BS, Washington University, St. Louis

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

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

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

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. I am especially interested in helping clients identify and change patterns and habits that interfere with optimal functioning in how they go about life and engage with others, whether at work or at home.

The consultations, workshops and classes  I offer are informed by many years of intensive  study and a commitment to bring all that I teach into my personal life. I do my best to live what I teach and I truly love what I teach.

I work in the Hudson Valley (New Paltz, NY) and New York City.

Some current offerings are on the "Services" page.

Scroll down for direct links to my therapeutic Yoga Nidra recording.

In 2016 I created a therapeutic guided relaxation recording titled: 

Yoga Nidra: Total Relaxation for Adults and Teens

Links for digital downloads of recording:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/yoga-nidra-total-relaxation/id1110393164

https://www.amazon.com/Nidra-Total-Relaxation-Practices-Adults/dp/B01FAN0VGE

http://cdbaby.com/cd/donnasherman