A few years ago, I found this quote, attributed to Muhammad Ali, from a 1978 Time Magazine article: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” This quote spent some time on the wall at the Project Yoga Richmond studio, where our weekly classes, donation-based and open to all, […]
Dana Walters celebrated her 20-year “yoga-versary” in 2014. She didn’t immediately fall in love with yoga as many do; but her practice became a long term relationship that has evolved over time. Yoga has helped her recover from many personal challenges, including a severe head injury sustained in an ice skating accident in 2007. In addition Dana has found yoga incredibly supportive in healing from grief and loss, and treasures practicing, studying, and teaching yoga as a means to healing, awareness, balance, strength, grounding, and faith. She began teaching in 2008 and completed her 500-hour teaching certification with Rolf Gates in 2011. She has taught group classes and workshops and has also worked with individuals in their homes affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, cerebral palsy, and addiction. She co-founded Project Yoga Richmond, a non-profit organization in Virginia, with four other local teachers in 2010. PYR now consists of 30-plus instructors and staff, 11 board members, and countless volunteers and supporters. Dana’s current projects include serving as Board President for PYR, and developing a trauma-informed teacher training module as part of a 300-hour program.