Donna Williams (CYA-E-RYT 550 Member)

  • Location: Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada
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  • Service Offered: Classical Ashtanga / Hatha / Ayurveda Yoga Wellness / Mindful Somatic Movement Reflexology
  • Certified: Salt Spring Centre of YogaCYA-RYS200, Island Yoga Vista CYA-RS350
  • Years of Practice: since 1992
  • Teaching Experience: since 2009
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: My primary yoga teacher is, Yoga Elder, Sama Fabian. And, I am also deeply influenced by the teachings of Michael Stone with whom i was fortunate to study with between 2009 - 2016. Venerable Ajahn Sona has been a spiritual guide since 2007.
  • Date Joined: October 03, 2013
  • CYA Insurance: HUB International

About Me

I live in the small community of Mayne Island, where I have been teaching yoga since 2008. I also teach classes in Victoria.
I am fortunate to live close to nature and draw inspiration from it to inform both my art and teaching practices. I am interested in developing ways to benefit all levels of practitioners in the
non "doing" of Yoga as we pay attention and attune ourselves to the rhythms and cycles of the natural world, cultivating ease and equanimity.
I have been studying and practicing within the lineage of Theravada Buddhism since the mid 1990's.

About My Service

I offer a variety of classes: Gentle and Intermediate Hatha Yoga, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Mindful Somatic Movement. Delving deep into the Eight Limbs of Yoga with particular emphasis on meditation (dharana). I like to work with small groups, sculpting classes to suit the needs of the individuals and the group as a whole. I also work one-to-one with individuals to support and structure an intelligent yoga practice based on the current needs of the client. I offer Yoga workshops and Ayurvedic/Yogic Lifestyle Wellness workshops. I offer yoga retreats in BC and Europe.
My offerings are infused with classic and contemporary teachings, and are very much informed by my long term study and practice of Theravada Buddhism. Certified as a Reflexologist and Ayurveda Yoga Wellness Consultant, I offer a variety of bodywork and individual consulting..

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