Donna is a gifted yoga instructor and spiritual teacher. Her class will leave your body feeling invigorated and renewed while your soul will be refreshed and encouraged. Highly recommend!
“Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing.
You see things not as they are, but as you are.”
A transplant from the Eastern seaboard, Donna has been practicing yoga since 1968 and teaching for many years. She completed her 200 hour Kripalu Teacher Training at Discovery Yoga Center in St. Augustine, Florida and continues to study Ayurveda and Eastern philosophy. Having practiced several yoga traditions including Integral, Iyengar, Astanga and Anusara, Donna chose Kripalu Certification because the approach recognizes all traditions and supports the belief that an individual’s best teacher lies within. Kripalu Yoga is not a posture, a breathing exercise or meditation technique, but rather an exploration of how to be joyfully and peacefully present all day, every day. Instead of shaping ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, the practice enables us to discover who we already are and become transformed. The postures use the body as a tool to sustain physical, mental and spiritual balance, discovering the difference between being and doing. As a musician and student of philosophy, Donna will soothe you with song and guitar and share the wisdom of both ancient and contemporary thinkers.
Donna’s yoga journey has supported her through many professions. A few include balladeer, rehabilitation therapist, charter yacht captain, and freight forwarder. She and her TDI Therapy Dog, Jack, teach yoga as part of the Therapeutic Recreation Department at Clarity Child Guidance Center, a children’s psychiatric hospital in San Antonio. Donna and Jack own their own studio, Vintage Yoga, and visit local schools and nursing homes offering both yoga and dog therapy. Dabbling in community theater, Donna has played among other things, a hussy, a nun, a baroness, a teapot, a Ni Knight and a rabbit.