300 HOUR CONTENT

TRAINING DETAILS

Professional Weekend Intensives
This comprehensive curriculum consists of weekend workshops that progress from the basics of developing confidence and delivery, observations skills, and injury assessment strategies to understanding how to sequence classes for different ages, seasons and needs. Equipped with proper training, a yoga teacher can create the context to promote healing, improve the quality of people’s lives, and celebrate vitality.  You can take these weekend intensives ONLY and have enough hours to obtain your 300 hour certificate.  Mix and match it with mentorship and/or SEVA hours and/or retreats with Dana and you have your very own 300 hour certification.

February 10-April 24: 200 HOUR MASTER TRAINER APPRENTICESHIP (90 hours) THE PAD STUDIOS, SAN FRANCISCO
October 1: Theming & Sequencing Your Home Practice and Public Classes (5 hours) The Pad Studios
October 2: Chakra Yoga & Essential Oils (6 hours) The Pad Studios
January 1: New Year. New You. Passion into purpose (2 Hours) The Pad Studios
January 28: ESSENTIAL OILS 101 (2 Hours) The Pad Studios, San Francisco
January 28: UNCOVERING THE FEMININE MYSTERY (4 Hours) The Pad Studios, San Francisco
January 29: THE MOON, THE SUN, THE STARS, & YOUR PRACTICE (3 Hours) The Pad Studios, San Francisco
January 29: EMBODY THE GODDESS WITHIN (3 Hours) The Pad Studios, San Francisco

All weekend sessions include:

  • 90-120 minutes of an invigorating, powerful, detoxifying Bohemian Flow
  • Postural alignment
  • Chanting and Sanskrit terminology
  • Lecture and integration on the specific topic listed 
  • Manual to take home


THEMING AND SEQUENCING YOUR HOME PRACTICE AND PERSONAL CLASSES

THIS COUNTS AT 5 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TT

Saturday, October 1
12:00pm-5:00pm

The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$125 for Workshop
$198 for Entire Weekend

This class is for seasoned practitioners AND beginners alike!  

Create a sustainable, exciting, sought after classes, workshops and retreats for your students so they can’t wait to come back and share the love with others! Start with a basic theme for your class --- create a dharma, use pranayam, asana sequences, and chants to bring it home! Learn how to weave your teaching into something that is more than sharing the love of yoga to more of a way of living your yoga OFF your mat! 

Design classes that leave people waiting and longing for more. Not only that but, use these themes for social media and blog posts, creating a deeper connection with your students and a more compassionate observation of yourself. Learn how to theme classes based on the Yamas and Niyamas, Chakras, Astral Energy or any thought or idea that you are inspired to explore with your students. Create a single class or even a week long workshop! Leave with sequences and programs that can be designed to be duplicated and utilized over and over again. Come prepared for Dana’s signature Chakra Based class, a detoxifying flow and informative lecture. 

Includes signed copies of Dana’s books Oms from the Mat and Oms from the Heart. 


CHAKRA YOGA & ESSENTIAL OILS

THIS COUNTS AT 6 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TT

Sunday, October 2
9:00am-4:00pm

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$125 for Workshop
$198 for Entire Weekend

Dive Deep into realm of the subtle reality … your energy system. Learn everything you need to know about 7 of the many chakras in your physical body and spiritual realm. You will also learn how to harness that energy and read the energy in others. Understanding yoga postures, essential oils, breathing techniques, sound healing, taste and other healing modalities that will bring your energy back into alignment. Utilize the knowledge of the chakras to tap deeper into your classes.

Start with Sun Salutations for each chakra, add in postures and affirmations for a deeper experience. Learn about subtle energy anatomy, the structures of the energies that underpin physical reality into our physical bodies. Dana offers tools, techniques and energy based methods for making a difference. Yoga is an energy medicine .. it’s movement of body in alignment with breath .. dissolving dis-ease of the body and neurosis of the mind. The goal is to enable energetic shifts to create true healing. Seeing beyond the physical form and into the energy field.  Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana followed by lecture.


