Dana, E-RYT, YACEP, is an Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Yoga Teacher with ten years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. She studies asana, philosophy and Sanskrit annually in Mysore, India.
Dana was initially drawn to Hatha yoga in 2004 while living at home in Florida, but eventually life called her to New York City where she attended NYU and FIT. New York’s vast yoga scene opened new doors, and she cultivated a devoted Ashtanga Yoga practice. In 2009, while on a break from pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications, she completed a Registered Yoga Teacher Training at Urban Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Orlando, Florida. She has since completed additional training in Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga.
Beginning in 2011, she has made annual month-long trips to Mysore, India, to study Ashtanga Yoga and Sanskrit at the KPJAYI and to further her connection to the roots of this practice.
Since 2013, she has taught daily Mysore Ashtanga classes at Land Yoga in Harlem. Dana is also a Classical Pilates instructor with training at New York City’s Power Pilates, co-director of New York Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training, and published poet featured in the Poetry of Yoga.
Today, Dana teaches traditionally-rooted yoga and classically-inspired Pilates full time in New York City. Her classes are supportive and precise, with a focus on helping her students build and sustain a holistic, lifelong practice.