Teaching yoga is not about teaching yoga at all. It’s about sharing your passion, your uniqueness, your core values, your perspective on what’s important, and then learning how to use your voice to share it.
— Dana Damara
Embody Truth training is unique because of the heart and soul that creator Dana Damara has woven into the very fabric of its essence. This program matches the other 200 hour hour trainings Ive taken in its breadth and depth, coverage of all the major necessary components. However, this training goes above and beyond in its call to action, inviting participants to show up fully and arrive to a more than ever awakened state of being. The transformation Ive witnessed in the graduates of this program is magnificent. If you are interested in learning yoga history, philosophy, anatomy, sanskrit, sequencing, and more, this program is for you. If you are interested in delving deep within yourself to remove obstacles and access an unrestricted flow of pure energy that helps you transform towards your highest good and most resonant alignment, than this training is for you!
— Leila Burrows, co-Founder, The Pad Studios
I have been completely broken open. It’s been extremely challenging but more beautiful than anything. So very grateful.
— Heather Lewis


Lead trainer – Dana Damara

Fall 2017 Dates:



Fridays 6pm-10pm
Saturdays 7am-5pm
Sundays 7am-4pm


Want to learn more? Attend a FREE Teacher Training Info Session:
All Sessions are at The Pad Studios.
Tuesday, April 18 - 7:45pm
Tuesday, May 16 - 7:45pm
Tuesday, June 6 - 7:45pm

$300 Non-Refundable Deposit Due Upon Application. Purchase via email to gillian@thepadstudios.com
Option 1: EARLY BIRD $3,295 if paid in full before June 15
Option 2: $3,495 if paid in full after June 15
Option 3: $1750 to be paid upon application and $1750 to be paid by August 1, 2017

Registration closes on September 1, 2017

Financial aid available. Email dana@danadamara.com for more information.

I ask every trainee, ‘What is important to you?  Why do you want to do this?  What difference is it going to make in your life?’  Most people don’t know when they begin this spiritual journey but they find out pretty quickly, that’s for sure.” - Dana Damara

“A yoga teacher is someone who links posture together for the sake of getting a good workout.  A yogi(ni) sharing the love of yoga, is a person who embodies truth in action; who shares their passion and love for this practice with their whole heart every time they step on the mat; who uses the teaching platform not to be perfect or ‘better then’, but to be authentic to their imperfections.  A yogi(ni) uses this life, this mat, this room, to share their passion with their world in order to heal the planet.” Dana Damara


This training is more than just teaching methodology, philosophy, asana and technique: it’s a switch in your lifestyle.  You needn’t have any experience to enroll in this training … just a willingness to open up your life to more truth, freedom and love.

Yoga School: More Than Just Learning

1. Follow your bliss.
2. Deepen your yoga practice.
3. Find work/life balance.
4. Go beyond the physical.

5. Take control of your career.
6. Focus your practice.
7. Choose your specialty.
8. Be of service.
9. Create communities.
10. Find Samadhi.

What we cover in the 200-Hour:  Embody Truth
Teaching Techniques
Teaching Methodology
Asana, Pranayama
Philosophy and Ethics
Anatomy & Physiology

Fall 2016 Cost:
Non refundable $300 deposit due upon application
Option 1: EARLY BIRD $2,975 if paid in full before December 15
Option 2: $3300 if paid in full after December 15
Option 3: $1650 to be paid upon application and $1650 to be paid by February 1, 2017

Registration closes January 15, 2016!

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE. Email dana@danadamara.com for information.

Email gillian@thepadstudios.com to pay deposit or tuition. 

Cancellation Policy:
We understand that Yoga Teacher Training is a large commitment of both time and finances. With that in mind, and to offer our teacher trainers a full and supported program, we have created the following cancellation policy: Following your purchase of teacher training tuition, you have a 30-day grace period. If you decide teacher training is not right for you during that time, we will happily refund everything except your $300 deposit. Following the 30-day grace period, your tuition will not be refunded. 

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

For more information about the program, or to enroll, please email:  gillian@thepadstudios.com or dana@danadamara.com