Dana Hernandez

Dana comes to us from Indianapolis, Indiana where she was born, raised, and received her RYT200 hour training from Karen Fox (who trained under Jonah Kest) at The Yoga Studio. It took a bad injury and a craving for balance to get Dana interested in yoga. The control, the lifestyle, and the energy from “flowing” is what transformed her “interest” to her “intention”. As a student, she allows her practice to be a release and takes her meditation seriously. If she does not feel challenged with her focus and during asana she does not feel complete. As a teacher, Dana includes a wide range of opportunities for your mind and your body to practice within. She believes that peace is not earned or deserved – it just needs to be found within – so you will spend time getting grounded and meditating in her classes as well. She has been offering her experience in Ashtanga, Vinyasa (all levels), Yin, and Children’s Yoga at DYP since November of 2018. 

Her Ashtanga class will provide you a glimpse back to the basics – working with alignment and technique for YOUR body. If you like a hot-challenging but attainable class with interesting transitions and balance work – her Vinyasa class will do the trick!  Her favorite classes to teach in a studio are Yin classes – she is typically the more quiet teacher during Yin and offers a full body sequence. Decatur Yoga and Pilates revamped their Family Yoga Hour on Saturday mornings (North location) to include a kid’s only class at the same time a hot class and a prenatal class are offered. Dana has been teaching this children’s yoga class since 2018. As a tenured Montessori teacher she has the skills to host mixed-aged groups in any setting. All children are welcome, including students with special characteristics and needs. 

She hopes her students come to class with an open mind, find their edge, and have the courage to go beyond it and to feel empowered to back away from it.

Dana lives in Decatur with her partner, Tyler, and works full time as a Director at a Montessori school. She enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, embroidery, reading, and of course, yoga!