Less stress - Increased Confidence - More Energy
Better Sleep - More Happiness - Greater Balance?
Each and every one of us deserve regular, quality ‘me’ time to help our minds and bodies switch off from the stresses of modern life. So, if you dream of a life with less stress, better sleep, more energy and feeling happier, Simply Soulful is here to help you.
Whether you wish to calm your mind, restore your body, boost your energy or simply enjoy the great outdoors, there is sure to be a Simply Soulful Yoga class or event to suit you in Salcombe, Kingsbridge or further afield.
Escape to the tranquility of my treatment room, based in Kingsbridge, Devon. Alternatively, let me come to your home, holiday rental or business location.
As a believer that health and happiness starts on the inside, food can be used to balance dis-ease within the body and mind. I offer workshops, talks and retreats to help and empower you towards good health and long-term optimum well-being.
Simply Soulful Yoga has teamed up with Dartington Dairy to offer hilarious and therapeutic animal antics on the farm. Both family and adult classes take place seasonally, April through to October - a truly therapeutic workout for the mind, body and soul, guaranteed to help you smile on the inside (and out, until your face hurts!). Who can resist settling into a downward facing dog with the cutest upward facing baby goat peeking up at you?
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One-to-one, private groups, and bespoke sessions also available.
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Helping you smile on the inside
Merrifield House Devon is surrounded by lush green fields and stunning views of Dartmoor National Park. Located just off the A379, between Churchstow/Aveton Gifford and Kingsbridge/Salcombe; offering a range of yoga classes, workshops, retreats and holistic therapies.
From coast to country, the stunning area of South Hams, South Devon is also the perfect base for a weekend break or an extended holiday. Ideal for walking, cycling, surfing, sailing, and exploring local beaches, nearby towns and the mysterious moors. Guest accommodation is available via the Merrifield House Devon website (glamping will arrive in 2022). Add yoga and a treatment for the ultimate relaxing getaway!
We look forward to seeing you and sharing the green oasis that is Merrifield House Devon with you soon ... Namaste …
SUP Yoga - The experience was very rewarding. Relaxing and strenuous in equal measure. A great way to start the day!
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
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
Donna's 'healing hands' are perfect after a hard week or to relax you before you go into the weekend or on holiday
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 ...
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...
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!
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.
We loved Family Goat Yoga! Both calming and hilarious. Would definitely recommend!!
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)
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 🙂❤️
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
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.
Chilled out babies after the last Baby Reflex session - Says it all 🙂
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
A beautifully held Reiki session, which left me feeling rested and restored. Enhanced by the oils, mantras and meditations. Thank you!
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
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
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 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
Fantastic Baby Reflex course with great opportunity for practical application.
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
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
Really enjoyed every aspect of the Yoga Brunch. Love your soft voice and the relaxation story and poem. Thank you Donna
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
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 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(...)
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(...)
I have done yoga 'on and off' for many years. Donna is expertly bringing back my love of yoga and flexibility.
Goat Yoga was absolutely hilarious!
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!
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(...)
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 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
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
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.
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 🙂
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!
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!
Fantastic afternoon at the Alchemy Yoga Workshop. Good balance between sessions. Lots to take home and put into practise. Just what I needed!
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 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
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!
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(...)
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
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.
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....
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!
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
Fantastic teacher, lovely goats, great fun, I shall be back!
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
Goat Yoga - Absolutely bonkers, fabulous and unique experience. Loved every second. Thank you!!
Our Family Goat Yoga class was really good fun. Puts a big smile on your face! Medicine for the soul!!
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.
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
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!
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
I just love the way Donna combines mindfulness/yoga with all the natural elements by taking her practice outside. I would highly recommend.
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.
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
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 (...)
Lovely Laughter & Yoga Session, very playful... Sophie and Donna were very supportive... My face hurts!
Reflexology - Just what's needed after a hard day's work. It's so relaxing I fall asleep
What a great time we had at Family Goat Yoga. A unique and fun experience for our daughter's 13th birthday party!
I had the most amazing time. So much fun interacting with the goats. I would definitely recommend this experience to others!
Fantastic online yoga session, so happy that you have set this up us, this will really keeping us going and sane
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 😉
Yoga & Laughter Workshop - Totally amazing 2 hours. Thank you Donna & Sophie. What a Dream Team you make!
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!
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.
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!!)
Goat Yoga - Incredible experience and looking forward to returning soon. Very fun and excellent overall
AMAZING experience! Tranquil and gorgeous! If you haven't tried SUP Yoga yet- you most definitely should!
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.
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!
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(...)
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(...)
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
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.
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.
Donna’s yoga classes are very calming with considerate teaching
Such an incredible SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day with lovely people. Thank you so much Donna - Looking forward to next year already.
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
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 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.
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 (...)
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
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
Gently introducing myself to the joy of yoga - Thank you Donna you're a great teacher
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(...)
Donna was very professional, knowledgeable and guided us through our yoga movement with expertise
Absolutely brilliant online classes with Donna. It feeds the soul as well as the body. Thank you
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
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(...)
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(...)
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(...)
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.
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
I really enjoyed last Monday’s yoga class and came out of the class feeling really relaxed and super stretched
These online yoga classes are an absolute life-saver. Donna is brilliant ❤️
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
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(...)
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
A really lovely and fun Family Goat Yoga session. It was great to see my teenage daughter smile!!
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(...)
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
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(...)
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!
