Donna Brooks is a somatic movement educator and therapist, Yogi, and embodied meditator who has 35 years of experience teaching, counseling and coaching in movement and the healing arts.

Embodiment For Individuals, Teachers,
Therapists, and Healers

Learn to become embodied. This health practice uses movement awareness and gentle, somatic re-patterning as a tool for transformation and healing in your self, your clients and your student

I use imagery and experiential anatomy to help you tap into sensations and movements that awaken your ability to move, think and express with more freedom. Eventually, this better and more integrated movement becomes natural. There are more benefits:

Embodiment relieves physical and emotional tension and helps regulate stress reactions. 

Embodiment develops internal awareness and insight spontaneously through active experience. 

Conscious embodiment helps bear the difficulty of facing and transcending strain and trauma. 

Embodiment supports Yoga and other body-based practices in being done from the inside out rather than one imposed on your body from the outside in. This builds a deep physical practice that is initiated from the depths of yourself.

You can help yourself, your students and your clients by living your own best life.

As a professional, embodiment will help you live in your deepest center while simultaneously connecting deeply with others. You will be able to be empathic and supportive without leaking energy, getting exhausted or getting entangled with your own reactions. Your thinking will become more clear.

This aliveness and ground realized through embodiment is something you can share directly with clients and students or just through osmosis.  

Become More Authentic and Whole..

In a nutshell, consciously embodying movement and anatomy brings hidden parts of us out of the shadows building resilience and integration in our whole being. Embodiment changes our way of moving and being. Mindfulness is an aspect of embodiment as we become more aware. At the same time we participate in life more fully.

Lasting and beneficial change is achievable—but it is a process. According to the UK Behavior Research Center, changing a behavior generally takes at least 66 days of consecutive action. Regaining strength, function, and bodily integrity takes time, attention, and ongoing support. I would be delighted to support you. Please link to my options below or reach out through email or phone. 413.230-1260

Small, personalized classes (CEU for yoga teachers)

Individual sessions

Study with Donna Online

Here’s a past client example:

Kara is a therapist who was experiencing pain from long hours of sitting with herniated lumbar discs.She had the insight that she was hurting her posture through how her heart was affected by her patients stories. She literally let her heart fall – not just emotionally, but structurally, as she listened to difficult stories.  By consciously embodying her heart and its relationship to her spine, she avoided surgery and  stopped losing her own emotional center with difficult clients.