As a former Division 1 baseball player, Donny’s journey into Yoga, Personal Development and Mindfulness began in 2005, after seven operations on his left knee and an addiction to painkillers. Fast forward to today, Donny has many years of sobriety and has become one of the dynamic leaders in his industry. He is a professional speaker, teacher and personal development coach leading classes, workshops and seminars all across the world. He’s the creator of “The Shift” Transformational Coaching, a 90-Day Personal Development Private Coaching program. In addition, Donny works one-on-one with some of top professional athletes in the world on mindset, yoga, life coaching and mindfulness. Donny is also an ambassador for lululemon and works directly on their Mindful Performance Team as both a yoga/meditation teacher and facilitator.
Donny challenges each student to explore their edge, find comfort in the discomfort, move and breathe with purpose, and develop an every day practice of intention and presence. His calm, focused instruction and peaceful energy makes even the most difficult postures and scenarios possible to work through. Donny’s teaching creates an overall connected, grounded and inspired experience for all levels of yoga, meditation and personal development. Donny’s mission is to teach, inspire and empower others to own their greatness and step into their purpose.
“Donny’s an incredible yoga teacher and overall human. His classes have a way of transporting me to another place, always leaving me more grounded and present than when I walked in the door. His flow + playlists are one-of-a-kind – challenging yet playful. I have been a consistent student of his for a long time and will continue to be in the future because of the space he holds of others and the growth I experience every single class.”
“I have been taking Donny’s classes for the last 4 years and it’s never short of amazing! Donny always seems to give me exactly what I need when I didn’t know that I needed it. Whether it’s with the movement, music or words my body & mind need it to feel alive & well. Recently during our lock down & pandemic I was able to take Donny’s classes virtually & participate in his 30 day meditation challenge. With the guidance of Donny I was able to maintain a habit & practice of getting on my mat and doing the work internally. Donny is always making an impact on someone’s life whether it’s near or far- He is very compassionate, honest & the most genuine person I know. He is someone that holds me accountable and stands for me & beside me.”