About Me

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I am Daniela (she/her/hers pronouns)— a queer cis woman, a spouse, a parent, writer, educator, and activist.

For me, nothing is more important than connection. When you and I are together, it is just us. Social scientist and TEDx Talk-er, Brené Brown says connection is the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship."

That's me and you.

Connection comes with communication, and that is why in 2004 I earned my masters degree in communication studies with a focus on women’s studies and pedagogy. I taught college classes at four-year, two-year, and online colleges in areas such as public speaking, writing, interpersonal communication, small group communication, critical thinking, and argumentation.

Communication is very important to me.

I also find communication, as I studied it, to be mostly in the head, and I needed to get more connected with my body. I started working with essential oils in 2005 for my own health and wellness. As my experience deepened, I studied with dozens of acupuncturists, yoga teachers, and educators in varying disciplines. In December of 2015, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher certification. As a registered Yoga Alliance Member, I teach primarily yin, restorative, and gentle yoga classes. I’ve studied psychosocial emotional literacy within the practice of yoga, along with tantric and taoist sexuality. I am currently participating in a 600-hour, year-long sex, love and relationship coaching program at The Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality.

When we interact, I want all things deep and insightful. And while some call me compassionate and caring, I am also intense and persistent while believing happiness is a choice, a difficult choice that often comes with facing vulnerability and discomfort. I honor the notion that we all carry a dark side, and I have a strong ability to understand and relate to people at the deepest levels while helping them connect to their inner voice and wisdom.

I hope to be an integral part on your journey to honor and trust your truth.

You can connect with me at daniela@danielatanner.com.

 

Credentials and Qualifications

 
  • Certified with The Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality as an Integrated Sex, Love, and Relationship Coach with specializations in relationships, jade egg, and Tantric sex coaching.

  • Continued studies at The Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality for men's coaching.

  • Member of ASSECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists).

  • Member of the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC).

  • Masters of Arts Degree in Communication Studies with emphasis in critical pedagogy, women's studies, and feminist theories.

  • Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200 with specialties in gentle, restorative, and yin yoga.

  • Coursework in Tantra, Taoism, Psychosocial Emotional Literacy, and Women's Studies.

  • Aromatherapy and essential oils.