Donald brings a unique blend of depth and humour to his classes and trainings, his teachings are informed by the rough and tumble, love and humour of his upbringing in a Jamaican family in London’s East End.
He was brought up on reggae music, dance and body movement and the best soul food ever! Throwing in the salt of the Earth cockney attitude and humour means he is grounded in the reality of life.
As a young adult after travelling the world with BMW as a Senior Technician Donald arrived in Australia via New Caledonia. He knew as soon as he landed that there were “SERIOUS” lessons and growth to be learnt, the lessons were tough but the growth had been fantastic.
Donald has taken advice to practice and teach meditation and from there begun educating and transiting to a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher.
It has been Donald's life experiences that have led him to seek to help others to become empowered through their bodies using yoga, meditation and Tibetan song bowls.
Donald is not your average yoga teacher as you will discover when you meet him.
I’m grateful to my teachers – "Donald Shakes"