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Dashama Konah Gordon
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"Dashama is an exquisite example of beauty, love, integrity, professionalism, health, inquisitiveness and yearning for learning that all of the future yoginis can strive for." ~ Mark Becker, CEO New York Magazine & New Life Expos

Dashama - Founder of WeR1race and Perfect 10 Lifestyle, Dashama is an award winning multi-media personality and event producer, health expert, LOHAS spokesmodel, author and philanthropist. Event and media partners include Sony Motion Picture Studios, Waldorf Astoria, CBS, Miami Dolphins, GoPro, National Geographic, Clinton Foundation, RUSH Philanthropic, Charitywater and the Orange Bowl.

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RESUME

Education:

BA from FAU in Intercultural Communications and International Business Certificate obtained while studying abroad in Madrid, Spain at ESIC.
ERYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher Certified from Yoga and Inner Peace and Yoga Alliance, Dashama has studied with many advanced yoga masters in America including Shiva Rea, Gurmukh (Kundalini), John Friend (Anusara), Bryan Kest (Power Yoga), Duncan Wong (Yogic Arts), Sean Corne (Power Vinyasa), Leslie Glickman (Power Vinyasa), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), Kundalini, Qi Gong, Transformational Breathwork, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Asthanga Yoga, Kirya Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, etc.
CTYT (certified thai yoga therapist) with Master Teacher Michael Buck "Mukti" founder of The Vedic Conservatory
 CPT with AFAA (certified as a personal fitness trainer),
CPR/AED with Red Cross.
 
Work History:

International Teaching- Bali Yoga Teacher Training (300 hours) 2011, 12, 13; Isle of Man, UK Trainings, Whistler Yoga Conference, Canada; Bhakti Festival, CA, USA; Raw Spirit Festival East and West Coast USA;  The Standard Miami, USA; Yoga & Raw Food Expos NY & FL USA; Yoga Day USA, FL; Sony Motion Picture Studios Yoga Awareness Week, LA, USA; Colony Yoga, FL USA; Yoga & Inner Peace, FL USA; Mexico Yoga Retreat, Isla Mujeres, Mexico; Costa Rica Retreat; Yoga Bliss Retreat Ibiza, Spain; etc.
Consultant- for large corporations such as Sony Motion Picture Studios to create Yoga Awareness Week in Los Angeles, CA, USA and the Coral Springs Medical Center in FL, creating yoga, health and fitness programs for their 256 employees, as well as authoring several books, being a regular contributor to many magazines as a health expert, and speaking to large audiences of over 200+ people. Om Shanti Clothing is another example of Dashama's consulting client list, a yoga and casual wear clothing company based in Miami, FL.
Creator the Global 30 Day Yoga Challenge and personally produced over 150 yoga video tutorials, 3 websites, thousands of participants and millions of viewers. Perfect 10 Lifestyle LLC was established in 2005, as a health and wellness consulting and coaching company servicing the local south Florida region and has grown to an international enterprise reaching people on every continent and many countries world wide. She has organized, produced, taught and created numerous workshops, local events and retreats world wide in countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, USA and Spain.
Speaker/Presenter - Leaders Causings Leaders speaking along side Mark Victor Hanson, Jason Mraz, Chip Connely, Jasmuheen, Mikki Willis, Guru Singh and Byron Katie amongst others; speaking to large groups of MBA students at Universities (University of Virginia Darden) & (FAU). GNXT Summit for Youth Inspiring Change 2010.
Producer and Author- 11 full length instructional DVDs, as well as 2 Ebooks, 5 self published books and 150 tutorial and inspirational videos. Dashama's book Journey to Joyful published and distributed through North Atlantic Books and Random House and available in all major retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Borders Books, 2011.
Performer- Yoga Fire Dancing in front of audiences over 5,000 at Raw Spirit Festival, Bhakti Festival, Cirque Love and other large events. Invited to audition for America's Got Talent 2010.
Featured with world renowned Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay and Jack Canfield in "Pillars of Success" Campaign 2009."Yogini of the Year" covermodel and 3 page article in New Life Magazine 2013,
Interviewed by Sunday Times UK, Miami Herald, Spa Magazine, Subvert Magazine based out of London, England; NY Yoga Magazine, Visionary Culture Radio, The Miracle Morning, GNXT Summit, Leadershift, Raw Spirit Radio, Alive and Direct Radio, Women's Radio, Raw Sangha, Healthy Diet Pedia online health portal; Cosmed Wellness, Aquacabana, Boca Magazine, Malibu Magazine, Malibu Times Newspaper, etc.
Endorsed Eco-friendly and Sustainable brands such as Def Con 3- Russel Simmons Energy Beverages; World Class Exotics- Electric Luxury Motor Vehicles; Junior Drake- Women's Luxury Purses; Bashful Bump- Maternity Yoga Bodysuits; Omgym- yoga suspension fitness system; and Om Shanti Clothing- Dashama's co-designing their new yoga fashion line.
Awarded "Student of the Year" at FAU 2002; Suma Cum Laud FAU 2004."Yogini of the Year" New Life Magazine, New York Yoga Lifestyle magazine 2013, Nominated "Power 30 Under 30" 2011, Sexiest Raw Athlete 2010, 11, 12, 13
Auditioned- Oprah Winfrey Network (Your OWN Show) 2010 (made it to top 1%); America's Got Talent 2010; Lonely Planet- My Journey Contest 2009; Battle of the Trainers Reality TV; Fresh Peek Reality TV; Shark Tank 2012
Donated/Supported: Dashama is a regular philanthropist and has donated to the following organizations: Yoga for Foster Children (dashama.org), Clinton Global Initiative, Rainforest Alliance, Chinese Hospital Foundation, Green Peace, Yoga Health Foundation, Trees for the Future, Charitywater.org, the Nature Conservancy, Special Olympics, IRC, Make a Wish, Amerian Heart Association, RUSH Philanthropic, Global Green, One.org and Deliver the Dream.

