purposeful life

Illuminating a purposeful life through yoga, passion, and God.

Yoga, ministry, & lifestyle

Private yoga classes, yoga education, ministerial speaking, and spirited writing


Yoga, ministry, & lifestyle

Meet Dana

I am Dana Renee Taft, a generous, energetic, and vivacious lover of God, yoga, and life itself. I adore the daily opportunities I have to bring together my skills as a certified Behavioral Life Coach, a loving pastor, and a long-time yoga instructor in order to help you be your best self. I passionately believe that life is about all of you— body, soul, and spirit — and I have dedicated myself to bringing the light and color back into my clients’ lives. 

Beyond my areas of expertise, I am always passionate about being a fun-loving wife to Chris Taft, my husband of 11 years and former NBA player. From meeting at a club to ministering together, we’ve seen it all and loved every minute. I am also a mother to three awe-inspiring and incredibly tall young people, Kayla, David and Ethan, and our family lives in Nashville, TN with our ferociously goofy puppy, Tucker.

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— Brendie K.

"Dana creates challenges intended to break through any barriers that have held you back in the past. Having Dana’s personal attention was definitely a gift to me!”

— Lindsay M.

"Dana taught me to always have FUN and try new things with my yoga practice, which has helped me develop as a teacher myself. She has encouraged me to grow, both on my mat and off my mat as a teacher and person.” 

— Kit O. 

"When I began yoga, I was admittedly self-conscious, fearful of ‘not doing it right’, and looking like a fool. What I found in Dana’s leadership of our practices was a grace-filled environment of trust and encouragement through positivity.  I could not recommend Dana’s instruction more highly!”

— Sarah D.

"I wanted to quit practicing after my first month, but this smile mixed with encouragement and challenging practices kept me coming back for more. That was five years ago. I love Dana. She will always be my teacher.” 

—  Keleah Anderson, Owner of Abundant Yoga

"She always shows up with a smile and a willingness to help where needed. She is solution oriented, reliable and trustworthy. Her skills are abundant yet her heart is her biggest gift."

—  Karen M.

"Not only did I get an instructor who would personalize my yoga to what my body needed but I also got a wonderful friend with a positive outlook on life."