Donna Martin

Donna Martin lives in British Columbia, Canada and  is the creator of psoma yoga and psoma yoga therapy™

Donna has more than 50 years of experience as a yoga and meditation teacher and was a founding member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is also a senior Hakomi trainer, mentor, and consultant. She worked closely with Ron Kurtz (the creator of the Hakomi Method) for more than twenty years. She was named in his will as one of seven "legacy holders" of his work and is a senior person in the international training association he created before his death in 2011, the Hakomi Education Network.

For the past half-century, Donna has led yoga retreats and Hakomi trainings throughout Canada and the United States, Hawaii, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, Israel, South America, and Mexico.

The development of her original “psoma yoga therapy" integrates yoga and Hakomi. Like Hakomi, this is a method for mindfulness-based assisted self-discovery. Donna uses “embodied mindfulness” to support clients and students on a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. The approach is gentle, respectful, and collaborative, while being powerfully transformative.

Donna is the author of Psoma Yoga Therapy. Her book Embodied Mindfulness: the Hakomi Way was published in Spanish (Mindfulness en el Cuerpo). Donna is the co-author of the Practice of Loving Presence with Ron Kurtz, as well as Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes (out of print), with Paul Brenner M.D., and Simply Being, with Marlena Field. Her trilogy called Remembering Wholeness is available on

Donna was a long-time presenter at Hui Hoolana in Hawaii and recently taught her final retreat there with Flint Sparks. She has taught for more than 30 years at Hollyhock Retreat Center on Cortes Island BC, where she will offer a psoma retreat on October 6-13 2024.

Donna is mostly retired but sometimes available for private online consultations.