Dana Hermocillo:

Dana has been practicing yoga since 2010, and has been teaching yoga since she graduated from Yoga Shakti’s 200 hour teacher training program in 2017. Shortly after, she completed the meditation course, 500 hour, and Shakti teacher trainings’ with the studio. Dana is a huge advocate of being a lifelong learner and is always striving to obtain more knowledge to share with her students and evolve as an individual.

She has taught a wide variety of classes and levels from restore to advanced and feels every style has its benefits. Dana loves to uniquely blend varying styles by bringing the practitioner to a meditative flow state. She is inspired by the transformation that occurs with remaining in the present moment and calming the nervous system as she has experienced this in her life.

In 2023, Dana went on a spiritual pilgrimage to India and fell in love with Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion and Kirtan. Upon returning from India, she has started playing the harmonium, learned to play the mridanga (drum), and has continued her lifelong passion for singing. Dana has taken several Kirtan workshops with world renowned Govind Das. Through music she feels she is able to connect to something greater than herself and loves to share this with others.

In her full time career, Dana works as a mild/moderate special education teacher in Santa Ana, with a Masters Degree in Special Education. She has a passion for bringing yoga, breathwork, gardening, and meditation to underserved youth. Her favorite way to do this is through her “Mindfulness and Healthy Living”  summer enrichment program. Dana recently completed 100 hours of yoga therapy for youth training where she learned strategies to support youth, especially those with unique needs through yogic practices. In her free time, she loves to travel and connect to nature through hiking, paddle boarding, camping, and backpacking.

Flow and Restore:

This all-levels class is a perfect way to ease into a restful Sunday. It balances mobility, movement, and restoration, with a focus on meditative breath connection. Variations and support with props are offered throughout class to make all poses accessible.  

After warming up the body, the practice moves to sun salutes that warm the muscles, followed by slow mindful movements and traditional standing poses. During the second half of class, students experience the deep release of muscle tension and nervous system relaxation that comes with longer holds, closer to the ground. Class winds down with restorative postures, breathing exercises, and a guided relaxation.