Want It and Do It:

Transform a desire into a positive daily habit.

"We cannot solve problems with the same thinking we used to create them."

-- Albert Einstein

In this 4 session, highly focused, series you will work with one positive behavior that you wish-deep in your bones-to plant firmly into your daily life. You will be

given specific instructions, tools and practices that will help you move through four specific phases of establishing new patterns into your life that gain serious



Our inner patterning can feel like a behavioral and emotional straitjacket that keeps putting the squeeze on us despite our desires to escape its’ grasp.Often

how we think about the things that prevent us from moving forward contribute to the dynamic of becoming mired in procrastination and negative self talk.

This engaging and dynamic series will utilize tools from psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness-based interventions, behavioral sciences and good old

common sense. The atmosphere on the zoom will be warm and laser focused.

April 5,12, 19 & 26 2021 6-7 pm

Cost for series: 125.00

Registration/Questions: Contact: donnalynnsherman@gmail.com with “Want it. Do it” in the subject line.


Here's what will be happening:


You will define your clear, measurable heartfelt desire/goal.

You will be given concrete suggestions for incrementally designing your new pattern(s) that will both set the foundation for working towards your goal and

integrate it into your daily life.

You will excavate your habitual patterns of thinking that influence your actions/behaviors/emotional cascades and utilize tools from cognitive psychology to

redirect your thoughts and actions.

You will be given tools for working with setbacks and inertia.

We will work realistically understanding that human habit can be a formidable foe and we will be prepared to confront setbacks and road roadblocks with our 

arsenal of psychological and behavior power tools!



(This series if full and has begun. The next on line series will start in March, 2021.

Mindfulness Practices for Everyday Life Series

with Donna Sherman

“Do what you can with what you have, in the time you have, in the place you are.”- Nkosi Johnson

DESCRIPTION BELOW: REGISTRATION VIA DIRECT LINK : https://thelivingseed.com/workshopsandevents

COVID-19 has altered our daily lives and this particular series will give you effective and practical tools that are designed to strengthen your inherent ability to meet your specific challenges.

This series will combine mindfulness practices, yogic philosophy, modern psychology, science and art to help you build yourself an effective, user-friendly tool kit that you can utilize in your everyday life.

You will also have an opportunity to look at any habits and patterns that keep you from skillfully adapting to  your current needs and desires. 

We will meet once weekly on zoom and at the end of each class you will be given home practices to utilize throughout your week. Each session is designed with a theme that is relevant to daily life.

This series has depth and scope but don’t let that scare you, we are known to have some laughs along the way!

Living with more presence and mindfulness does not mean endless hours in retreat separated from the very things that trip us up and it is not a free pass for do-nothing passivity.

Ordinary life , lived with our full engagement, is the most potent teacher and often it’s the mundane experiences that birth lasting growth.

Mondays November 9,16,23 & 30 December 7 & 14
6-7:15 pm on Zoom (NYC, NJ, CA, AZ, FLA and anywhere else, YOU CAN JOIN US!)  120.00 for the series

Direct easy link for registration:





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


Keep on scrolling, many good things are happening!


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  http://thelivingseed.com (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 donnalynnsherman@gmail.com


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.     http://thelivingseed.com  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 donnalynnsherman@gmail.com 

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