TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

DANE LEANNA

Manager & Teacher

A bunhead turned yogi, I fell in love with hot yoga after my first class. The heat, the sweat, the flow, the mindfulness, was exactly what I had been looking for to complement the rigidity of ballet. Then in 2015, a major foot surgery led me to get my 200-hour RYT through the ZenSpot Institute, in my hometown of Eugene, OR. It was a blessing to have been able to use my rehab time to open up another path and add more tools to my belt. I not only began to integrate the practice into my dance, but also into my life, finding more time for breath and mindfulness. 

 

After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, I moved to Atlanta where I immediately immersed myself in the yoga and dance communities. When I’m not at Yonder, you can find me dancing in different projects around the city as a freelance artist, teaching ballet to the lovely students at Still Pointe Dance Studios, concocting new recipes in my kitchen, or finding new mountains to climb (literally and figuratively).

 

“I have found that the mental challenges of yoga, far outway the physical ones, and so I invite my fellow yogis to join me on a journey of spiritual growth through breath and movement.”

 

I love the integration between dance and yoga, yoga and dance. In my classes, I focus a lot on alignment and proper muscle use, while also incorporating unique breathwork and meditations to help us get grounded and centered. I have found that the mental challenges of yoga, far outweigh the physical ones, and so I invite my fellow yogis to join me on a journey of spiritual growth through breath and movement.