A Little About Donna

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yep. My Aunt Donna and my Grandma Elfine (but every called her Jean). Thus Donna Jean was born!

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Today. Picked up my son from camp. He’s been gone for a week. So madly in love with this kid!

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Why yes I do, but most people say it’s too fancy to read 😉

WHAT MAKES YOU WEIRD? According to my family I’m a total weirdo, but honestly I just feel like ME. To some people chanting and meditating and yoga is “weird”, but to me it’s just my life. So, I guess I don’t really feel that weird. But perhaps I’m in total denial. ☺

ARE YOU A MESSY OR CLEAN PERSON? Clean. I kinda thrive on organization, no clutter and LOVE to purge to create pathways for new energy. When my living environment is clean I feel like I enjoy and appreciate everything that surrounds me so much more.

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Oh hells yes!

HOW TALL ARE YOU? 5’5 ½ ☺

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID? I remember wanting to be a cruise director like Julie McCoy on The Love Boat. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

I’m petrified of heights. Depending on the mood I “might” try it in an effort to face this fear….

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Cinnamon Life

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Only if I have to

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes. Very. I can also be fragile. And that’s beautiful too!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Coconut

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? If they look me in the eyes when we speak

RED OR PINK? Red

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I strive to be more consistent with self-care, friendships, pursuing dreams, goals, food choices, meditating, my practice etc. Inconsistency is my challenge. It’s where my work is.

TEA OR COFFEE? Cold Brew Coffee Please! But I love Chai too ☺

WHAT ARE YOU SAVING MONEY FOR RIGHT NOW? Bali

WHAT SONG WOULD YOU SING FOR AN AMERICAN IDOL AUDITION? No Woman No Cry

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Veggie Burger

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My dog itch herself incessantly, the wind, the birds chirping and the washing machine

IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Teal Blue

FAVORITE SMELLS? Gardenias and Incense – BALI

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My Husband

MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? Beach House or, ideally, a mountain house on the beach!

WHAT TWO LANGUAGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FLUENT IN? French and

Spanish

WHAT BAD HABBIT DO YOU HAVE THAT YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO BREAK

BUT DONT WANT TO? Watching mindless TV

EYE COLOR? Blue

IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT WHERE WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE? Everywhere. The world would be my home. And then, when that didn’t work anymore, a tropical island somewhere.

FAVORITE FOOD? Ugh. So hard! I guess Mexican but I also love Indian and Thai and Mediterranean and Sushi. It’s so hard to pick just one!

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Southpaw

FAVORITE DESSERT? Salted Carmel Coconut Ice Cream Bars Dipped in Dark Chocolate or a Cappuccino It’s It

STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO? Strength Training

WHAT BOOK/MAGAZINE ARE YOU READING NOW? I have a STACK on my nightstand – The Yoga of Eating, Meditations from the Mat, Yoga Is, Daily Buddhist Meditations…

FAVORITE SOUND? My son’s laugh

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Ugh. Neither really. Although if I HAD to pick I guess I’d say Rolling Stones since I’ve seen them in concert.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Bali

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I can whistle REALLY loud!

WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Mountain View, CA

DO YOU LIKE LEARNING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE? Very much. People fascinate me. Their hearts. Their pain. Their stories and motivations…one of my favorite things! I think that’s why I love being a yoga teacher so much. Witnessing people on their mats and what unfolds for them is such an honor and a gift.