Instructors

Dana Darr

dana-darr05Dana is the only instructor in Valparaiso who has studied exclusively within the Iyengar system for twenty years.  She continues  regular training with Manouso Manos, the most senior Iyengar teacher in the country, as well as Sri HS Arun of Banglore (affectionately known as “The ChairMaster”) and Mary Reilly of Petoskey, Michigan.  She has also studied with the Iyengars at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.  She is grateful to her first teacher, Pablo Jimenez, for introducing her to this most challenging gift and to Marge LaMothe for continuing to encourage her. Dana’s knowledge and excellent humor help her lead students through well-balanced, challenging and meaningful yoga classes. Don’t be fooled by the tough demeanor, she cares deeply about all of her student.

 

Marge LaMothe

asana04Marge has been practicing yoga for over forty years and is easily the most accomplished yogi in in the area, if not the entire state of Indiana. After learning out of Richard Hittleman’s book of yoga, she was introduced to the Iyengar system by Chicago’s Judy Landecker and never looked back. Marge has studied regularly with Manouso Manos for over thirty years as well as with many other Senior Iyengar instructors. Well-stuctured, methodical and undaunted in her instruction, she not only teaches, but also brings her students true understanding of the essence of yoga. An opportunity to study with Marge should never be missed!

 

Katie Ogg

Katie OggKatie has been teaching in Valpo since 1999.  She studied with Pablo Jimenez before becoming a certified hatha yoga teacher through the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Katie teaches hatha yoga in a fun, flowing style… sometimes quite challenging, but always with emphasis on breath and inner awareness.  She and her students agree – early morning yoga is a great way to start the day! Come on in and find out why Flow Yoga will work for you, too.

 

Danielle Newton

asana03Having completed her in-studio training with Dana in 2012 as well as numerous workshops with Manouso Manos and Sri HS Arun, Dani is one of our rising star teachers.  She has a degree in Sports Physiology and Theater from Valparaiso University. Tiny and compact in size, she is formidable and mighty in knowledge and skill. The way we like it.
 
 
 
 

Dannielle Hunt

asana05Dannielle is a lover of yoga, a natural teacher, and a busy mom of three. After she discovered the many benefits of yoga for herself, she longed to share it as often as possible.  She has spent the last three years introducing yoga to many others in various class settings and privately, yet was still searching for a place to continue growing in her practice and teaching for many years to come.  She is thrilled that her journey has brought her to Asana.  Dannielle is grateful to all of her students and supporters, and to Dana for teaching her so much already!

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