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Shakes Yoga



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Shakes Yoga Teaches

  • Flow Yoga
  • Alignment-Oriented Yoga
  • Spiritually-Oriented Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Specialty Yoga

Languages

English

About Shakes Yoga

Donald brings a unique blend of depth and humor to his classes and teacher training, his teachings are informed by the rough and tumble, love and humor of his upbringing in a Jamaican family in London’s East End. Throwing in the salt of the Earth cockney attitude and humor...

Donald brings a unique blend of depth and humor to his classes and teacher training, his teachings are informed by the rough and tumble, love and humor of his upbringing in a Jamaican family in London’s East End.

Throwing in the salt of the Earth cockney attitude and humor means he is grounded in the reality of life. 

Taking on the initiative to practice meditation in 2003 and yoga the following year, from there he begun educating and transiting to a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher by 2008.

It has been his life experiences that have led him to seek to help others, to become empowered through their bodies using yoga, meditation and Tibetan singing bowls.


“I teach yoga because I have witnessed its transformational power in myself and in others. I encourage a deep connection to nature, community and the true teacher within… On and off the mat.”


The most beautiful thing about a yoga class by Donald is his overwhelmingly love and passion for his craft. The vibrancy and energy in which he brings to each practice resonates throughout the studio and inspires yogis to let go of any preconceived notions of what they can and can’t do; be present, and in-turn realize their potential.

Exploring the benefits of yoga extend well beyond the physical practice itself. Combining alignment of the body with celebration of the heart and spirit. We breathe, meditate and flow; we sweat, laugh, have fun, balance on our hands and remember how alive we are.

Donald’s classes build heat, endurance, flexibility, and strength in a supportive environment. The flowing sequences of diverse poses, encouraging the link between mindful body movement and the breath. Appropriate for beginners as well as those with an ongoing practice. His classes provide a gentle experience for those starting out as well as a sharp practice guaranteed to challenge the most seasoned yogi.

In specialised classes to complement our practice, singing bowls are introduced. The pure sonic waves that ring from Tibetan Singing Bowls wake up our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls as much as we take it in with our ears. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages.


Donald is not your average yoga teacher, as you will discover when you meet him. 

Currently teaches Hatha Vinyasa based Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Workshops. He is a qualified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP) teaching 10 to 200 hour Hatha Vinyasa based Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Shakes Yoga is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. Please see our upcoming workshop details page for further information. 


I’m grateful to my teachers – "Donald Shakes"

First Registered May 2017
16480 Teaching Hours
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Teaching Experience

Current

Shakes Yoga

October 2019 - Current
300 Sunrise Road, Doonan QLD, Australia
Previous

YMCA, Forster, New South Wales

January 2019 - September 2019
51 Lake Street, Forster NSW, Australia
Previous

Wanangkura Stadium

June 2018 - September 2018
Hamilton Road, South Hedland Western Australia, Australia
Previous

Shakes Yoga Traveling Educators

June 2018 - September 2018
YMCA South Hedland Outside School Hours Care, Wanangkura Stadium, Hamilton Road
South Hedland Port Hedland, WA, Australia
Previous

The Ajna Temple

April 2018 - May 2018
Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores NSW, Australia
Previous

Studiomove

January 2018 - April 2018
StudioMove, Woolgoolga NSW, Australia
Previous

Egg Of The Universe

September 2009 - December 2017
711 Darling Street
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia
Previous

Virgin Active, Pitt Street Mall

November 2010 - December 2017
Virgin Active Pitt Street
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Previous

Commune Yoga

March 2017 - December 2017
COMMUNE Waterloo, Bourke Street
Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia
Previous

Barefoot Yoga Studio

January 2017 - December 2017
Barefoot Yoga, Oxford Street
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
First Registered May 2017
16480 Teaching Hours
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider YACEP® Profile 

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