The OM Festival – Dana Kaplan
The OM Festival – Dana Kaplan passion is to bring people together in love & joy. She practices & teaches several forms of yoga to create unity. As an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, Dana specializes in teaching traditional Hatha Yoga for beginners and for the more advanced student. Her Hatha classes focus on proper alignment & mindful breath work. She also specializes in teaching Yin Yoga. Here she supports students in finding stillness, patience, acceptance and compassion. Connecting to a state of santosha (contentedness) is the common thread through all of Dana’s asana classes.
As a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher (CLYT), Dana has been teaching Laughter Yoga classes regularly since 2010. She did her advanced training with the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria. She loves sharing the joys and health benefits of Laughter Yoga with all. She particularly likes the way all barriers of separation melt away as we connect to one another at a heart level, deeply perceiving our oneness. Laughter Yoga is accessible to Every Body & is a deep & fun healing practice that releases stress, boosts the immune system & fosters positive, loving, compassionate & accepting attitudes NMW (No Matter What)!
A devotee of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of devotion) and an accomplished vocalist, Dana adores chanting the Divine Names. She is the leader of the Kirtan band, To Bring Devotion, based in Orlando, FL. Kirtan is the Bhakti Yoga practice of call and response devotional chanting. This beautiful practice steadies the mind & opens the heart to infinite love. She artfully combines contemporary, Western rock & pop original melodies with ancient, Eastern mantras.