Dana Jain

Adjunct Faculty

Center for Creative Exploration

Dana Jain, MFA, RYT, RSME (she/they) is a writer, movement-based practitioner, and educator with over 20 years of experience. Inspired by the philosophy of yoga, the rhythms of nature, and the healing power of storytelling, she has developed and taught classes and workshops for schools, community organizations, and individuals. Working with anti-oppressive, restorative, and universal design principles, Dana strives to foster authenticity, integrity, and reciprocity in all her interactions and relationships. 

She has published and performed widely, including reading poetry on city buses. Dana’s first book, Paradise, or the Part That Dies, (she publishes as Dana Killmeyer) is a semi-autobiographical novella stemming from her experience volunteering on an organic farm in southern Florida. Her second book, Pendulums of Euphoria, is a collection of poetry. She is also the founder of Sacred Oak Healing Arts (SOHA), which aims to help people experiencing pain, stress, or disconnection to develop a sense of calm, confidence, and well-being by engaging the whole person–body, mind, and soul–through activities such as yoga, storytelling, cooking, gardening, and spending time in nature. 


University of Nevada - MFA Creative Writing

University of Pittsburgh - BA English Writing and Film Studies

Center for BodyMind Movement - Somatic Movement Education

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