BYTA 2019 CONFERENCE
AUGUST 22-25, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
Dana Andrea Smith
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Vinyasa yoga. Created the Jiivana LIFE (Living Inspired and Fearless Everyday) Yoga® style that incorporates the flow method and life coaching techniques to teach students how to live yoga off the mat and use the yogic principles to help them live in purpose.
Yoga Teacher Training
Independent study in 2002. Studied with Shiva Rea. Other teachers include Shakta Kaur Khalsa, Doug Swenson, Level 1 YogaFit, AFAA/FRA Level 1 Yoga Training, Tranquil Space Level 1 Training. Level 3 (300-hour) training with Thrive Yoga Studio in Rockville, Maryland.
Where Do You Teach
Owner and primary teacher/trainer at Spiritual Essence Yoga in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
I am a certified Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Master Life Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage. I believe that yoga is a powerful tool on the path of total wellness and all can practice regardless of size, age or ability. I love teaching yoga because I see myself in each and every student that comes to the mat. It is an honor to witness their process, their growth. I love training yoga teachers because it allows me to keep this blessed legacy alive. In addition to yoga I am an advocate for diversity in yoga. In an effort to show that EVERY body is beautiful and can do yoga I my first book YES! Yoga Has Curves, which highlights the practice and stories of 45 women of all beautiful shapes and sizes.
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