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.
RICH AND IMPACTFUL NEW ON LINE SERIES STARTING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020
(This series if full and has begun. The next on line series will start in early January, 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 :
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.)
30.00 drop in
All are welcome
Keep on scrolling, many good things are happening!
Mindfulness Practices For Everyday Life Series (MPEL)
WINTER 2020 SIX WEEK SERIES
TUESDAYS, 6-7:30 PM
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.
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 email@example.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:
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.
Monday, August 12, October 28, November 18 & December 16
Mondays, January 27, February 24, March 9 ( Spring and summer dates posted in March)
Park and 51st Manhattan
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
Individuals & Families
Health Care Professional