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
A therapist, professional to the utmost, friendly and with a 'magic touch'. I would recommend Donna to anyone
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.
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.
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(...)
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 (...)
Fantastic yin yoga class tonight. Gone home and I am totally chilled despite the five crazy dogs. Thanks Donna. X
Not just yoga, but Donna does also amazing massage therapy in the comfort of your home.
Donna, you are a breath of fresh air and your passion for the subject is contagious
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
'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
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.
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!
Would highly recommend, Donna is so lovely and makes you feel so at ease and relaxing! Book now!
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
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
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
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
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
SUP Yoga – Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Great way to start the morning!
A wonderfully relaxing, nurturing and gentle AromaTouch treatment; delivered with confidence. Relaxing yet somehow invigorating!
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.
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.
Our Adult Goat Yoga class was absolutely brilliant! I shall want to bring a goat into my next yoga class!
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
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(...)
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 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 (...)
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
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!
.... 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 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.
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
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
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.
Goat Yoga - What a weird but wonderful experience! We found it fun and very zen too!
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!
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!
Goat Yoga - I haven't laughed this much in a while!
Really surprised by todays Laughter & Yoga Workshop - not what i was expecting but really enjoyed it. Delighted by the whole experience - thank you both 🙂
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.
The Yoga & Laughter Workshop was one of the most insane things I think I have ever done but REALLY glad i did!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
The Goat Yoga was a great experience. Great interaction with goats. Fabulous and heartfelt yoga teacher.
We both really enjoyed the Goat Yoga class. Amazing birthday gift! Thank you!!!
I feel extremely privileged to have been able to meet such a caring & professional therapist
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.
Lovely experience. Very funny and goats were extremely sweet. How will any other yoga class live up to this?
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!
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(...)
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.
Such an amazing, uplifting and empowering SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day with wonderful authentic people in beautiful surroundings! Thank you.
Goat Yoga – I have never smiled so much during a yoga session in my life, and I’m a huge fan!
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!
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
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.
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
Donna and Simply Soulful Yoga ... very personal, caring, attentive - with a great balance of relaxation and exertion. Just what I [you] need!
Wonderful Goat Yoga experience. Very well organised... thank you
We both absolutely loved Animal Yoga!! So funny and actually relaxing! Fantastic teacher amongst the madness. We will recommend and we are coming again!!
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!
Cream Tea Yoga was a wonderful relaxing experience. One that needs repeating regularly. Thank you Donna
Brilliant teacher. Great to do in the fresh air on the sand at Hope Cove
Lovely Baby Reflex sessions - Perfect length for mummy and baby. Thank you
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!
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
Great to do a yoga practise with everyone laughing - The goats were hilarious!
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
Thanks Donna for a fantastic morning online yoga workshop. My Yin and yang are nicely aligned. Completely chilled all day
The SUP & BEACH Yoga Retreat day was a blissful day from start up to finish. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you.
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
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
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.
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
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!!
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
I enjoyed yesterday’s yoga class very much – I have woken up some very sleepy muscles!
Lovely beach yoga, fantastic location, great teacher, thank you.
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 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(...)
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!
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
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’(...)
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 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(...)
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
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!
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!
Perfect retreat day to rest and recharge the soul. Thank you Donna for providing a blissful flow of yoga, reiki and inward reflection
A lovely Goat Yoga class with a very calming teacher. The animals were hilarious and so nice to share the practise with
A fabulous family Goat Yoga session. Thank you for a very different experience. Excellent teacher. Would recommend for any family
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!
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.
Adult Goat Yoga - best Friday night for a long time! Great from start to finish!!
SUP Yoga - The PERFECT way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Yoga on a SUP board is EXTRA relaxing!! Loved it ... thank you !!
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
Goat Yoga was a lot of fun. Giggles & nibbles – We’ll be back!
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
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!
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
Cream Tea Yoga - Very enjoyable, gentle yet intense. Not too slow, not to fast. Just right
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
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!
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!
Goat Yoga class was perfect for all levels. Great fun with the goats! Thank you
Yoga with Donna is amazing. Very relaxing. It really helps you switch off
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
Goat Yoga was a really unique, enjoyable experience. Thank you. The farm tour was also very interesting
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!
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.
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
Took part in beach yoga on the 14th June. What an amazing setting and great session, really enjoyed it!!!
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(...)
Very relaxing and enjoyable Goat Yoga experience. Great to do yoga with a twist!
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
Chakra Balancing Yoga - Yoga movement, combined with essential oils and mantras left me feeling at peace with myself and the world!
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 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
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 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 (...)
…. 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
Family Goat Yoga was so much fun – a great family experience!
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.
Cream Tea Yoga - Everything was fully explained and i felt very welcome
The friendly and professional nature of the treatment made for a very enjoyable experience
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
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
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!
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 is friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable. Her recommendations and support really helped me improve my general well-being
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.
AMAZING! Would do Goat Yoga again and recommend. Donna was brilliant (and the goats of course!)
Donna is a wonderful human, a natural and authentic yoga teacher
Fantastic session at Goat Yoga. Great to have a giggle - Brilliant therapy. Wonderful class led by Donna. Thank you
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(...)
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!
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
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!
Goat Yoga - LOVED IT! Amazing atmosphere and yoga instruction - So good!!
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.
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 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
Goat Yoga was great fun. Donna was professional and knowledgeable but also light hearted. The goats were very entertaining. Highly recommend this experience!
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(...)