Testimonials

As a physiotherapist I have worked with Donna for a couple of years and have found her to have great integrity, professionalism and a generous heart. She has given me massage and Connective Tissue Therapy on numerous occasions. Every time I come away feeling rejuvenated and cleared of toxic energies. She is a beautiful person and I would whole heartedly recommend her to any one.

AJ Peterson, Physiotherapist

Alexandra’s unique combination of skills along with her genuine caring nature makes a massage with her a truly restorative experience.
I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone . Cameron Martin, Producer

Alexandra is a practitioner of exceptionally high energetic integrity. Alexandra ‘s commitment and dedication to constantly provide the highest energetic quality is felt in everything that she does. Alex is a woman who displays incredible clarity and is able to support others with her loving intention to support them in their healing. I, myself, have received the most incredible support from Alex, support that has enabled me to make great changes in my life.AS

Having just weathered a second, gruelling six month round of chemotherapy, whilst maintaining a full-time job and dependent children, I was physically and emotionally exhausted and wanted to find something to slowly rebuild my general wellbeing and strength, which I have been able to do through private yoga sessions with Donna at Yoga & Healing.

Donna has a deep understanding of what it is like to live with cancer and in a few short weeks, with her relaxed, gentle manner and expertise

Read moreAlison Bonsor, Claims Manager

I started seeing Donna just after my 3rd cycle of chemotherapy, having had major surgery to remove cancer which had spread from my appendix (including the loss of a number of organs and hysterectomy).

Donna has been able to assist me in detoxing from the chemo, giving my kidneys and liver a much deserved flush out at each visit. This helped significantly reduce the side affects I’d experienced prior to seeing her.

Read MoreKaren Van Den Hooven

I value Alexandra’s integrity as a complementary therapies health practitioner. I just sense the deep quality of what she has to offer.KT

“Connective Tissue Therapy is a most gentle treatment that brings the pulse of the lymphatic system into a harmonious alignment with the vast network of connective tissue within our body. I have enjoyed the benefits of this modality over the last twelve months, the results being an increase in my general well-being and a clearer connection to myself. Donna is so skilled in delivering this beautiful therapy”Matt Nolan

I had a series of Chakra-puncture sessions with Alex to support with sleeplessness, fatigue and anxiety I was experiencing at the time. I found the sessions incredibly supportive, not only on a physical level to support with calming my nervous system down and rebuilding my energy levels, but I also found the advice she gave incredible helpful in getting me to look at the choices that I had been making and how they were impacting me. With her loving guidance, I was able to come back to me and my body and feel so much better for it.AC

An incredible modality. I am someone who suffers with chronic inflammation due to a condition that effects my spine and nervous system. This can create quite a bit of tension, emotionally and physically because of the uncomfortableness and pain i can often get. Esoteric connective tissue therapy sessions with Alex supported my body to surrender, eased any pain i was experiencing, and noticeable reduced the inflammation. The distinction between how i felt at the beginning and how i felt at the end was very clear. My body felt alive and i felt like me again. NK

NK

I was introduced to Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy by Alexandra Plane over 2 years ago. This subtle technique has been incredibly supportive, but even more so, following a heavy fall which fractured my sacrum. The accident not only damaged the bone, but caused extensive soft tissue damage. After a series of regular treatments, the associated pain magically vanished. This modality is completely non invasive and the movements so gentle that I usually fall into a deep sleep, but when I’m awake again, the effects are truly profound.

Cameron Martin, Video Producer

There are rare moments in life when you come across someone who you feel has an innate wisdom and a perception that is beyond ordinary. Meeting Alex one-on-one for the first time was such an encounter for me, and I continue to be in awe of the clarity with which she can discern truths about living and about my self that always surprises and delights me. She has a compassion and empathy that have moved me to tears at times, and I very much value the fact that she never pretends to ‘heal’ others from some god-given gift only she possesses. Instead, she provides a physical as well as an emotional space in which we are better placed to find our way back ourselves to our own essence and to what our own body is telling us, so that individual reconnection becomes an ongoing personal journey of self-discovery. Every moment spent with Alex is rich and rewarding, and I am deeply grateful for all she has shared and continues to share with me.Lu Sierra

I have been taking private yoga classes with Donna and I just want to say that I have never made a more important commitment in my life. Donna is so thorough and I am in awe of how I am learning to connect with my body, physically, mentally and spiritually as well as how to actually apply this to my everyday routine and my new lifestyle in general.

