Yoga is a 5000 year old system of bodily postures (asanas), breathing
techniques and meditation. Yoga offers you an opportunity to
get in touch with your body, mind, emotions and spirit
through postures and breath awareness.
Grounded in the alignment of the inner and outer body, yoga
can reduce your stress, reshape your body, and recharge your
mind. Students of yoga speak of increased energy,
strength,and flexibility as well as an overall feeling of
well being, peace, and happiness.
"Donna is a wise and compassionate yoga and Embodied Life teacher. She is curious about each person in the room so she can support everyone’s
practice and growth. She is able to draw on years of experience and many disciplines to create a unique experience through her teaching. Each class feels fresh and alive through yoga, Feldenkrais, guided inquiry and more. I look forward to working with her because I know I will experience something new each time. I always leave her classes feeling more open, spacious and present in my body and with my clients. She is a master teacher who has something to offer for everyone."
-Jeffrey Morrison, MA, LMHC
Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy and Training
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Donna Nisha Cohen, Director, is a Certified Professional
Level yoga teacher with over 30 years experience. Donna has
been certified at The Kripalu Yoga Center and at The
SolarYoga Center. She has studied Anusara Yoga with John
Friend, Viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow, and Forrest Yoga with
Ana Forrest. Teachers such as Rodney Yee, Vanda Scaravelli,
Esther Meyers and Todd Norian have also influenced her.
Donna's style of yoga is based on a therapeutic approach
that emphasizes exploring, strengthening, and healing body,
mind and spirit. She has incorporated her studies of
Feldenkrais' "Awareness Through Movement" into her teaching.
Yoga on Duck Pond is dedicated to teaching yoga as a
way to connect to our authentic Self and to Source. Yoga
is as a way to nourish ourselves,
cultivate Presence and heal the past. Yoga On Duck
Pond offers a special approach to yoga based on the
- We develop habitual patterns of movement that can be
changed through bringing unconscious movement into
conscious awareness and then exploring new combinations of
ways to move.
- We need to question our assumed limitations without
comparing ourselves to others or to external standards.
- We can learn how to experience yoga poses comfortably
and beneficially without strain or struggle.
- When we slow down we can sense and feel more clearly and
comfortably how we move.
- According to yogic philosophy giving and receiving are
interwoven. On that basis we offer a free weekly class for
people with health issues. All our classes are "community
classes" in that anyone can pay according to their
"Yoga at Duck Pond has been an important aspect of my life
for the last eight years. Donna's classes balance my
body, mind, and spirit! Since Donna is always learning,
her classes are dynamic yet calming at the same time. I
love Donna and the Duck Pond community."
-Mary Leonard, writer/writing teacher
"Yoga at Duck Pond with Donna is a wonderful part of my busy life. I've
been going for the past three years and Donna is very sensitive to my health issues. She adapts each posture so that you do not over do it. Her wonderful spirit and positive energy make you feel like you are part
of her Yoga family. My physical abilities vary session to session and
Donna is there to keep me centered both in body and spirit. I highly
recommend her classes to anyone who is interested in making themselves
feel better and eventually stronger. Also, If you are already strong
and athletic Donna will guide you to a place of ability you never knew
-Joanna Nadoolman, Speech Pathologist