(owner of SFY, E-RYT, RPYT, RCYT)
Dana loves working with pregnant mamas to help them realize the full strength and wonder of their own beautiful bodies. She also has over five hundred hours of specialized training in children’s yoga and 10 years experience with teaching yoga to families and children from birth through high school.
Dana combines her experience in yoga, children’s yoga therapy, music, developmental movement, early childhood education, and as a mom to three young children, to create classes and workshops that are unique to the students’ interests and strengths. Dana strives to help each child and mother build confidence and body awareness while discovering their own unique gifts. She believes that we can help families tackle any troubles and trials that life may bring, by giving them tools that teach us to depend on our own body’s and mind’s strength.
When not teaching yoga in the studio or schools, Dana and her family of 5 enjoy traveling the world, bringing the joy and peace of yoga to children in impoverished areas around the globe. Dana and her husband Ron are ambassadors with Africa Yoga Project, a non-profit organization in Africa bringing yoga, jobs, and hope to young adults in the informal settlements of Africa.
Whitney completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014, to be certified in 2015. In the spring of 2015 Whitney found out her and her fiancé were expecting their first baby, and she began attending prenatal yoga classes with Dana at Sweet Feet Yoga. Throughout her pregnancy, she felt more and more passionate about prenatal care. When her daughter, Hazel, arrived in December, she knew she wanted to continue to be a part of the growing birthing community.
With the support of her fiancé and with the adorable baby Hazel in tow, she completed her prenatal teacher training in May of 2016 with Sweet Feet Yoga. Whitney is excited for this next step in her journey empowering women and guiding them through this exciting time of pregnancy and birth.
(RYT, RPYT, SFY Baby & Me, SFY Tots)
Laura began practicing yoga in 2005 to a VHS tape she had rented from the library. She remembers the awkwardness of attempting to complete the video as she struggled to watch both her feet and the tape at the same time! She kept returning to the practice though and eventually became committed to how awesome yoga helped her to feel physically, mentally, and spiritually. She knew she needed to share this gift of yoga with the world, and in 2013 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Akasha Yoga Center. Since then she has been teaching students of all backgrounds.
When Laura and her husband decided to start their family, she didn’t realize how the pregnancy would make her feel like a beginner yoga student all over again. As she made peace with her changing body, and the sometimes discomfort of practicing yoga with a little being growing inside of her, she discovered a new strength unbeknownst to her prior to pregnancy through her Prenatal Yoga practice at Sweet Feet Yoga and the community of women that supported her.
Yoga even helped her to connect to her son during the newborn stage. She loved practicing baby yoga with him with him at home and at SFY, and her little guy even accompanied her during the SFY Baby & Me and SFY Tots trainings! Laura knows yoga will help prenatal and postnatal mamas adjust to their changing bodies in a loving and compassionate way, while helping them to forge a beautiful connection with their little ones.
Cristyn started attending prenatal yoga classes through Sweet Feet when she was pregnant with her first child in 2015 and fell in love with how it made her body feel and the community that was built with other expecting moms. When she became pregnant with her second child in 2017 she knew that she wanted to teach prenatal yoga classes. Cristyn became certified through Sweet Feet Yoga and Dana Robinson in the early fall of 2017.
Through prenatal yoga, Cristyn’s passion grew for prenatal care and awareness. She wants to empower women within the community through yoga so that they can build strength, confidence, and awareness of their own bodies mind and strength. Cristyn grew up in Crystal Lake and is very connected to the community as her roots here run deep. She is also an amazing mama to two little boys age 2 years and 2 months old. Through prenatal yoga she strives to build relationships among expecting mothers and continue to be a part of the birthing community in our area. She hopes that through her classes moms can feel empowered, beautiful, and strong!