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 email@example.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.