“A profound experience which left me feeling free and whole. I thoroughly recommend this intensive to anyone who

wants to come home to themselves.” J.Simas, London


The spinal column is the vertical axis of the body and when aligned with integrity the force of gravity falls through rather than into

the spine, allowing us to sit, stand and move with ease. In this intensive we will explore the anatomy, kinesiology and functional

movement of the spine learning how to practice Yoga postures with greater efciency and thus less strain on the back.

A major focus in this intensive will be learning to release and balance the deep iliopsoas muscles. As the psoas muscles are

a key determinant of the position of the pelvis and lower back, establishing ease in these muscles paves the way for having

balance throughout the whole of the body. This foundation work paves the way towards establishing a fuid stability within the

spine for lifelong ease in your posture, movement and daily activities.

To support our study of functionally integrated movement Donna will also introduce students to several human developmental

movement patterns that are essential for healthy spinal function. Donna will also present several PowerPoints covering general

spinal anatomy, the iliopsoas muscles and the sacroiliac joint. You will also receive extensive illustrated digital handouts to

support your practice post-intensive.



This workshop is for anyone who has been practicing Yoga consistently for at least a year and is especially recommended for

teachers working with others. The focus of this workshop is on creating spinal health through integrated movement throughout

the whole body. Those with spinal problems accompanied by mild chronic pain who are already receiving ongoing Yoga instruction

are welcome to attend but this workshop is not suitable for those with acute back pain. While Donna will make every efort to help

individuals with specifc spinal problems participants need to respect the limits of what can be attained within a group class in a

short period of time as contrasted to ongoing one-on-one Yoga therapy. 


A Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 39 years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world, leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Her approach to Yoga is informed by the refnement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie safe and sustainable Yoga practice. This concentration on fundamental principles allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga practice. Considered the “teacher of teachers” students return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of Donna’s own practice and teaching.


Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book; Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness; and Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday  Practice of Enlightened Living. Her fourth book Teaching Yoga: Exploring The Teacher-Student Relationship is a curricular text for teaching trainings worldwide. She has been profled in four separate publications on exceptional contemporary teachers of our time, including Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga .After nearly four decades of practice Donna believes that Yoga is about learning to befriend our self and to be in friendship with others as a means to building greater fellowship with all of humanity. American born, Donna now resides in Christchurch, New Zealand on a 30- acre farm with her horses, Santosha, Liberty and Ambrosia. 

Here is a link to Donna's website to check out her entire workshop schedule for 2018 including dates in London and Manchester.


These are the dates for your diary:

Friday July 6 2018 - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Saturday July 8 - Tuesday July 10 2018

10.00am – 1pm and 2.30pm – 5.00 pm (each day)

Please note: There will be NO partial enrolment for this intensive. Class numbers will be limited for this engagement. Depending on numbers Donna will have at least one experienced teaching assistant to help participants integrate the material.


We're delighted to be back at this peaceful venue in the historic city of Cambridge. Please note this is not a yoga studio and you will be required to bring with you all the equipment listed below.

Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge,CB3 9BB


The full fee for the Intensive is £437.50 (incl. £7.50 booking fee - regardless of payment method) to be paid in full by 31 March 2018.

There is a two-step payment process via this link to a BOOK HERE page (the link will open in a separate browser window, click on the Special Event button if Donna's intensive does not immediately show - thank you).

1.) A non-refundable deposit of £132.50 secures your place. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to pay your remaining balance of £305.00.

2.) Use the link to return to the booking system to pay your balance in full anytime before 31 March 2018.

3.) You will receive a reminder email at the end of February 2018 with a link to pay your balance, if you happen to

mislay your original confrmation email


Cancellation before 31 March 2018 will be refunded minus the £132.50 non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations after 31 March 2018 will only be refunded minus the £132.50 non-refundable deposit if your place can be flled

from the waiting list.


Fees may non-transferable to other courses, workshops or intensives.


Please note the venue is not a yoga studio. You MUST bring the following equipment with you:

• TWO, yes two, 8-foot long yoga belts made from wide cotton webbing with strong metal D-rings. Narrow, nylon belts with plastic cinches or metal pull-through ends will NOT sufice.

• 1 yoga mat

• 3 wool or cotton blankets

• a wash cloth, hand towel and thick bath towel

• 1 bolster, if you have one (non essential).

Please note: equipment may be stored in the venue overnight at owner’s risk. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for

any loss or damage to equipment left in the hall overnight.