December 31, 2020

58- @DentalYogis: The freedom to create with

Namaste, peeps!

Dr. Christian and Dr. Danielle AKA the Dental Yogis join us for their second guest appearance on the podcast (listen to their first appearance here!). The Dental Yogis talk about bringing spirituality not only into the dental setting but into all of our daily lives. In the words of Dr. Christian, it is this couples’ goal to bring a postural awareness gained through yoga into a comprehensive dentistry practice. The Yogis talk about their history of extremely difficult and life-affirming decisions to get where they are now. 


When Christian and Danielle are not hosting Yoga classes for dental professionals on Instagram live, they are collaborating on holistic smile transformation surgery which accounts for the mind-body and spirit of every patient. Their radically compassionate form of dentistry approaches oral surgery as a wellness retreat, where the smile is only one factor in a whole-body transformation.

 The Dental Yogis also go into detail on how they devised an upcoming service trip/wellness retreat in the Dominican Jungle, where dentists and hygienists can provide dental services to the Dominican population while becoming acquainted with their body, mind, and the energy that surrounds us all. Read all about the retreat which takes place from Feb. 7-14 on their website at


The Dental Yogis’ Bio:


Dr. Danielle Cascioli and Dr. Cristian Pavel practice dentistry about 10 miles apart in downtown Chicago, but something much deeper connects them. The couple, who have been together since before dental school, share a love for yoga, and they want to introduce the benefits of the ancient discipline to their colleagues in the profession.

“As dentists, we most commonly express our souls through our art and service to our communities,” Dr. Pavel said. “Practicing yoga helps to highlight these expressions in order to bring more joy and awareness onto every aspect of our profession. Having a deeper connection with yourself also allows for much richer connections with your patients and an overall richer life experience.”

Drs. Cascioli and Pavel teach yoga and offer life coaching to other dental professionals through a practice called the Dental Yogis. They’ve developed a program that uses the principles of yoga and its physical, mental and spiritual disciplines to provide students “the freedom to create a transformation map towards the life of your dreams.”


Find the Yogis online:

IG: @DentalYogiSmiles




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