This site is authored by Donna Belk, of Austin, Texas, an educator in the field of death and dying. She has studied and practiced yoga since 1975 and has been a yoga teacher since 1995. Through her work with hospice, Donna has been honored to meet many patients, nurses, and family members. This site seeks to honor their stories, and provide additional resources to people who want to learn more.
Donna is a certified and registered yoga teacher, and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In 1998 she founded Living Yoga Program yoga teacher training school which has became one of the few licensed yoga schools in Texas. She also developed a particular style of yoga, Restorative Flow, specifically for people with illness or physical limitations, and for those who are near the end of life.
Donna holds a BA from Southwest Texas State University; but considers her most important educational credential to be her own near-death experience, and companioning the dying which she currently does.