EVOLVING TOWARDS SIMPLICITY

A yoga intensive with Donna Farhi

Space at the Mill, Manchester, UK – 20-24th June 2025

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“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

Dr Seuss

Sometimes the simplest yoga practices can be the most potent.  Small and gentle movements, when applied with sensitivity can reap powerful changes, restoring elasticity, balance and ease.  In this special intensive, Donna invites you to join her in a shared inquiry to deepen your connection with core asana, breathing, and meditative practices. These practices can form the bedrock for a sustainable (and enjoyable) yoga practice whatever your age.

The practice of yoga asana (postures) can be distilled into “seed” forms that constitute an alphabet that we can use for our own purpose and to achieve our personal goals.

Through subtle adaption, variations, gradation, and creative sequencing, these simple forms can be applied in almost infinite application.  Through sensing and feeling what is needed, we can learn to move into a practice by listening to what the body is already self-suggesting.

Each day of this intensive will be divided into a morning and afternoon session.  We’ll explore a wide variety of practices, from active practices that build strength and vitality to more passive practices that restore calm and relaxation. Yoga practitioners of all levels of experience are welcome to attend.

About Donna

Leading yoga teacher Donna Farhi has been practicing for almost 50 years and teaching since 1982.  As a post-lineage pioneer, Donna has been at the forefront of generating a new model for teaching that fosters self-inquiry through the cultivation of a deepening trust in one’s own perceptions.

Through creating a warm atmosphere free of judgment and competition she invites her students to investigate their experience and to adapt and evolve their practice according to their individual needs.  Incorporating the rigorous backing of anatomical principles for safe and sustainable practice, Donna offers progressive levels of engagement that allow people of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic yoga practice.  Considered the “teacher of teachers” people return to Donna’s intensives year after year to be a part of the inspiring evolution of her own practice and teaching.

Donna’s livestream and online courses make her expertise accessible to teachers and students worldwide and, in 2021, Donna became the first yoga teacher to present the practice of yoga to a global audience through MasterClass USA.  This e-learning platform provides classes taught by some of the world’s foremost minds and experts in their fields.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS

Donna is the author of four contemporary classics:

The Breathing Book

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit:
A Return to Wholeness 

Bringing Yoga to Life:
The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

Teaching Yoga:
Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship
(a curricular text for teacher training worldwide).

Her fifth and most recent book, co-authored with Leila Stuart,
Pathways to a Centered Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain and Moving with Ease is becoming the go-to text for Yoga teachers, therapists and somatic practitioners.

THE SCHEDULE

EVOLVING TOWARDS SIMPLICITY
MANCHESTER INTENSIVE

June 20th-24th, 2025

Friday 20th June 6.30pm-8.30pm
Saturday 21st June – Tuesday 24th June 10am-1pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm

THE VENUE

SPACE AT THE MILL
2nd floor,
Wellington Mill,
Duke Street,
Manchester
M3 4NF

prices

Early Bird – £540

Until February 9th 2025

Full Fee – £600

payment plan available
£200 due at sign up
£200 due by 28th November 2024
£200 due by 28th March 2025

FAQs

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Book your place by using the links above. If you have any questions prior to booking, contact me.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION
Before 9th May 2025 – full refund minus £40 admin fee.
After May 9th 2025 – refund only possible if we can fill your place.
Full cancellation terms and conditions can be found here
Contact me as soon as you can to cancel/request a refund.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Yoga mat and props (you will get a list a few months before the intensive).
International travellers will be able to borrow bigger props.

LOCATION
The Manchester Intensive will take place at Space at the Mill in the centre of Manchester.
Space at the Mill, 2nd floor, Wellington Mill, Duke Street, Manchester M3 4NF.
Find more information here.
GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me

YOUR HOST

I’m Christine Howitt, a yoga teacher based in Manchester, UK. I’ve worked with Donna for many years and am delighted to be hosting the intensive here in Manchester.

Contact me if you have any questions about the Manchester intensive.