"Yoga for the Low Back" series beginning soon.
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I practice yoga because the tradition is so rich and vast, I am forever fascinated by it. One can walk away from yoga with a stronger, more flexible body or even more…a happier life.
|Classes||Donna teaches at various locations in El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Sacramento. Instruction is detailed and slow and modifications are given as needed to newer students or students with physical limitations.|
|Private Sessions||Undivided attention that really makes a difference in your practice. Great for newcomers to get the basics before continuing in a class environment. Also works well periodically to ensure you are progressing on the right track, and is excellent on a frequent basis to really improve your practice. Available to more than one person at a time.|
|Series & Workshops||Explore topics ranging from the basics to the finer points of yoga practice.|
|Yoga Therapy||The ancient wisdom of yoga offers a unique resource to achieve wellness. Yoga Therapy addresses particular student issues and is typically done one-on-one.|
|Public Speaking||Donna offers lectures/experiential sessions on the basics of Yoga. Talks under 30 minutes are available for free.|
yoga therapy and teaching practice is derived from the Viniyoga™ style of yoga. Her teacher, Gary Kraftsow, is the Director of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). Viniyoga is a breath-centered yoga that improves the effect of the poses to deepen the experience physically, mentally and emotionally. As students mature, free-standing breath practices (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana) practices are also introduced to calm the mind and improve focus.
Donna is an American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) certified yoga therapist (450 hours). Her initial training in 2002 was a challenging 700-hour teacher training directed by Georg Feuerstein, a pre-eminent yoga scholar. She has also studied in Allahabad, India campus of the Himalayan Institute (Rolf Sovik and Sandra Anderson) and received a second 500-level teacher certification. In 2012 she received her certification with Judith Lasater as a Level 1 Restorative Yoga Teacher.
She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a Registered Yoga Teacher at the E-RYT 500-hour level through the Yoga Alliance (with over 3000 documented hours of teaching experience) since January 2002. Donna's public class schedule is primarily based in El Dorado Hills and Folsom (typically under 12 participants). She does adaptive yoga classes for special populations (MS/Cancer) and yoga workshops on a variety of conditions.
She adapts yoga postures in public classes so that the benefits of the practice are accessible to all levels. Donna partners with her private clients to develop daily practices that support personal goals, addressing physical, physiological issue and psycho-emotional challenges.