Donna Farhi

Leading yoga teacher Donna Farhi has been practicing for over 46 years’ and teaching since 1982.  As a post-lineage pioneer, Donna has been at the forefront of generating a new model for teaching that fosters self-inquiry through the cultivation of a deepening trust in one’s own perceptions.  

Through creating a warm atmosphere free of judgment and competition she invites her students to investigate their experience and to adapt and evolve their practice according to their individual needs.  Incorporating the rigorous backing of anatomical principles for safe and sustainable practice, Donna offers progressive levels of engagement that allow people of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic yoga practice.  Considered the “teacher of teachers” people return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of her own practice and teaching. 

Donna’s livestream and online courses make her expertise accessible to teachers and students worldwide and, in 2021, Donna became the first yoga teacher to present the practice of yoga to a global audience through MasterClass USA.  This e-learning platform provides classes taught by some of the world’s foremost minds and experts in their fields. 

Donna is the author of four contemporary classics: The Breathing Book, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness, Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living, and Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship which is a curricular text for teacher training worldwide. 

Her fifth and most recent book, co-authored with Leila Stuart, Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease is becoming the go-to text for Yoga teachers, therapists and somatic practitioners. The book is grounded in personal experience. In April 2017, Donna fractured her pelvis in two places as a result of a serious riding accident.  

Her lengthy rehabilitation has given her extraordinary insights into the profound consciousness of the body and its ability to heal.