Thank you for visiting my site. Due to the realities of Covid-19 and our need for physical distancing, all of my classes, workshops, series,  and groups are in hiatus until the end of this month or whenever we are able to safely resume gathering.I will be teaching yoga via The Living Seed Yoga Center's on line program.  If anyone wants to do any FaceTime or phone sessions, we can arrange that. I will  keep this site updated so check the "Services & Classes" page. I wish you deepening peace and vibrant health!


My work is about helping you- and empowering you- to identify and change patterns that interfere with your optimal functioning.Together we will co-create an effective and unique toolkit that will assist you in responding to challenges with a clear mind, skillful actions and genuine happiness.

As we  work together I will listen to and draw on my background as a psychotherapist, teacher of meditation, mindfulness-based interventions, stress/anxiety reduction specialist, yoga and Yoga Nidra instructor.

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Don't miss this event on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm:

Watch a fabulous planetarium show, hear live music and then relax and be led into a state of deep rest. This one of a kind event is a collaboration between myself, the Director of the SUNY New Platz planetarium and faculty in the university music department.


April 18, 7:30 pm.

John R. Kirk Planetarium, Sate University at New Paltz.

Tickets will be available on planetarium site later this month.

And don't miss this one on Sunday, March 22, 3-5 pm at The Living Seed:

"Settled Body, Spacious Mind: A deep dive into the full yoga nidra experience"

Please visit The Living Seed site for information about registration. (This is free to Living Seed members.)

25.00 non-members

30.00 drop in

All are welcome

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Mindfulness Practices For Everyday Life Series  (MPEL)


TUESDAYS, 6-7:30 PM 

February 18,25 

March 3,10,17,24


145.00 for the series

Pre-registration and information: 845-255-8212 (workshops and events)

 Why you might want to consider attending this series:


 We all have an enormous inner capacity to cultivate resilience, insight, behavioral changes and deepening equanimity.  

We don’t need to seek hidden caves or climb high peaks to gain more expansive perspectives on life and its inevitable ups and downs,  

and we don't need to spend endless hours on meditation cushions separated from the very challenges that trip us up.

We can learn to meet life, on life’s terms, with compassion, presence of mind, deeper insight and skillful actions. We can do all of the

above by  intentionally inclining our attention and actions towards deepening mindfulness in everyday life.

This rich and engaging curriculum offers an array of home practices assignments for participants to do between sessions.


This series is available for schools , businesses, and community groups and can be modified to meet your specific needs.

Workplace Coaching and Consultation

Settled Body/Spacious Mind:

Learn to incorporate deliberate rest into your day allowing your nervous system to settle and your mind to be cleared from clutter.

Transform Negative Habits into Authentically Sourced Positive Actions:

Gain precise insight into the workplace related patterns and habits that work against you and learn to utilize evidence-based tools to 

cultivate productive, fulfilling behaviors.

Cultivate Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace:

A rich, substantive deep dive into how to cultivate a clear, focused mind, authentic confidence, creative thinking and skillful communication

 in your workplace.

Workday Routine Diagnostics and Repairs:

We take a look 360 look at how you work, your physical workspace, the triggers that cause you to lose focus at

the start, middle and late day dynamics of your day and then, together come up with specific, targeted fixes. We also explore how

you can cultivate more genuine joy and creativity into your day.

Yoga Classes

Fluid, slowly flowing classes skillfully designed to cultivate increased strength, grace and flexibility of

body and mind.

Wednesdays 11:30- 12:45 Gentle Flow Yoga  at The Living Seed Yoga Studio, New Paltz, NY

Privates, semi-privates and groups available directly through Donna at


Mindfulness & Yoga For Trauma Recovery Program

The Turning Point Outpatient Clinic, Mid- Hudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY

This program is in a medical setting and for patients only.

Monthly Recharge Program

This once a month session will act as a tune up  for anyone who wishes to deepen and strengthen their existing

mindfulness practice.  Experienced practitioners and those who are new mindfulness meditation will benefit.

You will also receive the profound restoration of a guided yoga nidra practice at the end of session.


We will meet on the last Tuesday  of the month 5-6 pm  

Winter 2020 dates:

January 28

February 25

March 24

April 28

May 26

 at The Living Seed Yoga Center, New Paltz.  18.00 per class. Class cards apply.  


This monthly session will allow for a drop in format. Pre-registration is suggested but not required

Therapeutic Yoga Nidra Guided: Individual and Group Sessions

Settles a restless mind, reduces anxiety, helps with pain management, enhances concentration, promotes deep

 restoration and regulates the autonomic nervous system.

Offered to individuals, groups, care givers and health care professionals.

Guided Yoga Nidra in St. Barts Cathedral, NYC

You will be guided into a deeply restorative Yoga Nidra while ensconced in the stunningly beautiful sanctuary

of St. Barts with cathedral ceilings and softly glowing lights. Don't overthink it, just get yourself there.

2019 dates:

Monday, August 12, October 28, November 18 & December 16

2020 dates:

Mondays, January 27, February 24, March 9 ( Spring and summer dates posted in March)

 5:45-6:45 pm

Park and 51st Manhattan

Donation only

Settled Body/Spacious Mind: Untangling the knots from anxiety, worry and stress related habits

Sunday, November 17 2:30-4:30 pm 

Spring 2020 date TBD

Therapeutic Yoga Nidra Relaxation Recording

YOGA NIDRA: Total Relaxation Practices for Adults and Teens  

Available via Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes

CDs are available directly through Donna at 

Direct links to Yoga Nidra recording:

Yoga Nidra Trainings for Yoga Teachers

DevaLila Yoga Teacher Training, Hopewell/Frenchtown, NJ 

Consultation Services Designed To Meet Your Specific Needs

Educators &Administrators

Individuals & Families

Community Groups


Health Care Professional

Community Organizations