Dana Gifford

Dana Gifford

Joined on Apr 6, 2020

Dana first began practising yoga in 1998 whilst working full time in Sydney's CBD. It was not long before she realised the benefits of yoga both physically and mentally and longed to be no other place than yoga class. 

A 16 year background of RAD classical ballet and a fully qualified and accredited group fitness leader with Fitness NSW since 1993, Dana knew that yoga teaching was her destiny.    

She began teaching yoga in 2001 and since that time has devoted her life to yoga teachings, having spent weeks away at the Sarasvati yoga ashram living and learning yoga. Dana completed her Diploma of yoga teaching through Sarasvati yoga association in January 2004. In early 2008 Dana became a level 2 member of Yoga teachers Association of Australia. Dana has full Teaching membership with International Yoga teachers association IYTA and holds a post graduate diploma in pre and post natal yoga. She has also completed Magic Monkey kids yoga training.

Dana has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. Her general hatha yoga classes are fun and energising, building strength, flexibility and healthy bodies and minds. She teaches kids yoga, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, hatha vinyasa yoga classes, mums and bubs yoga, yoga nidra/relaxation, pranayama/ breathing and meditation.

In 2007 she teamed up with Vicki Hansen from Medicine music and together they made a relaxation/ yoga nidra CD which has helped so many people to relax, unwind, breathe and calm. 5 minutes of yoga nidra provides you with 20 minutes of good, deep sleep. Westerners lack good, deep sleep with their busy lifestyles. She believes the power of yoga nidra/ relaxation is amazing. Their CD Yoga Nidra- Blissful relaxation for mind and body can be seen on her yoga store.

Her Post Graduate diploma of pre & post natal yoga with IYTA (International Yoga Teachers association) she has successfully completed modules in pre and post natal yoga, labour, active birth, birthing, baby massage and benefits of touch, post natal care and mums and bubs yoga.

Her passion of yoga extends to all ages teaching in health clubs, high schools and private practices. Dana's yoga practice provides balance and energy. She encourages everybody to practise yoga to create strong bodies, healthy minds and true inner happiness. 

She truely believes that yoga is our savour to injury, disease, stress and aging. It is never too late to start yoga ".. as today is the start of the rest of your life." 



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