Lisa Mitchell
100000000_largeYoga has played a transformative role in Lisa’s life, as it has helped her quiet her mind of the habitual and often negative thoughts that had existed through various stages of her growth. Yoga allows her the awareness to deliberately choose thoughts that are empowering and make her feel a sense of peace and connection with everyone and everything around her.Lisa continues to be a student of Yoga and considers her 500 Hour training with Srii Dharma Mittra to be most influential.  She has also completed 100 hours with Baron Baptiste, and 200 hours with Lisa Taylor and Sarah Gingrich. Additional trainings and immersions with Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, Gina Caputo, Bryan Kest, Kino Macgregor and Phillip Askew have also been highly influential to her teaching and practice. Lisa’s classes are challenging enough for experienced practitioners, yet simple enough and totally approachable for newer yogis. She uses positive affirmations to create a meditative flow, while still focusing on proper body alignment. She invites you to share her passion for personal growth, physical movement and deep connection with our true selves by practicing with her. Aside from being the co-founder of Dana Hot Yoga, she has completed Doctoral studies in Special Education, and has researched and developed an integrative yoga-based program entitled Body-Centered Therapy, which is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lisa is also an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Education Department at St. Joseph’s University. She is the proud mother of two daughters, a dog Buddha, and two cats, Dalli and Samadhi

Dorian Mitchell
While yoga calls to us for many reasons, Dorian started his yoga practice while in the courtship of dating his now wife. He completed the Dana Hot Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2011, and has continued his studies in the Rocket Yoga method with Amber Jean yoga baby of the late Larry Schultz.  He looks forward to sharing acceptance while fostering an environment that promotes the idea of function over form, and most importantly, FUN during his classes!  As a Philadelphia native and graduate f St. Joseph’s University there is a soft spot in his heart for the western side of the city.  Consequently, when the opportunity arose to launch Dana Hot Yoga with his wife and co-founder he chose Bala Cynwyd, PA.  Since 2007 Dorian has served as the Director of operations at Dana Hot Yoga.  He finds gratification in sharing with others the bountiful benefits of yoga and is committed to growing our Dana Hot Yoga community one neighborhood at a time.