Intentional Well-Being Podcast: Accessible Well-Being For All with Dana Acee
Recently, I attended and spoke at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Workshops. This event was an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience.
At this event, I met Dana Acee, today’s guest. Dana is a yoga teacher and higher education career specialist who emphasizes the importance of accessibility both in asana and in the collective well-being. And, she’s at a point in her life where she ready to elevate her voice.
Her passion for equity stems from her shared experience with those who have been marginalized. As a co-conspirator, she uses her white privilege to step up for the greater good. We appreciate you, Dana!
In this episode, we gather together for a conversation to talk about how she helps today’s youth. This is done by offering them the tools to figure out who they want to be in their life. Especially during a time when they are surrounded by dictators or caretakers who tell them what they should do.
The, she explains how well-being practices do not have to look like luxury self-care extremes. Rather, they can be accessible tools we have all around us on a daily basis. Dana touches upon the importance of rest no matter the length of time. She says, “if we want to be deeply engaged in this work, then we have to rest.” I couldn’t agree more.
This conversation is filled with so many consumable quotes that are going to inspire you to add new well-being practices into your own life, free of charge.
Dana Acee (pronounced Ace-e) is a yoga teacher and higher education career services professional. She teaches accessible yoga and passionately advocates for body acceptance and equitable access for all.
She loves to weave yoga’s life practices into everyday conversations, encouraging exploration of how we can live deeper and wider with gratitude.
Her life’s work centers around providing space for people to embrace the truly beautiful and often messy experiences of being human.
Dana lives in Upstate New York with her partner and two cats. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music and plays the flute in a local group.
Besides being on her mat often, she also loves to cook, read, travel, and write poetry and musings.