NEW YEAR. NEW YOU. PASSION INTO PURPOSE

THIS COUNTS AS 2 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TT

Sunday, January 1
11:00am-1:oopm
The Pad Studios

1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$30

Live the life you love. Turning your passion into practice into financial prosperity. No more living on the edge of mediocre. No more living in lack. Breakthrough old paradigms and belief systems using ancient yoga techniques combined with new ways of being. Learn how to stay focused and disciplined so you can begin co-creating with others to find a deeper meaning in your life. Turn your life into a consistent educational, magical process.   Prepare for 90 minutes of asana and lecture.  Dana will guide you through a systematic approach to living the life you love that is ON PURPOSE and FULL OF MEANING! Bring a yoga mat, props and writing utensils.  


ESSENTIAL OILS 101

THIS COUNTS AS 2 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TT

Saturday, January 28
9:30am-11:30am

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$18 for Essential Oils / $63 for Entire Day / $135 for Entire Weekend

Optional add-on of lunch from Urban Remedy.

This workshop is available to all yogis, and can be used towards your 300 Hour Embody Truth Teacher Training.

Essential oils are increasingly being integrated into the holistic management and treatment of diseases including cancer, respiratory conditions, asthma, migraines and heart disease. They are also used to boost immunity, manage weight and diet and treat the symptoms of emotional imbalance.

I use these oils every single day. These oils are tricky and magical, but easy to use. Their healing properties drop right into your cellular being so you needn’t wait and wait for results. You just need to believe. Use them in your home, in your practice, in your class … use them properly … learn how with me today!

Class will include lecture and vinyasa.


UNCOVERING THE FEMININE MYSTERY

THIS COUNTS AS 4 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TEACHER TRAINING

Saturday, January 28
12:00PM-4:00PM

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$54 for Feminine Mystery Workshop / $63 for Entire Day / $135 for Entire Weekend

Optional add-on of lunch from Urban Remedy.

Bridging that gap between mystical encounters with real parenting issues like family drama, work-life balance, navigating transformative times with grace and ease, and being true to yourself in a world that moves way too fast for us all.

Learn sacred rituals that you can incorporate into your daily life that will keep you connected to Source, the feminine energy of the Divine, and in the flow of life. Some of us have family responsibilities that keep us from taking weeks away and head to the hills for a rejuvenating experience. It may not fit our lifestyle to circle-up in nature with a tribe of women on a regular basis because we are dealing will real life, day to day activities. However that doesn’t mean we have to wait for our children to grow up and move away to bring balance, connection and love into our lives.

Reduce your stress, create space and time for self-care, experience enlightened relationships, attract what you really want and live a life full of truth, freedom and love. Be prepared to change your life: Includes yoga, and integrative activities that incorporate essential oils, prayer, sacred technologies, Goddess work, and meditation/journaling techniques to keep you connected.

This workshop will include both yoga asana and lecture.


THE MOON, THE SUN, THE STARS, & YOUR PRACTICE

THIS COUNTS AS 3 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TEACHER TRAINING

Sunday, January 29
9:00AM-12:00pm

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$45 for Workshop / $135 for Entire Weekend

This workshop is available for all-level yogis, and can count as 3 hours towards your Embody Truth Advanced 300 Hour Teacher Training.

Use the moon, the stars and the orbits of the planets as a guide to develop tools for deeper connection to the Universal flow in your practice balancing our bodies with the alignment of our planetary cosmos gives us a more balanced and fulfilling journey. Ha-tha yoga = sun and moon. How could it be anything different. Learn all about the phases of the moon, how they affect you and your practice. Postures and flows that can enhance your connection to all that you cannot see. Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana and lecture.


EMBODY THE GODDESS WITHIN

THIS COUNTS AS 3 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TEACHER TRAINING

Sunday, January 29
12:30pm-3:30PM

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$45 for Workshop / $135 for Entire Weekend

This workshop is available to all level students, and counts as 3 hours towards your Embody Truth Advanced 300 Hour Teacher Training. 

