I am excited about what we can do together! My favorite part of what I do is the "light bulb" moments when a students feel something or realizes something new about themselves. I embrace the dual responsibility of introducing each student to a set of postures and breathwork that can help them become healthier and getting out of their way so they can teach themselves! The yoga system is all encompassing and can be used to heal as deeply into the mind, body and soul as a practitioner is willing to explore.
I began teaching yoga at the Neenah/Menasha YMCA in 2005. My first experience was teaching Prenatal and Power Yoga. I received my inital RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour certification in 2007. In 2011, I started studying a more comprehensive tradition of yoga, Viniyoga, in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya. I am now an RYT 500-hour certified Viniyoga Teacher through the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). I began my business, Well-Being Yoga, in the summer of 2014 and currently see students in two locations. I have an office at 3925 N Gateway Drive, Appleton and a second location at 130 Main Street Suite 200, Menasha. At the same time as my yoga training, I also learned about reiki and became extremely interested in it after I felt its healthy, positive effects in my own being. I studied the art of reiki in 2015 and was attuned at the Master Level in 2016.
I work individually with clients to set an intention for our time together. The private setting allows each client the opportunity to fully engage in learning about themselves. It also permits me to create a sequence solely designed for the individual including any posture modifications that will enhance the positive, medicinal effects of the practice. My students have had a wide range of goals including but not limited to improving quality of life after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclorosis, having a stroke and or cancer, reducing anxiety or depression, healing from sacral, back or hip issues, gaining improved quality of life while in a wheel chair, and wanting assistance moving through a difficult portion of their life's journey.
At the core of my teaching philosophy is the goal to make sure each of my students has a yoga practice centered solely around their needs and their body's capabilities.
"Science has shown the importance of mindfulness to reduce stress, and Dana showed me the techniques to make this practice possible.
I am thrilled that I found her and had the opportunity to learn from her.
I can truthfully say she has touched every aspect of my life by awakening me to the power and benefits of an individual’s own body.
I will continue with this practice for the rest of my life."