When I was 19 years old and a young nursing school student, my classmate asked me to go to a yoga class with her at the local community center in Champaign , IL. I went and it was love at first practice! I was a dancer throughout high school and college, and yoga reminded me how good it felt to connect to myself and release energy through physical movement.
Why do you teach & practice yoga?
Yoga has always been there for me through challenging times in my life. It has offered me a deep connection to my body, mind, and spirit for many years. More and more I come to my mat to cultivate presence and to tune in to what is available for me to receive energetically. I teach yoga because I have seen over and over again how the practice can help people heal, reconnect to themselves, and inspire growth.
Who is your greatest yoga influence or inspiration?
I have had many teachers over the years, but to be completely honest, the ones who inspire me the most are my students. I am always in awe of how much they teach me.
What does it mean to be a "Mountain Soul?"
Being a "Mountain Soul" means having a strong connection to yourself and Nature. It means you seek out joy in your life and take inspired action. Mountain Souls take care of themselves so they can share love with others. They speak with truth and wisdom, and they are guided by their intuition.
Describe your favorite day.
My favorite day would start with sitting outside to meditate before heading out to rock climb with my husband Drew and our dog Avery. On the way home we would stop for some gentle nourishing yoga, and then go to dinner at my favorite vegan restaurant.
Dana’s Education & Certification
Registered Nurse Master's Degree in Public Health from Boston University RYT-200 from the Colorado School of Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training from the Colorado School of Yoga Reiki Master-Usui System of Natural Healing Holistic Nurse Board Certified Akashic Records Practitioner