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Meet Donna Noble – Weblog

Meet Donna Noble – Weblog


Donna Noble is an Writer, Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator, Activist, Licensed Grasp NLP Practitioner, and the Founding father of Curvesomeyoga.   She has been a licensed Yoga Trainer since 2011 and practising yoga for the reason that late Nineteen Nineties.  Donna teaches Internationally in addition to everywhere in the UK at Workshops, Conferences and festivals. She has written and been featured in quite a few digital and print media – Fashion Journal, Om Yoga & Way of life Journal, Elephant Journal on BBC Radio London and Channel 4 on varied matters overlaying range & inclusion and physique positivity.  She additionally co-created the UK’s first Black Wellbeing and Health Pageant in 2020.  

Her debut guide “Instructing Physique Optimistic Yoga” was revealed in August 2022 and contributed to the Anthology: Forgiveness is the Hardest Factor”.   

Inform us a bit about your self… 

I’ve many roles: Writer, Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator, Yoga Trainer and Educator , Activist and Founding father of Curvesomeyoga. I spent 20+ years working throughout the company world. 

My yoga journey started within the late 1990’s and I turned a licensed yoga trainer in 2011 and train varied types of yoga internationally (vinyasa, Physique Optimistic, Accessible,  Chair, Sizzling, Yin, Aqua and  Being pregnant Yoga).  I’m additionally a Licensed Grasp NLP Practitioner.  

My ardour for sharing the advantages of yoga stems from the proud therapeutic it supplied me once I suffered with Bell’s Palsy. 

Curvesomeyoga was based in 2014 from a want to supply accessible and inclusive yoga displaying that everyone can do yoga no matter form, measurement, ethnicity, potential or gender.  The place anybody is welcome to come back and expertise yoga on their very own phrases.  

What does a typical day appear to be for you? 

As an entrepreneur, my day varies and relies on my present focus.  It would contain making ready displays and facilitating workshops.  Teaching or mentoring purchasers, instructing yoga, sat at my desk in Zoom conferences or writing.   If I’m feeling drained and it’s attainable, I’ll have a nap as I imagine that self care is essential – making time for yoga, meditation or going for a morning run.  

Then enjoyable as a lot as attainable within the night when I’m not instructing.  

How did your yoga journey start and what impressed you to turn into a yoga trainer? 

My yoga journey started within the late Nineteen Nineties when a colleague noticed an image of Madonna with one leg behind her head in Eka Pada Sirasana.  A lot to my shock, she urged we give yoga a strive.   A number of years later, pal, Errol, urged I ought to have a plan B. Finally, after practising Yoga for a few years, I made a decision to finish a Yoga Trainer Coaching Course at Triyoga.  I believed that I might doubtlessly train Yoga, and my logic was that I might do that once I retired. 

Nonetheless, the Universe delivered sooner than I anticipated, and I retired from the company world and have become a Yoga Trainer a lot earlier than I might have anticipated.    

The realisation got here that I used to be destined for one more path while learning on a Grasp NLP Practitioner Course.  I used to be requested what was occurring in my life.  I defined that I didn’t know what to do by way of my profession as my function was been made redundant.   I used to be knowledgeable that unconsciously, I already knew.  It was defined to me that once I talked about Yoga, I “lit up”, and once I spoke in regards to the present function, the other occurred.  It was so simple as that.    In that on the spot, I made a decision that I might full the Trainer Coaching course, then fly to LA to attend Sizzling Yoga Coaching.   

What was to have solely been a nine-week journey morphed into six months of travelling and instructing earlier than returning to London to proceed the yoga journey. Turning into a yoga trainer was by no means a part of my authentic plan.  

What impressed you to concentrate on range & inclusion, and physique positivity ? 

I by no means set out with the intention of changing into a Physique Positivity advocate. My journey began with a easy want to share how Yoga had performed a transformative function serving to me heal from the trauma of Bell’s Palsy. As my journey advanced, I turned more and more the physique’s innate skills and needed to share my expertise of therapeutic.  

