July Featured Student: Donna Woods

1. How long have you been practicing at DY?

Since 2007!

2. What attracted you to yoga / Pilates?

I wanted to focus on improving my flexibility to counter the years of weight-training without stretching.

3. What has yoga taught you about yourself?

The “goal” can be the journey, not just the destination/outcome!

4. Have you had to overcome obstacles or injuries with your practice?

Absolutely! Before I accepted that I needed to “breathe” through a pose, rather than “muscle” through it, I ‘pushed’ my way into shoulder/AC joint misalignments and pelvic/low back pain.

5. How has yoga affected your life in general?

It has taught me to be more patient with myself.

6. What is your profession?

I am an occupational therapist who works with children with special needs in the public-school system.

7. What do you do in your free time?

Weightlifting, fitness walking, singing in my church choir, reading and playing in a billiards league.

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