Click on the text below to learn about each of my offerings. Each offering can be presented as a 2-hour introduction, weekend intensives, or  30-40 hour weeklong trainings. Download the PDF of my offerings here.

MOON MYSTIC FLOW - ASANA CLASS

Moon Mystic: Aligning our energy with the moon brings us closer to our Shakti, our prana, our life force. If the Moon makes waves, then it is an undeniable truth that we too are affected by Her rhythms. Every Lunar cycle offers us an opportunity to realign, recalibrate, reintegrate our own being into that which pulses with the Moon.

Prepare for 90 minutes of yoga asana. Suitable for all levels.

YOGA ASTROLOGY

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.

Learn about the Full Moon, the New Moon and various planets that can affect your practice and ways to work with that energy! Once we understand the energy of the planets in alignment with our own chart, we can harness that energy and work with it, creating the life we truly love. Ha-tha yoga = sun and moon. How could it be anything different. Learn how to align your own practice with the Moon. Understand the different cycles and rhythms; what is specific to each sign, and how it aligns with your own body. Gather monthly rituals and integrate into your practice, connecting you deeper to Source and Mother Earth. Learn meditations, chants, pranayama and sequencing for each Moon cycle.

Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

CHAKRA DIVE - ENERGETIC ANATOMY

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.

Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

MANTRA, MUDRA, MALAS

A saying from the Vedas claims that "Speech is the essence of humanity." All of what humanity thinks and ultimately becomes is determined by the expression of ideas and actions through speech and writing. Ideas remain un-actualized until they are created through the power of speech. MANTRA are words or phrases repeated over and over again to bring about the vibration and/or resonance of action. Bascially, our thoughts become words, our words create vibration, that vibration creates our life.

The simple, beautiful hand expressions called MUDRAS, play a vital but subtle role in the yoga tradition. There are hundreds of mudras, each meant to express or bring forth a quality state of mind such as fearlessness, strength or grounded-ness. They are believed to have a therapeutic effect, helping to restore and heal imbalances, eliminating excess tension, strengthening weak immunity and addressing aches and pains.

What is a MALA? Malas are beautiful, they are the “yoga-bling” that yogis gravitate toward to “be a yogi”. The term mala is derived from the Sanskrit word “Japamala,” which is a string of beads used for prayer and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists (similar to the concept of a Rosary in the Catholic faith). The string is made up of 108 individual beads, which are used to keep count while chanting or repeating a mantra while meditating.

The number 108 has spiritual significance and is considered sacred in the Hindu religion. The number 1 stands for God, the Universe, the Divine, or your Ultimate Truth; 0 stands for emptiness and humility in your spiritual practice; and 8 stands for infinity and timelessness. 1+8 = 9 which is an extremely auspicious number in numerology. The beginning and the end… rebirth.

In this workshop we will explore simple MUDRAS for healing, MANTRA for prayer and connection, and MALAS and how they can support your practice. All levels of yogis welcome, enrollment includes a set of mala beads. Workshop includes a 90 minute Vinyasa practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra and lecture.

Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

INTRO TO YOGIC DEITIES

Tap into the healing and transformative energies of the Deities. Storytelling, wisdom, and yoga practices that align with the Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu Pantheon; Ganesh, Shiva, Shakti, Kali, Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati to name a few. 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.

Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

RADICAL SELF CARE: YOGA, BREATH, ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are increasingly being integrated into the holistic management and treatment of disease for wide range of illnesses including cancer, respiratory conditions, asthma, migraines and heart disease. They are also commonly used to boost immunity, help manage weight and diet and treat the symptoms of emotional imbalance. If you haven’t been introduced to essential oils, consider integrating them into your yoga practice. Testing their powers on the mat is a good way to gauge what works for you and what doesn’t.

Use them in your home, in your practice, in your class. This is all about radical self care. Take charge of your health today.

Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

MYSTICISM, RITUAL & YOGA FOR THE MODERN YOGI

Learn how to walk the mystical path with practical shoes. Gain tools and knowledge on how to navigate transformative times with grace and ease.

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.

Mysticism: The belief that everything you think you know is but a shy fragment of a slim possibility. That your brain, and your senses, are extremely limited tools of awareness. There’s a vast ocean of spiritual information inaccessible to the intellect, and only through contemplation and self-surrender can you truly attain complete union with/absorption into the Divine. I mean, obviously.   Ritual: A regular, dedicated series of ceremonial actions performed according to a prescribed order, giving shape and meaning to the madcap illusion of life. The glue in your divine scrapbook, the meat in your sacred burrito, the rubber on the road of the spiritual path. 

Join Dana Damara for insight into what life looks like with dedicated yogic ritual and practice. Learn simple techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life that will support your “mystical” connection to Source, God, Soul, Universe, the Absolute… whatever you call that essential life force (prana) that lives inside/courses through you. Simply put, the sooner you begin to align with Truth as often as possible, the sooner you live a life that is actually your own.  

* Meditation, pranayama (breathwork) and a powerful Vinyasa class  * Techniques on developing and maintaining a personal (home) practice * Essential elements of a morning ritual; saving graces for evening ritual * The power of crystals to heal and ground * How to create a ritual space for yourself and your practice * Tools on making space for a new lifestyle * Intro to journaling and how to align with lunar cycles   * Yoga Nidra to close the workshop

TEEN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Learn how to share your love of yoga with teens and step forward as a leader in your community. Adolescents are our future - they will become the leaders of our nation. Our role as facilitators of this program is to support them in knowing who they are, nurturing their self-esteem, supporting self-awareness, and cultivating compassion. In this course we support you in bringing that message to adolescents in the public school system, the private sector and even clubs or after school community programs.

What you will learn:
  • Yoga postures and sequencing for teens
  • Social/emotional learning
  • How to work with teens
  • How to bring this work into the schools
  • Activities for optimal learning
  • Weekly curriculum/agendas on how to create your class
20 hour training. Learn more at YouthElevate.org

NURTURING SISTERHOOD IN TEENAGE GIRLS

Learn how to support girls through one of the toughest times in their lives. With social media running rampant and girls being tested on their self-worth and value system, judged around every corner in every second, our role is to remind these girls how amazing they are. That what they have to say is important. That a tribe of loyal girlfriends is powerful and potent. That the sacredness of their bodies, minds and hearts is a tool that heals all and can make change in the world.

Support these young women in remembering who they are and stepping out into the world with purpose, power and passion.
  • Creating sisterhood
  • Self-empowerment tools
  • Sacred tools and rituals for teens
  • How to create after school programs, camps and run retreats

This is what we focus on:
  • Foundational values
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Confidence and leadership techniques
  • Positive body image
  • Sacred sexuality
  • Truth telling
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Being uniquely you
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Using your intuition
20 hour training. Learn more at YouthElevate.org
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