Dana Halkowski, C-IAYT, RYT500
Yoga Stretch and Move
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, Dana completed a master of science degree in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and 500-hour yoga teaching certification.
Dana has taught a wide variety of yoga since 2012, including power, vinyasa, chair and adaptive yoga for seniors. She is an ambassador for Yoga for Arthritis and Accessible Yoga, two organizations committed to making yoga a practice everyone can enjoy. Dana also works as a yoga therapy 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.