over the years, I have learned how important gratitude truly is. Even when I’m going through the hardest of times, whenever I am able to take a moment and think about one or two things I am grateful for, I am amazed at the positive and uplifting shift that occurs in my thoughts and energy. I try daily to make it a practice to think of all the things I am grateful for.

Encouraging gratitude in my students is also one of my favorite ways to end the meditation portion of the classes I teach. I have found that making a list of 5 things I am grateful for is a helpful starting point when I sit down to journal. It generally isn’t that hard to do. Once I’m in that grateful space the feeling just keeps expanding. When we have a grateful heart we appreciate what is in our lives so much more.

I made a list of 5 things I am grateful for today (it changes daily!)

  1. My community of teachers and owners – I just completed the workshop intensives that occur every year in Chicago. (Santa Barbara and SF are yet to come!) I am immensely grateful for the creativity, passion and the love that I rediscover in that group of people each time we come together in this forum. Thank you!
  2. My health – From the moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer and onto the day that I broke my ankle, I have learned not to take health for granted and to appreciate all that my body does for me every day.
  3. Where I live – My home, my town, my community are all places that make me feel happy and safe.
  4. My family – My kids, Mom, sisters, brothers-in-law and the best nieces and nephews ever – They love unconditionally and are some of my favorite people to spend time with.
  5. All of the amazing people in the world that work hard and selflessly to create foundations to support and build up those in need.


Next weekend in New York I’m teaching a class at #DareToBareNYC to help support one of those amazing foundations, The Movemeant Foundation. This foundation empowers women and girls by providing body-positive, self-confidence building tools, resources, financial grants and experiences where fitness and physical movement is the gateway to her feeling powerful in the skin she is in. ‘Dare to Bare’ is more than an event. It’s a national movement that asks women and girls an important question: what if we dare to overcome the insecurities we have about our bodies and instead chose to bare our vulnerabilities in an effort to conquer them? We will reveal the most powerful version of ourselves next weekend. And we want you to join us.

I am truly grateful that I have the opportunity to bring my passion and talents to help support this amazing foundation. Join me in NYC if you can and do your part to make this world just a little bit better. Together, we can #DareToBare!

I’m also grateful you read the whole blog! 🙂