ABOUT Alanna + Danna
Danna Bowman, Founder of ThyroidNation.com
Danna, a lover of yoga, and mom of two, was living the pura vida lifestyle in Costa Rica when she was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. In order to learn more about how to heal herself and deal with the symptoms of the disease, she founded ThyroidNation.com, an online resource and community dedicated to helping people with thyroid disorders thrive. Danna is currently enrolled in The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training Program with YogaDownload, and in the process of becoming a yoga instructor!
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.
What initially propelled Alanna into her first yoga class was the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (a combination of hypothyroidism and an autoimmune disorder). It was a confusing time for Alanna because no matter what she tried, she gained weight, felt more tired and became more depressed. However, yoga made her feel different. It didn’t necessarily solve her issue, but it was a step in the right direction. Over the years Alanna has explored and studied many modalities of healing from diet, to energy work, to therapeutic practices, to physical movement, and even traditional Western medicine. Of all the things she tried, she came to know this: The body can only express the truth that it carries inside. It was Alanna’s own personal journey of internal and psychological healing that allowed any of the other practices to finally do some good. It is a lifelong process, but along the way, she has helped countless others recognize their truths and find their own path to healing. To find out more about her, visit alannak.com.