Dana Kraft Yoga

"My proudest moments so far have been opening my own 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program, called Yoga 108: 200 Hours of Mind, Body, & Spirit ..."

Wanderlust Weekly Congrats on the growth of your practice! What inspired its creation? Dana Kraft: My practice began when I went on a yoga retreat with my teacher Marco Rojas. He helped me to understand the breath on a more profound level, and how to breath through and overcome obstacles off the mat as well as on the mat. It is because of my experience on his retreat that I became a yoga teacher. I was a high school English teacher before that, and have found that my experience as a teacher has transferred from the classroom to the studio. I believe that I am a forever student and hopefully that is why my teaching has left an impact on my students and created the community I have here in Los Angeles. If I’m not learning then I cannot bring anything to the table. 

Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in Los Angeles, what are some of your proudest moments? Dana Kraft: My proudest moments so far have been opening my own 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program, called Yoga 108: 200 Hours of Mind, Body, & Spirit, with my business partner Jennifer Smith, and working with several pro-athletes and several NBA teams since moving to Los Angeles. 

Wanderlust Weekly: The wellness field is constantly evolving, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Dana Kraft: I have a spring 2017 and Fall 2017 200-hour teacher training planned, and I’m creating a 300-hour teacher training that should be ready in 2018. I have two yoga retreats coming up in 2018. One is at Joshua Tree February 23-25 and is centered around manifesting, intention setting, and Reiki. I also have another retreat coming up in 2018 for advanced practitioners, location TBD.  [ learn more ]