Personal development & transformation for the mind, body & soul.

As a former Division 1 baseball player,

Donny’s journey into Personal Development and Mindfulness began in 2005, after seven operations on his left knee and an addiction to painkillers. Fast forward to today, Donny has many years of sobriety and has become one of the dynamic leaders in his industry. He is a professional speaker, teacher and personal development coach leading classes, workshops and seminars all across the world. He’s the creator of “The Shift” Transformational Coaching, a 90-Day Personal Development Private Coaching program.  In addition, Donny works one-on-one with some of the top professional athletes in the world on mindset, life coaching and mindfulness. Donny is also an ambassador for lululemon and works directly on their Mindful Performance Team as both a yoga/meditation teacher and facilitator.  

With an emphasis on mindfulness, he challenges each student/client to explore their edge, discover their purpose and develop an every day practice of intention and presence. His calm, focused instruction and peaceful energy makes even the most difficult scenarios possible to work through. Donny’s teaching creates an overall connected, grounded and inspired experience for all levels of yoga and personal development. Donny’s purpose is to teach, inspire and empower others to own their greatness and step into their purpose!


Donny Starkins

is an international yoga instructor, podcast host, mindfulness teacher and personal development coach living in San Diego, CA.


Public Speaking

Donny is a passionate Keynote Speaker talking on subjects such as “Why We Need Mindfulness In America”, “What Is Your Purpose”, and “How Sobriety Gave Me A Life Beyond My Wildest Dreams“.

Donny’s turnaround of recovery and purpose has some of the biggest companies in the world asking him to share his story.

Retreat Teacher

Donny leads multiple retreats of his own each year, and has also been hired to both create content and lead retreat experiences by some of the most prestigious resorts and destination locations in the world.

Check out “The Living Well Yoga Guru Series” at Kukui’ula in Kauai, Donny’s most recent creation, featured in Forbes.



Corporate Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher

Through Donny’s teachings your team will learn:

  • Skills for developing more focused attention and enhanced productivity
  • Enhanced capacity to manage problems in the face of change
    Increased focus and energy
  • Mindful techniques and yoga sequences to develop greater emotional and physical resilience
  • Mindful practices to bring more focus, awareness, and presence to everything you do inside and outside the workplace
  • Improved stress management with greater engagement at work

Festival Teacher

Wanderulst, Yoga Journal and Envision Festival in Costa Rica are just a few of the festivals Donny has presented at.

Check him out and register for free at Bryant Park in New York City on Sept 13th! Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 16th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Kevita. Gaiam provides a colorful selection of mats for the first 1,000 participants.


Personal Development Facilitator

Donny’s leads a variety of Personal Growth, Self-Development and Self-Love workshops across the country. With a focus on personal development and mindfulness, Donny is at his best when he’s facilitating and leading these powerful group experiences. Whether it’s in a corporate setting, for your staff/team or on a retreat, these workshops are sure to leave your group feeling inspired and on fire!

Studio Teacher

Donny teaches locally in North County San Diego at Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla and Asteya in Encinitas. He also guest teaches at studios all across the country. Donny most commonly teaches Vinyasa Flow.

Private Coaching

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