YOUTH ELEVATE SUMMER CAMP

Sunday, July 18th-22nd
9:00am-3:00pm

Harmonia Meet up
Around Marin County

$499 – After June 15th

Join Dana Damara for the inaugural Youth Elevate Summer Camp. An inspiring week of day camp for boys and girls AGES 9-14.

Camp includes:
– hiking
– yoga
– paddle boarding
– meditation
– daily age-appropriate lectures from community leaders

Lecture topics include:
– self love, self care, and self respect
– compassion and empathy
– gratitude
– management of emotions
– friendship
– bullying and cyber-bullying
– environmental revival
– service projects
– and more

If you have any questions please contact Dana Damara at info@girlselevate.org or dana@danadamara.com.


EMBODYING THE GODDESS WITHIN
AT ENCHANTED FOREST GATHERING

Saturday, July 23rd
9:30am-10:45am
Enchanted Forest Gathering

Yoga Dome
Black Oak Ranch
Laytonville, CA

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. 

Bring journal and a pen, and be prepared for a full spectrum practice. 

Message me directly for a Promo Code to save on your ticket to Enchanted Forest.


ASTRAL YOGA: ALIGN YOUR PRACTICE WITH THE COSMOS
AT ENCHANTED FOREST GATHERING

Sunday, July 24th
12:30pm-1:45pm
Enchanted Forest Gathering

Yoga Village
lack Oak Ranch
Laytonville, CA

 

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.

Message me directly for a Promo Code to save on your ticket to Enchanted Forest.


YOGA ON THE GREEN 

Saturday, July 30th
10:00am-1:00pm

Little Marina Green
San Francisco, CA

This event is donation-based. Suggested donation is $20. Sign up in advance if you can.

Global Fund for Women’s Vanguard Advisory Council and Girls Elevate invite you to cultivate community, empower women, and revolutionize education! Join us for a yoga fundraiser at Little Marina Green on July 30th! All proceeds will support Girls Elevate and Global Fund for Women.

Grab your mats and join us on the Green for a morning of mindfulness and empowerment!

What:
A yoga and wellness event hosted by two fantastic organizations, Girls Elevate and Global Fund for Women. Tickets for the event will be donation-based, and students of all levels are encouraged to join! The 90-minute yoga class (10:30AM-12PM) will be taught by Dana Damara of The Pad and Yoga Tree, 17-year old yoga instructor Maris Degener, and Darren Main of Yoga Tree and Grace Cathedral.

When:
Yoga begins promptly at 10:30am
Followed by snacks, gift bags, goodies, music, and more

Stay tuned for more surprise announcements and additions! Bring your yoga mat, and your friends

If you have any questions please contact Beth Foley at beth.foley4@gmail.com. See you on the mat!


SHAKTI CIRCLE:  FULL MOON GATHERING

Wednesday, August 17
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue will be sent to you when you register
Registration Closes 48-hours before each Shakti Circle!

$22

Our monthly meetings … the beginning of an era…. stepping out into the world with grace, strength and connection. Dive into the energy of Shakti: which is defined as 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. She connects us all and she is all.

WHY is this important now? Because the Divine Feminine is what will save this planet. Because for so long the power and independence of the Divine Feminine has not been honored. Because it is time to use our feminine power for healing, evolution and growth. Because the next seven generations of beings on this planet needs us to step into our power … now.

All meetings start promptly at 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 17 - REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, September 14 - REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, October 12 - REGISTER HERE
Friday, November 11 - REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, December 14 - REGISTER HERE

BEING IN CIRCLE breaks open the heart and when women gather, relaxing into the power of Shakti, it creates the potential for miracles to manifest. How this circle will unfold is unknown, it is divine and you will be a part of it.

HOW SHAKTI relates to the moon. SHE is the moon … the moon is the Feminine. Understanding her rhythms and cycles and how they relate to you, is imperative in evolving and aligning with your soul’s calling. What’s new this cycle? What sign is the Moon in? How does that relate to your chart and intentions? How can this energy support your manifestations? How can your thoughts sabotage the energy?

Come explore the Full Moon via ritual, community, connection and love as we gather together to release what no longer serves and embrace the manifesting power and potential of a new seed planted and intentions witnessed.


ASTROLOGY & YOGA

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

Saturday, September 17
1:15pm-4:15pm
Yoga Tree Castro

97 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

$45

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.


THEMING AND SEQUENCING YOUR CLASSES

THIS COUNTS AT 5 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH Teacher training

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

The Pad Studios
1690 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$125 for Workshop
$198 for Entire Weekend

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 Teacher training

Sunday, October 2
9:00am-3:00pm

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.


ANNUAL GIRLS ELEVATE FUNDRAISER

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GIRLS ELEVATE

Saturday, October 22
5:00pm-10:00pm

Venue TBD

Interested in raising awareness about the self-esteem and emotional health of our girls?

What about hot topics like body image, communication skills and social media usage of our teenagers?

Want to help teach our children how to function consciously in a world that moves faster than we can ever keep up with?

Then join Girls Elevate creator, Dana Damara as she shares her plans to make a difference. Not only for our girls, but for our boys. Not only for a connection between mother and daughter but a connection between father and son. Not only offering tools for parents but learning tools for children. Not only a job for the educators but for an opportunity for educators and parents to come together in support of our children.

Why? Because what we do now effects the next seven generations. I think we can make a difference.


PASSION INTO PURPOSE

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

Saturday, January 7
1:15pm-4:15pm
Yoga Tree Castro

97 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

$45

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 TEACHER TRAINING

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

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$18 for Essential Oils OR $63 for Entire Day

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 OR $63 for Entire Day

THIS WORKSHOP IS AVAILABLE TO ALL YOGIS, AND CAN COUNT AS 4 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TEACHER TRAINING

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.


EMBODYING THE GODDESS WITHIN

this counts as 20 hours towards your 300 Hour Embody Truth Teacher Training

Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12
TIME TBD
Yoga Tree Potrero

1500 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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. 

Bring journal and a pen, and be prepared for a full spectrum practice over the course of our 3 days together.


INTEGRATING THE YAMAS AND NIYAMAS

THIS COUNTS AT 10 HOURS TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR EMBODY TRUTH TEACHER TRAINING

Saturday, March 18 - Sunday, March 19
9:00am-2:30pm BOTH DAYS

The Pad Studios
1694 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

$198 for Weekend

The Yamas and Niyamas are the moral backbones of the practice of yoga.  They define the attributes to be practiced every day by anyone interested in pursuing a spiritual journey.  

The first limb of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga Sutras are the yamas: “codes of conduct mostly concerned with how we use our energy in relationship to others.”  They are described in the Sutras as abstinence which means things we “should not” do.  The second limb, the niyamas, are codes for living in a way that allows us to make soulful choices that are relational to ourselves.  The yamas and niyamas are empathetic descriptions of what we are when we are connected to our source or who we are authentically. Rather than a list of what is right or wrong, they tell us that our fundamental nature is compassionate, generous, honest, and peaceful.   

We will explore each one and observe with deep compassion, where shifts can be made in our lives, to become more in alignment with these values and concepts.

Yamas - Our relationship to others
Ahimsa--Compassion for All Living Things
Satya--Commitment to the Truth
Asteya--Not Stealing
Brahmacharya--Merging with the One

Niyamas - Codes for Living Soulfully
Shaucha--Purity
Santosha--Contentment
Tapas--Burning Passion
Swadhyaya--Self-Study
Ishvarapranidhana--Celebration of the Spiritual

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