Individuals of any age and physical ability can benefit from a
dedicated gentle yoga practice . This slower paced yoga, with
Hatha Yoga roots, focuses on deep breathing, stretching,
weight bearing, and balance enhancing postures. Movement is
coordinated with the breath. Together these activities improve
concentration, relaxation, flexibility, coordination, balance, posture,
circulation, as well as core, muscle, and bone strength. Other helpful
outcomes include reduced stress, anxiety, heart rate, and blood
pressure. A regular yoga practice is the perfect complement to
other forms of exercise and sports.
I have enjoyed practicing yoga for 40+ years, as time allowed.
I completed Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2008, after retiring
from employment with the State of FL as an Administrator for
the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Dept. of Education.
At that time, I only wanted to deepen my personal practice and
find relief from chronic back pain. In 2015, I graduated from additional
training in therapeutic yoga. I am registered with Yoga Alliance,
as an experience yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) and carry liability
I was encouraged by close friends to teach yoga and share my practice
with others. I call my style KISS Yoga: Keep It Slow & Simple.
The acronym, KISS, reflects the love I have for yoga and its benefits.
Keep It Slow & Simple, is suitable for those wanting to maintain optimal
health and wellbeing as they age.
My public group classes are taught at a slower pace, with visual and auditory
cues. Modifications are encouraged to allow full student participation. Students
are encouraged to, “Start where you are. Do what you can.” The only class
rule is, “No pain…all gain!”
KISS Yoga Student Testimonials
Best yoga class! -Kellie C.
Donni is an excellent teacher. She is as nurturing as a mother,
supportive as a sister, as warm as a dear friend. Join us! -Dell C.
My golf game has really improved thanks to regular yoga class
attendance and practice -Dennis M.
Donni has the ability to make me relax and feel good through
gentle stretches and soothing voice. I love it!!! -Donna T.
I love Donni’s yoga classes! She explains exactly what to do
for each pose, as well as modification for people who might
have trouble with the full pose. The morning class gives me
energy for the rest of the day. I always leave feeling good!
The practice of yoga with Donni was successful in
relieving my stress as a parent caregiver and for
refreshing my spirit. Her teaching, delivered with love,
concern, and sometimes laughter was capable of meeting
the needs of each student…beginner and experienced.