After completing my group fitness certification six years ago, I took my first yoga certification. I was immediately hooked and starting on a long and rewarding journey to earn my 200-hour certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), which I completed in March of 2015.
My primary yoga study through Yogafit has included teaching yoga for seniors, prenatal, and kids, as well as understanding yoga theory, anatomy & alignment, and the breakdown of poses. I also did an intensive yoga workshop in Tulum, Mexico with Eric Paskel, the creator of Yoga Rocks. I learned a lot from him about creating unique flows. I have blended all of my education together to craft a vinyasa style class with fun, uplifting, and sometimes retro playlists.
Yoga is so much more than a physical practice. I've fully embraced and incorporated meditation into my life. Effective meditation can take just as much practice as executing complicated arm balances. I intend for my studio to be a true reflection of who I am, which means bringing both the physical and the mental aspects of yoga into practice. As I continue my yoga journey towards my 500-RYT, I look forward to learning every time I step on my mat.
I feel very strongly that yoga is for EVERYBODY!!
Dana found yoga ten years ago in the midst of imbalance and poor health both physically and emotionally. In 2013 she decided to learn to teach the gift that helped her become a more grounded and confident person, physically, mentally, and emotionally. In 2014 Dana completed her 200 hour yoga training under the teaching of Colleen DeVirgiliis at Seva Power Yoga in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is trained in Power Vinyasa guided by the teachings of Baron Baptiste. Dana has also completed additional training under Bryan Kest, the founder of Power Yoga, plus received certifications for working with trauma and breast cancer patients. Her love for the practice and teaching it to others is strongly rooted in the ability to share the practice with all people. Regardless of age, injury, athletic ability or body type, Dana adapts yoga to fit the beautiful, unique qualities of each person. As a corporate manager, coach, former athlete and an instructor, Dana is committed to servicing others. Her goal is to leverage the branches of yoga with the needs of each student to ensure they leave each class feeling their best.
David has been practicing Yoga for over 6 years. Yoga has been a consistent part of David’s health transformation as he shed 65 pounds to gain control of his physical health. While David initially benefited physically, he discovered that his Yoga practice enabled him to find balance, focus, and overall wellness that has led to a richer experience.
David is a certified Yoga instructor and is pursuing his 200-hr RYT certification. For over 3 years, he has been a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer and he will leverage these skills to create a great class experience, provide options that meet you where you are at, and develop classes that are safe, engaging, fun, and adaptable for a variety of skill levels. David has a thirst for continuous learning that will bleed right into his practice to try new things, keep classes fresh, and provide you the best possible experience.
David believes that anyone can improve his or her wellness through the practice of Yoga.
I found yoga in 2015 at a time when I was experiencing life transition and things weren’t what I wanted them to be. I turned to physical exercise with an intent to lose weight. The first couple exercise classes I tried weren’t right for me. That’s when someone suggested Yoga, and I’ve never looked back. Yoga has helped me transform physically, but more so, it has brought mental balance back into my life. I’m a long way from perfect, but Yoga changed my perspective and thought process, and in turn has transformed my outlook on myself and life.
After a year of practicing it was suggested that if I liked Yoga so much maybe I should teach. Something connected and I realized this was an opportunity to give back what I received at a time when I needed balance.
I am now a certified Yoga instructor pursuing my 200-hour RYT certification through YogaFit. I learn something every time I practice. I learn from myself, my teachers, and from every person I lead through practice. That’s the joy of Yoga – you’re always learning, always discovering more about who you are as an individual. It’s a continual discovery process, with a community of people on a similar journey.
I strive to create a fun environment, incorporating a variety of music and dynamics to the practice. Your practice is Your journey. I am merely provided as a vehicle in the moment to assist you. I look forward to being part of your journey.
Ever since I can remember, health and fitness have been an integral part of my life. When my mom, Sheri McCloskey, started teaching yoga classes- I began my physical practice. For many years, I associated yoga as a great way to gain strength and flexibility. Although my yoga journey began for physical health, it was 4 years later when I began internalizing my practice and tapping into the spiritual aspects of yoga. In 2018, I completed my 200-hour certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through YogaFit.
My primary study through YogaFit has included teaching yoga for seniors, children, and those suffering from PTSD, as well as anatomy and alignment, the breakdown of poses, meditation, yoga theory and the philosophy of yoga. I utilize all of my education to develop a vinyasa style class that will fit each any every person. As I continue my yoga journey towards my 500-RYT, my goal is to have every person leave my class feeling refreshed, relaxed, and uplifted.
I truly believe that every soul can benefit from yoga- it is about bringing out the best in our body and our mind. I cannot wait to practice and learn alongside of you.