Our Courses

Private Classes

Private instruction is available in the studio. If you are new to yoga or feel "shy" to join a class, some private insrruction can be beneficial and ease your comfort level. Imagine the difference you'll feel with instruction tailored to your needs and limitiations, such as arthritis or back pain. A private seddion helps you become more aware of your body's needs and teaches you how to make simple adjustments.

Therapeutic Yoga

Although a practice for everyone, theraputic yoga can be especially nurturing to those recovering from or living with injury or illness. It is a blend of restorative poses, gentle yoga, breathework, and guided meditation or visualization. It may include hands on healing such as Reiki which allows one to further relax. It is a gentle but powerful tool to assist in bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. It helps to step away from the outside world and connect with the wisdom that resides within us.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is taught at the Aston Library and Community Center located on Concord Road in Aston. The library handles the registration and you can register online. They are ususally 6 week sessions and the class meets on Saturdays 11am - 12PM. Chair yoga is suitable for almost everyone. We adapt yoga poses to the chair and " Get Fit Where You Sit."

Yoga for Special Needs

For those who would benefit from yoga, but are not able to participate in regular class. Come to the studio for a private or semi-private session. This works well for those who have caregivers and is designed for those who fit the special needs of the class, i.e.: Autism, Non-verbal communication, etc. Please call 484-636-4726 about special needs classes.

News and Special Events

Small Business Saturday - 11/23/2019 at 11:33AM
Stop by The Pilates Connexion on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9 am2 pm. We are offering 20% off 5 pack and 10 pack private yoga lessons and also 20% off a 10 class card. This offer is good only on Small Business Saturday and you must purchase it in the studio. Great savings. Namaste

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Donna Shumaker E-RYT 


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Namaste and hello! It is my mission to introduce a variety of classes to meet your needs. Learn body awareness and breathe connected movement, and yes, you can do Yoga!
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Lisa Holmes CSYT

Svaroopa Yoga Teacher

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A certified Svaroopa Yoga Teacher and Embodiment Therapist. She approaches the practice fwith a state of bliss as the ultimate goal. This simple, yet profound style of yoga will relieve stress, ease aches and pains, and build inner awareness. Please register with Lisa before attending class.for an update on pricing. Note: This class is 90 minutes.

Kari Andreasen RYT

Substitute Teacher

Kari Andreasen completed her teacher training at Enso Yoga in Media and a 40 hour Divine Sleep yoga nidra at the Kripalu Center .Kari will teach Yoga Nidra on the second Sunday of the month at 3pm. Kari's gentile approach guides you through a complete relaxation.

Suki Kermes

Substitute Yoga Teacher

Suki promotes healing and empowering in her yoga classes. Suki's experience is influenced by many teachers. Please visit www.practicewithsuki.com

Rhonda Craven

Yoga Instructor

Rhonda is a Registered Yoga Teacher and believes in easing the body with breath, balance, and body awareness.

Suzanne Hayward

Meditation Instructor

Suzanne has studied classical meditation and mindfulness, as well as stress ,management and mind/body practices. She has completed advanced meditation teacher training at ClearLight Meditation in Wayne, Pa. Suzanne earned a Masters Degree in Education researching the use of mindfulness in educational settings. Suzanne works with individuals and groups,of all ages to help them discover the natural state of calm and clarity within.
  • 10 Class Card with Donna
  • $150.00
  • 10 Classes
    Classes are ongoing
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    10 class card expires 4 months from purchase date


Welcome To Breathe Om Yoga

Donna Shumaker, E-RYT, Owner

I designed our studio as a private retreat space, featuring bamboo floors and non-toxic paint. In this tranquil environment you are encouraged to “Balance the Body,” “Soothe the Soul,” and “Lighten the Spirit.” Deepen your connection with yourself and with our universe. Join us and Breathe Ommmmmmm….

It is my mission to introduce you to the benefits of yoga. Sharing yoga is one of my passions. I offer a variety of classes to meet your needs. Learn body awareness and breath connected movement. And yes, U Can Do Yoga!

My background

My relationship with yoga began many years ago when I attended my first yoga class on a school cafeteria floor making eye contact with a French fry! I quickly forgot about the dirty floor as the instructor began the class. To this day, my connection with yoga has drastically impacted how I react and cope with difficult situations which I call Life.

I received my teacher training and Integrative Yoga Therapy training from YAMA Studio in Baltimore, MD. I have taught in Delaware County for 15 years before establishing Breathe Om Yoga.

Being a yoga therapist means that I am familiar with certain body restrictions, such as back pain, and other issues which may limit your movement. Addressing a specific condition can be especially therapeutic. I draw from my own experience as a childhood arthritic. Yoga Therapy involves private instruction.



I enjoy teaching all levels of students from children, adults, and seniors. I am a certified Yin Yoga instructor, a certified ChildLight Instructor and a Kripalu certified Chair Yoga Instructor.

Donna Shumaker E-RYT Member of Yoga Alliance, International Association of Yoga Therapists.

I strive to make yoga accessible to all. I guide you through the poses emphasizing breath connected movement, encouraging you to be strong, confident, and happy. Your job is to be mindful, patient, and accepting of your physical ability.

I am also the Yoga Instructor for Widener University. I enjoy working with diverse populations.

Donna Shumaker E-RYT Member of Yoga Alliance, International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Contact Us


Our Location

  • Breathe Om Yoga at The Pilates Connexion
  • 15 S Chester Rd
  • Swarthmore, PA 19081
  • [email protected]