Hana Raftery

M.S., OTR/L, RYT

My Story

My journey towards wellness began when I found yoga as an insecure, anxious, teenager. My yoga practice provided me with tools to feel more trusting, empowered, and content in my relationships, my career, and in my own body. Through yoga, I am learning that I don’t have to always live and react from a place of fear or anxiety.

My personal healing journey and love of yoga has led me to pursue advanced education in massage therapy, exercise biology, occupational therapy, Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga), and Reiki (energy healing). 

As my wellness journey has largely been focused on healing my own mental health, I am drawn towards others who are on a similar healing path. I am passionate about working with teenagers navigating the challenging transition to adulthood, people with anxiety and depression, people who have experienced trauma, and individuals in recovery from addiction. 

My Teachers

My Resume

Formal Education

B.S. in Exercise Biology, U.C. Davis, 2012

M.S. in Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, 2015

Experience

Occupational Therapist & Yoga Instructor, The Camden Center: Treatment Center for Psychiatric and Addictive Disorders, 2016 - 2020

Yoga & Wellness Instructor, Eastside College Preparatory High School, 2016 - 2020

Lead Yoga Teacher Trainer, Mizizi Yoga Teacher Training Program, 2018 - 2019

Yoga Retreat Leader, Mizizi Yoga, 2017 - 2019

Occupational Therapist, Starlight Community Services: Early Intervention Program for Youth with Mental Illness, 2015 - 2018

Occupational Therapist, Serramonte Therapeutic Day High School, 2015

Yoga & Wellness Instructor, Niroga Yoga Corps Youth Program, 2014 - 2017)

Massage Therapist, Spa Central Davis, 2010 - 2013

Yoga Instructor, various Bay Area and Yolo County Yoga Studios, 2008 - 2019

Certificates & Training

Yoga Teacher Training, Avalon Yoga Center, 2008

Massage Therapy Training, Massage Therapy Institute, 2009

Art of Yoga: Using Yoga and Art to Empower At-Risk and Exploited Teen Girls Teacher Training, Mary Lynn Fitton, 2013

Prison Yoga Project Teacher Training, James Fox, 2013

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for Special Populations (Aging, Prenatal, Cancer, Youth, and Trauma-Informed Populations), Niroga Institute, 2014

MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training, Stanford University, 2014

Trauma, Memory, and the Restoration of Oneself, Bessel Van Der Kolk, 2016

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Mentorship, Rolf Gates, 2016

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training, Radiant Living School of Ayurveda, 2017

Y12SR: Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Training, Kyczy Hawk, 2018

Reiki Level I/II Training, Arda Ozdemir, 2018

Devotional Leadership Mentorship for Womxn, Nisha Moodley, 2018

Mamayurveda: Ayurveda for Women's Health Training, Sunny Rose Healey, 2019

Breathwork Facilitator Training, Michael Brian Baker, 2019

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Scott Moore, 2019

Mythic Yoga Flow Master Course, Sianna Sherman, 2019

Divine Feminine Archetypes Priestess Presence Training, Elayne Kalila Doughty, 2019

Ayruvedic Postpartum Doula Certificate Training Program, Sacred Window Studies, 2020