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Dana Slamp

Read About This Teacher Dana Slamp, C-IAYT, ERYT500, is a Certified Yoga Therapist and the Founder of Prema Yoga Institute in New York City. She completed her 300 hour Yoga Therapy training with ISKY, an international IAYT member school. She received an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Certification from Dr. Mark Halpern of Sivananda Yoga in 2014, completed anatomy training with Leslie Kaminoff, Yoga Nidra training with Dr. Marc Halpern, Prenatal Teacher Training with Gurmukh, and an additional 100 hour Meditation Teacher Training with Yogi Charu.

Dana began teaching yoga in 2005, offering vinyasa classes known for their spirit, strength, and safety at Sonic Yoga, New York Yoga, Some Like it Hot, and David Barton Gym. She was delighted to join the senior staff at Pure when it first opened in New York, expanding her teaching to Restorative, Slow Flow, and Yin/Yang classes, as well as teaching in Pure's renowned 200 hour Teacher Training and Professional Mentorship Program.

Despite her love of classes, Dana saw the great need for one-on-one, specialized therapeutic teaching in the spirit of Krishnamacharya. In 2010, she served as Managing Teacher for Pure's second New York studio, Pure West, managing the staff of 60+ amazing teachers and assigning thousands of private specialized yoga lessons for members and guests.

Since then, she has taught internationally, contributed to countless teacher trainings, and presented in the U.S. at the Telluride Yoga Festival, Wanderlust in the City, and several times at the Yoga Journal Conference. In 2015, she was named Program Director of Yoga Vida's 300 hr Advanced Training Program, designing the comprehensive program to include some of the leading yoga educators in New York City.