About Dana Santas
Dana Santas, formerly Dana Edison, is creator and director of Radius Yoga Conditioning, an international yoga-based functional mobility training business. Specializing in serving professional sports, Dana has experience working with nearly 30 teams and hundreds of athletes in the NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA and MLS. She is currently the yoga trainer for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Pirates, and acts as a mobility consultant to several other pro teams. She also works one-on-one with dozens of professional and Olympic athletes across all sports. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Pro Sports Integrative Mobility for the Athletes Compound at Saddlebrook Resort and Bain Sports Performance. While living in Boston, she proudly served as the exclusive yoga trainer for the Boston Fire Department.
Nicknamed the “Mobility Maker,” Dana is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance. As a sports training professional specializing in integrative mobility, functional movement and breathing biomechanics, Dana received her training through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). She also credits her skills and expertise to all she has learned and continues to learn from the team trainers and coaches she works with on an ongoing basis. Dana earned her B.A. cum laude from Tufts University.
A recognized expert in yoga and mobility training, Dana is regularly sourced by the media; her advice has been covered by Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Oxygen, Shape, Quick and Simple, RedBook and others (press page). She’s also been featured with her pro clients in Sports Illustrated, Hockey Magazine, USA Hockey, NHL Network, MLB.com, Fox Sports, CBS Sports and other sports media outlets. As a presenter on the integration of yoga into sports training, she has been an expert speaker at the Major League Baseball Strength Coaches’ Winter Meetings as well as several professional golfing venues, including TPC Boston. She is a sports mobility and yoga training expert contributor to Turner Broadcasting’s new wellness brand, Turner Wellness Media, with posts on upwave.com. She is also a contributor to Stack Media. Additionally, Dana is proud to represent Be Present, American-made yoga clothing company as a Be Present “All Star”.
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. Author of the Book and Audio Series “Yoga is Not One Size Fits All,” 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.
The lucky mother of three amazing children (and a golden retriever and miniature parrot), Dana lives in the Tampa Bay area with her best friend, her husband Donovan.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
-Henry David Thoreau