About Dana Santas
As featured in Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health, SHAPE, Oxygen and on MLB.com, the NHL Network, Fox Sports, WebMD, CNNRadio, and elsewhere, Dana Santas, formerly Dana Edison, is founder and director of Radius Yoga Conditioning (RYC), an international yoga training and consulting business offering customized yoga for sports and athlete-specific yoga programs. Specializing in serving pro athletes, Dana has experience with MLB, the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS, creating team sport-specific yoga programs as well as working directly with players and coaches from the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Chivas USA. In addition to teaching yoga for athletes, she has served as the exclusive yoga trainer for the Boston Fire Department.
Dana is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) with the Yoga Alliance and has studied many styles of yoga with a heavy concentration on biomechanics. As a health and fitness professional, Dana received her personal training certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has completed Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is currently studying for her CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She holds a B.A. cum laude from Tufts University. An expert yoga for athletes contributor to Stack Magazine and the author/creator of the Yoga Is Not One Size Fits All™ book and audio CD series, her expert advice has been covered by the United Press International (UPI) news wire, Men’s Journal, Redbook, Quick & Simple Magazine, and others. And she has appeared on the cover of New Living Magazine twice.
Radius Yoga is Dana’s own power yoga for sports -Hatha hybrid style of yoga based on her “ABC’s of Yoga™” focus (Alignment, Breath & Core) that emphasizes alignment/restoration of the kinetic chain, utilizing proper breathing mechanics, and awareness/engagement of the core as the center of balance and strength. Dana’s philosophy when applying RYC is that “yoga is NOT one size fits all™” and should be adapted to each person’s body & goals–ideally, after doing a complete functional range of motion & muscular imbalance assessment (refer to the private training page for more info).
To turn her passion for yoga for sports into a fulltime endeavor, Dana left a successful marketing and public relations career that spanned nearly a decade. Prior to her corporate career, she had struggled as a teenaged mother, working to support her daughter and complete her education. Driven to achieve the “American Dream,” she earned her degree with honors from Tufts University and was the top-level marketing executive at an international company by her mid twenties.
Dana’s exit from corporate America and launch of Radius Yoga Conditioning is evidence that she continues to evolve, as does her definition of success, which is now based on authentic happiness rather than external ideals. She hopes that her life experience will inspire others to be true to their own nature and realize that we already possess all that is necessary to be happy, it is simply a matter of slowing down long enough to quiet the chaos and discover it.
Dana is the proud mother of three amazing children (and a golden retriever and miniature parrot) and is married to her best friend.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
-Henry David Thoreau