Her Early Years...

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She began practicing yoga and holistic health as a child, with her mother and sisters. Throughout her life, she has participated in many sports and activities, from rock climbing, hiking, softball, cheerleading, dancing, snowboarding, kiteboarding, diving, swimming, volleyball and cross country long distance running, in addition to many forms of dance, martial arts and YOGA.

No stranger to adversity, Dashama has risen from childhood poverty to become a leader in her industry and an inspiration for thousands of people around the world. Overcoming her own challenges of eating disorders, co-dependency issues, thyroid disease, spinal injury from several car accidents and alcohol abuse- grateful for the opportunity to be alive each day, she shares her messages of hope with her clients, students, fans and friends.

What does Dashama mean?

Dashama Konah, was given this name by her mother, who was divinely inspired. It is Hebrew, Hawaiian and Lakota Indian meaning "The Sacred Friend" It is also the name of a Goddess in India, the one who dispels adversity. In India they have a 10 Day Festival for Goddess Dashama in times of great adversity, such as a tsunami or the economic crisis we are experiencing right now. It is also numerically referent to the number 10 in Sanskrit which is the language through which the entire universe communicates via sound vibration and continuously flowing molecules of Light and Love. It means to tithe 10% and is also the name of the 10th Chakra.
 
Celebrity Yoga Teacher...


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As a testament to her knowledge, passion and expertise, Dashama began to attract some of the most highly acclaimed professionals in Florida and around the world. She has worked with incredible clients from all walks of life including Medical Doctors and Specialists, Sony Motion Picture Studios (Yoga Awareness Week Los Angeles, CA) Celebrities including Russell Simmons (DefCon3 Miami, FL), Killa Priest (WuTang Clan), and Gino Cabbannas (Miami Vice), David Charvez, CEOs of large companies and law firms, children, elderly, a Rabi, an entire Hospital staff
(Coral Springs Medical Center) and house wives alike. She has been featured and writes health & lifestyle articles for many publications such as Sunday Times UK, Spa Magazine, CBS, OWN, Livestrong, Miami Herald, Medical Newsweek, Times of India, NY Yoga Magazine, Malibu Magazine, Boca Magazine, Acqua Cabana Magazine, Bella Petite Magazine, to name a few.

Her first DVD series was inspired by the families she has worked with in private sessions, and the evolution, bonding and love that is created when loved ones come together to interact in this way. Whether you are a single person, grandparent, or a full time parent- you will benefit from this family yoga program. Printed on eco-friendly recycled DVD cases, she hopes to inspire other production companies to "Go Green" in an effort to help our planet survive through this global environmental crisis. 10% of profits go to outreach organizations that she supports.
Dashama says, "I love everyone equally. I know we are all simply divine light embodied within the physical form. Many people go around feeling incomplete, longing to be re-united with the Source. I want you all to know there is NO SEPARATION. No need to re-unite with that which is already yours in totality. The Yoga practice is simply a process of waking up to your TRUTH. The realization that we are all ONE.

Releasing and letting go of blockages, expanding your ability to love and be loved, sharing your light to inspire and heal the world around you. You already have everything you need within you, and your unlimited potential to manifest your dreams in this life is waiting for you to remember this TRUTH.

I love to work with positive, motivated people who are interested in improving their lives, using preventative measures and implementing positive lifestyle changes to ensure a healthy future, and who desire to reach the next level in all areas of their lives. If you have a desire to be in better physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual condition than you are at this moment, let's begin your journey today!"

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Dashama travels throughout the USA and internationally teaching workshops, retreats, events and trainings. She is stationed in Malibu/ Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL USA. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to inquire about bringing Dashama to your home town or a studio near you!