Bonnie Golden is an experienced yoga teacher and practitioner and former college faculty member. Her areas of expertise include gentle and strong yoga, prenatal/postnatal yoga and what she calls “boomer classes” offered in Tucson and surrounding areas. She has facilitated yoga workshops such as “Post-Partum Yoga” “Yoga for Healthy Aging”, stress managment for employees in the workplace, yoga for osteoporosis, and continues to offer chair yoga at various locations in Tucson.
Bonnie also offers personalized semi-private and private sessions. See her current schedule here.
Bonnie’s students enjoy her accessible teaching style, with focus on safe practices, empowerment, calm, self-awareness, and fun.
She holds her Master’s degree in Counseling and completed substantial post-graduate work in Higher Education Administration. Bonnie has authored books as well as many professional journal articles.
Bonnie’s vast experience in teaching is infused with her love of lifelong learning, and she will always be a teacher and student of yoga and meditation. Bonnie is blessed to be married and is the mother of two sons.
Training and Education
Bonnie is certified to teach yoga through international yoga master Tias Little (Prajna Yoga), where she also successfully completed her specialty training in prenatal Yoga with Linda Spackman. Bonnie is additionally certified through Baxter Bell M.D. and Nina Zolotow as a “Yoga for Healthy Aging” instructor.
She has participated in doula training with Penny Bussell Stansfield as well as studies of female pelvic floor health with Leslie Howard, “Teacher Training for the Pelvic Floor” with Dr. Sarah Duvall, and has studied with many other revered teachers. Her specialized training also includes Relax and Renew® certification with Judith Lasater and Roger Cole and several specialties in Yoga Tune Up® with Jill Miller. She is humbly grateful to her Tucson teachers and friends Chris Coniaris and Natasha Korschak who continue to deeply influence her yoga practice and teaching.
In addition to her 20+ years and thousands of hours of teaching college students of all ages, since becoming certified with Yoga Alliance she has completed well over 1000 hours of yoga instruction earning her Yoga Alliance 200-e (expert) designation .
Bonnie is a former full time counseling faculty member at Pima Community College. She has been the recipient of the “Outstanding Faculty” award from the PCC foundation and the Campus Gem Award from the Downtown campus.