One other key second was studying an article titled “Fats Ladies Do Yoga” by Deborah Coughlin in The Guardian (October 2014). The article chronicled her disheartening expertise as a yogi and left a profound impression on me. I turned so enthusiastic about this newfound perspective that my associates discovered me tiresome in my enthusiasm. At this level, I confronted a selection: both keep shut up or do one thing about it. I selected the latter, resulting in the creation of Curvesomeyoga, aimed toward making Yoga extra inclusive and various, displaying that each physique is a yogaBODY. Although I didn’t have all of the solutions, I felt compelled to succeed in these neglected within the yoga neighborhood.

Quick ahead to 2020, I noticed a paradox within the yoga world: because it grew in reputation, it appeared to turn into much less various. An invite to take part as a panellist on the ‘Black Ladies in Health’ occasion was a novel and empowering expertise. Being surrounded by black girls who shared their tales and experiences led me to understand that there was a urgent want for protected, judgement-free areas throughout the black neighborhood. Little did I do know on the time that this expertise would in the end result in co-creating the UK’s Black Wellbeing and Health Pageant.

Moreover, I used to be approached to supply Variety and Inclusion modules on Trainer Coaching programs each in America and the UK, and this development felt fully natural.

My purpose has at all times been to make sure that as many people as attainable are spared the discrimination and exclusion that I’ve confronted. Witnessing the dearth of range and the invisibility of sure populations within the yoga neighborhood, I felt compelled to make a distinction.

Inform us about your guide?

“Instructing Physique Optimistic Yoga”  is a information to spreading acceptance, and self-assurance via yoga. It ensures that each particular person who steps onto the yoga mat feels welcome to come back simply as they’re. It’s the essence of yoga that rejoices in the fantastic thing about each physique, each in and out

With sensible ideas, in addition to info on social justice and body-positive yoga off the mat, Instructing Physique Optimistic Yoga is a well-rounded useful resource that provides yoga academics the arrogance to host inclusive and welcoming courses for all.

This guide celebrates all that yoga is. It breaks down all limitations and exhibits us that yoga has open arms for anybody who needs to practise. A liberating have a look at how anybody might be a part of what yoga has to supply mentally and bodily. Donna shares her knowledge and previous experiences to point out us the origins of yoga, unconscious bias and the way we are able to all be extra inclusive in relation to yoga.

“A celebration of yoga for all.” — Fearne Cotton

It has been described as a guide that each yoga trainer ought to learn!  

How have you ever seen yoga profit your college students? 

I’ve witnessed how my college students acquire confidence and belief of their physique via their yoga observe.  Studying to honour and hearken to their physique in addition to letting go of self judgement and appreciating  the energy and resilience of their as they start to note all of the issues it does for them with out asking.  

I’ve seen this by how college students realise their our bodies true potential.  Seeing practitioners start to understand that they’re extra than simply how their our bodies look and witnessing them appreciating their energy.   

Yoga has helped my college students discover a sense of calm and steadiness of their lives.  Permitting them to let go of stress, to hearken to their innate knowledge and to decelerate and be current within the second.  They’re able to see past the bodily points.  

Listening to how they take yoga off the mat into their day by day life as they recognize that the true yoga begins off the mat. 

Being extra accepting and seeing that each one they want is inside them.  

Seeing how they take the yoga off the mat into their day by day life.  

What’s your favourite quote or life motto?

“Variety is being invited to the occasion, and inclusion is being requested to bounce” – Verna Myers In actual fact, I really like this quote a lot that I tailored it: “Variety is being invited to yoga, equality is with the ability to entry yoga, and inclusion is being allowed to observe” – Donna Noble

What developing for you in 2023 / 24?

I’ll be internet hosting a particular weekend Physique Optimistic Yoga Retreat from Might tenth to twelfth in Kent. You will get all the main points about this occasion at this hyperlink.

The continued work on my second guide.

 Remaining open to new alternatives that come my means.

 Prioritising extra time for pleasure and self-care to maintain a wholesome steadiness.

 Exploring new journey adventures whereas persevering with the guide tour.

  Above all, staying devoted to the mission of being the change I aspire to see on the earth.


Discover Donna

Web site https://thenobleartofyoga.co.uk

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/donnanobleyoga/




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