MEET DANA

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Meet Dana Wisniewski, MS, CMI

 

Dana is a certified meditation teacher, mindfulness coach + facilitator, author, podcast host, copywriter + digital designer, and corporate wellbeing professional, working extensively in corporate/employee wellness for the past 20 years, designing and implementing employee wellness programs throughout the U.S. 

Dana has completed numerous meditation trainings over the last 25 years, having first taking a college class on Stress Reduction Techniques and Meditation Training at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2000. Additionally, she's completed a meditation teacher training certification with Anchor Meditation in San Francisco. She's also completed trainings with Ziva Meditation and has attended meditation retreats with the Shambhala Center (Red Feather Lakes, CO).

 

She is currently undergoing a in-depth 75-hour mindfulness instructor training with the prestigious MNDFL (New York) - one of the country's leading mindfulness and meditation organizations, including in-depth training with neuroscientists and neurosurgeons. ​​

From designing integrative wellness programs for 12,000 employees at Colorado's largest school district for five years, to leading intimate small group meditation and mindfulness classes, she's gained a wide array of wellness experience over the past two decades.

Dana is a born and raised Wisconsin girl, who now calls Colorado home along with her husband and two boys. She first learned to meditate in the 5th grade, which was rather unique for a small town Midwestern girl growing up in the '80s. But that's another story. 

 

Off the cushion, you will find her playing with her kids, drinking cold brew, hiking, and mountain biking along the front range of Colorado. 

 

Education:

  • M.S. Management (University of WI)

  • M.P.H. Community Health (University of Northern CO - in progress)

  • B.S. Community Health Education (University of WI)

 

Trainings & Certifications

  • 75-hr Certified Mindfulness Instructor (MNDFL | New York) - in progress

  • 25-hr Certified Meditation Teacher (Anchor Meditation | San Francisco, CA)

  • 3-hr Mindfulness 3.0 Workshop (MNDFL | New York & Los Angeles)

  • 3 credit - Meditation & Stress Management Techniques Training (University of WI | LaCrosse, WI)

  • Ziva Meditation Training

  • Meditation Retreat, The Shambhala Center (Red Feather Lake, CO)  

  • Completion of Wellcoaches: Health Coach Training

  • Faculty Status: WELCOA (Wellness Council of America)

  • Awarded "Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals in the U.S." (WELCOA)

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Giving Back

  • Samaritan's Purse: Hurricane Ike relief work for 7 days (Galveston, TX)

  • iEmpathize: Created and hosted 2 yoga fundraiser for exploited children (Lafayette, CO)

  • Boulder Valley School District: Classroom Volunteer for 5 years (Boulder, CO)

  • Safehouse Alliance: Created & facilitated one year yoga program for women (Boulder & Lafayette, CO)

  • Wellness Initiative: Volunteer yoga teacher for school-ages children (Boulder, CO)

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"As is the micro so is the macro. Changing your inside will naturally and automatically result in change on the outside.

Water your inner garden. Grow your values. Cultivate your truth. Whatever you choose to pay attention to will bloom in and around you. Choose wisely."  

- Dana Wisniewski

Awakening Wild: Poems & Field Notes on Life

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