Do you dream of a life with … Improved fitness, strength and flexibility? Enhanced relaxation, clarity and balance?
Simply Soulful Yoga & Therapies
is here to help you...
Welcome ... I’m Donna a yoga teacher and holistic therapist based just outside Kingsbridge in South Devon and Online.
I love to empower individuals through Yoga Classes, Yoga Retreats and Wellness Days. I offer Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Flow Yoga, SUP Yoga, Beach Yoga and holistic therapies in the beautiful area of South Hams, South Devon. Personally, I find yoga helps me navigate the stresses and strains of daily life, allowing the edges of life to become softer and to “Smile on the Inside”. I invite you to join me on the mat, take some time out for self-care and commit to your own evolution. Let go of tension and invite relaxation and empowerment into your body, mind and heart. I would love to share the yoga journey with you.
Please contact me to discuss your health and lifestyle goals, together we can create a holistic approach for your optimum wellness.
Face to Face Yoga
Build Social Connections
In person classes are excellent for honing your skills and for those who seek social and energetic connections. Based in and around Kingsbridge, South Devon.
Interactive Zoom Yoga
Join me for live Zoom classes from wherever you are! Total freedom to join us from any device or location in the world. Different yoga styles for your personal health goals.
On Demand Yoga
Plan Your Own Timetable!
24/7 Access - Anytime, anywhere. Stream previous class recordings from your home or on the go from any device. Classes range from 20-60 minutes, to suit your schedule, mood and health goals offering maximum flexibility.
I host and co-host retreats in various locations in and around Kingsbridge, South Devon and sometimes further afield. Each with its own unique focus and purpose. Sessions can be tailored to support pregnant and post-natal yoginis, please contact me to discuss.
Read the success stories of my customers to find out why so many people choose me.
The Goat Yoga was just wonderful. We absolutely loved being able to cuddle the goats and pigs. Their curiosity was adorable. Such a memorable event!! We travelled from London especially and it was more than worth the 500 miles round trip
This was my first time at a yoga retreat, celebrating my sisters birthday. We were made to feel extremely welcome by Donna who was a superb host and yoga teacher. The timetable was a good idea as we knew when and what we were doing. Merrifield House is a fantastic location and we enjoyed evenings out in Kingsbridge and Salcombe. I would highly recommend if you require a few days rest, relaxat(...)
I have been attending Simply Soulful Yoga’s beginners hatha class for 9 months and always find them friendly and invigorating with Donna always being aware of your ability, checking your alignment and comfort. I also had my first SUP Yoga session yesterday and loved it. I am trying to conquer a fear of being on the water and felt totally safe and happy in Donna’s hands, it was a beautiful exp(...)
Chakra Yoga & Reiki Retreat - A very relaxing way to spend a Sunday. Lovely company, nutritious food, fantastic opportunity to learn something new and i go away refreshed and ready for the week ahead!
Another wonderful class. It was great to do [SUP] yoga on the water - it takes relaxation to another level! A great new experience. Thank you Donna!
Cream Tea Yoga was a wonderful relaxing experience. One that needs repeating regularly. Thank you Donna
I highly recommend Donna. She is a very sensitive and caring therapist. We really enjoyed our massages at the Hen House. What a great addition to a holiday in the local area. She is very skilled at what she does and even recommended some skincare ideas for our daughter's eczema.
Goat Yoga – I have never smiled so much during a yoga session in my life, and I’m a huge fan!
Great [livestream] hatha yoga class today after a few weeks out due to topsy turvy life! I loved the Tao of Pooh focus, empty mind and just being in the moment so relevant for us all and me in particular! Thanks Donna x
The whole [Bespoke Yoga Retreat] experience from the calm and tranquil setting to the wonderful yoga sessions was hugely beneficial in focusing some much-needed time on myself! Donna and Marcus were warm and hospitable, and the food was delicious. Donna is nurturing and supportive and extremely knowledgeable and I had the most amazing time and have come away with practical tools to be able to(...)
Your website it excellent, clear and easy to use and I really like the calendar of events and classes that gives all the sessions for the month at a glance.
I often treat yoga very seriously and set my expression to 'no laugh or smile' without realising it. Today that was impossible at Goat Yoga. A real opportunity to leave the feeling of 'needing to do it properly' at the door. Donna was very professional and the goats were gorgeous
5 star treatment by the lovely Donna. Always feel totally relaxed and refreshed after having reflexology with Donna. She is a very professional and very friendly girl. I always feel very safe in her hands
Chakra Balancing Yoga - Yoga movement, combined with essential oils and mantras left me feeling at peace with myself and the world!
Goat Yoga - What a weird but wonderful experience! We found it fun and very zen too!
We booked Donna for two private sessions whilst hiring a house down in Salcombe last week. We are all pretty much beginners, but Donna made everyone feel very relaxed but gave a great insight into yoga (a couple were completely newbies) but we all really enjoyed the two classes. Thank you so much Donna... Hopefully see you next year!
AMAZING experience! Tranquil and gorgeous! If you haven't tried SUP Yoga yet- you most definitely should!
What an amazing experience! A fantastic Goat Yoga class in an amazing location - and the goats are just beautiful. Great way to spend an afternoon
Relaxation Day: The yoga and meditation gave me just what I was looking for. Donna is a very positive person with an amazing soothing voice. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back!
Yin Yoga On Demand - My first session and it worked really well, I was a bit anxious as I had never done this before but I didn't need to be. Feel well stretched now. Thank you Donna, love the new system means I can do yoga when ever I like.
I would encourage anyone to take part in a Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) session to learn or improve their sense of being present with nature. Using your 5 senses to be fully in the natural world is something we all need to learn and nurture.
Relaxation Package at Merrifield House - From the moment I arrived Donna was the perfect host. Fresh juice on arrival and a little chat about what I wanted from my relaxation package was the perfect way to settle in. My room, aka The Green Room or Ustra Shala was very welcoming and calming. The room has everything you need including a great selection of teas and a little sweet treat! The bed (...)
SUP Yoga - The PERFECT way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Yoga on a SUP board is EXTRA relaxing!! Loved it ... thank you !!
I went to the Chakra Yoga retreat on the 9th Sept. A lovely day with lovely people and lots of Yoga, Reiki, and a delicious lunch. Donna guided us through an informative and rejuvenating day. I left relaxed and inspired, more in tune to look after myself better. Highly recommended.
I've wanted to join a goat yoga class ever since I heard about Donna's classes - it completely lived up to my expectations and more! Donna's description of laughter, animal and yoga therapy all in one could not sum it up better! Absolutely brilliant! I also got a chance to do the beach yoga class - such a beautiful location and Donna was brilliant at making it accessible for everyone, as well(...)
Beach yoga was wonderful yesterday. The session was well balanced ... A fabulous way to start the day and I would highly recommend it. It is a good discipline to attempt yoga with lots of other things going on in the background and stay focused, quite different from the studio environment.
Thank you Donna for a wonderful afternoon at the Alchemy Yoga Workshop with yoga, nutrition, essential oils and hand reflexology. I have learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't wait for next month's class. Will be recommending highly
Beach Yoga – I really love getting outside in nature, so it was absolutely perfect, especially today, as I was having a really busy day and I was tired … to do yoga here, with the sound of the waves, and being on the sand, feeling the sun tickle my face, has been absolutely amazing, really special ...
