My Story

 

About Dashama

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Who has impacted hundreds of millions of lives globally with her message of healing, happiness, oneness, love & flow.

Serving the Masses

Since 2005 Dashama has produced hundreds of videos, multiple best selling online courses, 32 instructional DVDs, written 5 books, lead international retreats, teacher trainings and events serving the growing demand for her high quality educational material in the meditation, yoga, health & wellness market segment known as LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability). Her productions have distribution globally through Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, ATT Uverse, Broadband TV, Marriott Hotels, Shangri-la Resorts, Roku, Apple TV, Daily Yoga app + more with a total reach of over 150 million potential daily viewers combined.

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The Early Years 

Despite a rough start, being sent to live in foster homes at age 6 after both of her parents lost their minds to drugs, Dashama excelled in her studies & was an award winning athlete, writer & scholar both in lower school & college. Her hunger for knowledge won her the Student of the Year award for stumping her AP Physics professors with questions about the nature of the Universe.

No stranger to tragedy, she was involved in several near death car accidents, one that resulted in scoliosis of her spine at age 18. Doctors told her there was nothing that could be done & she'd have to live with this new condition, leaving her hopeless. Always an over achiever, several years later she hit rock bottom from work related burnout & depression which lead her on an inner quest for healing & happiness. Soon she discovered a yoga teacher who had healed her spine with yoga. She found hope that she too could regain her health & vitality to live pain free & enrolled immediately. It was during that training she experienced true oneness, joy & inner peace. She learned that we have the power to heal our minds, bodies & hearts & fully dedicated her life to spreading this message to humanity. 

Healing & Purification

Over the next 14 years, Dashama traveled the world learning from masters, healers & teachers from all walks of life. She practiced celibacy for 4 years to focus all of her energy & time on the purification & healing path. At times she was practicing & teaching yoga & meditation 8-10 hours per day. Through that journey she discovered a fulfillment & richness of being that had never been known to her before. No longer attracted to the dramas of normal life, nor drinking & partying, she invested her energy into creating a school to share the powerful teachings that had healed her spine, her heart & her life. She went on to train & certify hundreds of yoga teachers, healers & life coaches with her unique combination of ancient wisdom & modern technology she learned how to release trauma, PTSD, alleviate depression, anxiety, spinal, muscular & skeletal imbalances & misalignment, how to regulate emotional imbalances by healing the gut microbiome, alleviate stress through breath, meditation & mindfulness practices, liquid fasting, vipassana silent meditation, Ayurveda, Qi Gong, Kundalini, Tantra, Mantra, EFT, holotropic breathwork, laughter, dancing, movement meditation, holistic nutrition & love. 

Innovator & Trend Setter 

Dashama was one of the first creators on Youtube in 2006, yet her growth & visibility began when she launched the first online yoga challenge in 2008. Her 30 Day Yoga Challenge went viral reaching millions of viewers world wide. This inspired a movement that is still growing today as brands & individuals leverage Yoga Challenges to reach & engage audiences & customers world wide. Her 2016 version called 30DYC, aka the P90X of yoga, sponsored by Banyan Tree Resort Maldives, was featured on QVC during Black Friday in 2017, sold as a bonus offer with Amazon Kindle Fire & Xbox selling over 75,000 units in one day.

She is also credited for starting the paddle board yoga trend, after she released a SUP Yoga video on youtube in 2009 which went viral. She co-branded her own line of SUP Yoga boards with Starboard International & traveled the world as a professional water sports athlete with her "Be the Change" tour for 5 years & was featured on magazine covers & TV in many countries. 

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Her Universal Message

Dashama was invited to be a key note speaker & presenter at the United Nations in 2016 for International Day of Happiness in honor of the Kingdom of Bhutan. She has been invited to speak & consult at hospitals, corporations, schools & with international brands such as Nike Global Leadership Summit, XDubai, University of Virginia, Illinois State Senate, Warwick University UK, as well as to create Yoga Awareness Week & Speak at Sony Motion Picture Studios. She has served on expert panels with Harvard medical research doctor Sat Bir Khalsa on several occasions and has been featured in several best selling books including 'The Miracle Morning' & 'Choose Yourself' & the documentary film 'Awake' the life story of Yogananda. People from all walks of life benefit from her heartfelt stories & proven strategies for over coming adversity, living life fearlessly & achieving a purpose driven life of success, health & happiness regardless of circumstances. She has gone on to impact hundreds of millions of hearts world wide through her videos, courses & partnerships with her timely message of healing, hope and happiness. 

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Philanthropy 

Growing up in humble beginnings, Dashama learned early the power of giving as her family was the recipients of free food donations from their local church. She has worked with & supported numerous charity foundations such as World Vision, Charitywater, Leondardo DiCaprio Foundation, Water.org, Global Empowerment Mission, Clinton Global Initiatives, Rainforest Alliance, Amazon Frontlines, Yoga for Africa, Yoga for Foster Children & Orphans, and Mauna Loa Foundation to name a few.  Her desire to spread the benefits of meditation for mental & physical health and to unify the cultures across humanity to alleviate human suffering is at the core of the work that she does. She is now creating a foundation called the Oneness Movement that will serve as a platform to unify change makers for social and environmental good. 

A Media Favorite 

With a college degree in International Relations & Communications, Dashama's upbeat personality & innovative attitude have attracted features by some of the top media in the world. Magazines such as Vogue Arabia, Teen Vogue, Cosmo Germany, Wall Street Journal, ABC news, Discovery Channel Seeker Stories, Men's Journal, CBS, NBC, Fox, Miami Herald, QVC, HSN, and Organic Living to name a few. Her 2010 audition to have her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network rose to the top 1% out of 20,000 auditions proving there is a growing audience for shows about holistic lifestyle, mental health and healing. 

Often sponsored by global brands, Dashama has collaborated with Nike, GoPro, Vitamix, Puma, Banyan Tree, Waldorf Astoria, Marriott & Shangri-la resorts, as well as green living brands such as Sleep on Green, Manduka, Prana, Color Science, Starboard SUP, One World Ayurveda, Cure Joy, Yoga Club box + more. 

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