DANA KNERL

TEACHER | STUDENT

For Dana, yoga has been a pathway to healing, harmony, and connection. In working as a nurse over the past two decades, Dana has travelled across the United States and overseas. Through her experiences in various fields of health care, she became aware of the vital importance that prevention plays in creating over all health and wellness. This inspired her to work to keep patients out of the hospital setting, and in 2005 she graduated from Boston University with her Master’s in Public Health. In 2006, she lived in northern Uganda for six months while working with Medecins San Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders. One treasured personal item she brought with her on this assignment was her yoga mat. She began a daily yoga practice in this setting, and through this experience she realized the importance of self-care and the need to take care of oneself before one can care for others.

In 2007, Dana decided to call Colorado her home, not only for the rock climbing, skiing, and hiking, but also for the great sense of community that exists here in the mountains. Dana became a Certified Holistic Nurse in 2013 and a Reiki Master in 2015, and today she has her own Reiki practice. Yoga has been a great love of hers for many years, and in 2016 she graduated from the 200-hour Teacher Training program at the Colorado School of Yoga. Through her practice, Dana has learned that yoga is an incredible way to foster the body-mind-spirit connection, and when this is in harmony, a state of health and wellness is created and maintained. Through her creative teaching, Dana inspires strength, balance and the promotion of holistic health for her students.