Hana Raftery, M.S.

Lifelong Student of Yoga and Ayurveda, Mama, Occupational Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Health Counselor

My Story

"We are spiritual beings having a human experience." -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


I found yoga as an insecure, anxious teenager. Fifteen years of practice has given me the ability to feel more trusting, empowered, and content in my relationships, my work, my mothering, and in my own body. I now regularly find moments of freedom, purpose, and connection and anxiety no longer controls my life.

I have pursued advanced education in trauma-informed yoga, massage therapy, exercise biology, occupational therapy, ayurveda (the "sister science" of yoga), and reiki (energy healing). All of these teachings and methodologies are now woven into my personal practice and my work with clients. 

I am drawn towards working with others seeking a life of connection, wholeness and meaning. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety and depression, people who have experienced trauma, and individuals in recovery from addiction. 

We will be free when we learn how to connect with our spiritual selves while honoring our humanness. I would love to walk this path of remembering and reconnection with you.

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


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

200-Hour 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

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 Master Course, Sianna Sherman, 2019

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

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training, Radiant Living School of Ayurveda, 2020

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

B-School, Marie Forleo, 2020

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training, Bliss Baby Yoga School, 2020

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Rolf Gates, 2020