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“Thanks for a great Corporate Meditation program, it has provided me with a different perspective on meditation and how to informally incorporate meditation into my everyday life. Donna and Alex presented the sessions well and were able to provide an interactive and practical experience.”EB | GHD

“Alexandra was a fantastic teacher and passed on some simple but very effective meditation techniques that had an immediate benefit for me at work to improve my focus and reduce stress, it also led to improved quality of sleep. It is amazing that such simple practices can lead to noticeable change. Thank you Alexandra for your support and knowledge.”JC | GHD

Thank you Donna and Alex, the introduction in your newsletters seems to be becoming a life-changing healing for me …

In your newsletter “the gift of Appreciation”, the self-appreciation buddy texting has transformed my inner dialogue and feeling about myself, as I have introduced that regular activity into my life …

And in new year newsletter “New Beginning” , in your sentence “we wish you to make endless self-loving and loving choices for this new year cycle”, the words “endless self-loving and loving choices” has struck a chord, in that I realise that the belief of only being able to take / or being allowed a certain amount of love, is obstructing me from making, feeling and being self loving in every moment and every breath endlessly!

Deepest thanks and appreciation to you all once again.Marian Rudeforth

The yoga classes with Donna yoga are like I have never experienced before. The focus is upon connecting back to what is happening within your body, beyond physical symptoms but also feelings and learning to honor those sensations during the tender practise.
I would recommend her classes to any beginner, advanced yogi as well as anyone who would just let to be better connected to themselves in a gentle and easy way.E.B.

I have learnt more at Donna’s classes in the last 6 months than I have learnt in a lifetime of yoga. You leave Donna’s classes feeling calmer and more energised it has an effect on your life and your families.  If you have the opportunity to experience one of Donna’s classes you are very lucky indeed.P.M.

5 years ago I suffered extensive soft tissue injuries and nerve damage as a result of a motor vehicle accident. I was left with chronic back and neck pain that was having a major impact on my life, both emotionally and physically. For years I tried a range of treatments from physio and chiropractic, to remedial massage and acupuncture to try and manage the pain I was in, however none of these offered me anymore than just a few days relief afterwards. After only a few sessions with Donna, my pain levels were at an all time low and I had an awareness of my body that had been lost since my accident. Read more

 Rachel Pickering

Adding Donna’s Cardio Class to my exercise routine of yoga and walking has really helped with my overall fitness. Working my body that little bit extra in a different way is appropriate for me, I love it.Sue Rutledge

I have been seeing Alexandra for a couple of years now. In that time I have received regular esoteric healing and connective tissue therapy sessions. Alexandra has a divine touch and an incredibly incredible intuitive ability to sense what is needed. Alexandra ‘s clarity is astounding and although at times her ability to feel exactly what is going on has been difficult for me, I know that it has been pivotal in my growth. Through her constant dedication to unearthing what is true I am learning to do the same in my life. I am indebted to Alex for continually empowering others by sharing all that she knows.Alexis Stewart – Yoga Teacher and Disability Worker

Imagine this: a busy week behind you and another one ahead. Our lives are filled with being busy. Then for an hour and a bit, you enter a calm and tranquil space where you can be with yourself, away from the noise of life. With the soft chatter of birds and little kids in the park outside, the soothing voice of Alexandra will guide you into a place of quiet reflection and gentle movement, and you will come away feeling restored, refreshed and serene. After a while, that serenity begins to filter into the rest of your life, and you find you can approach it with greater calmness. My Tuesdays are special. Gentle yoga means a more gentle and tranquil you.

 Elizabeth V.E

I have been attending yoga classes with Alex for over a year now at St Scolasticas (Glebe). It is a wonderful class that truly helps me to unwind, relax, connect with my body and live life day to day in a more connected and happy way.

The grounds of St Scolasticas are beautiful – very green and many classes are often to the natural soundtrack of bird song.

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 Sophie Harrington – Marketing

I met Alex probably about three years ago. At the beginning I thought “Oh what a beautiful French lady!”. Then I realized that her beauty comes from inside.

In her Yoga classes, I enjoyed very much the gentleness of her voice and the peacefulness she radiated. I then decided to book an esoteric healing session with her. Read moreAnonymous

I took up yoga about 10 years ago as part of a stress management program and I have worked with Donna on a weekly private class basis as my yoga teacher for the past 4 years. Yoga has been of enormous benefit to me in managing my work life but, more importantly, I have come to realize that it has had a significant impact on how I manage myself generally.  Read more

 Braith Williams

Donna’s philosophy and aura of gentleness follows me throughout my days long after I’ve left the yoga mat, gently reminding me to ‘feel, don’t think’.  Her classes have become almost a ‘life support system’ during my ‘chemo-journey’ and will continue during the recovery process and beyond…

S.J. – Registered Nurse & Midwife

Donna heals on a level of complete heart. This space allows me a deep, restorative and profound healing.Angie Cowan – Director – Angie Gluten Free

Donna’s philosophy and aura of gentleness follows me throughout my days long after I’ve left the yoga mat, gently reminding me to ‘feel, don’t think’.  Her classes have become almost a ‘life support system’ during my ‘chemo-journey’ and will continue during the recovery process and beyond…

S.J – Registered Nurse, Midwife

Donna is an inspiring yoga teacher with a great level of personal experience and extensive learned knowledge that she applies in a gentle and nurturing manner to all her students. She has been running retreats for us at Billabong Retreat now for two years and is a always reliable, warm and caring.