Donna created an amazing and wonderful [retreat] weekend for us all. Everything was thought of. Loved the outside space and the communal area was perfect. The yoga was great and location beautiful, Kingsbridge and Hope Cove are hidden treasures. Thank you so much Donna xx
Donna is a fantastic yoga teacher helping you to find and embrace your practice. Glow in the Dark Yoga is energising and relaxing within the same hour. The lighting and music add something new to your practice keeping it refreshing and exciting each week. I love that I have found yoga and found a brilliant teacher
I really enjoyed last Monday’s yoga class and came out of the class feeling really relaxed and super stretched
Fantastic teacher, lovely goats, great fun, I shall be back!
Donna, just wanted to say how much I am enjoying and benefiting from the Yin and Yang workshops on Saturdays during lock down. It is wonderful to have 3 hours of me time on the mat with you and the other ladies. The balance of Yin and Yang is something so restorative and necessary for life off the mat, especially at this time. I highly recommend the workshops to anyone and such great value! T(...)
Donna is a brilliant yoga instructor. She is very kind and spiritual. She puts you at your ease and makes her classes interesting by explaining what we will be doing. It is not only good for body but also your mind and soul.
The SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day was a very well thought out, perfectly coordinated and well-suited to our group demographic (ladies wanting to relax but have fun in a group with the sea nearby!) I felt tired at the end but in a positive way.
I am so pleased to have found a teacher who is so flexible and innovative. I will be using your classes when I am back in Devon and look forward to joining you again soon.
Lovely beginner's hatha yoga session for me and my baby bump tonight. Donna is very patient and knowledgeable and I felt confident and relaxed
Really fun Goat Yoga - beginner friendly - it was my first time, easy to follow with the added fun of goat shenanigans to make you laugh and smile
Reflexology - Just what's needed after a hard day's work. It's so relaxing I fall asleep
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE CLASS STRUCTURE, THE FLOW AND TIMING? The class flowed really well, with the postures being intense enough for the class to feel like they’d really worked. The timing felt spot on, with a variety of postures, keeping the class interesting and finished with a really great Savasana - one of the best I’ve seen outside of our TT course
Beach Yoga – It was amazing. I felt really in touch with the earth, whish was lovely, as I have only ever done yoga in the studio before, so I felt great!
A therapist, professional to the utmost, friendly and with a 'magic touch'. I would recommend Donna to anyone
After class I feel loose limbed which I love. I move differently, and somehow this impacts on how I feel mentally and emotionally. I feel strong, centred and at peace.
I have had yoga with Donna twice daily for a week now, never having done yoga before. I started the week being very stiff and tense with my lower back in spasm, following an accident almost 2 years ago, where I fractured my pelvis. Within 3 days I felt much more relaxed and free from pain. By the end of the week I am fully mobile and feel as I did before the accident. I cannot thank Donna eno(...)
I loved the whole experience of Goat Yoga, from the introduction to the farm and its history to the actual session, the goat cuddling afterwards and the optional milking session too. It was not only a unique experience but it was so informative. I loved the fact I came away with a better understanding of the challenges farmers face as well as an even greater love of goats. I love yoga and fin(...)
Goat Yoga - Incredible experience and looking forward to returning soon. Very fun and excellent overall
I have benefitted so much from regular weekly online yoga practise, I feel so much stronger and flexible, particularly in my hips. I started 2020 on a planned programme of transformation with yoga. I never dreamed the year would pan out in such a strange way, but the constant of yoga has been such a blessing and support both physically and emotionally.
Cream Tea Yoga - Everything was fully explained and i felt very welcome
We attended the Family Goat Yoga which was a truly magical and therapeutic experience. My child is on the autistic spectrum and he benefited hugely in the hour. Animal Therapy at its best! We all left relaxed and with huge smiles on our faces!
Chakra Yoga & Reiki Retreat: I found the day extremely relaxing. The mix of more strenuous yoga in the morning and meditative yoga in the afternoon worked really well. A great intro to reiki which I will definitively follow up and use on my family.
Lovely Laughter & Yoga Session, very playful... Sophie and Donna were very supportive... My face hurts!
Very relaxing and enjoyable Goat Yoga experience. Great to do yoga with a twist!
Just to say Thank You Donna for keeping me going with the yoga, it's working very well with zoom and I'm really enjoying it.... You are a Star
Chakra Balancing Yoga - A beautifully restorative class, nicely paced and the use of oils really helped me focus on the individual chakra along with the chanting. Feeling wonderfully relaxed!
Your classes always leave me with a great sense of peace and relaxation - much needed with a busy lifestyle 🙂 I do love that we get A LOT of practice in an hour! I feel well stretched 🙂
Goat Yoga was absolutely brilliant. A really fun and also relaxing experience. Farm and farmer both amazing. Donna was a fantastic yoga teacher. Will definitely come again and highly recommend
A fabulous family Goat Yoga session. Thank you for a very different experience. Excellent teacher. Would recommend for any family
A one hour yin yoga class [online] with Donna is very fulfilling - it leaves you feeling complete and satisfied, like after eating a good meal or hearing a beautiful piece of music. Thank you as always Donna for the love, thought and care you in still into each and every yin session.
I highly recommend this yoga class with a difference. The goats were so adorable and i felt so relaxed and happy at the end. Donna was a lovely teacher and I appreciated the short farm tour to see the animals
We both really enjoyed the Goat Yoga class. Amazing birthday gift! Thank you!!!
I had my first session doing SUP Yoga and it was amazing! I felt very safe and looked after. The Crabshell was a beautiful setting, and I didn't fall in!! Highly recommend, will definitely be booking in again.
Just attended a wonderful 3 hour Yin & Yang Yoga workshop on zoom with Donna, amazing! I can really recommend this, thank you so much Donna, now feeling relaxed, happy and well stretched 🙂❤️
A huge thank you to Donna for her Alchemy Yoga Workshops. The first 2 classes of peace, tranquillity and relaxation have been a revelation and given me many new skills to bring into my everyday life. I look forward to the sessions next year. (Very grateful that I won the summer photo competition that went towards this!). I thoroughly recommend these classes that you can start whenever and dip(...)
These online yoga classes are an absolute life-saver. Donna is brilliant ❤️
A wonderfully relaxing, nurturing and gentle AromaTouch treatment; delivered with confidence. Relaxing yet somehow invigorating!
Donna I just wanted to say thank you for the fabulous online yoga classes during the pandemic. You are always so positive and the way you simply adapted your classes when you could no longer do face-to-face showed great resilience. You demonstrate so well all that is positive about regular yoga practice. 😀
Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend at the Well Woman retreat. So pleased I booked on at last minute. The food was delicious. Really enjoyed the gentle yoga. You created a beautiful, safe place and I felt totally nourished and eager to do more research on my return home. Look forward to joining another retreat soon
Really loved the Yoga Brunch experience. Felt like you really knew my mood and worked with my energy. You have a great talent. Thank you
I have been attending the 7.30am flow yoga class with Donna for sometime now and I must let everyone know what a fantastic way this is to start the day. You can see the sunrise and hear the birds sing whilst you energise yourself for your day ahead. I was unsure of flow yoga at first as I go to a beginners class but Donna is always on hand to help you and you can go at your own pace. I now be(...)
