Dana Franceschini



What’s your go-to yoga pose and why?
Hip openers because they can relieve the tension and pain we experience from sitting all day while working.

What’s your favorite way to unwind outside of the yoga studio?
Aerial, cycling, cooking/baking, spending time with my dogs, being outdoors.

If you could have any animal join a yoga class, what would it be and why?
A koala because they are cute and fluffy and would surely climb on my back during class.

What’s your favorite healthy snack or meal after a yoga session?
Protein smoothie

Share a mantra or quote that inspires you both on and off the mat.
“Con smania.” It is from the book Beneath a Scarlet Sky, which is a true story about a boy’s courage to help Jews in Italy during WWII. His life motto is con smania – to live life with passion. I have the phrase tattooed on my forearm. 

If you could describe your teaching style in three words, what would they be?
Dynamic, energetic, playful.