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Hi There! I’m Bonnie Golden and…

…I want you to practice your yoga!

I craft individual and group offerings for people across the lifespan. I have seen first-hand that yoga will enhance our health and well-being holistically: body, mind, and breath.

For each person I work with, I design a personalized yoga practice. I’ll interweave my vast experience and training in yoga, fitness, prenatal/postnatal, bone health, and more to serve you.

Why do I teach yoga?

I’ve been an adult educator my entire career, as a higher education faculty member and a yoga teacher. I’ve taught scores of rooms full of students like you ranging from age 18-89. Holistic yoga and related disciplines have helped me and my students survive and thrive through a number of different challenges in life.

I teach because I love sharing the tools for holistic healing that have helped me!

 Healthy management of low bone density/osteoporosis through fracture/fall prevention

 Back pain and chronic sacroiliac joint issues

 Frozen shoulder

 Yoga for Pregnancy and Postpartum Recovery

 Pelvic floor health

 Anxiety and stress

 Pain management

 Balance, flexibility, strength

 Breathing enhancement

 Meditation that works for me

I’ve cultivated the perfect combination of skills, training, and experience to offer an interdisciplinary and creative approach so you can practice your yoga.

 Don’t hesitate to reach out for any questions you might have!

Formal Qualifications:

Masters of Education Counseling with emphasis Adult Learning, Women, and Gerontology

Yoga Alliance Qualified Expert teacher (teacher of teachers). Initial formal training with Tias Little of Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Author, Yoga for Holistic Healing: Poses and Sequences for Pain and Stress Relief

Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Specialist, Prajna Yoga with Linda Spackman.

BoneFit™ Specialist. First group in the U.S. certified through Bone Health & National Osteoporosis Foundation based on evidenced based Canadian program

National Association Sports Medicine (NASM) Senior Fitness Specialist

Classic Yin Teacher Training with Devi Daly, founder of Tucson Yoga Studio.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist® with Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall

Yoga for Healthy Aging Certified Teacher

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I love lifelong learning and I love practicing yoga in service to my students and myself!

  • I’ve participated in childbirth education and doula training with Penny Bussell Stansfield as well as completed studies of female pelvic floor health with Leslie Howard in person and through several distance learning seminars.
  • I’ve studied and practiced yoga in depth by participating in multi-day immersions and continuing education events with many other respected and revered yoga and meditation teachers including: Trina Altman, Dr. Loren Fishman, Menaka Desikachar, Felicity Green, Roshi Joan Halifax, Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Erich Schiffmann, and Sharon Salzberg.
  • I have specialized training that also includes Relax and Renew® certification with Judith Lasater and Roger Cole and several areas of Yoga Tune Up® with Jill Miller, including the Roll Model Method®.

I’m married to my partner for life, Norm, and we have two grown sons and a sweet toy poodle mix named Sadie.

Sadie on the yoga mat.

 

1 Comment

  • by Mead
    Posted August 6, 2020 12:41 pm 0Likes

    Bonnie’s prenatal class is just what I need. She is attentive, warm, available, uplifting, encouraging, knowledgeable, and creates a community. The yoga has helped with aches and feeling healthy. The mantras and meditations soothe the soul and provide focus through the pregnancy.

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