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Gretchen Donovan

The art and science of yoga is far more than the poses we practice. It is a complete system of conversion that brings us into communion with our self and the brilliant forces of nature.

Through yoga we find our inner strength, tap into our inherent wisdom and manifest our very best in all that we do. This is living mindfully through skillful listening, action, determination and resolve.

Gretchen has been a practitioner of yoga for over two decades. After considerable experimentation and investigation, she is grounded in the well-rounded tradition of Hatha Yoga. Having studied with Tim Miller (Ashtanga Yoga) Tias Little (Prajna Yoga) and Caroline Belko (Iyengar Yoga), her teaching cultivates a broad range of practices. She carefully weaves the subtle energy and precision of these disciplines into her instruction creating a unique style. With a thirst for Buddhist philosophy, anatomy, somatic movement and meditation her humility grows deeper on and off the mat. She is registered with Yoga Alliance and a co-founder of Mindfulness Yoga for Trauma.

www.gretchenyoga.net

www.mindfulnessyogafortrauma.com

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  • Monday 5:30-6:45 PM – Hatha 1-2 – Sorrento

A class for continuing students and beginners who want to challenge themselves. Includes detailed alignment and focus on breath.

  • Friday 11:00 AM-12:30 PM – Hatha 2-3 – Del Mar  

A dynamic but grounding class inspired by the classical alignment disciplines of Iyengar Yoga, the subtle energy qualities of Ashtanga Yoga and the wisdom and anatomy of Prajna Yoga. Gretchen skillfully weaves her knowledge to create a well balanced class that emphasizes the nuances that sometimes get lost when we move too quickly without a mindful intention.

“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce