Dana was first attracted to yoga in 1970 while living in France and seeking a means to bring greater peace into her life. After 40 years of practice and studying with teachers from several lineages she eventually completed her basic 200-hour teacher training program and began teaching in 2010. To go deeper, she did the 300-hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga training with Joseph LePage and Lilian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2011-2012 and now has a combined 500 hours of training in teaching asana (yoga postures), in anatomy and kinesiology, bodily systems, pranayama, mudra, mantra, yoga nidra (a somatic awareness practice), and yoga philosophy. She has completed separate trainings in Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Back Care, Yoga for Seniors, and Yin Yoga, among others, as well as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which she adds elements of to her yoga classes.
In her classes, she strives to help students feel welcome and safe by offering modifications of poses as she believes and there is a yoga for everyone. Her primary focus in teaching is to support wellness and peace, and to encourage an opening to a deeper spiritual awareness, and she teaches each class with gratitude for her teachers.