Daya Alexander Grant, PhD, MS, is a neuroscientist, mental performance coach, and yoga teacher who specializes in helping athletes train their minds through the application of science-backed mental skills and meditation techniques.
Daya has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology/Sport Psychology and a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA, where her research focused on the long-term consequences of repeat concussions. After completing her doctorate in 2015, she served as a neuroscience consultant and helped launch the education curriculum for the LoveYourBrain Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with traumatic brain injuries. She has created two courses for Yoga Medicine: Yoga for Triathletes and Yoga for Concussion. She has a private practice based in Los Angeles, where she also loves writing, competing in triathlon, and enjoying the beach life with her husband and their 3-year-old son.