The pace of your yoga classes is good and your tone of voice and speed is great. It's great to have alternative poses that I sometimes need to do - you explain them in a way that makes me feel that this is ok, I’m not failing it is just what I need to do today. Another day may be different, it is not a competition, this has been a big shift for me and zoom has really helped.
Relaxation Package at Merrifield House - Meditating in the studio was an amazing and unforgettable experience. I am keen to book more sessions with Donna asap! My yoga session was magical, being immersed in the wonderful space and atmosphere Donna has created. A beautifully light and airy studio with fabulous artwork. What else can I say, although I arrived with no real expectations, Merrifie(...)
A really great class, very happy and will definitely be coming back! Thank you Donna
Introduction to Mindfulness course: I liked the peace and having time to do mindfulness and I loved doing the homework - thinking about what I am grateful for and what was the best thing that has happened to me that day.
We had a fantastic [retreat] weekend with Simply Soulful Yoga. It was a perfect celebration for our friend’s big birthday and one that we will all never forget. Donna and Marcus were fantastic hosts - a weekend is only that much fun and goes that smoothly with a lot of care and attention. Highlights included SUP yoga and campfire music. I came back full of energy with so many happy memories! (...)
SUP Yoga was simply excellent and very rewarding. Thank you for being an inspiring yoga teacher and being very good at what you do; professional, calm and gorgeous. Also a brilliant businesswoman too, working with your local communities like the free yoga at Hope Cove this weekend. So looking forward to next Saturday and chance to do it again. From a Chuffed Water Yogi
I just wanted to say a big Thank You for the Yoga & Reiki retreat last weekend. I floated home afterwards! From start to finish it was a wonderful day, incredibly well organised, excellent guidance, delicious lunch and ultimately very healing. Thank You Donna, it was just what I needed.
Donna was a skilled teacher and practitioner, but she also had a warmth that inspired trust and relaxation. I loved her beach yoga session in Hope Cove, which was an experience I’ll never forget. Thank you Donna x
We had such a lovely time at Goat Yoga, the tour with the farmer was informative and met all the animals. The kids loved the goat yoga, we didn't stop laughing and are still talking about it now. So nice to cuddle the goats after. Would recommend and would love to do it again!
Donna was very welcoming and helpful from our first telephone call. I arranged a bespoke package with her for my sister’s 40th Birthday present. With her accommodating attitude we created a fun filled day of SUP yoga and beach yoga with a massage treatment in between at Merrifield House. We both felt at ease in Donna’s capable hands, we’ll look forward to returning soon.
I loved being able to continue with my regular yoga classes when I became pregnant, Donna offered variations or alternative poses and moves tailored to the different trimesters and my growing bump!
A wonderful [online yin] class that left me feeling incredibly relaxed, I think I actually nodded off a few times ❤️ Thank you
Because Donna shares the stories of the yoga traditions, expertly making links between the metaphoric adventures of Hindu gods and kings, animals and celestial beings and the daily challenges of 21st century life, Donna’s classes not only serve the body but also the mind.
Donna brings humour and insight to her teachings – if a balancing move doesn’t work for me, we laugh and consider how the wobbles on the mat reflect those off it – and this helps me integrate what I am learning with her into my life outside the classes.
SUP Yoga - The experience was very rewarding. Relaxing and strenuous in equal measure. A great way to start the day!
What an amazing [Bespoke Yoga Retreat} experience! Five days away from the chaos focusing on the body, mind and soul. I came away feeling totally refreshed after we bathed in the forest and grounded ourselves with mother nature, laughed until our bellies hurt with laughter yoga, aligned our chakras and channelled into healing energies. The variety of yoga was beautiful especially as it was ac(...)
Donna was a fantastic yoga instructor for our Goat Yoga class for the Google Executive Summit. The guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a once in a lifetime experience that was made better by Donna's fantastic teaching. We will definitely work with Donna again
Today’s beach yoga was wonderfully grounding and invigorating. Perfect location, the wind was a surprisingly enjoyable addition, and Donna is such an inspiring and skilled yoga instructor. Until next time... thank you x
Fantastic afternoon at the Alchemy Yoga Workshop. Good balance between sessions. Lots to take home and put into practise. Just what I needed!
Family Goat Yoga made me roll up – and I’m not talking about the mat! Donna is a great teacher, who stayed professional whilst the goats caused havoc! I haven’t laughed like that in ages. The kids love it!
The Goat Yoga was a great experience. Great interaction with goats. Fabulous and heartfelt yoga teacher.
My friend and I arrived and were met by Donna and Marcus, such a lovely welcome, then Donna did a complete review of what was happening on our three night stay. All the details that I had asked for had been recorded and actioned, including dietary and
movement issues, this was all so much appreciated. I really relaxed and enjoyed every minute and we will be back again. Thank you both for you(...)
The friendly and professional nature of the treatment made for a very enjoyable experience
Family Goat Yoga was the highlight of my son’s summer holiday (and we went to Disney world this year!!) laughed and laughed, loved the farm tour too. Thank you, Donna.
Wonderful Goat Yoga experience. Very well organised... thank you
Yin Yoga livestream, first session and it worked really well, I was a bit anxious as I had never done this before (livestream) but I didn't need to be. Feel well stretched now. Thank you Donna. Love the new system, means I can do yoga when ever I like.
I feel extremely privileged to have been able to meet such a caring & professional therapist
You are calming, encouraging and inclusive, even on Zoom that comes across. You offer good explanation of the asana, their benefits and always give alternatives. Your classes are well planned and structured with a theme or asana focus to work with.
A welcoming atmosphere and Donna's friendly nature made it easy to build a good rapport and discuss my personal situation. Donna gained a good perception of my problems and has really helped improve my well-being
I am a yoga beginner but Donna, I loved your teaching. Gentle but informative. To smile at the goats antics was joy, definitely released good hormones! Really enjoyed the farm tour too! Would definitely recommend!
Forest Bathing, as a secret tree hugger, when Donna said she was holding a class I knew I had to attend and boy, was I pleased I did. A walk through a gorgeous wood allowed for the most peaceful and tranquil experience I can recall, gently studying everything from the smallest of flowers to the largest of trees, listening to the bees, the birds and the occasional horse! Periods of mindful mo(...)
Loved it! Donna is a great teacher. Her [beach yoga] class was a delight to attend. It left me relaxed & ready to face the day ahead with a smile on my face. Can't wait to join the class again when I am next around.
The 7.30am yoga class is a great way to start your day, fab for my back. I go into class with a stiff sore back and walk out pain free, then at 8.30 am you can get on with your day!
I really enjoyed the Introduction to Mindfulness Course, in fact I would like to do it again because it gave me some relevant mindfulness techniques to use daily and I would like to know more techniques.
The treatments I have received over the last few months have been very therapeutic and have given me a wonderful feeling of calmness and well-being
Well Woman Retreat - Thank you, I am feeling inspired, relaxed and rejuvenated with a good dose of food for thought. The yoga, meditation, food, company and ideas have been amazing
I have really enjoyed the Alchemy Yoga Workshop. I wanted to achieve a sense of calmness, relaxation and well-being. I have definitely achieved that.
Fabulous SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day retreat packed full of different yoga in and off the water, in the best locations with various other precious experiences and supper on the beach and watching the sunset - just amazing!
Very well guided yoga, then need to be able to let yourself go for the laughter yoga. Very satisfying with a lovely meditation at the end
Goat Yoga was a lot of fun. Giggles & nibbles – We’ll be back!
