Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Dana Karpain
Yoga and Meditation Instructor (20 Years Experience)


“You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.”
—Henry David Thoreau

Dana graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, www.ccs.ucsb.edu, with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art. Dana has won numerous awards for his Fine Art and has been represented in various shows and galleries over the years. Dana was also the Art Director for a non-profit for 10 years. You can view some of his latest art work through his on line site, Contemporary Art Design, www.ContemporaryArtDesign.blogspot.com.

In addition to Art Dana’s interest in Yoga deepened over the years. He moved back East to Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, VA, www.yogaville.org. At this yoga retreat, conference and community center, Dana had the privilege of studying the classic art and science of Yoga for many years, under the guidance of the Yoga master, and founder of Yogaville and “Integral Yoga” Sri Swami Satchidananda, www.swamisatchidananda.org.

At Yogaville Dana went on to complete various
Integral Yoga® Teacher Trainings to become a certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor as well as a comprehensive four-year training program to become a legally ordained Yoga Minister. As a Yoga Instructor and Minister, Dana served the Yogaville community through Hatha Yoga and Meditation class instruction, goals consulting, and ministry services that utilized the Eastern wisdom and principles of Yoga. 

Additionally, Dana traveled extensively around the world, visiting six continents and over twenty-five countries. He explored many sacred sites and indigenous healers, learning alternative ways of healing and self-transformation. Dana also had the opportunity to “give back” and offer small classes and share his knowledge and practice of yoga with many of the people he met.

After leaving Yogaville, Dana eventually moved back to Santa Barbara, CA where he continues to offer classes and workshops in Hatha Yoga and Meditation. He has taught, or currently teaches, at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, www.sbyc.com, Yoga Soup, www.yogasoup.com, the Montecito Yoga Center, www.montecitoyoga.com, the Montecito Family Y, Santa Barbara 24 hour Fitness and Carpinteria Athletics. Dana also often teaches and substitutes for other public classes offered around the Santa Barbara area as well as personal and private instruction. You can view Dana’s Yoga Website at www.YourYogaClass.blogspot.com. “Your Yoga Class” offers personalized yoga and meditation instruction for individuals, individual groups, and business groups in the comfort of your own home, office or setting of your choice.

In addition, Dana offers a goals consulting service called Quiet Mind Goals Consulting, that you can access on line at, www.QuietMindGoalsConsulting.blogspot.com. Quiet Mind Goals Consulting is a natural meditative approach that simplifies and utilizes classic Eastern principles and basic Western wisdom focused on improving and accelerating the attainment of your goals for health, wealth and well-being.

Relevant Degrees, Certifications and Trainings:

• Certified Hatha Yoga (Yoga Postures) and Meditation Instructor
• Certified Raja Yoga (Yoga Philosophy) Instructor
• Legally Ordained Yoga Minister
• Certified Yoga Ministry Training
• B.A. Degree: University of California Santa Barbara, C.C.S.

Relevant Experience:
• Yoga and Meditation Instruction (2o years)• Goals Consulting and Counseling Practice (15 years)