Paul Von Bergen – Director – Billabong Retreat Billabong Retreat

During the six years I have known Donna she has developed a wide range of skills. Her successful approach to cancer has been quite amazing, dealing with difficulties presented with poise, dignity and a good dose of humor. Donna brings these skills to her yoga classes with care and compassion. Read more

Robert Aney – Gym Manager – Hospital

I am 32 and suffer from chronic pain.  My chronic pain greatly affects what exercise or even regular daily activity I can do. With the superficial awareness, one tends to hold on and try to lock or shut down parts of the body, unconsciously, and that does not help – it may actually make the pain worse.

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P (Anonymous)

I recently took advantage of the availability of yoga classes at work and have to say that a 45 minute class does wonders for me.  I suffer from regular stiff neck and shoulders and yoga has helped with feeling more ‘loose’ and being able to get a decent night sleep! This in part is greatly benefited by the fact that Alexandra is obviously a very skilled yoga instructor who knows “her stuff” Read more

Urvanshi Patel – Administration Officer

I have been attending Alex’s yoga class every week for over a year. I wanted to restart yoga after being involved in my 20s (many years ago) mainly because of a problem with my left shoulder, upper back and neck … and of course stress. I had been having repeated treatments with a couple of extremely experienced therapists but was stuck with a shoulder  read moreJane

I have had the deep pleasure of knowing Yoga Teacher, Alexandra (Alex) for a number of years, both professionally and personally. In her capacity as a teacher of yoga, I am aware that she is one of the mostly highly and authentically trained teachers in the land.  Read more

Yogi Brahmasamhara (Brahm), Zen Meditation Master – The Meditation Sanctuary

Alex’s yoga classes are always a joy to attend. Held in the lunch hour in the workplace they definitely ‘add value’ to the overall well-being of participants.

For those of us sitting at desks most of the day – we all know we are supposed  to do our regular stretches but this does not always happen as it should… Read more

Melanie Alderton, Health Information Manager / Balmain Hospital

Alexandra Plane is a superb yogi that has helped to take away my joint pain without any strain and in such a relaxing way. Feel the benefit of the experience. There is nothing to lose and so much to gain.

A.C. Registered Nurse

I have been enjoying Donna’s class for a year and look forward to the sessions which always leave me feeling relaxed and ready to face the world.  Donna’s approach is very calming and I feel totally safe and secure in her hands.

D.M. Red Cross

Donna creates a non- judgmental and welcoming space in her classes for people of all abilities. I find the classes gentle and nurturing yet surprisingly strengthening. I never leave Donna’s classes feeling anything but relaxed and peaceful.

Lynne Hamann

I took up yoga about 10 years ago as part of a stress management program and I have worked with Donna on a weekly private class basis as my yoga teacher for the past 4 years. Yoga has been of enormous benefit to me in managing my work life but, more importantly, I have come to realize that it has had a significant impact on how I manage myself generally. Read more  

Braith Williams

I first met Donna on a recommendation by a close friend as I faced an IVF journey that wasn’t going all that well. Her support genuinely helped me and I have no doubt enabled far better IVF outcomes for me.  Her role deepened as my partner passed away from a long standing illness and I embarked on trying to find my peace in life. Read more

JLS

I have been participating in Donna’s gentle yoga classes at Warriewood and I look forward to them every week.  Progressively, through the classes, I am learning how to move ‘out of my head’ and to reconnect with my body in a way that means my busy mind is not always the driver of my body anymore. Read more

Stephanie Williamson

My sessions with Donna were deeply profound and beautiful. Her gentle and loving nature made me feel nurtured and safe to open up about my life experiences and emotions. Donna’s wisdom and guidance  Read more

A.C Complementary Health Practitioner

I’ve been going to Donna’s gentle yoga classes for a year.  Prior to that I was seeing Donna as a client in her Esoteric Healing Practitioner work.  I found her yoga classes to be a cross-over from her treatment sessions for me.  Regularly going to her yoga classes I find the space to feel how my body responds to the week’s effort, and it helps me check in with my personal journey.  Read more

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"The only form of active self-healing is in the quality of one's own presence in all that you do." Serge Benhayon