Hana Raftery, M.S.
Lifelong Student of Yoga and Ayurveda, Mama, Occupational Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Health Counselor
"We are spiritual beings having a human experience." -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
My journey back home to my spiritual self began with yoga when my human experience started to feel unmanageable. 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 work, my mothering, and in my own body. Through my yoga practice (16 years later...), I now regularly find moments of freedom, purpose, and connection and anxiety no longer controls my life.
My personal exploration of my own spirituality and humanness led me to pursue advanced education in 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 and those who have had a similar human experience to my own. 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.
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