"Thank you Donna - this class was amazing. I realized so much about my body movement and was excited about the ways you offered to modify it. I felt so good after class and again this morning. WOW thanks for the amazing offer" Paige
“Thank you so much for the video recording of last Friday's class,
it was so beneficial for me! I truly appreciate the way you so clearly demonstrate the physical exercises, but even more, your explanation of the reasons and intentions within these exercises. For me, the act of bringing my attention to my body is quite challenging... this is something I am not used to doing! But I loved your suggestion of entering into a relationship/communication with my hands (and not just taking them for granted). I also found the work I did with the ball on my feet (poor, neglected feet!) and hands very therapeutic. I had a real sense of my feet waking up and coming alive, opening up...
I am so grateful for your dedication and your sharing, and for all the beautiful gifts you bring to the world.” ~ Michele
"Hey Donna, I went to a new neurologist about my neck issues & headaches. We went over old MRI's & new X-rays. Dr. asked a ton of questions then asked about your class. He Said "Till we meet again, keep going to that Body Awareness class"...cause your neck range of motion is excellent for someone with your issues! Your class is like a small vacation!" ~ Kinnea, Botanist
“Donna's unique approach to Body Awareness made me feel comfortable, confident & eager to try each technique she presented. I felt an energy boost & noticeably increased circulation in my legs (a weak spot for me) after each class. Thanks to applying her advice, I became aware of symptoms which, after some research, indicated a vitamin deficiency which was easily remedied, & which contributed greatly to increased health in my digestive system. I recommend Donna's classes for anyone truly interested in realizing their potential for increased health & vitality!” ~ Joanne, Spiritual Teacher
“Donna I've been thinking about you all day and sending you grateful blessings for your classes! I was in the shower this morning when I realized how 'good' I felt. Clear, me, whole, natural, like I'm s'posed to feel! Yesterday when we were exercising our knees I felt an energy, at first I thought I had imagined 'the sensation' until you had us repeat the exercise. At the time I didn't realize what an impact that exercise would have. I ran some errands this morning, walking about six blocks in total. My legs didn't hurt! For the first time in years, my legs didn't hurt! Once again, you have changed a life.” ~ Phyllis, Pastor
“I find Donna's classes provide a chance to unwind both the mind & the body. A chance to just be in the moment, to appreciate one's body, what it is capable of AND what it does for you-My body is where I live, Donna encourages learning from one's body. I leave the class Rested as well as Energized, Connected Back to Myself & Renewed!” ~ Janice, Adult Nurse Practitioner
“Donna, your classes are amazing! You made me aware of a number of things that I now use every day to feel better. Just using awareness has helped me to be able to take walks again! I am taking it slowly & carefully, but am so happy to be moving in the right direction. Thank you for being such a good teacher. You helped me reach a personal goal that seemed impossible just a couple of months ago.”-- Donna, RN & Reiki Master
" No matter how I feel going into Donna’s class I leave feeling calmer & refreshed. I physically feel healthier & more importantly to my overall health I feel emotionally stronger.” ~ Jennifer, Administrator Assistant
"Thank you Donna!! I am grateful to have met you, to know you & to continue to learn from you to explore & celebrate who we are & all of the possibilities that are within our reach."
~ Kathleen, Legal Assistant
"In a gentle way, Donna’s work can shake the world” ~Irene, Mother/Dancer
"When I leave Body Awareness class, my cells & muscles are screaming out THANK YOU for waking me up! It is with great tenderness & care that Donna guides & instructs us to become keenly aware of movement & what it enables us to discover is unique to each person & just amazing.” ~ Florinda, Jewelry Artist
“Donna has created a wonderful way to move through physical tension & create not only a sense of calm but also Joy! I leave her classes uplifted, with a fresh perspective, navigating each day with more ease.” ~Doreen, Health & Wellness Spa Owner
“GOOD FOR BODY. MIND & SOUL! … Increase your awareness of your Body’s Strength, Alignment & Grace. IT BRINGS YOU JOY!” ~ Joan, Retired Teacher
“…Within a few weeks my husband and I noticed a dramatic improvement in my everyday aches and pains... they were gone. Donna's program is all about balance and every class is different… She teaches her students how to relax, learn from your body and to celebrate yourself!" ~ Amy, RN
“I find myself even more open and peaceful the day after one of Donna’s Classes, having released and celebrated through movement!” ~ Ive, Paper Artist
“That was a masterful class, so thorough, encouraging, playful, and a real workout! I totally enjoyed it!
I love what you do and feel how important it is.” ~ Cat, Courage & Renewal Facilitator
“Your class exceeded my expectations. Not only did you take us into a relaxing quiet place within us to help achieve greater mindfulness you also taught us different techniques to help live pain-free.” ~ Margie - Enjoying Life!
"Meeting Donna has given me a new found freedom of movement! Her class has greatly helped me deal with lower back, neck & hand problems and it carries over into all parts of my life." ~ Gail
“After just one class I am finding “Body Awareness” has awakened my body so much that during the day, while driving or standing I am drawn to remember it and straighten my posture and shift my breathing”. ~Susan, Jin Shin Jyustu Practitioner
"In your class one comes out feeling exhilarated, no aches, no pain. Yet, in the first six months of having taken class with you, I managed to grow ½ inch. The doctor was pretty astonished, for people my age can get shorter! Thank you for the Grace of Body Awareness!" ~ Rita, Jin shin Jyutsu Practitioner
“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your classes. They have inspired me and I am practicing the movements 2-3 times a week and I feel like I am moving better and have less pain.”
Thank you, Loraine
"Donna, I so genuinely love the class & your ability to reach out & make things clear. My peace of mind when I'm there is at an all time high. Thank you again so very much" -Jane, Business Owner
“I wish every "fitness" experience I had left me feeling the way I did at the end of your session;
Happy, Calm and Strong. " ~Irene, Mother/Dancer
“Thank you for all you have done to help me feel stronger after my surgery.
You make movement fun & energizing! “ xoxo Michele, Teacher
“I have been in Donna's Body Awareness program for 3 weeks now & I can already clearly feel a difference. I used to come home every night from work with shoulder pain. I asked my doctor what I could do to stop this pain and her answer was to take Tylenol. After the first class I could already feel the difference in my shoulders... After only 2 classes I started to notice when I went home from work I didn't feel the pain any more. I also feel I have more energy than I had just weeks before. I was able to take the lessons I learned from these classes use them in other workouts as well. Donna is always smiling and watching each of us to make sure we are doing the moves correctly and without pain. The classes are gentle and so beneficial. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from Body Awareness. Thank you!” ~ Rachel, Music
"Body awareness helped get my mind & body in shape.I look forward to going to class to relax & re-focus my attention on myself & the way I look at things. It's one of the best classes I've taken in a long time!" ~Susan, Mother
“I definitely have a greater awareness of my body. I find myself adjusting the way I’m sitting, carrying my shoulders, etc. I’ve also realized that I am stronger than I think I am. Using movement to stimulate thought was a new approach that was surprisingly helpful.” ~Vicki, Administrator Assistant