Donna Raftery 500hr YOGA ALLIANCE PROFESSIONAL
yoga | asana | pranayama | meditation | mantra
awaken to your essence nature moving with aliveness, creativity and expansion through integration of breath and attention enabling deep release, fall into stillness.
Donna discovered her own practice through various styles of yoga including Astanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar and Hot Yoga, before finally finding the Vajrasati School set up by Jim Tarran in 2000. The combination of yoga philosophy and embodied practices such as meditation, mantra and pranayama gave her access to the depth she was looking for. After being a student for 18 years she went on to complete her 500hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training. Her aim is simply to share this practice as a means to realise the ultimate potential in all of us. To integrate mind, body and soul on and off the mat. To live fully, holistically and happily. Classes are crafted with a meditative feel, through movements of the body - āsana (poses) and the subsequent releasing of tension and stress through the breath. Instructions are guides towards an experience rather than a goal - authentic and heart centred. Weaving some anatomy and philosophy throughout - pointing towards the deeper aspects of our being.