"Dana is a teacher, retreat leader and an activist for women of all ages. She is actively cultivating community with her Embody Truth Teacher Training, a training that goes beyond the typical yoga poses and delves deep into the core of what makes each of us want to share the gift of yoga. Dana is helping to empower girls and women through the organization Girls Elevate and her regular women’s circles and retreats. She even hosts mother/daughter yoga retreats!"
-WeTravel's List of 20 Inspirational Yoga Teachers
"Dana is one of the most authentic & connected teachers I've ever worked with. Her dedication and heart-centered offerings are inspiring and it is clear she lives her yoga on and off the mat. I would recommend her as a teacher and mentor to anyone who is looking to deepen not only their yoga practice, but also their relationship to themselves and the world."
"Dana Damara is a woman whose teachings are grounded in an incredible Power and Strength from which truth, humility, beauty, wisdom, and humor pour. In practicing with Dana you will experience a deeply intelligent insight that comes from beyond intuition, for it comes from Inspiration itself. Only teachers authentic in their personal practice, and way of life in general, teachers who are truly going their own walk and deeply practicing what they teach, can transmit the wisdom teachings in this way. Dana is indeed the Goddess embodied and in practicing with her you will learn how to access this same power within yourself."
"I first witnessed Dana's capacity as she held a room of 80 practitioners while collaborating with fellow instructors. "Are you gripping your toes..." she asked not knowing I'd just returned to my practice after a ten-year hiatus. I thank Dana and her observant encouragement for allowing me to master postures I'd practiced at 30, and learn new poses at 50 I never imagined embracing."
- Elana Yonah Rosen, CEO at Media One
"There is treasure inside each of us, and if you are ready, there is a way to unlock that treasure. Working with Dana has been incredible for my body, my heart, and my mind. Her practice and teachings have become part of my daily rituals, which I attribute my strengthened ability to trust, to jump, to grow, to believe... and live in my truth everyday."
"Dana rocked the house at Wanderlust. She teaches with vibrancy and authenticity, and her shared kernels of wisdom permeated the room…my only issue was wanting to jot those down while I was downwarding dog!"
"Dana's classes provide a loving and safe place in which to practice Yoga. Her cueing, instruction and knowledge base of anatomy is spot on! She encourages us to explore new and different postures, while at the same time respects our physical limitations and emotional place. Dana's joy and gratitude of daily life shines through her Yoga. Dana's classes are helping me be IN my body. After her classes, I feel so connected with my breath and movement. I'm noticing a change (for the better!) in my posture; as well as an increase in flexibility. Her knowledge of anatomy astounds me. She encourages us to try something new while at the same time respecting our physical limitations and emotional place. Dana's teaches Yoga from the heart. I can feel it and it warms my heart as well. I really love her teaching style."
- Susan, Physical Therapist
"I've been practicing over 18 years with some wonderful teachers and yet in a few months, Dana has transformed my practice, making it safer and more rewarding. Along with her vast knowledge, Dana's grace, beauty and humor makes being on the mat pure joy."
"Dana has the extraordinary gift of inspiring her (students) to push themselves beyond where they probably imagined they could go while at the same time guiding them to connect to a genuine calm, stillness and focus. I do admit I've never practiced yoga with Dana but I've had the privilege to DJ several of her classes and workshops which in turn allowed me to observe her in action. The main ingredient Dana brings to (teaching) yoga is that she honestly cares about everyone in the room. She cares about every word she says and about every posture she guides people through as well. It's not often that I'm able to feel the pulse of the room so clearly as to know exactly where the music I'm playing should go next, yet with Dana the emotion and intentions in the room were easily and un-mistakably felt, almost as if there were subtitles written in the air above her for me to read. Dana is all about the honesty of emotions and the genuine desire to bring about a kind of compassionate self empowerment for each person to experience for themselves. This is what a great yoga (instructor) can accomplish and Dana does it beautifully."
- Philip, Music Producer and Yoga DJ
"Dana, I really truly want to thank you for such an amazing day today. It is now 9:36pm and I am still on a HIGH! What did I love about your class? I loved that I didn't fall on top of any of my neighbors. I loved that I could actually stand tall, and I felt so strong. I loved that I could listen to you, listen to the music, stretch/bend/reach/twist, all the while opening up up my chakras. I loved that I could feel my chakras opening.... what a wild/liberating feeling. I loved that I didn't leave exhausted or sore (or injured). I loved that I hung in there and pushed myself beyond my comfort limits. I loved that there were so many levels of expertise in the group from 'newbie me' to 'woman who can stand on her head for five minutes'. I loved your patience. I loved your joy. I loved your touch when you'd walk among us and with a gentle touch guide us to better posture. I loved it all and I can't wait to come again....I love that you opened me up to YOGA! Thank you Dana!"
- Cinda, Author and Speaker - ROAR Women's Empowerment
"Dana's Embody Truth training was powerful on so many levels. She is a fiercely compassionate being who puts so much into offerings; for a 200 hr training I can't believe how much was covered, and at a pace that encouraged me to work hard but also allowed me to rest & retain knowledge. She also attracts a powerful group of people who become your friends, your tribe, your support. The journey with Dana was truly one of the most magical experiences of my life. I recommend it not only if you are curious about teaching, but as a practitioner it will also support & transform your physical practice by integrating the spiritual essence and subtle body that aren't always touched on in class settings. Thank you Dana, so grateful for your support & passion of the practice."
