Hi, my name is Dashama. Thank you for visiting my website.
Over the past 12+ years I have been traveling the world learning, practicing and teaching yoga. My yoga path started early, since my mother and father were yoga loving hippies in the 70s and 80s, they passed along some of the deep spiritual teachings and wisdom to my sisters and I from the start. We grew up in nature and I spent a lot of time connecting with the river and the trees near our home. I learned in those early years that nature is our greatest teacher and can be a very comforting and loving friend as well.
I experienced many great challenges in those early years, when I mother lost her mind to schizophrenia, through drug and alcohol addiction when I was 6 and my sisters and I went to live in foster homes. That was the beginning of a deep and powerful inititation into the realm of separation, suffering, healing, love and trust.
In 2005 I was guided to a yoga teacher training, from a deep spiritual desire to experience inner peace. My life felt like it was falling apart. I had the perfect home, perfect boyfriend, amazing high paying job and was in great shape physically, but the turmoil within was starting to emerge and there was a deep knowing that I needed to immerse myself into the spiritual path. So I gave up everything that I had to follow my dream to become free, which is what lead me to my path as a yoga teacher. At first I went to the yoga teacher training just for my own healing, but through the experience I received so much benefit that I could not hold back from sharing this miraculous practice with as many people as I could find. I would love to share the incredible power of yoga with everyone in the world if I could.
Quickly my yoga teaching spread world wide, as I was one of the first yoga teachers on youtube when it first launched in 2006.
I traveled to India, Israel, Costa Rica, Thailand, Bali, Japan, Germany, UK, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Spain and Mexico to learn from world masters in yoga and to deepen my teaching skills and practice. I learned Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Tantra, Sivananda, Iyengar, Anusara, Forrest, Thai Yoga, Meridian Therapy and Prana Flow as well as Qi Gong, Thai Chi, Modern and Tribal Dance. Each style contributed to my healing and transformation and none felt like a complete system alone. I began to create the Pranashama Yoga Institute based upon the fusion of all lineages, traditions and techniques I have learned, to offer a comprehensive system for healing and life transformation that anyone can benefit from and heal their own life, just as I had. My mission is to share the power of yoga with as many people as possible to heal and awaken humanity to the joy and magic of life.
Dashama is an internationally known Author, Speaker, Producer, Yoga Teacher, Athlete and Influencer. Founder of the Global 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Perfect 10 Lifestyle and Pranashama Yoga Institute. She is an award winning innovator in the field of yoga, conscious business, mind/body transformation and healing.
Dashama, a media favorite, has been featured on ABC, NBC, FOX news, Oprah.com, Discovery Channel, Cosmo Magazine, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc, Tech Crunch and Times of India to name few. She has spoken at events in many countries and at the United Nations, University of Virginia, Warwick Business School, and Sony Motion Picture Studios to name a few. With a college degree in international business and communication, she has been a spirit driven entrepreneur consulting for and creating international brands and businesses for over 15 years. She teaches that the power of the mind, discipline and positive intention are the greatest influences to your conscious evolution and success.
My mission is to raise consciousness and uplift humanity to live a better, healthier and happier life. I was sent here to teach people to trust in the Universe to manifest miracles in daily living through love and high vibration living.
At Pranashama Yoga Institute we are committed to train and certify 1 million yogis and yoga teachers worldwide through our partnerships with universities, corporations, hospitals, healing centers, traditional and online media and school systems globally.
As a global yoga tribe, we believe that together there is nothing impossible for us to achieve. Whether it is raising awareness about ocean conservation through a campaign, purchasing land in the Amazon to protect the rain forests from being clear cut to raise cattle or building an orphanage to create a home for children, the philanthropic side of our work is dedicated to meaningful projects in both environmental and humanitarian related causes world wide.