Both longtime meditators, Dana St.Claire, and her husband, Scott Larson, live in South Kona.
Trained to guide meditation in the early 70s, Dana’s been teaching others to meditate for nearly 50 years. Taking her own advice to “choose to be amused,” Dana offers a unique voice, resonant with mindfulness, humor and insight.
With a background rich in Buddhism and Christianity, Dana is an ordained trans-denominational minister. Blessed to share the rich gifts of mindfulness… she guides retreats, performs Weddings and Memorial Services, and offers Women's Spirit Circles… as well as private sessions with personal, guided meditation.
The deepening tones of temple gongs, bells and tingsha grace Dana’s guided meditations. Experience reveals… “The resonant tones of the gongs take you places mere words could never find.” She has created several studio-produced guided meditation and instrumental CDs.In the late 90s, in Portland, Oregon, Dana and Scott created an award-winning cable access TV series, Meditation with Dana St.Claire. These “vintage shows,” along with her guided meditations and other insightful videos are available on her YouTube channel.
In Holy Wow! Dana shares her unique Life insight into “the zaniness of being human.” As originally written, Holy Wow! was over 600 pages in 13 chapters. Chapters alternate… even numbered chapters take place in 'The Interpretorium'. Here… with the aid of Realizmotron dioramas, the Advanced Realization Playbook, plus state-of-the-art Bio Energy Suit simulators… beings who are about to incarnate human on Planet Earth receive Orientation and useful updates. The odd numbered chapters are the story of Dana’s journey into meditation, realization and beyond.
Book publishing professionals suggested Holy Wow! be divided into 2 volumes. Holy Wow! Volume I contains chapters 1-5. Holy Wow! Volume II… available later in 2020… offers chapters 6-13.
Have you ever wondered, “What am I doing in this crazy, oblong Life?” Who are all these clowns and monkeys? Why does it feel like something is missing? Like something's not right? Is there any rhyme? Or reason? And what's Love got to do with it?!
Holy Wow! is Dana’s mindful and amusing take on the whole physical, emotional, mental megillah we humans find ourselves in on this blue-green Planet of Paradox. You are presented with a lush opportunity to explore the truth that we are Spirit living a human experience. Insight abounds. And a few good laughs.
Your mission… should you choose to accept it… wake up as soon as possible while being human on Planet Earth.
You can purchase Dana's book at Kona Stories for $15.99 or order directly on this site for home delivery.
This is the book we all need to read! This book would always be helpful, but especially now with the world suffering from a global pandemic, it's the ideal time to read a book that helps you take a step back and acknowledge how lucky we are to be here on earth. It's written in an accessible and entertaining way that makes it fun and fulfilling to read. When I read it, I felt like it was speaking directly to me, but I have the feeling that it's so full of insight and wisdom that everyone who reads it will walk away feeling that way. If you're looking to grow spiritually and have that growth translated into your daily life, then this is the book for you!
Holy Wow! was a joy to read - it made me feel happy the whole time I was reading it! And it gave me insights in to myself and the world. It was easy to read, enjoyable, and insightful. I highly recommend it!
Lyla B., Yerevan, Armenia