How Yoga Helps Law Students Pass the Bar Exam featuring Dana Shaker

Dana Shaker explains her motivation to take the bar exam in two states and the importance of yoga for lawyers. 

In this episode, Dana Shaker, a Georgetown Law School graduate, explains how the practice of yoga can improve a lawyers life and why she took a risk and created a business during a pandemic.

How Yoga Helps Law Students Pass the Bar Exam featuring Dana Shaker

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How Yoga Helps Law Students Pass the Bar Exam featuring Dana ShakerHow Yoga Helps Law Students Pass the Bar Exam featuring Dana Shaker

About This Episode

Dana Shaker has an intriguing career journey.  When Dana began law school, she was convinced that she wanted to work in policy and advocate for food practices.  However, the three rigorous years of law school led Dana to consider other options.  After taking the California bar exam twice and not passing the test, Dana listened to urging from her family and friends to take the D.C. bar exam.  Not only did Dana Shaker pass the D.C. bar exam, but it made sense for Dana to be licensed where Dana had multiple relationships and career connections.

This meandering road to becoming a licensed attorney led Dana to working as a policy consultant in Sacramento, California.  The irony of working in the state where she originally wanted to be licensed is not lost on Dana.

After rediscovering her enjoyment of yoga, Dana Shaker became certified in yin yoga and hosts numerous courses, in person and online, teaching others the benefits of yoga.  Dana finds that her background as a lawyer allows her to resonate with others in the legal profession.  Through her business, The Inward Journey with Dana Shaker, Dana entourages bar examinees and lawyers to journal and Dana lends a listening ear to her clients, when it's needed.


Dana Shaker is licensed in the District of Columbia.  Connect with Dana Shaker on Instagram @thelotuslawyer, Pinterest @thelotuslawyer, and her website, danashaker.com.

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