Hello my name is Donna Karen Benavides a registered E-RYT® experienced Yoga teacher, Prenatal Yoga Teacher RPYT®, Continuing Education Provider YACEP® and Yoga Alliance Member. I am the Founder of ICP Care 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping pregnant and postpartum moms for 12 years. I help expecting moms stay healthy in their mind, body and to have healthier pregnancies and easier labors.
I had my first exposure to Yoga with a semester college elective course in NYC. Years later in 2010, I found Yoga again or maybe it found me. Dedicating my time between raising my family, work and feeling the Yoga benefits with continuous practice, I completed my RYT® 200 Yoga Teacher training at Atmananda Yoga under the guidance of Jhon Tamayo. I received my RPYT® Prenatal certification from Debra Geymay of Prenatal Plus Yoga and my Kids Yoga Certification with Ladybug Yoga. The Reiki certification was completed with Loving Touch Center. I have a Bachelor's of Science degree. My practice, training and experience has exposed me to many styles of Yoga. I enjoy teaching all levels and ages of students especially Prenatal Yoga Moms. My compassion and love of Yoga is an inspirational extension through lovingly guiding students with poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation to reconnect with their essence.
My love of Yoga practice continues after 11 years as I continue to spread the benefits of Yoga. The amazing benefits help you physically, mentally and more. Journey with me to guide you toward the beautiful Yoga mind-body-breath awareness to connect within. E-RYT® Yoga Teacher, RPYT® Prenatal Yoga and CPR/AED Certified.
Contact me for your interest in Private, Virtial Live online, Group or Corporate Yoga & Meditation classes or Reiki session. "
Subscribe to my Newsletter or contact me your E-RYT® Yoga Teacher & Yoga Alliance member to find out more about how Yoga can benefit your life. Offering Virtual online Zoom, Beach Yoga events and Yoga Studio classes. I offer Private, Group, Corporate Yoga, Meditation classes and Reiki healing sessions. (Hablo español tambien).
"Donna is an awesome teacher. She explains the poses to help with posture, balance, and introduces new poses. I have made great progress developing my strength and ability. I also love how she makes the yoga experience so sensorial and pleasurable with yoga teachings, sound and more..." Martha S.
"Having Donna as my prenatal yoga teacher was a God send! She’s thoughtful with her practice and makes you feel comfortable. Her mantra, good energy, and aura bring the art of yoga full circle. Personally, she helped me feel a connection with my unborn baby. I was able to meditate again. I also felt more confident in the days leading up to my birth due to her knowledge on what positions and stretches were beneficial. I know that I owe it to Donna for having such an amazing birthing experience. Can’t wait to start my postpartum classes!" Jennifer J.
"I took my first class with Donna. I look forward to continuing my yoga journey with her as my mentor." Isabel L.
"Donna is an amazing teacher! Makes yoga enjoyable and magical. I always left her class feeling brand new and grateful for another day. Don’t miss out on her magic, book her class today!" Janetsy H.
"My yoga practice with Donna helped me be able to bend my arm after physical therapy did not make this happen" Karen M.
"During my pregnancy, taking Donna’s Prenatal Yoga classes was one of the best decisions that I made. She makes it so special and really gets you to connect with your body and soul and your baby’s soul. I believe my son is a very happy baby because of it." Niri V.
"I love attending Donna's prenatal classes. Thank you for always making me feel so comfortable and always allowing your positive energy translate in your practice!" Sydney H.