cultivating resilience in our everyday lives, so that we may meet ourselves and each other with kindness.
Mindfulness meditation helps me explore my own human experience directly and profoundly. I enjoy sharing my practice with others who are on the lookout for skillful ways to meet the increasing complexities of life. As a result of this practice, I have experienced increased clarity, reduced anxiety, and a greater capacity for kindness. May you find meaningful experiences like these and more.
Deanna has been a licensed massage and bodywork practitioner since 2003, a massage instructor since 2005, and a teacher-trainer across various experiential and vocational programs ever since. She has a degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona, a certificate in massage therapy and Zen shiatsu from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, and a serious interest in the integration of mind and body.
Her history with the massage profession is broad and includes President and Education Director of several professional massage therapy training programs; entry-level and continuing-education curriculum development; and COO of Sohnen-Moe Associates, original publishers of two classic massage training textbooks, Business Mastery and The Ethics of Touch.
Deanna has also been a student of meditation and mindfulness for more than 30 years. She is currently completing a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, through the Awareness Training Institute, Sounds True, and the Greater Good Science Center.