Tap into the healing and transformative energies of the Goddess in this transformative workshop with Dana Damara. Experience an inner energetic shift as we evoke the wisdom goddesses: Kali and Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, inviting the Goddess as our guide. We'll call on their energies using myth, asana, breath work, mantra and mudra.Applying mystical priestess technologies, we'll hold space for that which we are ready and willing to transform, transmute, and manifest, as we shift our energy to align with our purpose.

Full spectrum, bring journal and a pen.


UPCOMING CONTENT

BOHEMIAN FLOW

Bohemian: a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer. Play outside the box while staying organized with your flow; integrating music and specific sequencing; keeping your students interested and engaged! Learn how to design a class that is dynamic and flowing .. using a template that covers it all.

Learn how to dive deeper into the practice of yoga and share that connecting with others through theming your class. Gain an understanding of energy and how it can heal and transform.  Energy cannot be created and destroyed so why we try and do that is insane!  Just flow with it!   React from a place that is laced in truth, freedom and love.  Align with who you are and BE that. Ancient teachings of the 5 Vayus offers us a blueprint on how to do just that. Explore Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana and Vyana in your body and how you can manage your energy efficiently and powerfully.  Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana followed by lecture.

 

FIRE UP AND FLY

Want to learn to use your abdominal muscles properly; truly finding freedom  and strength in some fun postures?  Fearful of going upside down?  Core stabilization improves your postural alignment, relieves low back pain and leaves you with an overall feeling of internal strength and confidence.  Join Dana for a playful workshop and exploration on our hands! This workshop is geared towards both beginners and seasoned flyers. We explore the foundation of arm balancing, the technicalities of leaving the ground on our hands and the buoyant mindset needed to maintain the balance. We’ll begin with Bakasana (Crow) and explore other poses such as Side Crow. Flying Pigeon, Grasshopper, Eka Pada Koundinyasana, Handstand, Headstand, Forearm Balance, Scorpion and many other variations. Beginners will learn how to enter these poses, advanced practitioners will learn new entries and possibilities. Come with questions, playfulness and leave with a renewed outlook on what you THINK you can do and what you CAN REALLY do!

 

ALIGNMENT AND ASSISTING

Learn how to assist your students in a safe, powerful, non-invasive way. Understand just the right way to support them in expanding to where they feel comfortable and safe. Revisiting assisting in arm balancing, backbends, inversions and other advanced postures. Revisit some tricky poses that are risky and challenging. And while you’re at it, go back to the basics of proper alignment! Discuss trends that are hot topics in healthy alignment and discuss and perform!

Aligning with the flow in your own body, breath and movement is the simplest way to return to your own body’s harmony. It is too easy to get out of alignment with the way we eat, drink, process information and basically live this human existence. During this workshop we will revisit basic principles of alignment that will help you refine your postures for more connection and sustainability in your practice. Because of this you will not only be able to prevent injury and find deeper variations of the postures, but you will also experience a deeper connection with this practice off your mat and into the world which is where the real yoga begins. Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana and integration; time to practice these techniques on others in a classroom setting.

 

BHAKTI, DEVOTION, & CHANTING

Translated, Bhakti is devotion.  The message with this type of yoga is being fully engaged in a relationship with God, or the Divine.  Bhakti Yoga is motivated by the power of love and divinity and sees God as the embodiment of love.  Through worship, affirmative prayer and ritual, the practitioner surrenders himself to God, transforming his emotions into unconditional love and devotion.  Chanting and singing the praises of God are a substantial part of Bhakti Yoga.  


Explore the lineage of Bhakti and the basics of connecting with the Divine through meditation and chanting. We will learn about Hanuman (the deity of devotion), basic meditation techniques, and why incorporating daily chanting into your practice can heal your life.  You will learn basic chants, the meaning behind mala beads, how to clear your “space”, and chants for overall healing and manifesting.  Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana and lots of lots singing.  

