How Yoga Redefined My Recovery with Donny Starkins
Continuing on our recovery month theme, we have Donny Starkins joining us today! Donny is an international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher, and personal development coach from Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professional speaker, teacher, and coach leading classes, workshops and seminars all across the world. Donny is also an ambassador for lululemon and works directly on their Mindfulosphy Team as both a yoga/meditation teacher and personal development coach. In addition to that, he is also the official yoga instructor for the Phoenix Suns and educates other professional athletes in the ways of yoga and mindfulness.
What’s really interesting about Donny too, is that his path to recovery is a lot different from my own. He actually went through the 12 steps and AA and has found it has helped him immensely in his recovery. With his story being very different from my own, it was very insightful to hear how it has helped him and hear his own perspective on it.
We hope you’ll tune in to hear more about what led to Donny’s addiction, his path to recovery, his take on traditional recovery, how yoga aided him in his recovery, how the concepts in traditional recovery resonate with him, and how his past became his purpose!
IGNTD Recovery Month Promotions:
We are giving away 10 scholarships to our “Nohab” Reset Program that gives
you full-year access to the course that will help you discover your path to
true success, identify your subconscious barriers, and reset your
subconscious scripts. With this program, you also get our Complete Support
Package that includes our happy hour live video chats with Dr. Jaffe and
other recovery coaches, a call with your own private Accountability Coach,
two-week email support and motivation, and one-month private group
membership and support. PLUS additional expert sessions to master your
beliefs with Bruce Lipton & Shaman Durek. *Deadline to apply is September
30th, so please apply soon!
We are so excited to provide you with a 50% discount for Recovery Month
discount to our new IGNTD Hero Nohab Reset Program this week! This is the lowest
price we've ever offered this program. This program is a great introduction
to our full IGNTD Hero Program and there's always an option to upgrade to
get more amazing modules! This includes the IGNTD Recovery MasterClass
Intro, a week of “Happy Hour” Live Group Sessions, a call with your own
private Accountability Coach, 2-week email support & motivation, and
1-month private group membership & support. Plus, you'll get bonus
workshops from our expert vault including Shaman Durek and Bruce Lipton,
Ph.D. *This offer is pretty incredible and at $147, we are basically giving
it away! Hope you take advantage of this great deal.
Week of Sept. 23rd: Are You Really an Alcoholic? Workshop on sale for $10
[:44] Reading the review of the week!
[1:33] Sophie shares one of her favorite quotes from Rupi Kaur.
[7:02] The importance of allowing yourself to feel, sharing your feelings, and confronting the root cause of these feelings.
[15:28] Choosing happiness and drowning out the negativity.
[17:12] About today’s interview with and what we really liked about it!
[19:53] What we want you to consider while listening to today’s interview.
[20:45] About all of the incredible IGNTD offerings we have available during National Recovery Month!
[26:25] The conversation portion of today’s podcast.
[26:50] If Donny was an ice cream flavor, which would he be and why?
[30:33] One of the main reasons Donny thinks people go down the addiction route.
[31:30] Donny tells the story of what led to his addiction.
[39:30] What it was like for Donny in traditional recovery (12 steps), why the concept of being “powerless” resonates with him, and how his past became his purpose.
[52:45] Donny explains why AA, 12 steps, and yoga works for him in maintaining his recovery.
[1:01:53] Donny tells us about his transformational coaching program, The Shift.
[1:05:38] What’s the best advice Donny has ever received?
[1:06:11] What has been Donny’s proudest moment?
[1:06:48] What has been one of Donny’s most difficult moments?
[1:07:33] What are some of Donny’s self-care rituals?
[1:09:02] What gets Donny ignited?
[1:10:06] Thanks to Donny for joining us this episode!
Mentioned in this Episode:
Find out more about IGNTD:
Subscribe to the Podcast
Follow us on Social Media!
Sophie’s Instagram: @Sophie.Jaffe
Adi’s Instagram: @DrAdiJaffe
If you enjoyed this podcast…
Please let us know what you want to hear about!
Tell us in the comments or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Sponsor:
The Philosophie offers cleanses and other nutritional products that are unlike any of the other supplements and detoxification programs on the market. Why? Because they actually nourish the body with whole, live, nutrient-rich foods. Each of the Philosophie superfoods and protein blends is vegan, raw, gluten-free, and has absolutely no filler ingredients.