Donna Brooks is a somatic movement educator and therapist, Yogi, and embodied meditator who has 35 years of experience teaching, counseling and coaching in movement and the healing arts.

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Finding Cellular Respiration

Increase blood and oxygen circulation by conducting music

Flexibility of ribs in breathing.

Mini Class – help for lower back pain and sciatica

Breathing with the Alveoli of the lungs

The Expanding and condensing of the lungs and the ribs

Nose Breathing for Covid-19

Quick and Easy Diaphragmatic Breathing

Donna gives an interview on a Free the Body to Free the Mind – Reclaiming your Power with Somatic Yoga

Donna gives an interview on a somatic approach to pelvic floor health

What is embodiment?

How to Balance Your Head on Your Shoulders

Help for Hunched Shoulders

Strong Bones: An aligned skeleton in motion

Donna explains the Original Body Wisdom walking clinic . . .

Listen to Donna talk about how you can use this work to discover a new relationship to stress and your nervous system . . .

Nell, a courageous young woman recovering from stroke . . .

Athletic whip cracking for power and core integration

In Depth Interview with Donna

How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

I was so relieved to read the article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. I started studying yoga with Swami Boa in the early 1980s and soon jumped wholeheartedly into Iyengar study and teaching. Very quickly, by 1986 or so, I was noticing my yoga teachers had injuries that seemed to be caused by yoga. I checked out Kripalu, Bikram, Satchidnanda, and Ashtanga styles and found teachers with injuries seemingly caused by yoga in those traditions too. This led me into the approach to yoga I have developed since then. I ask a few simple questions and then gently guide as I teach yoga and movement repatterning. My work is centered on encouraging your own body’s wisdom to guide the movements that are best for you. This leads to a gentle support that is strong, balanced, and flexible.