Improve productivity and wellness through holistic health and yoga. Every class is customised for your needs - I offer tailored classes, talks and workshops whether it’s for a particular health event, staff team building day or you want to introduce ongoing wellbeing to support your staff.
I also offer school sessions which can be tailored to teachers, teaching assistants and your team as well as parent and child. I provide all equipment and conveniently work to your needs and times so you don’t have to stress and fuss about going elsewhere for classes, saving time, money and energy.
Why offer yoga to your staff?
It will help de-stress your staff:
With mental ill health now the leading cause for illness and the stress of an unmanageable workload cited as the main reason for time off work, stress has a lot to answer for. Luckily yoga has been proven to reduce the secretion of ‘cortisol’ - aka the stress hormone - and multiple studies have shown that a course of yoga classes can help reduce stress and anxiety.
It will help you sleep:
Sleep deprivation is arguably an epidemic of our times, with 1/3 of Brits getting by on less than 6 hours sleep a night – leading to low mood, lost productivity, a heightened risk of obesity, Alzheimers, diabetes and heart problems.
Studies have found people who practice yoga fall asleep faster, sleep for longer and feel better rested in the morning than those who don’t practice. What’s more, yoga is found to increase the production of melatonin – a hormone necessary for regulating your sleep cycle.
It will help attract and retain talent
Attracting and retaining the next generation of top talent requires more than just a job role. Offering yoga classes and a wellness programme not only shows your company is on trend, but it’s the perfect way to show your potential and current employees you value them – by valuing what they value.
Options include once per week, twice per week, once per month, and ad hoc. Discounts available for regular weekly sessions.
The length of each class / workshop can be from 45, 60 or 90 minutes to a full day immersive experience for your staff, offering you a varied range of tailored sessions to suit your needs for your day. For example mental health awareness week or team building days.
My yoga teaching experience
In 2018 I decided to pursue my original calling of training to teach yoga. I qualified from 8 months / 200 hour Yoga and spiritual development teacher training, including the study of classical yoga philosophy and traditional hatha yoga practices. I trained with the Shanti Centre training school.
I have delivering corporate classes and workshops for around 7 years , yoga in the last year.
Over 7 years I have mentored and coached individuals, groups and leaders helping them to regain stronger resilience and performance at work.
First 30 minutes free
I am a professional, confident, calming but creative individual with wide ranging 7 years experience in holistic and complementary health running my own business and freelance, qualified and experienced 17 holistic healing modalities including Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi.
My experience includes working privately one to one in my treatment room and corporate group sessions. My corporate clients have included MOD, DAS Group, NHS and Vehicle Registration Agency and more.
I am an intuitive, outgoing, effective communicator, kind and compassionate coach, healer, therapist and teacher. I have a wide ranging experience in corporate well being and one to one offering a unique and tailored approach to my work, working closely with my clients, offering value, support, empowering my clients by connecting with their bodies and using a holistic and spiritual approach to tackle obstacles and concerns effectively so they walk away feeling uplifted, relaxed, inspired and refreshed.
So they can live a happier life and reach their full potential.
MOE Coaching Certification November 2019
Kinetic Divination September 2019
Emotional Freedom Technique 2019
200 Hour Yoga and Spiritual Development TTC in the study of classical yoga philosophy and traditional Hatha yoga practices May 2019
Aromatouch Technique - November 2018
Meditation Tuition Certification May 2018
Baby Massage - January 2018
Tai Chi Instructor - Tai Chi for better health
First Aid Qualified 2017
Bellabaci Cupping Massage- London School of complementary health 2017
Hot and Cold stone Massage- London School of complementary health 2017
Warm Bamboo massage- Teach Therapy, Newport, 2017
Tibetan Acu-Sound Therapy - Zen Tranquility, 2017
Indian Head Massage - Teach Therapy, Newport, 2016
Holistic Facials - Teach Therapy, Newport 2016
Deep Tissue Massage -Devon Academy of Complementary therapies 2016
Reiki 1 & Reiki 2 Practitioner, December 2016
On-Site Massage, August, 2015
VTCT Level 3 Complementary Therapies (Swedish massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy massage and Anatomy and physiology) 2015
Award: Awarded Complementary Therapist of the Year 2015
Spiritual and self development, yoga, exercise, healthy eating, time with friends, networking and making new connections, painting, travel.
Well being Talk on the subconscious mind and mental health / desk yoga, Soil Association , 10th October 2019
Offered a few hours of my time to give a free talk on the importance of well being, the subconscious mind and yoga at work for the staff and management team.
Yogific Yoga and Vegan Festival Teacher, Bristol - 7th September 2019
Offered free yoga sessions as part of the the karma yoga event to spread awareness around health , yoga and veganism to the public
Claremont school, Henleaze, Bristol, 26th June 2015
Foot and hand massage treatments to children aged 2-7, of physical and sensory impairment, learning disabilities and health needs.
SGS College, Holistic therapy charity event, 13th March 2015
Carrying out short treatments in Indian head and Swedish massage in aid of fundraising event for mothers day for Breast cancer charity.
Professional Employment -Recent:
Self Employment : Holistic Bodymind- Tailored intuitive holistic therapies
Self Employment :This Yogic Life - One to one yoga / meditation tuition, live stream yoga and in person group classes
Self Employment: Donna Marie Self Mastery Coaching and Healing - Online Coaching with my healing modality of Self Mastery Transformation
February 2017- February 2018 Self employed holistic therapist, GLO Pamper, Relax Bristol, Bath stress angels, On site plus, On site massage Co
September 2015-2017, Body Balance Holistic Therapies
Self employed mobile holistic therapist and aromatherapist of which I make my own products for holistic use and well being, Treatments: Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, On Site seated massage, Swedish / Aromatherapy / Deep Tissue massage, Holistic Aromatherapy Facials, Reiki of which I have practiced on a one to one, group and corporate basis at pamper parties, weddings, work environment and independent sessions. I have experience of working with a range of different health needs and ages.
June 2015-August 2015 Casual Spa Therapist, Tortworth Court, Wotton-Under-Edge
Administering professional body treatments to guests and members such as massage, body scrubs and facials. Other spa duties such as setting up and shutdown of treatment rooms on a daily basis. In house training in relation to treatments and Aromatherapy brand Decleor.
April 2015- June 2015 Spa receptionist/Therapist in complementary therapies, Calcot Spa, Tetbury
Delivering excellent customer care to spa members and guests as well as in house training for their range of treatments.
References available on request
Perfect! Donna helped my firm with some desk yoga sessions via Zoom during covid-19. She has a very calming And friendly aura and is clearly very experienced as well as being an extremely talented teacher. We had a mix of first timers and some experienced folks and Donna tailored the classes to all of them. Donna helped our staff base during the covid lock down by showing them exercises they can practice in their own time throughout the day. Donna has given people knowledge they can use long after the pandemic is over. Love my Monday’s now that Donna is in them. Glowing feedback from all staff involved.
Thank you Donna!!
Donna Marie is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable, natural teacher. I absolutely love her Yoga classes, different poses each week and everything fully and really clearly explained, so you know exactly why you're doing the pose and how to get the most from the practice.
Donna has been supporting myself (wellbeing manager) in providing wellbeing support in the shape of mindfulness, meditation, Tai chi and seated Yoga sessions. These sessions have been enjoyed by staff across the Agency. Donna is a confident and competent instructor in these areas and I have no hesitation in recommending her services.
I really enjoy Donna's yoga classes, both her Hatha and Yin & Restorative sessions. She has a calm, relaxed teaching style and is always friendly and welcoming. I like the fact that she gives plenty of time to Shavasana, as in some classes this can feel a bit rushed. New poses are explained clearly as well as demonstrated, and Donna will always help out with an adjustment, or a bit of extra pressure, where needed. Her teaching is very enabling and there is always scope for more experienced students to work at their own level, while those who need to take things more gently are encouraged to do so. Probably what I appreciate most is the way her classes integrate the physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of yoga, without being didactic but recognising them all. Ruth
I have known Donna for a number of years now and feel so blessed to have found her. Donna is an incredible lady, extremely professional and very knowledgable and will always go above and beyond to help you.
She is so talented and her style of teaching is incredible.
I would happily recommend Donna 100%
She is the most calming person I have met. She makes you feel so relaxed and just at ease with yourself. Highly recommend any coaching / yoga from her
Donna has been teaching me yin yoga for the last year and I love her gentle, supportive approach. She is non judgemental, easy to talk to and intuitive. She provides a safe space to explore personal and spiritual issues whether in a group or on a 1:1 basis. I have been practising personal development for over 35 years and have experience of many different teachers and approaches and I have no hesitation in recommending Donna.
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