Recent and Upcoming

Welcome to Autumn!  The summer flew, and its intense heat seems like a dim memory this week with intense rain and cooler temperatures.

It’s been a great entry into fall, with the “Autumn Abundance” Yoga Retreat at Snowbird’s Cliff Spa (photos below). I’m grateful to current Mindful students who joined, as well as former yoga teacher trainees, some of whom brought family members! We had a lovely afternoon in the bright, spacious, serene studio. It was just cool enough to enjoy the rooftop pool and hot tub as well. I’m currently planning for the next retreat, and will update you all soon.

The Lifelong Learning Snowbird retreat is coming up on Nov. 11. It usually fills up quickly, so check the link here if you’re planning to attend.; there is usually a wait list.  This will be the 10th and final time that I will teach this retreat. It’s been a pleasure teaching for the University of Utah’s Lifelong Learning program!

Speaking of the University of Utah, the 20-minute video here was taken by a trainee during an introduction to yoga in the Iyengar tradition for the 200-hour yoga teacher training program. This demonstration is of a sequence created by Geeta Iyengar for the 2017 International Day of Yoga.

I had the opportunity today to speak with first-year medical students at the U. They interviewed me for their final project in the “Beyond the Diagnosis” class. It was an honor (and kind of a life goal) to talk about “ikigai” (life purpose), wellness (whatever that is), pratipaksha bhavana (cultivation of opposites), differences between the U.S. and Japanese medical systems, compassion, depression, and how eastern and western medicine can work together.  I hope to have more chances like this in the future!

I still teach 200-hour teacher trainees at Salt Lake Community College, and with both 200-hour yoga teaching and 500-hour yoga therapy trainees at Inbody Academy.  Inspired and inspiring, it’s a challenge and honor to help develop the next generation of practitioners!

Inbody Academy is growing by leaps and bounds, and the 200-hour Mindfulness Teacher Training program kicks off in a few weeks. We’re delighted to have several participants from Japan for the online component. I’ll be teaching “Mindful Asana” for the program, and will teach at the 5-day silent retreat, to be held at Hidden Springs Ranch in Altamont, Utah, from May 2-5, 2019. Please join us of the retreat, or for the Mindfulness Teacher Training Program!

On Oct. 16, Inbody Yoga Academy is hosting my “Basics of Adjusting” workshop from 7-9:30 pm. In this workshop, I will teach the basics of correction and adjustment in several key poses, from observing common mistakes to verbal, demonstration, and hands-on techniques which will enhance students’ understanding of the asana. Use of props as a corrective tool will also be addressed. To join, you must be a 200-hour yoga teacher training graduate or current trainee, and be comfortable working in groups/pairs. The cost is $35/general public, or $30 for Inbody graduates or current trainees (contact me directly for the Inbody discount coupon code). Register here!

Weekly classes and Sunday Monthly Restore classes continue; the schedule is listed here, and the next Sunday Restore class is on Oct. 12. Hope to see you there!

In 2019, I’m looking forward to attending my first Iyengar Yoga National Convention to study with Abhijata Iyengar, senior Iyengar teachers, and my own teacher, Dominica Serigano from Japan. What else might 2019 hold?  Stay tuned.

Thank you for joining me on this path of yoga. As it is said, “Yoga is the journey to the center of the soul”. That being said, we do not stay there, in the depths of the soul. Rather, we move outward again to share our learning with others.  May we have peace, may we remember to take right action. May we live life purposefully, joyfully, and bodymindfully!



Time to register for “Autumn Abundance” Retreat!

Details below, and on the Workshops & Events page!

“Autumn Abundance” Yoga Retreat with Dana

Sunday, September 23, 2018

1:00-4:00 pm at Snowbird Resort’s Cliff Spa


Online Registration/Prepayment here! 

Join Dana for this intimate, restful retreat, held in the yoga studio at the top of Snowbird’s Cliff Spa! Yoga retreat includes three hours of asana, restorative yoga, and meditation (suitable for all levels of practitioners). Our theme is “Autumn Abundance” and the practice will focus on moving into this transitional time with a sense of fullness.

BONUS: The retreat fee includes access to the entire spa (rooftop hot tub and swimming pool, dry saunas, eucalyptus steam room, workout facility and locker rooms), plus 20% off any 50-minute+ a-la-carte spa services (not to mention the wonderful view)! Spa details here! Spend an entire early autumn “Sunday fun-day” up at Snowbird on your own, or with a friend, partner, or colleague. 

