I’m Debra Charnes, And This Is My Dharma…

I’m Debra Charnes, And This Is My Dharma


San Antonio, Texas, USA. Plus, workshops in Mexico (in English and Spanish).


Deborah feels at home, any where in the world, when’s she’s doing yoga. It doesn’t matter if she’s in an airplane, at the library, museum, grocery store, or on the beach.

Her philosophy is no props required, as long as you can focus inwards and breathe in and out. She tries to take her love for the healing side of yoga, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to her students and private clients.

Having completed her 700-hour Yoga Therapy, in accordance with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Deborah offers signature therapeutic workshops ranging from The Sugar Drop to Dem Bones to Gutsy Yoga, as well as Belly Bollywood group sessions, and everything in between.

Your Personal or Professional Goals:

We live in a material world.

We can’t deny it. Yet, many of us are comfortable in the spiritual world. Straddling the two isn’t always easy. We need balance, and yoga is wonderful for getting balanced, on all levels.

I worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years. I was working around the clock, seven days a week, all across the U.S., and at times in other countries.

When our work/life is out of balance, we are at dis-ease. Ayurvedic principles focus on regaining balance to achieve well being.

I’ve learned to find the balance, and hope to share that through my group classes, therapeutic workshops and private yoga therapy sessions.

What’s Your Offering to the World:

Heal the World. I wish it were that simple. But, anything I can do to help any one with their physical, emotional or spiritual well being is fulfilling.

Who/What Inspires You:

The goddesses, including those of more modern times, i.e. women who have made a difference in the world. Indra Devi. Golda Meir. Gloria Steinem. Malala.


Yoga is for everyone. Any time. Any where.

Favorite Quote:

Ahimsa. Do no harm. It’s my favorite sutra, as I think it’s one of the most essential that can be interpreted in so many ways. Of course Mahatma Gandhi took the word to the world with his non-violence movement.

We can interpret it as doing no harm to others, oneself, or any living thing. Kia Miller, recently spoke about ahimsa in our thought process.

“We can be violent with our thoughts and words as well as actions,” she said in her 40 Days to Greater Awareness Journey. “Many of us operate with a flow of negative thoughts, but don’t notice it.”

Any other relevant information you think our readers would love about you! Goals are especially popular and it helps our followers to really reach for something more and improve themselves hearing about inspirational people:

Please attach as many pictures of yourself as you can so we have some options to choose from. Preferably a head-shot and some lifestyle and mood shots:

See attached. All are images by Charmiene Maxwell-Batten.

Online and Social Sites:

Website URL: www.TheNamasteCounsel.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheNamasteCounsel


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