“YOGA IS A LIFESTYLE. IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU DO, IT’S SOMETHING YOU ARE.”
Dana Damara has embraced yoga as a lifestyle both on and off the mat. She radiates that power of soulfulness and spiritual awakening in everything she does. Dana offers her services in the North Bay and City of San Francisco.
She is dynamic: Founder of Girls Elevate, an empowerment speaker, author, community leader, personal coach, Reiki Master, yogini, thought leader, and most importantly the mother of two young girls who is interested in healing the planet through connection, co-creation and conscious collaboration.
Her vision is to see the world healed through movement, connection and optimal overall health. She believes that the body has many depths … the subtle and physical body must be in alignment in order to live your true purpose. She embodies a balance of strength and grace, encouraging others to find that sweet spot within themselves.
She creates a flow that strengthens the body, opens the heart and quiets the mind. Her inspiration to dive deeper into the practice came when she began studying the subtle body. This knowledge not only shifted her yoga teaching but also changed her own life: igniting her purpose to educate others about the power of yoga and how to take their practice to a more potent level.
“On the mat, when I’m teaching, my passion is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow. Time on your mat is sacred space where you find more depth, authenticity and integrity in your life.” Damara says.
She believes that how you show up on your mat can be directly related to how you show up off your mat. “Off the mat, when we begin to integrate that truth and integrity, and see ourselves with compassionate awareness, we are liberated from any illusion that holds us back from moving out into the world.”
She continues. “The art, science and magic of yoga heals, uplifts and inspires. Everything I do: blogging, leading classes, facilitating workshops, hosting retreats, creating trainings and even mothering, emanates and embodies the presence of this mantra: truth=freedom=love. The only time we spin out from that mantra is when we are caught up in a past experience or trauma. Yoga heals and brings you to the awareness you crave to move past those wounds, once and for all, so you can live the life you truly desire.”
Dana has trained with a variety of teachers such as Janet Stone, Seane Corn, Sianna Sherman, Bikram Choudry, Shiva Rea, Byron Katie and Louise Hay. Dana leads yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings and is based out of San Francisco, California.
Check out Dana’s schedule at The Pad here!