I teach yoga because yoga changed my life, and I want to share its amazing healing power with others. I came to my first class in 2014 in a very broken state, after a devastating personal life blow that nearly took me all the way down. I have lived a healthy lifestyle for years. I have an educational and professional background in health promotion and preventive medicine. I “KNEW” what to do to take care of myself, but it wasn’t working any more. The emotional and psychological stress I was under was destroying my body, in spite of my best efforts to counter their impact.
The first time on my mat I intuitively knew that I had discovered something very powerful! It took a while to see and feel tangible outward changes, but I was aware that healing things were happening inside me from the very beginning. I committed and came to my mat as often as I could.
Today, I feel stronger, healthier and more emotionally free than ever before. I have made great gains in flexibility, balance and physical strength. The healing power of our bodies through yoga is amazing and deep!
It is so exciting to have the privilege to teach at The Yoga Stand. The integrity, loving support, and high standards of this community are over-the-top! I love yoga and what it has done, and is doing, for me. I plan on coming to my mat, and encouraging others to do the same, until the day I take my final Savasana. Namaste!
Donna is 200 HR RYT Certified through The Yoga Stand Teacher Training School.