My Story

Passion & Experience
Dana began her movement and wellness career at a young age. Her passion for dance and health as a young girl provided her with clarity towards her career goals. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Fitness Management from Rowan University in 2009, Dana began her career in fitness and wellness, and has never left. Over the years, Dana’s passion for promoting health and wellness has grown, and over the years has helped clients effectively engage in healthier behaviors, and sustain that change over time.

Dana has a MS in Clinical Health Psychology and Counseling, and is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC). Additionally, Dana is a certified Mindful Change coach, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), ACSM Exercise Physiologist, and ACE Certified Personal Trainer alongside other group fitness certifications. In addition to her full-time work, Dana is an adjunct professor for Rowan University teaching stress management and health behavior, and has written publications in American Fitness magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal, and NASM and AFAA's online blogs.

Dana has over 10+ years of fitness and wellness coaching experience, and believes in working holistically with individuals and groups as they work towards achieving their intentions. Dana strives to provide affordable coaching to help individuals meet their goals, transform their lives, empower their intentions, and engage in lasting behavioral change. Dana is passionate about helping individuals improve their self-care strategies, stress management and resiliency skills, and exercise adherence. Dana believes that wellbeing includes not just physical health, but emotional and mental wellbeing as well. Contact Dana today to improve your mindset, learn self-care and stress management strategies, and commit to your physical fitness.


About Dana Bender Wellness

Wellness Coaching & Yoga Instruction
Dana Bender Wellness, LLC offers individual life coaching in focus areas related to health and wellness, resilience and mindset, and stress management. In addition to coaching, Dana Bender Wellness provides virtual yoga and fitness personal training and instruction.

As a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), Dana helps clients on a variety of topics including work-life balance, exercise adherence, self-care and empowerment, and stress management and cognitive resilience. In addition to her work as a coach, Dana helps her yoga students and fitness clients align well, increase mobility, and improve muscular strength and endurance. Dana takes pride in her detail-oriented nature and holistic style in working with clients, and individualizes her instruction to help her clients find balanced action.


What People Say

“I was sitting at my computer and realized that I have not taken a lunch break yet. What I realized was that my back wasn’t throbbing and my hip flexor wasn’t kinked up. It’s amazing with all the pain medication, ointments and massage, nothing has stopped the pain. Not until I began working with you. I am amazed at the level of pain relief experienced through our personal training sessions. Thank you for your expertise, understanding and patience.”

Personal Training Client

“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate, and benefited from the personal training sessions with you. You targeted an effective program that enabled me to gain substantial improvement in my overall flexibility, posture, and, range of motion. Thanks for making such a big difference!”- Dana’s personal training client.”

Dana’s Yoga Student

“Dana’s yoga practice and teaching experience is great for the beginner and the seasoned practitioner, combining proper form and patience in practice. She also understands the need for personalized attention to each client.”

Dana’s Yoga Student

“When I first walked into Dana’s yoga class, I didn’t know much about yoga. I was just looking for a way to get in shape and be more flexible. After taking her class for years, I ended up learning a lot more than just how to get into poses, how to align my hips and knees, and how to place my hands. I learned about letting go of what is no longer serving to me, and about being present on the mat. I learned that I absolutely love yoga and the many benefits it brings to my life. Dana is a great teacher who always offers different options for each pose so that everyone feels included from beginners to seasoned vets.”

Dana’s Yoga Student

“You are one of the gentlest, kindest, and truly skilled yoga instructors I have ever had.  Over the past five years, I’ve had some interruptions in my practice.  Each time I came back to your class, even though it had been a long time, you remembered me and welcomed me.  Whenever I felt downcast or ashamed at having lost some of my skill in postures, you reminded me that yoga is not about judging yourself, and it is never about competition, even with yourself.  And that has helped me continue with yoga, which I love so much.”

Dana’s Yoga Student