DANA KARPAIN was born and raised in Redondo Beach CA. He graduated from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Fine Art. Dana has traveled extensively around the world, visiting six continents and over twenty-seven countries. He has explored many sacred sites and worked with many indigenous healers.
ART: Dana has served as the Art Director for the “Center for the Peaceful Self” in Ojai, CA, as well as at Yogaville, a Yoga Retreat and Conference Center in Virginia, where he garnered the PIVA (Printing Industries of Virginia) award. Dana incorporates his extensive yoga practices, computer graphic skills and his layout and design background into his Fine Art. His distinctive art work and subject matter is also strongly influenced, in addition to having lived at a yoga ashram, by his world travel to six continents and over twenty-seven countries. He presently lives in Ojai, CA and has won numerous awards for his Fine Art. Dana’s most recent shows have been at the Center for the Peaceful Self in Ojai; the world headquarters of the Synopsis Corporation in Silicon Valley; the Soho Restaurant and Music Club in Santa Barbara; The Carpinteria Art Center; Central Coast Art Gallery, Santa Cruz; and Crown Plaza Art Gallery, Ventura CA.
YOGA & SPIRTUAL COUNSELING: Dana feels honored to assist people, whether it is with a meditative yoga session or spiritual counseling session, in the sacred journey of finding their bliss. The aim of Yoga is a focused mind, which leads to a peaceful mind. A peaceful mind creates a peaceful body, bringing about a blissful state of being. Dana has studied and practiced yoga and meditation for over thirty years. Dana studied under the yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda the founder of Yogaville and Integral Yoga®. At Yogaville he was ordained as an Integral Yoga Minister and Yoga Instructor. Dana is certified in Hatha Yoga Asana (Physical postures); Pranayama (Breath work); Dhyana (Meditation); Yoga Nidra (Deep relaxation); and Raja Yoga (Yogic philosophy). He has taught yoga, and assisted others with spiritual guidance, all over the world with his favorite realm being the here and now. Dana looks forward to traveling here with you whenever you wish! Breathe deeply and enjoy, Namaste!