.... Goat Yoga, you ask? What? Why? Well, don't knock it until you’ve tried it! A joy-filled hour of positive goaty energy... makes you want to leap and frolic like, well... a baby goat. Funny that...
I was very poorly with post viral syndrome (ME symptoms) when I had my first reiki session with Donna, and it marked a real turning point in my healing. I felt stronger after every session as my body found the energy to heal itself, and with reiki and the right nutrition I am now back to work. Something that was unimaginable just this summer! I can't thank Donna enough for giving me my life back
I really enjoyed the whole Forest Bathing experience. A great balance of mindfulness exercises and meditations in a lovely setting. I left feeling grounded and refreshed and learned some new practices to do when out in nature. I can't wait to get back amongst the trees again! I'd definitely recommend it to anybody who wants to relax and feel more grounded in themselves and strengthen their co(...)
Donna is friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Her recommendations and support really helped me improve my general well-being
Thank you SO much for the Summer Solstice Beach Yoga on Saturday - it was an amazing experience, listening to the crashing waves, bathed in sunshine & tickled by a light breeze. I felt almost euphoric from the intake of ozone & was tickled pink by the view of an inverted sea/sky in down dog 😉
Goat Yoga class was perfect for all levels. Great fun with the goats! Thank you
Fantastic Baby Reflex course with great opportunity for practical application.
I felt so deeply relaxed during and after my Chakra Balancing Massage. My mind usually wanders, but I found the chakra affirmations, brought me back to the massage and reminded me i was there to relax and clear my mind. I enjoyed the explanation of the chakra whilst you worked on them. After the massage, i felt more relaxed that i had for a very long time, and it continued through the evening(...)
That was a wonderful online class - such a beautiful way to start the day and I love that even though these sessions are online, you are still able to personalise them for me, suggesting ways to modify the practice while I am pregnant. The classes are now providing a structure to each day and I wake up each morning looking forward to joining you and the other yogis
I can recommend the Introduction to Mindfulness course. As someone who has dabbled a bit with mindfulness I really appreciated the structure and exercises. In particular the notes to reflect on and homework each week to expand our knowledge and practice was very helpful. This is a work in progress and has given me the basic idea of how to think and act more mindfully both on and off the ma(...)
Relaxation Day at Merrifield House: Donna was friendly and courteous and answered any queries straight away. Our group were all at different levels and had different expectations of the day. Donna was able to empathise and explained what was going to happen during each session of the day. Donna set the pace for yoga perfectly and gave us different options for the poses so we could all ac(...)
Really enjoyed every aspect of the Yoga Brunch. Love your soft voice and the relaxation story and poem. Thank you Donna
Forest Bathing is something to be experienced. Full immersion in the sounds, smells, taste, feel, look of nature, without the usual distractions of everyday life. Taking time to just be, alongside nature, without any expectations or goal is very calming, refreshing and restorative. Meditation and being in the present is key for our wellbeing. I highly recommend going on a guided forest bathin(...)
I just love the way Donna combines mindfulness/yoga with all the natural elements by taking her practice outside. I would highly recommend.
Really surprised by todays Laughter & Yoga Workshop - not what i was expecting but really enjoyed it. Delighted by the whole experience - thank you both 🙂
I was unsure what to expect of a 12 hour retreat day but the reality was more than anticipated. The warm welcome before the SUP
session put me at ease, and from that moment onwards, every part of the day got better and better. Donna is a superb host who
included everyone and checked in on their wellbeing throughout the day. All the locations, suppliers and activities were brilliant. So much(...)
Our Adult Goat Yoga class was absolutely brilliant! I shall want to bring a goat into my next yoga class!
Donna is a fantastic yoga teacher helping you to find and embrace your practice. Glow in the Dark Yoga is energising and relaxing within the same hour. The lighting and music add something new to your practice keeping it refreshing and exciting each week. I love that I have found yoga and found a brilliant teacher
Goat Yoga - Absolutely bonkers, fabulous and unique experience. Loved every second. Thank you!!
Well paced, supportive, balanced Alchemy Yoga workshop. Good time management. Able to listen and respond to different needs of the group. Appreciated the mix of movement, stillness, thinking and being. Just what I hoped for! Thank you!
It’s been been fabulous doing your online yoga classes for a couple of reasons. Great for maintaining a routine and a semblance of normality and connection during lockdown, and so lovely to see and hear from all my yogi friends on the other side of the world (C.B. in Tasmania)
Fantastic online yoga session, so happy that you have set this up us, this will really keeping us going and sane
Cream Tea Yoga - Just the right combination of balance, stretch, posture, relaxation, support and gentle breathing. I have not done yoga for ten years, but this session has encouraged me to re-join
Donna’s yoga classes are very calming with considerate teaching
Donna is a great Yoga instructor! I joined her on a Yoga retreat at the Hen House which I would highly recommend. Take some time out for yourself and treat yourself to one of Donna's retreats, I left feeling rejuvenated and re-energised! Love it!
I can thoroughly recommend Donna's classes both studio and currently online. Her warmth, compassion and desire to promote connection and a positive sense of well-being in such challenging times really make a difference
The Yoga Brunch was very enjoyable. The contemplative questions were good to guide the mind. Nice tone and pace. Feeling still and gently stretched. Many thanks. Namaste
Donna is a wonderful human, a natural and authentic yoga teacher
The Alchemy Yoga Workshop was excellent. A total sense on inner peace came through. Donna led the whole workshop and yoga session with such warmth and positive sense. Excellent group of people attended. Positive and calm from the start
Donna and Simply Soulful Yoga ... very personal, caring, attentive - with a great balance of relaxation and exertion. Just what I [you] need!
I wanted to say how grateful I am to you for doing the Zoom classes throughout our lockdown period. They really have kept me focused and grounded off the mat as well as on.
Donna made my group and I feel instantly at ease. She seamlessly guided us through all the activities of the [retreat] weekend and made us feel confident and inspired to try new things. She is a talented and inspirational teacher, and I came away from my time spent at Merrifield House with her feeling ‘lit up’ yet relaxed. A truly special time, spent in a magical and transformative place. I c(...)
Thanks Donna for an amazing SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day. The whole retreat was well planned with a gentle pace, never rushed but no hanging about. Amazing locations and clear instructions for them all. I loved all the activities and will definitely return again.
Your flow studio sessions on Monday evening are excellent, well balanced, challenging but with good guidance and options given for asanas to suit your own body. I love the flow and energy created with the breathing and postures. I feel completely energised, stretched but calm afterwards.
Had a great SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day. SUP was a first for me and really enjoyed it. Donna is a great teacher - very patient and inspiring. The organisation of the day was seamless with the healthy cream tea being delicious!! Would defiantly go on another retreat day. Thank you Donna!
THANK YOU 🙏 so much, I absolutely loved Beach Yoga. What lucky people we are to have such breathtaking scenery around us and as always you made the session so meaningful and joyful.
Lovely beach yoga, fantastic location, great teacher, thank you.
I cannot recommend [Simply Soulful Yoga retreats], highly enough the experience my friends and I had at Merrifield House last weekend, to celebrate my birthday. Donna and Marcus are incredibly hospitable hosts, and nothing was too much trouble and Donna is an amazing and inspiring Yoga teacher. We enjoyed SUP boarding and SUP Yoga, beach yoga, hula hooping, wonderful accommodation in their go(...)
