A Dutch Indonesian native, Donna’s journey to Yoga was discovered on the islands of the Gods-Bali in 1986. This is where she lived, created a family and worked. Donna enthusiastically studied the art of Astanga Yoga under the principles of Sri Pattabi Jois for 15 years. Being blessed to live amongst a culture so rich in daily spiritual practices, her daily exposure to the Hindu culture and Buddhist practice is what kindled her desire to seek and delve deeper into her inner truth and find her true awakening.
Donna studied therapeutic massage, acupressure, foot reflexology, aromatherapy and Reiki 1. This led her path to become a certified 250 hour Integrative Yoga therapist with Master Yogi Joseph and Lilian Le Page in Brazil and 200 hour Ayurvedic Yoga teacher she is an active student of Ayurvedic medicine ,Sanskrit and studying to become a Tantra coach to this day . The core of Integrative Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda aligned many aspects of Yoga, which resonated with her lifestyle and beliefs. It brings together all of the most powerful tools such as Asana, Mudras, Yoga-Nidra, Mantras and Meditation.
Her travelling lifestyle and adventurous spirit brought her to become the pioneer in offering Yoga retreats in Brazil and has continued to bring these Retreats all over the word. Over the past 25 years Donna has lived in Holland,France,Switserland,Australia,Brazil,Nicaragua and Bali. Donna is the creator and founder of Yoga Retreat Brazil, and Manoahretreats. Donna specializes in offering exclusive Yoga Retreats at her most favorite tropical and luxurious visited places on the globe. Donna teaches and hosts at her retreats and she is currently fulfilling a life long dream, building her own Yoga Retreat.
Donna’s classes are extremely insightful . Donna seeks to teach awareness and inner guidance. Her healing and compassionate soul works hard to teach her students to regain their blissful state of being, allowing rejuvenation, healing and most of all Joy. Donna’s strong female intuition and innate healing abilities together with her Joyful free spirit and eternal optimism will leave you feeling revived and whole.