Originally From: Red Deer, AB
Dan was raised outside of a small town in central Alberta and moved to Fort Mcmurray in 2013 to chase a dream of working for the fire department, never imagining he would play a part in helping to combat the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016. Since moving to Fort McMurray he has stayed busy with many activities such as training and competing with the Fort McMurray Firefit team travelling around Canada, playing hockey (his first passion in life) and snowboarding whenever he can squeeze it in. Dan grew up playing hockey (midget AA for 3 years & Junior B for 3 years), but these days you would more likely find Dan in the yoga studio. Dan started doing yoga in 2011, looking for more flexibility in his body. Very rapidly yoga became a bigger part of his life. Dan recognized the benefits of yoga are greater than just flexibility. In 2015 he took his 200 hour RYT training here in Fort McMurray with Kaitlin Armstrong and Pattie Dwyer and has been teaching Yoga ever since. He believes yoga is a life long practice that presents an ever evolving physical and mental challenge and does so in a mindful and healthy way. This all sounds serious but ultimately Dan believes that having fun and being playful throughout will encourage you to come back to your mat as often as you can.
Yoga Certifications: CYA-RYT200