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…
Yoga Teacher Training
Dana Smith, Owner, Spiritual Essence Yoga, Upper Marlboro, MD
Jiivana Yoga, a style created by our guru, Dana Smith. It incorporates elements from Ashtanga, Iyenger, and Vinyasa.
Where I Teach
Upper Marlboro, MD, USA
The goal of Bendi Bobbi Yoga is to bring yoga to the community! I not only teach asanas and flows to benefit the body, but also how the principles of yoga can have a positive impact on a student's mind and spirit. I aim to encourage my students to open their minds and hearts to deepening their yoga practice and allowing positive energy to radiate through them. By cultivating this mind, body, spirit connection, I believe yoga can help students to lead a more focused, balanced, and fulfilled life.
I have been practicing yoga for 2 years and I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Spiritual Essence Yoga in 2015 and my 300-hr advanced training in March 2017. The training was based on principles and concepts from various styles of yoga including ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha, and Jivana. I am certified and trained to teach meditation, beginner & intermediate yoga, yoga for seniors, yoga for kids, prenatal yoga, and much more! I have taught classes for martial arts students, area churches, corporate classes at local law firms, and presented for the Greater Washington Urban League.
To learn more about my journey and my passion for teaching: www.youtube.com/watch?v=psB9xLLa6b8
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