Packed with Powerful Insights, Tools, and Practices, 
this Book is a Potent Resource for Seekers and Sufferers.
Donna Marie has been a yoga practitioner since 1994. Her teachers include the founder of Anusara® Yoga John Friend, along with senior Anusara teachers Betsey Downing, Desiree Rambaugh, Jaye Martin, and Martin Kirk. She completed her 200 hours (RYT) of yoga Anusara Teacher Training Program with Betsey Downing at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center in Sarasota Florida in 2005. Donna Marie is a certified 1st and 2nd Reiki healer. Donna Marie owns and operates Mountain Yoga and Healing in Maryville, Tennessee.


Many people I work with as a yoga instructor and energetic healer have suffered with chronic pain for years and most have had surgery and are taking a plethora of prescription drugs, both of which alter the body. So, remembering and reconnecting with their internal navigational system is not usually what most people want to hear as the answer to getting out of pain. Most people want to get out of pain today. The thought of committing to the process of finding the root cause of their pain takes more time. It is an inward journey that must be taken alone and can seem foolish. While many of us did not cause the problems we face (sexual, physical and psychological abuse), we don't want to admit that we are 100% responsible for our own choices as adults and that all of our choices have consequences.

Like many people, I spent much of my life looking outward for happiness without realizing that the real answers lay within. Healing is within you, exactly like love. I work with many people who search throughout the world to receive validation that they are lovable. I often tell my students who are looking for answers outside themselves that we are like fish swimming around in water looking for the water. The answers lay right inside of you. Your internal navigational system can help lead you back to health and happiness.

Using this very process ultimately cleared every physical ailment and mental disorder that I was told would plague me the rest of my life. My life from the earliest time went from one disaster to another. As a matter of fact, I was often called "walking chaos". Similar to the 'Pigpen' character in Peanuts, all the dirt that followed me was chaos and pain. The gravity of all this extra baggage dragged me down. Yet through this journey, I found a way to create a heaven out of hell.

 You have the power to heal your own life. This book will help you begin to navigate through your feelings and body and allow them to take you on a journey which will lead you out of pain. You will remember how to use your own inner navigational system which was given to you at your birth. As the good witch Glinda said 
in The Wizard of Oz, “. . . you always had it in you.”
In our society we have come to depend on doctors far too much for stress related diseases, which are often created by our choices and lifestyle. High dis-ease rates are a national public health problem primarily because people aren’t taught that they can heal themselves. It is not that physicians cannot help us on this journey because there are many who are trained in a more holistic approach. However, to heal the body the focus ought not to be primarily on relieving symptoms with the use of prescription drugs, invasive tests and surgery.

For the last 25 years, Dr. Vigilante has traveled a healing journey and that journey is where this book was born. That journey taught her that she could not only heal her life, she could thrive and have anything and everything she could imagine. AND SO CAN YOU!

Today, Donna Marie helps others heal their minds, bodies and spirits from chronic pain, trauma, and/or every day stress. You don’t necessarily have to have gone through all she did for you to be in chronic pain or just plain depressed and unexcited about life. The beauty of sharing her life and this information is that if she was able to heal her own life, anyone (and that's anyone) can heal their life. Shge is a living testament to the healing power of listening to your body and feelings to help navigate yourself back to health and happiness. 
"It is estimated that 90 percent of all physical problems have psychological roots. That may sound like a gross exaggeration. In fact, it's probably a conservative estimate. A growing body of evidence indicates that virtually every ill that can befall the body-from acne to arthritis, headaches to heart disease, cold sores to cancer is influenced, for better or worse, by our emotions." ~ Karol K. Truman
"I've become a stronger person physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  I'm not the only one to benefit from these positive changes. The growth I've experience allows me to better appreciate the people in my life and give them more fully of myself. Thank you Donna Marie."  ~ Mamie (in her 50s)

"Thank you, Donna Marie, for sharing your God-given talents and intelligence with others to put us back on track in more than one way. I truly believe God has sent me here to heal me and make me whole again so that I may better serve him again with confidence in the future. God is not through with me yet." ~Terri Zimmer, Age 56

"Through Donna Marie's knowledge of the body and its power to heal itself, I gained freedom from the restraints of old injuries and hurts. I am daily amazed that at age 51, I am more agile and strong than ever.  Love you girlfriend!" ~ A 50-something student

"My entire adult life has been riddled with sickness including Fibrom-yalgia, IBS, allergies, asthma, and insomnia. I have panic and anxiety disorder. Over half of my income in my lifetime has been handed over to doctors or therapist trying to 'Fix' me. 

"I have minimal flare-ups of Fibromyalgia, my bronchitis has disappeared, and I have my anxiety under much better control. I have also stopped smoking cigarettes. Donna Marie has helped me to put a plug in my fear tank." ~ a 40-Something Student

"After 8 months of surgeries, chemo, and radiation, my body was left with chronic aches/pains, fatigue, and weakness I had never experienced before. I knew that I needed someone to teach me how to not only rejuvenate my body, but also my mind and spirit. I am glad to say that yoga with Donna Marie has done just that. Now, 2 years later, I have gained back my strength, flexibility, and stamina, but most importantly I have learned how to listen to my body and how to live in each moment. Yoga is now, and always will be, a part of my life because in my mind, it is a huge part of why I am cancer-free today." ~Misty W.

She has also taught for Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and has recently accepted a position teaching yoga at the University of Tennessee Non-credit courses. Donna Marie holds a Masters in Psychology from the University of North Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. She raised two sons (James and Troy) and has two grandchildren (Kellin and Celia Rose).

She began writing in college as a way to work through some of her anger and confusion, which surfaced when shse began her healing journey. When given the opportunity to write on a subject of her own choosing, she would choose a topic that would take her on a journey of in-depth understanding of the subject matter for herself and for others. She began to feel and know that someday she would write a book allowing people to experience part of her journey, attempt to convey her own experiences and to open their minds to what she was learning – that a person can heal from the most devastating of traumas not to mention everyday ills, aches and pain. She could feel a deep calling from within to not only demonstrate the healing power of the Divine but also to communicate what a dramatic effect it has had on her life. ​