is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 300 hour level. She is the Yoga faculty webinar series coordinator for Mount Madonna institute (MMI), Yoga marketing assistant, and Administrative Assistant to the MMI search committee, where she helps organize, coordinate and promote all Yoga webinars and programs.
Dana was born in México, and spent most of her life there. She completed her bachelor’s degree in education from the Benémerita Escuela Normal de Coahuila, where she was recognized for the most innovative education thesis in the state. She taught elementary school for three years before moving to California’s central coast in 2012.
Dana is passionate about learning and teaching. She completed her YTT 200 program at MMI in February 2020. Dana has been sharing yoga’s ancient and beautiful practices with her community, where she offers āsana and meditation classes in English and Spanish and kids’ yoga. She enjoys using her skills, creativity, and positive attitude to contribute to the development of others.
Dana is inspired every day by yoga and its teachings. Dana likes to go on hikes in her free time, spend time with her husband, cat Henry, and take her dog Oscar on walks to the beach. You can find Dana anywhere they sell good vegan food and pastries!
She became certified to teach at the Mount Madonna Institute after completing her YTT 200 Modular program in 2020 and YTT 300 in 2021. Dana began her practice in December 2017, after wanting to have a more active and healthier lifestyle. After the first classes, she fell in love with Yoga. She started to get curious and fascinated with the practice and its effects, the philosophy, and spirituality in Yoga.
Yoga has given Dana a conduit to be creative and express herself. Students will find mindful sequences in her classes carefully prepared to bring body awareness by focusing on the breath and calming the mind. Her practice follows the unique perspective of Baba Hari Dass, with Aṣhṭānga Yoga as the foundation, specializing in Prāṇāyāma (Breath techniques), Dhyana (Meditation), and Āsanas (Postures).
She teaches Beginner and Intermediate Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga and Somatic Movements for people with Chronic Pain, and Kids Yoga. She continues to do her own research in Yoga therapy.