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Donna Rubin

Bikram Yoga NYC
New York City
Donna Rubin is a co-founder and instructor at Bikram Yoga NYC. She has been teaching the Bikram method for 17 years and is certified in both Bikram Yoga and Ishta Yoga. As a former professional dancer, Donna performed with the National Ballet of Canada, in the role of Meg Giry in the original Canadian company of Phantom of the Opera and later made her Broadway debut in Carousel at Lincoln Center.Donna was fortunate to discover the amazing benefits of Bikram Yoga while on a trip visiting with her family in Florida. The mind and body benefits that it gave her as a dancer were only a sampling of the benefits she would receive after committing to a regular practice. After practicing yoga regularly, Donna’s intuition told her that becoming a yoga teacher and studio operator was next on her path and was quickly guided towards opening her own Bikram Yoga studio to share the benefits with her fellow dancers, actors, and singers. Today, with 4 Manhattan locations, Donna’s studio chain, which offers the Bikram method exclusively, has grown far beyond the performance community and caters to all walks of life.Donna was integral in creating both the regional and national Yoga Asana Championship series and served as one of it’s first judges. Donna has also taught workshops in Costa Rica, led conferences in New York and has headlined the Summer Solstice “Mind of Madness” in Times Square for the last 8 years. Donna also serves as the Interim Executive Director of Dance Films Association and is acting on the board of Heidi Latsky Dance. Donna has produced many charity benefit performances and her documentary called ” An Improbable Dream” about growing up and training to be a professional ballet dancer, just aired on CBC Canada. She has been featured on the Today Show, The New York Times, Elle Magazine, SLT and more.Donna lives in Manhattan with her family.

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, April 1

1:30pm EDT