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.

Conscious Embodiment through Movement and Yoga Therapy

Creating Resilience Through Embodiment

Upsetting events, injury and pressures cause you to constrict your physical body and your emotions.  This tightness buffers acute physical and emotional pain so it is temporarily useful.

If you constricted long or intensely enough your muscles and fascia develop chronic rigidity, pain and stiffness. This chronic constriction affects you emotionally – making you feel numb, exhausted, anxious, overly stressed or fearful.

You do have the ability to release this physical and emotional tightness from your body.

Together our work relieves the constrictions, strain and stress limiting your life. You can recover your primal source of energy, self regulation and balance. I help you become present to life, receive its gifts and let go of limitations while developing physical resilience and movement ease.

Confidence and Comfort- while living deeply in the body

  • Find relief from long term body – mind stress.
  • Experience deep relaxation that prevents pain and stress patterns from taking over.
  • Make movement habits conscious changing your relationship to what you understand as your self.
  • Experience having energy that arises from a calm, composed place regulating your nervous system.

12 consecutive weeks of hour long sessions including a 1.5 hour discovery and planning session/ $1,200

Confidence and Comfort (3 months)

“Donna creates a safe container for me to profoundly deepen my own experience of embodiment.” — Eowyn Allstrom, yoga teacher

Habit Transformation of Body and Mind

Many people need more than three months in order to create sustained change. It’s easy to go back to old habits without a support system. Six months provides it. Sign up for six months—two sessions are as good as free:

  • Experience a wider range of options in movement, perceptions and behaviors.
  • Play with new possibilities for living an enjoyable life in your body.
  • Feel competence and capability in a situations you previously avoided.
  • Make body based fear a thing of your past.

24 consecutive weeks of hour long sessions (six months)/ $2,300

Habit Transformation (6 months)

“I feel more confident, more comfortable in my skin, and more at home with myself. Working with her has transformed aspects of my life I never even anticipated.”— Sara Sloan, therapist

New Changes Take Deep Root

In addition to the achievements in the six-month program, you will:

  • Experience your body as a constant resource for well being and personal reflection.
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm to tackle some of the things you feel most resistant to.
  • Make quicker decisions, improve reflexes and achieve effortless poise and confidence in movement and life.
  • Experience self care as natural and effortless.

32 consecutive weeks of hour long sessions (nine months) / $3,000

New Changes Take Deep Root (9 months)

“Donna is helping me see that life really can be more comfortable and easier than I had imagined.” — Sally Popper, therapist

Healthy Posture for Pain-Free Sitting, Standing and Walking

  • Understand and experience the slings and facia supports that make your body move with ease and resist injury.
  • Use global diaphragmatic breath breathing that relieves spinal compression and supports abdominal strength.
  • Find full range of movement and function in hip joints.
  • Understand how to initiate and support a firm and fluid gait.
  • Understand the principles of healthy seated posture.
  • Find your vertical core and feel how effortless balanced posture really is.

12 consecutive weeks of hour long sessions specifically on posture including a 1.5 hour discovery session/$ 1,200

Healthy Posture for Pain-Free Sitting Standing and Walking (12 weeks)

“Donna’s understanding of posture is very different from what I have been taught before but I am finding it very effective in giving me endurance in sitting and standing without pain.”– Kathy Harmon, Office worker.

Are you interested but not sure?

One-time discovery sessions are available for $160. These discovery sessions help you assess if now is the time for you to enroll in this process of creating grace, integrity, and ease in your body and mind. Also, some clients choose the option of paying per lesson: $110.