 

COOL YOGA TRICKS WITH PROPS

Learn how to share your love of yoga with populations other than the Vinyasa Flow type! Want to learn how to help bring the love of yoga to populations who are injured, recovering from illness, have lost flexibility over time,  or just simply brand new to yoga and are “stiff” in their bodies or their minds?  In this workshop you will learn techniques that can bring this love of yoga to populations that need assistance and special attention.  You will learn how to modify almost every pose imaginable with blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters for more expansion and flexibility in the body, mind and soul. Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga, lots of long holds and integration into restorative postures using all types of props!

 

DEITIES AND ARCHETYPES

Yoga is not a religion ..not by a long shot. However, the power of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses is undeniable as part of the yoga lineage. Get an understanding of deities and their power, how they can help transform your practice and your life. Storytelling, embodiment, mantra and practices that ignite the power of the Gods/Goddesses within you.

Each Goddess holds healing and transformative energy. Learn how to embody the qualities of the Goddess in your everyday living. We will explore the likes of Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Saravasti, Parvati and learn mantras and energies that can invoke their power into your daily life. Learn mystical priestess technologies like yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting to invoke the Goddess within. Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana and lecture.

 

THE WAY OF THE SPIRITUAL NINJA

Dive deep into traditional and long standing philosophies that still resonate with us today. Integrate these philosophies in your practice off and on your mat. Where are you on this continuum and how can you be awake to all that is … how can you be in the now and nowhere else. Uplift and ignite your practice by using your powerful voice and connection to take your practice to the next level.

Weaving mantra, meditation, goddess energy and creative flows, be prepared to drop of the edge of your practice and into another dimension of being and sharing this practice. Explore the temple of your body from a brand new place … this practice is an inside job. Knowing your purpose and setting your life on fire with truth, freedom and love. Through invigorating asana, rejuvenating pranayama and intentional chants we find our thoughts, words and deeds falling into alignment. Asana and lecture. Put your unique talents, gifts and skill to work for living a life you love.

 

IT ALL COMES BACK TO LOVE

Heart openers and backbends are the epitome of health.  We are a society that is in constant forward flexion and forward motion.  When we spend so much time forward bending we constrict our breathing – restricting the proper use of all the other systems in the body.  The number one killer in the US is heart disease.  What would it be like if we ALL began living and breathing from our hearts?  Back bends are the ultimate ticket to look fear in the face and react straight from our heart center. This love inducing flow will open your heart and shoulders preparing you for deeper back bends such as Ustrasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana and Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana. Once the heart soars the possibilities are endless!

 

THE DANCE OF SHIVA AND SHAKTI

Dive into the energy of Shakti:  the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity. ~ Shakti is you who cannot be contained. ~ It is the universal power and the unexplainable movement of energy.

Shakti is the dynamic quality that is pumping the blood through our veins, flowing the breath through our lungs and connecting us energetically to others. It’s the energy that creates everything. Shakti is She who connects us all and she is all that is.  She is unruly and sometimes flamboyant - on a journey to continue to create.  She needs the energy and power of Shiva to create and manifest.  

Shiva:  "The Auspicious One" who creates and destroys.  He is the omniscient yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailiash as well as a householder with Parvati and his two children Ganesha and Kartikeya.  He is the patron god of the arts and of yoga.  He is limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless.  

Shiva is the Creator and Destroyer and while that is true, He is also necessary for manifesting our deepest desires.  Om Namah Shivaya.  

Explore playful asana, partner poses, invigorating pranayam and exercises designed to build trust, awareness and connection in all relationships.  

Learn how to:

  • Balance your masculine and feminine energy; allowing your strength and vulnerability to support and sustain you.
  • Stay grounded during stressful times and transformative situations.
  • Keep your energy sacred so you can nurture and support others.
  • Awaken your intuition and spark the motivation to follow your path.

Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana and lecture.  Take home manual and journaling assignments to practice and integrate at home.