Fantastic session at Goat Yoga. Great to have a giggle - Brilliant therapy. Wonderful class led by Donna. Thank you
Donna is a fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and experience teacher, and really knows how to bring a group together and make everyone feel relaced and welcome. If I lived closer, I would be at Donna's classes every week. Instead I'll be on regular trips to the area
The Merrifield House studio is beautiful Donna. So clean, fresh and airy. I did not feel worried about the virus at all. And of course, it was absolutely amazing to see you after lockdown and to be taught by you again.
Last evenings livestream hatha yoga class was lovely, after a few weeks break it was some gentle stretching for the body and relaxation for the mind. Thank you Donna you were great as always.
Perfect retreat day to rest and recharge the soul. Thank you Donna for providing a blissful flow of yoga, reiki and inward reflection
We both absolutely loved Animal Yoga!! So funny and actually relaxing! Fantastic teacher amongst the madness. We will recommend and we are coming again!!
Absolutely loving the online Yang & Yin Yoga workshops, thank you Donna. Another amazing session today, you manage always to focus the intention that resonates with each of us in our own lives. Looking forward to next one 🙏xx
I had the privilege of working with Donna daily for nearly 5 weeks. Having suffered with a chronic condition all my life and seen numerous therapists Donna's approach was incredible. She is intuitive, aware and very personable. I would recommend her to anyone....
I booked a [bespoke] relaxation day for myself and my mother for her 70th birthday. From start to finish Donna has been amazing in helping to build a tailored day for my mum (who is new to yoga/ relaxation techniques) and for myself (who is currently recovering from surgery).
The day itself was incredibly restorative, and helped me bring some balance back into my life. My mum really enjoyed (...)
Thank you, Donna for your patience, teaching, calm and supportive manner, and dedication to your yogis out there on Zoom over the last 6 months. I have really enjoyed and appreciated our mat journeys; it has been a unique and special time.
This was my first experience of yoga. Donna was very welcoming and kind. I will definitely do it again. An excellent class, which was warm, friendly and supportive. Thanks
Chakra Balancing Yoga - Combining the essential oils and mudras, and stimulating the chakras is a powerful experience! I loved the affirmations that went with each chakra and using the oils. I feel calm and loved!
Incredible first event with Simply Soulful for Sunset Beach Yoga. I felt so welcomed and at ease in the group, spectacular beach and sunset. Thank you for such a special evening to connect and regroup
I really loved the way the Chakra Balancing Reiki session was structured. I found the spoken meditation soothing and along with the mantras this provided a great focus, which lulled me into a deep reiki induced state of relaxation more quickly than usual. Afterwards, i felt a great sense of peace, which carried through to the evening and the next day
I recently spent a wonderful weekend at Merrifield House to celebrate a friends birthday. The welcome from Donna and Marcus was warm and heartfelt and the accommodation was calming and beautifully clean. We spent our time enjoying SUP, SUP yoga, beach yoga and hula hooping. We watched the sun go down whilst sitting around the firepit and listening to live music - the perfect end to a truly me(...)
Really lovely Baby Reflex course - Feeling confident to help my little boy find calm and use a loving touch to give him relief or relaxation
SUP Yoga – Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Great way to start the morning!
I Just wanted to say a very big thank you to Donna for helping me get me back on tract, her advice on diet and exercise have really made a difference, I am now sleeping better and I love the Yoga classes, very uplifting and I am really looking forward to Laughter Yoga and the Goat Yoga that are coming up soon. Thank You Donna.
Lovely experience. Very funny and goats were extremely sweet. How will any other yoga class live up to this?
Just wanted to say that having attended the online yoga session last night how much I enjoyed it. In these difficult times it is great to stay connected and grounded. Brilliant and thank you
Donna provided three yoga sessions to our clients over the weekend and they were a real highlight. Guests varied massively in their yoga experience but Donna ensured that everyone had a positive experience and took something away with them. We have booked Donna again for future weekends, it just wouldn’t be the same without her!
Brilliant teacher. Great to do in the fresh air on the sand at Hope Cove
The Yoga & Laughter Workshop was one of the most insane things I think I have ever done but REALLY glad i did!
The Spring Virtual Retreat was an excellent way to start the beginning of spring with positivity, energy and mindfulness. The cardio resistance training and barre class in the first half of the day was a great way to push yourself with the yoga sessions in the afternoon were a great way to centre and stretch yourself after the energetic morning. The guided meditation left me feeling clear and(...)
I was recommended Donna to hold a yoga class for my best friends hen party by another yogi. You know you’re in for a good session, when your instructor is recommended by another, and Donna didn’t disappoint. Donna organised a beautiful and bonding yoga class for us (twenty ladies), it was a lovely sunny day so Donna took the class in the garden, and we worked in pairs to hold our poses - she (...)
This mornings virtual yoga class was just what we needed in this stressful time. Thank you Donna for setting this up, and for helping us focus on the positives
SUP Yoga – That was amazing, quite challenging, but really, really cool and very relaxed. Lovely feeling of floating on the water and the sensation of being adrift, really enhances it!
The Spring Virtual Retreat was a great day I really enjoyed it, I am looking forward to the next one. I loved the Barre Work. I felt like I had really worked and made me evaluate my level of fitness. Donna and Chloe worked very well together.
I smiled immediately upon arrival at the SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day. It was such a treat to take time out to enjoy exercise, food and great company in wonderful settings. The next day I woke up feeling recharged, energised and grateful to have experienced such a lovely day. Thank you, Donna - I will have magic memories to look back on and can’t wait to do it again!
I had the most relaxed [yoga retreat] weekend with Donna at a friend's birthday. Totally wasn't expecting it to be quite so fantastic! Perfect mix of yoga, SUP, food, chat, relaxation. Accommodation was spotless and welcoming, and the location is stunning. Can't wait to go back!
Really enjoyed the Goat Yoga experience from start to finish, it was lovely to get a tour of the farm and have any questions answered. The pace of the day was just right and we got to spend time with the goats in a relaxed setting. The yoga was great, I like that it linked to animals. I look forward to doing it again soon. Such a unique and enjoyable experience, thank you!
I contacted Donna about a bespoke mindfulness and yoga retreat for myself and my friend and was so impressed with the way that Donna handled our enquiry and then put together our package, taking all of our requirements into consideration.
Upon arrival, our booking did not disappoint - beautiful accommodation, delicious vegan catering, stunning coastal walks, the most magical forest bathing(...)
Relaxation Package at Merrifield House - I was provided with the most delicious and nourishing plate of food for lunch, so many flavours and textures. Breakfast was also fabulous, a great selection to choose from (or have a little bit of everything!) I would highly recommend the overnight oats with raisins and cinnamon.
During the pandemic and the lockdown in Italy, I enjoyed - and I am continuing to do so - online yoga classes with Donna and also the online weekend workshops that are on Yang and Yin yoga.
Joining these online yoga classes from Sicily was simply wonderful. They were - and still are - very useful and calming, interacting with the local community of Kingsbridge where I live in England, rece(...)
Took part in beach yoga on the 14th June. What an amazing setting and great session, really enjoyed it!!!
A thoroughly enjoyable day. The yoga was set at a good level for us as we were beginners. It wasn’t too hard but was challenging. Loved the essences. Gaps between treatments meant we could relax whilst the other one was receiving their treatment. We both went for the head massage which was fab. The meditation was good - my first time and I felt relaxed. The lunch was beautifully presented and(...)