"Though I have come to be led through many flows and various workshops by Dana, I knew from the very first class that this teacher has an extraordinary ability. With a voice that radiates from her heart, a voice that permeates layers of flesh and resonates deep into your soul, Dana consistently shows up. She instructs precise form and function of yoga asanas, and more so, creates a path through which you move away from judgment and fear and access your highest potential. You can really connect with her on a personable level knowing that she is not above the demands of life but is as vulnerable as the rest of us. Through yoga she guides us to meet our challenges with an empowering “yes you can!” The experience creates a whole sense of Self - mind and body powered by breath and movement and spirit bathed in truth. I can say that for every single class, workshop or event she brings it, always. Each and every time, inspired and fulfilled, I am brought to a place that can best be defined as WOW!"
- Brenda, LMP & Energy Healer
"If you are looking for a yoga class with playful, energetic and unique flows, Dana Damara at Yoga Tree is the teacher for you. Her ability to integrate a strong physical practice and philosophical teachings into each class creates a wonderful atmosphere in which the body and mind are given the ability to learn and grow. She radiates positive energy and you will feel amazing after each class."
"I just wanted to thank you for having us take a passion test during TEACHER TRAINING. It really has changed my life in that it's helped me shift towards my priorities - health, ocean, working with teens, etc. and I am now in Sydney, Australia working with a youth foundation, living by the beach and being HEALTHY (mind, body and soul) - the latter is something I've focused on very much over the past year - and has been key. Sending love, and I hope you are well.
Thank you endlessly!"
"Dana is a powerful woman and mother. Being around her I can feel her presence and commitment to her practice. Dana embodies the kind of clarity and focus I feel women all around the globe can feel. Taking her class is like being in the ocean. she pushes you and carries you at the same time.
"Dana has been an integral part of my journey as a publisher and conscious feminine evolutionary for the past 5 years. Whether her wisdom and guidance in embodiment practices like meditation and yoga, or her deep intiution and insight into the Divine Feminine Mysteries, Dana brings strong leadership, deep compassion, authenticity, service, and love to everyone who crosses her path. Our relationship runs deep and I am grateful to call Dana my true soul sister."
- Jane, Publisher and Wellness Advocate
"Dana's ability to break down the usual barriers that prevent us from going to a raw and honest place with ourselves and others is such a gift. The space she created in yoga teacher training was truly unparalleled, forming a community of diverse people who allowed me to expose my biggest fears and helped me overcome them with compassion. I am eternally grateful for the experience and impact YTT has had on me."
"I graduated Embody Truth Yoga Teacher Training in April of 2017 and it was sincerely one of the greatest experiences of my life. I deepened my practice and became more immersed in the teachings of yoga, which has evolved my personal practice, how I teach, and how I live. I also met some of my most favorite people through this program. Thank you, Dana and Gill!"
"Make no mistake, Dana’s teacher training will change your life. I embarked on Embody Truth wanting to deepen my practice and understand which poses I could sequence together after long business trips to combat sitting for long periods of time. I came away having shed a bunch of stuff I didn’t realize I was holding onto, finding my voice, a deeper sense of inner calm, and a renewed lease on life (and I am generally a reasonably happy person). I also now teach a weekly yoga class, and have a much better understanding of the balance between the preparation of sequencing and the intuitive tuning into the students needs. On top of that, I made deep friendships and an amazing connection to a new tribe of likeminded people. Whether you think you’re ready or not, you won’t regret taking this teacher training - I highly recommend it."
"Dana is a true leader, a tremendous source of knowledge, dedicated to helping each of her students find their truth... their calling. the rich texts and insights shared during TT will continue to influence the way I approach the world... empowered, with love and purpose."
"I met Dana at her Tuesday 6pm Vinyasa Flow class. By 10pm that same night, I had booked a spot on her New Years Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica. That trip, and more importantly, my relationship with Dana has completely changed my life. Her teachings reach far beyond the mat and into daily life where the real 'yoga' begins. She reinforces and empowers everything and everyone around her. She is a rare breed and I adore her endlessly."
"Dana has the ability to see my strengths and gifts, often before I do. She has been brilliant at supporting me to realize and refine those unique qualities and really lead everything I do from that place of awake, authentic power. In short, she has been the reminder of truth and love."
"Dana brings a fluid and synergistic energy to everything she creates; from yoga classes to New Moon offerings and trainings. Everything she delivers feels simply magical."
"Dana's classes are a heart journey. Her path is forged by following her own - you feel this while on a mat or meditation in her presence. She will hold space for you to burn your story of lack and reveal the abundance you are with fire. The choice is always ours as she lights the way."
"Dana is a special teacher who has an incredible ability to cultivate community, hold space, and challenge and empower her students to explore (both yoga postures and new mindsets). Through a combination of dynamic yoga practice, deep wisdom, and a bright spirit, she not only brings the fun, she helps you see things through a new lens. I can sincerely say Dana's teaching (and the opportunity to be part of her Embody Truth Teacher Training) helped me shift the course of my life and mindset. She's a teacher you won't want to miss."