I have had chronic problems with my back since my early twenties. Although I exercised on a regular basis, in my mid fifties I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. I was stiff in the mornings and had a hard time moving. I would also wake up during the night and my hips were aching. It was then I decided to try Yoga. After a month of doing Yoga on a regular basis my hips no longer ached. I am now 60 years old and have increased my strength and flexibility. My Yoga practice has given me calmness in my life with less anxiety. I believe we are very lucky to have such outstanding and caring teachers at The Yoga Sanctuary.
~ Terry D.
Yoga has been a major influence in my life, particularly in my 15 year battle with breast cancer. Yoga has helped me to accept myself the way I am. Meditation and yogic breathing have seen me through many difficult procedures. Most importantly I have learned to practice MY yoga, in MY body, and to embrace what I can do. The gift of yoga cannot be measured, because for me it is immeasurable.
~ Joyce D.
There is so much positive energy within those walls and feelings of good intent.
~ Marla M.
I’m so glad that I found The Yoga Sanctuary. I appreciate all that I have learned. Yoga has become much more than the asanas to me now. Thank You!
~ Deanna S.
I am so glad you are here to help elevate our community.
~ Lisa A.
I have been recovering from back surgery for the past 9 months. I cannot say enough GOOD about the Gentle Yoga classes! I have improved 150% since beginning these classes 6 months ago. It has been my privilege to practice the yoga with the instructors at The Yoga Sanctuary. I am more thankful for the benefits to my body than I could ever say. I sing the praises of this practice to my friends all the time. They are believers because they see the improvement in my body, attitude and my mind set in general. Thank you so much Bonnie, for sharing your knowledge and love of yoga with all of us.
~ Dar N.
I have been honored to be a yoga student of Bonnie Yonker’s since she came to our wonderful community of Punta Gorda. When I am in Bonnie’s presence, I feel calm, peaceful, centered, alive, and rejuvenated. And, The Yoga Sanctuary reflects all of those life essential qualities. I truly am blessed to have Bonnie in my life as a yoga instructor and as my dear friend. Thank you for being an integral part of my life and sharing your gift of yoga with me.
~ Ann Karam
Yoga has influenced my decision-making process through clearing the clutter of mind, enjoying better health through regular practice of Asanas, and in general adopting a life-style of a proactive approach to health and wellbeing. I am convinced that this integrated approach to life is “a lesson in knowing oneself and learning how to be.”
~ Vijaya R.
Yoga has kept me flexible and active, it has helped the problems I have with my posture, neck and back pain. Yoga has also helped me to center my focus and calm my inner noise.
~ Tammy S.
Yoga has taught me to focus more on life, health, and love for myself and for those around me. When I complete a Yoga practice I have an inner calmness spiritually of the soul and mind.
~ Marilyn B.
Finding The Yoga Sanctuary in Punta Gorda has been so beneficial to me. Kind and experienced instructors have made me more aware of my body, more at ease, and more self assured over these past two years. I find peace going through the asanas. I walk taller being more aware of my body alignment and that’s a challenge for someone barely five feet tall! My muscles and glands have been strengthened and rejuvenated. I feel much younger than my 59 years. Thank you The Yoga Sanctuary for being true to your name.
~ Eileen B.