I'm really glad I've found Donna and her classes, I've done a few of her SUP yoga sessions which are brilliant! You don't need to have SUP'd before, Donna guides you through it with calmness and confidence. It's lovely to be out in nature while doing yoga and then to add in doing it on a board brings a whole new element to the holding poses... it's just great and has me hooked!.... Thank you (...)
I really looked forward to and enjoyed all of the online yoga workshops during isolation… The workshops felt like such a luxurious treat; 3 hours of me time, total yoga immersion and relaxation and it was lovely to be with the same ladies and share our thoughts. I look forward to more workshops in the new year.
Loved it! Donna is a great teacher. Her class was a delight to attend. It left me relaxed & ready to face the day ahead with a smile on my face. Can't wait to join the class again when I am next around.
Donna is very professional and immediately puts you to ease when arriving for a treatment. I always feel very relaxed and re-energised after a visit!
A lovely 4 hours [Forest Bathing] very fluently led by Donna, giving us the time and space to explore our own senses in depth.
Just to say thank you so much Donna for todays Yang & Yin Yoga workshop on Energy and Vitality - where did those 3 hours go? Feel well energised, you are a star!
I really liked your online yoga class...your delivery was as uplifting as ever.... Your classes either online or in person are always so welcome and grounding whatever way they are presented. Thank you for all you do, keep shining brightly
Thank-you Donna for our 1:1 Flow Yoga session when we came to stay in Salcombe. We loved our gentle restorative practice, just what we wanted! Very highly recommended. We look forward to hearing about your retreats- any excuse to come and stay again! Thanks
Chilled out babies after the last Baby Reflex session - Says it all 🙂
'Simply Soulful' sums up Donna's Alchemy Yoga Workshop beautifully. Donna runs every session from the heart and I always leave feeling balanced, calm and deeply nurtured. Thank you x
The Laughter & Yoga Workshop was totally different from anything I've done before. I really enjoyed doing the yoga first... then the laughter yoga which was totally crazy, but so much fun... I laughed until I cried. Awesome morning. Thank you ladies!
A beautifully held Reiki session, which left me feeling rested and restored. Enhanced by the oils, mantras and meditations. Thank you!
Donna was fab from start to finish, having had the pandemic affect our booking she communicated with us really well and on the day she was just great and pitched the [SUP Yoga] class perfectly for the mixed ability in the group. She was clear in her instruction and gave encouragement to us all. Thanks Donna for a yoga class we won’t forget!
Would highly recommend, Donna is so lovely and makes you feel so at ease and relaxing! Book now!
I feel that since starting Yin Yoga about 8 weeks ago I am able to sit in asanas more comfortably and I have more flexibility overall. I find the practice calming and relaxing at the end of the day. The breathing, quiet movement and holding is restorative and energising in a subtle way and I find I sleep very well afterwards. I can’t imagine not doing Yin now as I really look forward to an(...)
Donna, your online class was amazing, and just what we needed! Absolutely great idea not only to keep practising the yoga but also for the 'contact' with others. Well done. You're a star. Thank you
Our goat yoga session with Donna was a lovely, light-hearted way to relax and enjoy some yoga at the weekend with 4 legged friends
Thank you, it was a great online yoga session - my first online and my first in this funny self-isolation world. Well done, you were quick off the mark. The setting for you is great, I can see you clearly and hearing your voice when I have my eyes shut is no different to when we are in the Hen House. Well done … you have helped keep us all connected
I love the fact that you are “normal” not some unreachable Guru! You are funny, sensitive, kind and lovely and so open you must have very wide apart toes!! What more could anyone want in a yoga teacher and friend.
Goat Yoga - LOVED IT! Amazing atmosphere and yoga instruction - So good!!
Donna was very professional, knowledgeable and guided us through our yoga movement with expertise
A really lovely and fun Family Goat Yoga session. It was great to see my teenage daughter smile!!
Yoga & Festive Mince Pies - Found the session relaxing yet invigorating. A very well run session, which has made me think about the way i relax and calm my mind. I am hoping to apply these techniques when i have bad sessions of insomnia
Thank you so much Donna!!! The Yoga & Walking Retreat was such a lovely brilliant relaxing day - just what I needed! I thought it was perfect ... a lovely coastal walk, two yoga & meditations that complimented each other really well, plus delicious food!!
Brilliant idea - Tour of the farm was appreciated and really interesting. The yoga session was well led and the goats added a lot of fun
One of the most wonderful, calming and positive yoga classes I have ever experienced. Donna has a beautiful way of creating a completely relaxed atmosphere with clear guidance that gives you great confidence in yourself... I can't recommend her classes highly enough
We loved our bespoke ‘design your own yoga retreat’ stay at Merrifield House and think you have a brilliant offering which will be so helpful to many people. Your practice is exceptionally good and you made us feel very at ease and relaxed. We both hope you go from strength to strength with this terrific venture.
What a brilliant SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day - energizing, revitalizing and relaxing all at once! A great combination of yoga, SUP and hula hoop in the most amazing landscapes. Thanks so much, Donna!
Thank you Donna, it was an amazing SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day; beautiful locations, great like minded people, stunning locations and each activity/ location well spaced out AND beautiful weather ! Very well organized, I certainly hope to be back next year. Thank you so much (and to Sophie too, hooping was fun!!)
A lovely Goat Yoga class with a very calming teacher. The animals were hilarious and so nice to share the practise with
Goat Yoga was absolutely brilliant. Wish i was closer to come to your classes regularly. Will 100% recommend you and Goat Yoga. A+. Best birthday ever!
Thank you Donna for an amazing SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day. I would highly recommend. Very well organized, great fun and good for the mind, body & soul.
Not just yoga, but Donna does also amazing massage therapy in the comfort of your home.
Chakra Yoga & Reiki Retreat - Thank you Donna for a warm, nourishing and healing day. You held a beautiful space where it felt safe to open and explore. I loved the whole day
Wow, what an amazing [retreat] weekend at Merrifield House. Paddle-boarding, SUP yoga, delicious brunch, beach yoga, hula hooping, wild swimming, delicious cream tea, all topped off with an evening of music by a fire pit made specially for us!!! Donna and Marcus could not have done more to create a very special experience. Accommodation is just lovely and fantastic location too. Highly recommend!!
After a year of yoga the difference in my flexibility and breathing control is amazing. It has improved my rowing dramatically and highlighted the need to balance aerobic and weight training, with the flexibility, calmness and balance of yoga. Donna is an intuitive and inspirational teacher and I totally recommend her.
After a busy and stressful few days, the arthritis in my hands and knee were flaring up, but within 24-hrs of my Aromatouch treatment, a sudden improvement was apparent
Absolutely brilliant online classes with Donna. It feeds the soul as well as the body. Thank you
Donna’s talent truly lies in her ability to blend the physical benefits of yoga practice while also opening the door to the contribution it can make to your mental wellbeing.
Thank you so much Donna for a wonderful relaxed and inspirational day. I didn’t realise how much I needed time out in the open air
connecting back to nature. I absolutely want to attend more sessions and events. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about taking part in something offered by Simply Soulful Yoga, to just take the plunge, you wont regret it!
