Donna Johnson

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Growing up in Saugus, I started my exercise journey at age nineteen. Over the years I belonged to many exercise studios and gyms. I was basically happy with my workouts, but I felt like there was something more. A friend brought me to a hot yoga class and I loved it!

    January of 2009 I found hot, power, vinyasa yoga at Empower in Beverly, my life changed! At first I noticed thephysical changes then the real magic started to happen. As I was allowing the yoga “in” I started to heal some wounds, I was hooked!

    Fast forward to the fall of 2012 I enrolled in Empower Yoga’s 200 hr. Teacher Training. I wanted to share what I had found with others. I graduated in April 2013, and have been teaching since then. On & off the mat, yoga has integrated itself in my life. Through the breath, the strength & physicality of the poses and the spiritual messages I receive, I feel complete. I said that I found yoga, but in truth, I think that yoga found me! 

    I live in Wenham with my husband Barry and sons Kyle and Casey. We spend summers in Windham, NH at Cobbetts pond. I am also a stylist at The Haircutters in Wakefield.