Maggie Donahue

Why did you start practicing yoga?

When I began studying in 2003, yoga was the trendy thing to do for what I thought was just exercise. I've maintained my practice because I discovered that it is so much more to me than just the asanas.

Describe what students can expect when they come to your classes?

A friendly smile and a warm room! My classes vary, but I will always speak to alignment, possibility and breath. I usually talk about my personal yoga experiences on/off the mat so that students get a better understanding of who I am and where I come from. 

What’s your style?

I was trained in Baptiste, which is a hot power yoga. My power classes are based off of the "Journey Into Power" sequence. My yoga flow class is a vinyasa style that usually works toward a "big" pose at the end. I also have experience in Ashtanga, Hatha and Anusara. 

What would your final meal be if this was your last day on earth?

I'm a vegetarian (with occasional seafood), but if it were my LAST day on earth, I'd probably eat a steak with all the sides, chocolate cake and drink lots of red wine.

What is your favorite song or artist and why?

I love Mumford and Son's writing, but I really enjoy a lot of country, too. The tunes in my car mostly consist of Kidz Bop, thanks to my young daughters! 

Who or what inspires you?

My husband, Jon Witter. He is simply the best person I've ever met. 

What is a quote you live by?

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best." -Epictetus

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

Showers. I do some of my best thinking in the shower.

What animal best represents you and why?

A dog. I'm super loyal, highly trainable and love a good belly scratch. 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?

Teleportation. If I could explore new places all over the world with my family without the the act of physically traveling for hours/days, that'd be great. We'd go everywhere and see all the beauty this planet has to offer!

If you could live in a book, TV show or Movie, what would it be?

I mostly read non-fiction, and the TV shows/movies I gravitate to are morose or violent, which goes against everything I believe (which is probably why they fascinate me). So, I can't really pick, since I wouldn't want to live in any of them!