Great [online] hatha yoga class today after a few weeks out due to topsy turvy life! I loved the Tao of Pooh focus, empty mind and just being in the moment so relevant for us all and me in particular! Thanks Donna x
8 of us went together to the Family Goat Yoga, as part of our week's holiday in Devon. Great fun. Informative tour, fun yoga, thoughtful commentary and lots of laughter and goat cuddles. An unforgettable experience. Thank you
Love the post-natal yoga classes! Donna is a wonderful instructor and it’s great to have some time during the week to take a class while my two year old is completely distracted with the soft play, and new-born alongside. A lovely relaxing window in an otherwise hectic week!
We joined Donna for a private goat yoga session for part of a hen weekend and had a fantastic time! It's impossible not to keep giggling when the gorgeous goats are gambolling around whilst you try to maintain a warrior pose - and somehow its relaxing at the same time! Thank you Donna for adding so much to our weekend - we had so much fun!
Yin yoga last night was amazing. I couldn't really find the words afterwards, absolutely transformational and I slept better than I had done in weeks...thanks Donna
Goat Yoga was a wonderful hands-on experience and I loved the ‘animal connection’ with each yoga pose. The farm visit was excellent, and Farmer Jon was extremely informative.
Family Goat Yoga was so much fun – a great family experience!
Chakra Balancing Reflexology - A thoroughly enjoyable experience. As soon as i arrived Donna made me feel relaxed and comfortable. The whole experience was amazing. I would definitely recommend this!
I enjoyed yesterday’s yoga class very much – I have woken up some very sleepy muscles!
Goat Yoga was a great experience. The tour was really good. Everyone very welcoming and friendly. Good mix of age/ size of goats plus after yoga cuddles was good. Will definitely recommend to friends
Great 3 hour yoga workshop doing Yang and Yin Yoga with Donna, wonderful session feeling very relaxed but also full of energy, thank so much Donna, looking forward to next Saturday's session.
Oh my gosh Donna.... that [On Demand Yin Yoga Class] was just what I needed! I have been feeling a bit off kilter this week, bit busy emotionally and in my head ... Lovely stretches in my old hips, I literally melted into the mat in child's pose it was gorgeous and could feel my thoughts throughout the practice returning to my place of gratitude from its busyness and by the time you'd read th(...)
I attended beach yoga for the first time today at Hope Cove it was great. It felt so good to be doing yoga with the sounds of the sea in the background. Donna is an excellent teacher. Thank you Donna
Donna is a lovely therapist who made me feel relaxed, welcome and in very good hands. The Swedish Massage I received was heavenly - I felt like I was floating on air after I had left
Thanks Donna for a fantastic morning online yoga workshop. My Yin and yang are nicely aligned. Completely chilled all day
Goat Yoga was a really unique, enjoyable experience. Thank you. The farm tour was also very interesting
Beach yoga with Donna couldn’t be more perfect in beautiful Hope Cove and her practice is inspiring- thank you, will certainly book other classes
I joined Donna on her SUP yoga and beach yoga retreat this weekend and can not say enough how highly I would recommend this event. This was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time and can honestly say the experience was life changing for me in so many ways - and so desperately needed - it was more than I could have ever hoped for and something I will always treasure - so thank you soo(...)
I found the experience totally relaxing and inspiring, not least due to Donna's instruction, the beautiful location and the honesty of the others in the group. It's not for everyone but it should be as it brings together nature, humanity and laughter which is something we all need, particularly now.
AMAZING! Would do Goat Yoga again and recommend. Donna was brilliant (and the goats of course!)
What a great time we had at Family Goat Yoga. A unique and fun experience for our daughter's 13th birthday party!
The Chakra Yoga & Reiki Retreat was just what I needed to look inward, to feel grounded and relaxed. Thank you for a lovely day. xx
Yoga & Laughter Workshop - Totally amazing 2 hours. Thank you Donna & Sophie. What a Dream Team you make!
I really enjoyed the Yoga Brunch. I found the focus on breath and movement simple and nourishing; the meditations on transition into spring beautiful, and really appreciated being able to take time to focus on my spiritual growth. The food was tasty!
Donna, you are a breath of fresh air and your passion for the subject is contagious
Gently introducing myself to the joy of yoga - Thank you Donna you're a great teacher
Fab beginners hatha yoga class at Cliff House! Joined the class during my holiday stay in Salcombe. Very impressed- Donna was so well organised to make the class a success with extra yoga mats, lavender masks and blocks - enough for everyone in the popular class of regulars! The instruction was clear and supportive- with different levels of practice to try & a lovely message of peace - left f(...)
Our Family Goat Yoga class was really good fun. Puts a big smile on your face! Medicine for the soul!!
So uplifting to be able to see the sunshine and sea view, when I am practicing my yoga online [On Demand] on a rainy day in January. Awesome!
Goat Yoga was great fun. Donna was professional and knowledgeable but also light hearted. The goats were very entertaining. Highly recommend this experience!
…. Donna has given me my most favourite yoga session ever, leading a group of friends and I in a serene, sunset beach yoga session.... pure bliss!! Whatever session you do Donna will give you a warm welcome, intuitive professional delivery and a calmly held practice that leaves you feeling nurtured and a little bit more Zen! Thank you Donna x
I found the Baby Reflex course very useful and loved the flexibility of being able to feed baby whilst we learn. Practising on each other helped consolidate the learning...
After yoga, I feel able to cope again! I feel stronger, saner and spiritually nourished.
Goat Yoga is a truly magical experience and the joy it brought each and every one of us was tangible. I loved the fact the whole session included animals – the fact you included the animals in each element and statement was so lovely. I came away feeling truly blessed to have such a positive experience, and having recently lost my mother after 10 years of caring for her with dementia I truly (...)
A huge thank you for Sunday morning's SUP Yoga for our Hen Party. It was fab and so much fun, all the girls seemed to really love it and it set us up for a super fun day
The SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day was a blissful day from start up to finish. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you.
Hi! I just want to say again what a fantastic yoga session on Jenkins Quay, it was a magical and spiritual experience, what a perfect location. The weather was amazing and I can honestly say that was the best yoga experience I have ever had, just perfect. You are such a star, a sun in fact!
Donna's 'healing hands' are perfect after a hard week or to relax you before you go into the weekend or on holiday
After Yoga I feel calm, balanced and energised. My husband has noticed positive changes in me since practising with you regularly.
Being connected to the Kingsbridge yogi community in online yoga with Donna has has been important in my lockdown year. We’ve all had difficult periods during the pandemic, but regular coming together in the routine of gentle exercise, listening to ancient fables, relaxation, challenging our bodies and getting to know the group in the friendly welcome is a positive help and support to me. Wh(...)
I found the AromaTouch Technique very relaxing. The light massage was very effective, even though it was gentle it relaxed my muscles and mind. I found the use of different oils interesting as the different oils gave me different sensations, some felt cold, some hot, but all smelt lovely
My first yoga class and Donna was very welcoming, the exercise easy to follow and well explained, came away feeling nice and relaxed.
I have done yoga 'on and off' for many years. Donna is expertly bringing back my love of yoga and flexibility.
Yoga with Donna is amazing. Very relaxing. It really helps you switch off
Such an amazing, uplifting and empowering SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day with wonderful authentic people in beautiful surroundings! Thank you.