The fine print:

  • Prepayment required for attendance. You may pay online here, or in person by cash or check; Venmo and credit cards are also accepted. Contact Dana for details.
  • Limited to 16 participants.
  • If fewer than 5 are registered by Sept. 17, event may be cancelled, and all payments will be refunded.
  • No refunds unless event is cancelled by organizer (like a concert or other event). Thanks for your understanding.

2016 Snowbird Retreat

Cliff Spa Studio, 2016


See you at Snowbird!

“Summer Stillness” Yoga Retreat with Dana

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1:00-4:00 pm at Snowbird Resort’s Cliff Lodge



Retreat is full with 13 participants; thanks for registering, and see you on June 24!

All participants have been contacted by e-mail. If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, or a reminder on June 23, please check your Junk mail folder; if no reminder is found, please e-mail Dana with your phone number, and she will give you a call to confirm! 

Coming up here soon…

Two events are coming up here in June (along with the temperature)…

First, this Sunday, June 10 from 5-7pm is our Second Sunday Restore Class!  Class fee is $20, and all are invited to join (familiarity with prop use is helpful, but not required). Bring a friend or partner, and join us in the studio for a slow, refreshing two-hour session. (Purchase online here, or directly from Dana; no need to reserve in advance)

Second, Sunday, June 24 is the date of the “Summer Stillness” Yoga Retreat at Snowbird’s Cliff Spa! This three-hour retreat will include asana, pranayama (breath work), and meditation, is open to all levels of practitioners, and the fee is $80 (pre-registration/prepayment by June 15; purchase online here or from Dana directly). The fee includes access to the luxurious Cliff Lodge Spa. Details are available here!

Looking forward to seeing you at one or both of the wonderful early-summer events. If you can’t make it, I’m currently planning for our next outing, so stay tuned!

2016 Snowbird Retreat

Snowbird Yoga Studio, 2016

May-September “Second Sunday 2-Hour Restore” Class

“Second Sunday 2-Hour Restore” with Dana Levy

—May 13, June 10, July 8 DATE CHANGE:July 15!, Aug. 12 & Sept. 9—

5:00-7:00 pm 

Dana’s “Second Sunday 2-Hour Restore” classes offer an opportunity to refresh the body and mind, and prepare for the upcoming week. By using a variety of props, poses can be held for longer periods of time, which allows the mind, body and breath to settle and the nervous system to reset, resulting in deep relaxation. This class is appropriate for all students; experience with props (blankets, bolsters, etc.) is helpful, but not required. All props supplied by the studio. Held at Mindful Yoga Collective (223 S. 700 E., Suite #4) on the second Sunday of each month.

Price: $20/class

**Early Bird Discount Passes (through May 12)**

  • 5-Class Pass: $90($18.00/class)

  • 4-Class Pass: $75($18.75/class)

Purchase your pass here, before May 12!


President’s Day Weekend Schedule and March/April 6-Class Saturday Series

President’s Day Weekend Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES on Saturday, Feb. 17 or Monday, Feb. 19!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

March/April 6-Class Saturday Series


Register and pay ASAP on the Class Payment Page by clicking here!
Or, send e-mail to “” ASAP, and pay the class fee before March 1.

When six people are registered, the class price goes up to $90.00. Single class fee is $15.00, and anyone is welcome to drop in.


  • 6-Class Saturday Series
  • 8:30-10am on March 3, 10, 24 and April 14, 21, 28.
  • Mindful Yoga Collective
  • Fee: 85.00 for first six students, $90.00 after six students register, $15.00 single-class rate.

Schedule Reminders!

From Feb. 7, Wednesday “All Levels Hatha Yoga” class time changes to 10:00-11:30am at Mindful Yoga Collective! Join me for your mid-morning practice.

Don’t forget to join the ‘pajama gang’ at Mindful for “Saturday Series Classes”, 8:30-10am on the following dates: Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 24. (Drop-in $15.00.) Hope to see you there!

And Dana teaches “Yoga Fundamentals” at Inbody Academy every Tuesday evening, 5:30-6:45 for a $15.00 drop-in. Sweet little studio, lovely fundamental classes.

See you for class soon!



January 8-17 Schedule Changes

Dana will be away for part of January. See below for subs and cancellations. Thanks for your understanding!

▪ Monday, Jan. 8, 9:15-10:45am: Carla Anderson
▪ Wednesday, Jan. 10, 11:30-1:00pm: Roz Newmark
▪ Friday, Jan. 12, 9:15-10:45am: Roz Newmark
▪ Monday, Jan. 15: CANCELLED
▪ Wednesday, Jan. 17: CANCELLED

Schedule resumes from Friday, Jan. 19. I’ll look forward to practicing with you then!