meet your teachers

dana

Dana opened Afterglow Yoga in March of 2016 to create a judgment-free studio space filled with laughter, love and community. A place where like-minded people can connect, learn, grow and feel free to be themselves. Dana’s calling is to share her passion and love of yoga with the world in the hopes that it can touch lives the way it has hers.

Dana’s teaching’s draw from classical and deep lineage-based yogic traditions including Tantra, Hatha, Kundalini and Vinyasa. Her teachers include Alan Finger, Mona Anand, Lauren Toolin, Rod Stryker, and Gurmukh. Her classes blend strong, creative asana sequences and classical techniques such as pranayama, meditation and kriya.

Dana is E-RYT500, KRI Level I, (220 hours) and holds additional certifications in Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga, Hot Yoga, Children’s Yoga and is a Reiki Master Teacher.

david

Encouraged by a close friend, David found and fell in love with Restorative yoga classes at Afterglow.

Afterglow Yoga became his ‘Aum’ and he developed a 3-4x per week practice. With encouragement, he became a 200-hour yoga teacher and is Reiki Level 2 certified.

David specializes in Restorative Yoga, where he likes to incorporate guided meditation and mantras. He offers many healing techniques, creating a practical form of physical healing and spiritual growth.

When you ask David how yoga changed his life, he had this to offer, ‘It’s the first time in a very long time that I put myself first and prioritized my self-care above all else. It allowed me to fully love myself and trust that whatever came my way, while challenging, would make a better version of myself. I have a renewed love for life but most importantly, love of self.’

David finds joy and inspiration in seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey and hopes to nurture and encourage them along their way.

michele

Michele is a 500-hour yoga teacher who has been teaching for 14 years. In addition to teaching group classes, Michele is a teacher trainer.

She loves to teach beginners, yin yoga, restorative yoga and prenatal yoga. She is deeply passionate about sharing yoga with others and creates a truly special class experience.

marguerite

Marguerite is a 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher specializing in Yin Yoga, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Reiki 2 Practitioner and Sound Healing Facilitator.

She is passionate about guiding individuals on their journey towards optimal health and well-being with a deep-rooted belief in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. She intertwines the ancient wisdom of yoga and the art of acupuncture to create a harmonious balance between mind, body and spirit.

Through yoga classes, Marguerite empowers students to explore the profound connection between breath, movement, and inner peace. Her classes are not just about physical postures; they are a holistic experience that nurtures the body and calms the mind.

With 5 years of yoga teaching experience and a compassionate heart she is dedicated to supporting students in their quest to find balance in mind, body, and spirit.

cj

As a spiritual person by nature, who has always practiced the sacred art of Yoga, CJ knew her calling was to take her practice beyond the mat, and branch it out to others, to share the beauty that yoga can be, because it is for everyBody. It’s the perfect prescription for anyone who wants to make a change in their life and energetic change in this world. Yoga handles stress, anxiety, sadness, regret, loneliness, limited range of motion, pain, physical discomfort, and lack of sense of self. Everyone’s journey is different, and can and will evolve over time; Yoga makes the process more tangible, more evolutionary.

As an RYT200 and Level 1 Reiki master trained practitioner, CJ infuses Vinyasa, Hatha, and Ashtanga yoga techniques into her practice, and there are always meditative elements. CJ truly believes that Yoga is for everyBody, so whether you seek a slow flow, heated (power), or all levels, she would love to take you on that journey. Join her and let’s evolve together.

birva

Birva is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher who has been teaching full time since 2020. She is passionate and loves to help people start their path in self-care and self-love by teaching them yoga.

Birva believes that yoga is not about the shape of your body, it’s about the shape of your life. After working as a senior property accountant for more than 10 years, she is proud to now dedicate her life to teaching yoga full time.

Yoga has helped Birva’s life in every way whether it is mental, emotional, physical or spiritual. She is honored to share this life changing practice to help as many people as possible with the gifts yoga has given her.