Dana is a former classically trained ballet and tap dancer who has spent a lifetime fueling her art and body with delicious plant based food. As a vegan, she comes with a wealth of knowledge on living compassionately as an artist, while preparingand enjoying delicious plant based meals. Dana believes that leading an ethically conscious lifestyle should be accessible and affordable, even to those residing in urban areas, and of various socioeconomic statuses. Dana has a BS in Textiles, Marketing, and Design from the University of Rhode Island and is currently studying at The New School, in New York City, for a MS in Nonprofit Management with a focus on environmental sustainability and food policy. Dana is a fine artist, farm animal welfare advocate, and an avid volunteer at some of New York City’s most vulnerable animal shelters. Although she still enjoys the occasional ballet or tap class, she has since dedicated her life to pursing farm animal advocacy.
Lauren is a dancer, teacher, and health enthusiast from Boston, MA. After overcoming a major health scare, she committed to eating a wholesome plant based diet. Re-creating favorite recipes to be completely plant based soon became an obsession, and her new passion was born. She is also an exercise enthusiast, sweet potato addict, and kombucha connoisseur. When not in the kitchen or on the stage, you can find her at the beach, perusing the local farmers market, or catching a hot yoga class.
Ashlea was inspired to become an yoga teacher in order to inspire others to practice. Before becoming a yoga instructor, Ashlea trained as ballet dancer for 15 years at institutions including Baltimore School for the Arts, The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Joffrey School of Ballet, and the The Rock School of Ballet. After an 8 year hiatus, she retuned to ballet for a short time and did a small amount of professional work with local companies in the Washington, D.C. area.
Ashlea discovered the practice of yoga during college, and shortly after graduating, she enrolled in yoga teacher training. Her classes focus on the convergence of body and mind, with a concentration on alignment. As a practitioner of Ashtanga Mysore, Ashlea believes in inspiring each student to do their practice. Using repetition as a medium for reflection, the physicality of Ashlea's class provides a mirror through which you can view the inner-self, as you are, on and off the mat. She recently began the yoga youtube channel "Raven Glick Yoga." where you can find her online yoga classes. Join her on the mat!