Dana B., Founder & Owner of Yoga Mandala
Yoga Mandala was born from Dana's desire to genuinely live an authentic, heartfelt life while inspiring and holding space for others to do the same.
After practicing law for almost 14 years, I was tired, burned out and needed something more. Something deeply fulfilling that fostered personal growth. Something that encouraged exposure to new people, experiences and ideas while promoting acceptance and inhibiting judgment.
Yoga was the answer! After developing my personal practice, I took the next step and became a certified yoga teacher in order to share the gift of yoga with others!
This journey has been more fulfilling than I ever could have imagined! From increasing my self-awareness and making more purposeful choices in my every day life to traveling around the world with new friends to experience new cultures, yoga has been life-changing for me.
I have found teachers in so many unexpected forms! From people I ever dreamed of meeting, to the natural environment around me, I have learned lessons that cannot be found in any book. Learning to revisit and restructure my priorities to more closely align with my personal value system has enabled me to make conscious decisions about the person I want to become and to take concrete steps toward achieving those goals!
Yoga truly has been a gift of life for me and I deeply hope to be able to share this gift with others through Yoga Mandala!
Radiant Heart Yoga School:
- Obtained 200-hour YTT Certification
- Currently enrolled in 300-hour YTT Certification Program
- Completed Kids' Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Exhale to Inhale:
- Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training
- Obtained Horse & Yoga Integration Yoga Teacher Training Certification
- Essentials of Yoga Therapy
Natural Holistic Remedies Advanced Certification
Jess is a lover of the outdoors and all things related to physical fitness; she is particularly passionate about yoga, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, hiking, snow-boarding, skiing and cycling! After beginning her career working with special needs, behaviorally-challenged children, she combined all of her interests by pursuing a professional career in yoga.
Jess has completed two 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs: her first (in 2015) was Shine Power Yoga's YTT program and her second (in 2017) was the Anjali Power Yoga Leadership Training program. In additon, Jess completed her Little Flower Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Certification and additional training in Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga in 2016. Currently, she is studying to become a Certified Yoga Therapist through Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy's training program. Needless to say, Jess brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our studio!
Sandy, just like Dana, practiced law for a number of years before leaving the practice to focus on other pursuits, including yoga! Prior to venturing into a yoga studio in 2013, Sandy practiced at home with videos but didn’t truly “get it.” But after that first studio class, she “got it” and then couldn’t get enough! She dove in deeply and eventually completed her 200-hour teacher training at Honor Yoga. She still can’t get enough and continues to expand her knowledge of all things yoga through frequent trainings.
Sandy takes great pleasure in helping students “get” yoga’s powerful physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Through alignment-based asana, pranayama, and meditation, her classes create a respite from our frenetic world and allow students of all ages and stages the opportunity to reconnect with themselves and that which is greater than themselves.
Andrea practiced yoga on and off for years before committing to a steady practice ten years ago. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification from the Yoga Center of Medford in 2014, and has continued her education in the classroom at Lourdes Wholistic Institute in Camden as well as on the “job” teaching, where she learns from her students as they learn from her.
When she’s not on her mat, outdoors is where she finds the greatest peace and connection to self. In her practice and teaching she emphasizes a sense of self-respect and acceptance. It is her intention that you leave the mat feeling challenged, refreshed, relaxed and appreciative of who you are. It is also her strong belief that yoga is for every-body, and can be safely practiced with props and modifications and wearing just about anything! No special skills or outfits required; come as you are.
She is dedicated to offering her students a safe, judgment-free place to explore and grow. She helps people reclaim their power and connect to their divine wisdom in order to live with clarity and purpose.
Christine created the Inner Wisdom Oracle Card Certification Program and is also a Reiki Master, Birth Doula, Birth Educator, and Life Coach.
Jenna is not only a certified yoga teacher, but also holds a B.S. degree in Exercise and Sport Science and is a licensed massage therapist, certified fitness trainer AND a [Y]Barre Certified Teacher! She truly enjoys the spiritual, mental and physical challenges of yoga and related pursuits!
Somehow, between serving others in all of these capacities, Jenna also serves her country as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves. She is an avid runner and loves sports!
Jenna primarily will be teaching [Y]Barre classes, but you may see her smiling face pop up in other classes, too!