Empowered by Dana

Self Defense that will make you feel safe right now

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January 2023 Workshop TBA: IN PERSON option

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Multiple discipline based Self Defense Seminar

When: TBA, January 2023

Cost: $99 per person. Contact for group rate of 5 people (email dana@empoweredbydana.com)

Where: Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA gym – 880 X Hampshire Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91361

Who: NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All ages, levels, and genders welcome.

Also, contact for special group rate of 5 or more!  Simply email me: dana@empoweredbydana.com.

January 2023 Workshop TBA: VIRTUAL option

The entire family, friends, neighbors, pets (haha) can join from your computer along with the in person seminar for one low price of only $27!! This is too good to pass up!

Self-Defense for all abilities and sizes

In this online course, I help women of all ages and abilities foundational self defense skills so that they may walk with courage in the world.

Your mind is your superpower

We’ve all heard the saying from Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or can’t- you’re right.” In this module, learn how your thoughts are the most powerful aspect of protecting yourself both phys…

5 strikes

Now that you have your mind-SET working for you, let’s get to some of the good stuff with 5 basic strikes. The best outcome would be to NEVER get into an altercation, however, this may not always …

On your way to walking with confidence!

Learning how to put your new mindset together with the 5 strikes is where the real magic happens! I’ll discuss, with a few examples and sneak previews, how you are on your way to a new level of fre…

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Your functional training program should be as individual as you are. It should also improve your particular hobby or sport. Whether you want to gain muscle, decrease pain, or simply feel stronger in every day life, I'm here to help you reach your unique goals.

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Health begins with what we put into our bodies. With the overwhelming amount of information out there, I'm here to help simplify how to eat for your goals. When you are fueling with nutritious foods, your energy, sleep, and mood dramatically improve.

My story. My why.

My name is Dana. After experiencing firsthand the power of exercise to help pull me through two difficult times in my life, I was intrigued.  When I began taking self defense classes, I then truly felt strong and confident about handling any situation that life threw at me.  Once I saw how it all works together (movement, mindset, meal plan), I became obsessed with sharing this knowledge with everyone who wanted to listen.  

My first career is in medicine and similarly to that career, I always look to gain new knowledge and serve my clients.  I’m a student and a teacher.  My hope is to empower you to live your healthiest, strongest, and most fulfilled life!



"I love Dana's attention to detail and form and her connection with her clients. She's always asking me what my goals are. I feel like she's personally invested in me."
"Look at what’s going on nowadays in the world. If you have technique, there’s a lot you can do. To have this lady right here to do it…I use her to demonstrate all the punches in my classes because she has great technique. I would recommend that you all come to Dana."
"Dana had me cut out of my diet all of the bad oils, fat free, sugar free, and words you can't pronounce. Within the first week I noticed a huge difference. On week 3, my family noticed a huge difference."
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Nicole Selsor
"Dana wants to understand what your goals are. She will teach you your body limitations & capabilities. She continues her education and brings that all back to the gym."
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Vicki Hall

Let's begin YOUR empowerment journey!