Student Testimonials

Donna Debs    (T) 610-341-0434    [email protected]





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"Donna is gifted in inspiring me physically, mentally and spiritually. Her classes are always creative, diverse and challenging. She is an amazing teacher and is motivating, encouraging and creative in each class, for all levels of students. The world of yoga is fortunate to be able to share her gifts. My life is truly enriched every time I practice yoga with Donna."

                                                 Alice, student since 1997

"I look forward to Donna‘s classes and always feel better after class then when I entered. Donna is an extraordinary Iyengar yoga teacher; she pours her heart, mind and soul into her teaching. Each asana is demonstrated and explained with amazing clarity and insight encouraging students to carefully work with their bodies. Donna generates warmth, intelligence and compassion inspiring a wonderful comraderie among her students that always adds to the class. I hope to study yoga with Donna for as long as possible."                                                                                                                                                                              Renee, student since 2009

"Donna pays attention to every detail of the poses she incorporates into her classes and is a master at individualizing her instructions to students of various abilities and body types. Her classes are creative and diverse -- one week we might focus on the intricate details of backbends, the next week will be a flow sequence and the following, restoratives and breathing. Donna's classes are physically demanding, but equally important, they have a philosophical and spiritual component that the student can choose to explore as they are ready. My world is a much better place for having the opportunity to practice yoga with Donna."

                                                                                                                                        Mary, student since 2003
"You're a wonderful teacher and your classes have been great. I always left them feeling a lot better than when I came in, and that's not something I can say about every teacher I've studied with. I'm going to miss your energy and discipline but I'm very glad our paths have crossed, my practice is all the richer for it."

                                                                                                                                      Steve, student 2016 - 2018
"After my relocation to the U.S., I was looking for an Iyengar yoga teacher to continue my studies. I couldn't have been more fortunate than to find Donna. Donna's teaching style, experience and the amount of personal attention her students receive ensure that they feel at ease, make great progress in the asanas and explore their spiritual potential."
                                                                                                                          Hanna, student since 2003
"In Donna's classes, each one of us can work at our own level, within our own limits, and all this with a knowledge coming from inside, respecting our body while still challenging it at all times. We each get 100% of what we can get because the classes are so personalized. The way she allies asanas and meditation is inspiring and I always leave uplifted."

                         Monique-Paule, student since 2013 
"I've been one of Donna's students for 18 of her over 25 years teaching. To me, she's one of the best Iyengar instructors. She is masterful and meticulous in her teaching, and a true ambassador of the BKS Iyengar style of yoga. Each class is like taking a master class on the subject." 

                               Sharon, student since 1999
"In my years with Donna I have discovered that I can enjoy advanced poses while never injuring my body. She teaches safe and secure methods that will keep me practicing yoga into my sunset years."

                                       Susan, student since 2011
"As an older adult, I find that Donna understands and makes accomodations for everyone's physical limitations. Her skills and classes are outstanding!"

                                       Laurie, student since 1997
"Donna is an outstanding instructor who pays individual attention to her students even when teaching a group of 15 students. She motivates without being demanding and seeks creative approaches to teach an asana or a concept."

                                           Beth,  student since 1996
"Donna's classes celebrate attention to detail and building self-awareness, in a non-intimidating, cheerfully supportive environment."

                                         Ted, student since 1998
"The Zoom classes have been great. My home space with the appropriate props is working well for me. You’ve been great with demonstrating options for the postures. On top of that, the themes have been spot on.  Donna, I really appreciate you and your wonderful classes."

                                        Abby, student since 2019
"Really enjoyed the class today.  I started the class feeling like an emotional tuning fork, but 90 minutes later all the stress and high emotions had dissolved.  I've really enjoyed the Zoom classes -- each week's theme has been so relevant -- and each week I ended the class feeling so much better.  So thank you so much for plodding through all the technology issues surrounding virtual yoga!  Your classes are one of the few programs that have transferred well to the internet."
                                                                                                                                        Katrina, student since 2012
"I don't know how I would live without yoga.  Yoga gives me energy and positively affects my emotions and improves my body.  Having Covid for more than two months, I have been practicing only supine poses and pranayama and even that helps me a lot.  Yoga is a gift for people.  I am so happy to be your student."

                                                Kate, student since 2017
"The Zoom classes have been great for me.  It doesn't matter about ill-fitting yoga pants, or having to skp off to the loo more than once.  There's no rushing home from work, trying to make dinner, worrying about the weather.  It's great!"

                                        Phil, student since 2008
"I am so happy to be able to join your classes again, and I am so impressed with how you have seamlessly transitioned to online.  The classes are working great for me in my new space."

                            Rosemary, student since 2014
"The whole experience makes me feel strong and capable and then relaxed and mellow once I'm finished.  I am so very grateful that I found you and that you are such a talented and patient teacher."

                                                                                                                                                  Liz, private student
"I would like to thank you for everything you have taught me over the past decade . . . I cannot express the full amount of gratitude that I have for you and your teaching."

                                                                                                                                Marissa, student since 2008