Hi, I'm Dana
I have been practicing yoga for almost twenty years. I first encountered yoga at a dance camp when I was 12 and practiced yoga in high school in place of traditional physical education. My regular practice began in my mid 20’s, at a time when I was aching in many ways. I was strongly drawn to the mental and emotional benefits I experienced and the ways in which I could find clarity, gain confidence, and connect to a peaceful place within. Born in Israel and raised in New Jersey, I now live in Byron Bay, Australia.
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Dana Diament is a Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance and a Registered Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist. Dana draws on over 9 years experience assisting and teaching yoga group classes and privates.
Dana is on the 200hour and 300hour teacher training faculty of both Yoga Medicine and Creature Yoga. She has been training teachers for the last 5 years. During that time she has helped 300 people become yoga teachers, personally mentored over 100 new yoga teachers, and taught on 10 teacher training programs in Hawaii, Mexico, Thailand, Napa, San Francisco, and Byron Bay.
Dana’s expertise in anatomy developed through her 500 hour teacher training with Yoga Medicine and her mentorship with Tiffany Cruikshank. She started assisting Tiffany 1 month after completing her 200 hour teacher training and has since assisted 470 hours of Yoga Medicine’s advanced teacher trainings as well as 200 plus people classes at the Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, Wanderlust Festival and Ignite Yoga Conference in Sydney. As the former Yoga Medicine social media manager, she undertook a writing apprenticeship with Tiffany and fine-tuned her abilities to lecture and educate on anatomy as it applies to the yoga practice. During that time she also grew Yoga Medicine’s following by over 60,000 people in one year. She was proud to teach the Spine therapeutics module of Yoga Medicine’s Guide to Therapuetic Yoga online course available on Udemy. She is also a contributor to Well Being’s Yoga Experience, Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest and Wild magazine.
Dana teaches yoga and meditation focusing on therapeutics and mental health. She has a wide variety of experience working with people 1-on-1; her specialities include back and hip pain, recovery and addiction, anxiety and depression, pregnancy and post-natal. Her group classes weave together intelligent anatomical sequencing and wisdom drawn from yoga philosophy as well as traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dana has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University and an associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Parson’s University in New York. The last biology class she took was her freshman year of high school over 20 years ago. She believes that anyone can learn anatomy, teach with confidence, and deliver life changing yoga classes.