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"Donna is a radiant human being and teacher. I have observed her in her work for years and she embodies a beautiful balance of compassion, clarity, intelligence and enthusiasm. It is readily apparent that her wisdom was absorbed through experience as well as in depth study and discernment."

 Stephanie Pappas, SEP, LMT, Founder of Devalila Yoga Teacher Training.

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 "We asked for a specific area of focus and you delivered it 100%. My staff and I are so grateful for the tools you have given us." AR, Educator

During the course of my work as a clinical social worker (MSW,LCSW) in the mental health field, I was drawn to the practical wisdom from yoga sciences, mindfulness meditation and behavioral science-- all of which became a strong foundation in both my personal and professional life. 

 I have worked in nonprofit, corporate, educational and healthcare settings, offering skills- based guidance and training that helps clients live and work well. Much of my work has been aimed at offering therapeutic tools to people prone to  high distractibility and acute, or chronic, anxiety. The tools and practices I offer help clients detangle from ingrained habits that lock them into behaviors that can negatively interfere with how they go about life and engaging with others, whether at work or at home.

My work is informed by  years of intensive  personal practice study. I do my best to live what I teach and walk my talk.

I offer no cost 15 minute phone consultations so you can determine if what I offer is right for you.

BS, Washington University, St. Louis

MSW, Simmons University, Graduate School of Social Work, Boston, MA

Post Graduate Trainings:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Sciences, Imago Therapy for Couples, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Yogic Philosophy and Psychology.

Occasional classes in aspects of Cognitive Neuroscience.

500 hour yoga teacher training with Kirin Mishra (Parvathi Nanda Nath), Saraswati River Yoga School.

Professional Training Retreats with Saki Santorelli, Ed.D and Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D of University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness in Health and Society.

In 2016 I created a therapeutic guided relaxation recording titled: 

Yoga Nidra: Total Relaxation for Adults and Teens

Links for digital downloads of recording:


CDs of the Yoga Nidra recording are available via me. 

For more information about what Yoga Nidra is visit my blog - you can reach in in the "more" drop down menu and read the piece "My Love Affair with Yoga Nidra".

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