About Dana Halkowski, C-IAYT
Dana began practicing yoga when she was pregnant with her first child nearly 30 years ago. She received a 200-hour teacher training certificate in 2012. From 2012-2017, she received certificates in LifeForce Yoga (yoga for anxiety and depression), kids yoga, restorative yoga, and Yoga for Arthritis.
In 2019, she completed a master of science degree in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and 500-hour yoga teaching certification. Dana teaches both group and individual yoga and yoga therapy sessions. In addition, she works as a clinical supervisor in the Natural Care Center at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
After a bike accident in 2010, yoga helped her regain the ability to walk without pain. The key was using all the tools of yoga to heal. Now, she has a yoga practice that strengthens her weaker muscles, stretches her tighter muscles, and includes meditation, pranayama (breath exercises), and self-reflection. As a result, she is healthier, calmer, and virtually pain-free.