Dana Kato, E-RYT200, YACEP



Dana wears many different hats at Listening to Smile: Co-founder, Affiliates/Program Manager, Field Recorder, Content Editor, Yoga Instructor, Energy Worker, and Breathwork/Meditation Facilitator. 

Her journey began at The Pennsylvania State University where she obtained a B.S. of Science in Information Sciences and Technology in 2003.  During her college years, she found yoga and never looked back!  Yoga was her saving grace during high times of stress and anxiety.  It helped her find herself and learn more about self-acceptance and taking one moment at a time.  This love turned into a passion to teach and share yoga with the world.  Her deep study of yoga began in 2001 and continues to this day.  She is a ERYT-200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and her background is in yin yoga, hatha yoga, power yoga, and yoga nidra.  

She began studying and working for Listening to Smile in 2018, but has been using the music for her own healing since 2016. Listening to Smile’s music made a huge difference in her recovery from a chronic illness that she struggled to heal.  The music has also helped her work through recovery from depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction.  

When not working, she loves nature and you can most likely find her in the woods hiking, meditating, or field recording for Listening to Smile tracks with her two beagles.   Her perfect recipe for healing = Nature (including doggies!), Yoga, and Listening to Smile music!