Meet the Yoga School Owner Donna

Meet the Yoga School Owner Donna

More about Bikram Yoga Huntington Beach

Our Huntington Beach Yoga School is a family-owned, local yoga studio founded in 2011. Our yoga school offers traditional Bikram Yoga, hot yoga classes, as well as complementary Inferno Hot Pilates, and various specialty yoga classes. We believe in the healing benefits of original Bikram Hot Yoga and understand the value of highly skilled and compassionate teachers. Our vision is to create a vast community of compassionate and mindful friends who are focused together on making their lives and those around them healthier and happier!

Yoga school owner Donna Antonelli has been practicing Bikram Method Yoga since 2001, becoming an avid yoga practitioner while studying under principal teacher Emmy Cleaves at Bikram's Yoga College of India. Donna was certified to teach in 2007 at Bikram’s Yoga College of India and founded the Huntington Beach Yoga school in 2011. She contributes to numerous teacher trainings, retreats, and continuing education seminars and regularly hosts events and workshops at the studio. 

Donna continues a daily yoga practice and attended classes throughout the pregnancy of her son. She enjoys getting to know students, living near the beautiful Huntington Beach shore, and spending time with her family.  She has traveled extensively, speaks several languages, and was formerly a French and German teacher.

Donna holds a Bachelor's from Georgetown University and a Master's Degree from the University of California, Irvine.  

Certifications and Trainings:

Bikram's Yoga College of India 2007, California Secondary Teaching Credential, Master of Arts in Teaching,Bikram's Advanced Seminar 2009, 2010, 2011, Inferno Hot Pilates Certification, Buti Yoga Certification, Original Hot Yoga Association Studio Partner and Level 2 Teacher, Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Vinyasa, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga