Donalee Campbell, E-RYT 200, is a Certified Senior Teacher (800hrs+) with the Yoga Association of Alberta (YAA) and is well known throughout Alberta in her role as Coordinator for the YAA Teacher Training and Equivalency Certification Programs. An umbrella organization, the YAA Teacher Training Program is recognized as having some of the highest training standards in North America, with a core curriculum common to most recognized yoga disciplines. As part of her role with the YAA, Donalee regularly assesses the training of yoga teachers, both from the local area and from around the globe, for YAA Equivalency Certification.
Donalee is a passionate yoga teacher and trainer, and a strong advocate for high-quality yoga teacher training. She believes that teaching yoga requires much more than minimal effort, agreeing with B.K.S. Iyengar’s view that a teacher’s role is to remove darkness and bring enlightenment, inspiring “confidence, devotion, discipline, deep understanding and illumination through love.” Resonating deeply with the philosophies of yoga, she also leads the yoga philosophy component of teacher training at Yoga for Today in Sherwood Park, and aspires to embody truth, consciousness and bliss in yoga and in life.
Originally trained with the YAA’s 300-Hour apprenticeship-style program, Donalee completed most of her training with Iyengar and Anusara teachers, and has taken several other yoga certifications as well as university studies in dance, psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. She leads heart-oriented, accessible classes and workshops for adults, kids, seniors and families in her community.