WHAT DID I LIKE THE MOST ABOUT THIS CLASS? Donna. This woman is phenomenal. I loved everything about her as a teacher. Her voice, her manner, the way she held herself and interacted with the class. A really excellent teacher with a beautiful ethos and style
Yoga on the beach with Donna is so special. What a way to start the day! Honestly can't recommend it more. So grateful that Donna is doing these sessions in Hope Cove now. I will always make sure I book myself in when I'm down here. What a treat. And she is such a wonderful teacher
Going to a SUP Yoga class with Donna is one of my favourite things to do because her yoga sessions are great and I really enjoy being on the water - and it does add other completely different benefits to your practice – you are out in the fresh air and hearing outside sounds around you, being on the water is calming and meditative and of course it is more challenging requiring constant focus (...)
Goat Yoga - Loved it - Thoroughly recommended. Try it you won’t be disappointed ... Good yoga even if you’re not a yogi like me
If you like animals ... (the kid goats seemed to enjoy it even more than us and well cared for x ) - Join these together with a good group and great teacher and you will have a goatastic time. Thanks to you all for a great session xx
Goat Yoga - I haven't laughed this much in a while!
HOW WAS THE CLASS SET UP AND HOW DID THE TEACHER WELCOME PARTICIPANTS? Donna was chatty, warm and very welcoming. Obviously knows her students well and the students also very chatty amongst each other, radiating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
I had never been on a retreat and wasn't sure what to expect from a women's yoga & nutrition retreat. I liked the variety in activities, it was not just yoga, as it included food demonstrations, essential oils blending, craft and a fantastic walk in beautiful surroundings. The weekend was interesting and inspiring; a good balance of free-time and activities. We had good conversation and some (...)
Yin, which is new to me, has been a lovely discovery. I am enjoying the time to discover the postures in more depth and learning about my body. I have done Hatha yoga for more than 10 years and Vinyasa yoga/flow for about 5 years. At retreats I have tried various types of yoga, including Yin, but have never regularly taken a Yin class. I was pleased to get the opportunity to do so with Don(...)
If I ever have to think of my “happy place” then I will think of the goat yoga session. So much laughter and totally being absorbed in the moment with the goats. The teacher was still able to provide yoga instructions – she was certainly very calm inside to be able to teach and not break into laughter herself. Apologies for not doing a lot of exercises but it was the best fun ever!
A condition of bad balance, difficulty in hearing and irritation in my ear was relieved after a 2nd session of Ear Candles. Thank you Donna!
Yoga Brunch - I didn't think i would be able to participate much because of my recent knee injury. But i was wrong. It was lovely. Thank you
Goat Yoga was absolutely hilarious!
Such an incredible SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day with lovely people. Thank you so much Donna - Looking forward to next year already.
Great to do a yoga practise with everyone laughing - The goats were hilarious!
Brilliant [flow yoga] class with Donna - as a complete beginner she made me feel very comfortable! Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend
Thank you Donna for a fabulous year of Alchemy Yoga Workshops. I have enjoyed every one and learnt so much. Each session has been well thought out with yummy treats included. Would recommend highly!
I am feeling both energised and relaxed after a Hatha Yoga class with the wonderful Donna. I attended the class in the Merrifield House studio and was so happy that I did as it is such a serene, warm space that I felt totally relaxed and ready to yoga!
I first heard about Donna through a news feature on the radio about yoga with goats and smiled inwardly at the thought of it but don't let this light-hearted approach fool you. Donna is serious about her yoga and it's obvious she takes Olympian pride in her preparation and classes. Her attention to detail is second to none and the narratives she weaves into her yoga, require skill and dexteri(...)
The overall balance between the spiritual aspects (perhaps more serious side of yoga), your clear instruction and the friendly and inclusive atmosphere, and your reminding us to work at our own pace, to listen to our bodies, for me makes the whole experience a well rounded, enjoyable and holistic one.
I find Reflexology very relaxing. It also helps me get a good night's sleep which is great when you're 5 months pregnant and normally find it difficult to get into a comfortable position and stay asleep! I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone
Lovely Baby Reflex sessions - Perfect length for mummy and baby. Thank you
Family Goat Yoga is excellent for families and children. Particularly good for children with special education needs and disabilities. Great teacher, very patient. My son loved it!
A month ago I tried my first ever SUP yoga class led by the beautiful Simply Soulful Yoga at Waterborn SUP in Devon. To do downward dog on a paddle board is no mean feet I tell you! We chuckled as we were guided through a meditation into the eye of the storm, and as if by magic the heavens opened. One of the most enjoyable & peaceful ways to spend a Saturday morning. Even if the weather wasn’(...)
I just wanted to say I enjoyed the SUP Yoga & Beach Retreat so much. You planned it amazingly. The food was fantastic. Yoga sessions outdoors with beautiful scenery and making wonderful memories with beautiful people, nourished my mind, body and soul. Thanks again Xxx
I attended Family Goat Yoga with my 5 year old daughter - we had a lot of fun! Yoga stories were great for children and age appropriate for all ages. Prepared to be nibbled!
Online Yoga - That was so cool ... I loved it! ... I felt connected to you and the class, became absorbed in the practice and relaxed ... It has made a huge difference to my day so THANK YOU ... lucky to have you and the technology to help us on this strange and bewildering path
The Goat Yoga was JUST WONDERFUL. We absolutely being able to cuddle the goats and pigs. Their curiosity was adorable. Such a memorable event!! We travelled from London especially and it was more than worth the 500 mile round trip
Cream Tea Yoga - Very enjoyable, gentle yet intense. Not too slow, not to fast. Just right
I really enjoyed the Adult Goat Yoga, and the animal themes yoga poses. It was great fun and the goats were so sweet and funny
Adult Goat Yoga - best Friday night for a long time! Great from start to finish!!
Thank you for a warm welcome and forever helpful attitude. You have created a beautiful place to come and retreat to, re-energise in and to go away from with goodness inside. All the [yoga retreat] activities were thoughtful and fun. Organisation top notch. Food for the soul.
Amazing experience. Love goats and love yoga so the perfect combo for me! I thought the yoga class was really focused and professional despite the squeals and laughter. Hope i can come again
Design Your Own Retreat: Donna immediately put us at ease on arrival at Merrifield House. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean. We started the day with Hatha Yoga. We came out of the session revitalised and ready to start the day. Donna’s understanding of nutrition alongside the benefits of Yoga was also a highlight as she answered our questions thoroughly and knowledgeably. I would thor(...)
Fantastic yin yoga class tonight. Gone home and I am totally chilled despite the five crazy dogs. Thanks Donna. X
I had the most amazing time. So much fun interacting with the goats. I would definitely recommend this experience to others!
Brilliant [flow yoga] class with Donna - as a complete beginner she made me feel very comfortable! Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend
SUP yoga was such a great experience! I started the session with one of my usual stress headaches and by the end of the session it had gone and I felt much more relaxed. At one point Donna told us to remember we could come back to this feeling at any point, and that has really stuck with me.
The animals running around during Goat Yoga was hilarious - I laughed so much! The yoga was also great!! We travelled 150 miles and it was well worth it
We loved Family Goat Yoga! Both calming and hilarious. Would definitely recommend!!
This was simply the best yoga [retreat] weekend imaginable - packed with the perfect balance of joyous activities and time for relaxation and reflection - and fantastic food. There was something new and exciting for everyone, both those new to yoga, and experienced practitioners, whether it was the combination of yoga and SUP, giggles during hula or the magical way that Donna themed the yoga (...)