holistic life Coaching
You’re welcomed you into a thought-provoking and creative partnership to uncover clarity in times of transition and new possibilities for how to live your most fulfilling life.
Become more easeful, fulfilled, and liberated
Discover your own internal sense of directionality and decision-making
Connect to your deep knowing, inner power, and personal stability
Gain new perspectives on yourself, your experiences, and your habits of mind. Drawing insights from adult developmental psychology, social and cultural sciences, and Integral approaches.
Cultivate new life practices from the contemplative, healing, and philosophical traditions. Drawing inspiration from meditation and eastern traditions, energy medicine and the nervous system, and Enneagram.
Experience new ways of being and trusting yourself through our relationship. Drawing intuition from embodiment and movement, shadow dynamics and archetypes, and the subtle body and play.
Space and support to deepen communication, spark your connection, and share more of yourself with each other. I offer couples a holistic approach to navigating the following relationship dynamics with greater ease, trust, and clarity:
Moving through major life transitions
Making life-altering decisions
Crafting your shared future
Cultivating deeper partnership
Learning how to work on the relationship
In just a few sessions many couples find a new level of understanding and connection to themselves, each other, and the relationship. Couples Work is offered on a session-by-session basis, so it flexes and flows according to your needs and specific situation.
Please get in touch with any questions you might have or to schedule an initial consultation.
For teams, groups, and co-founders who need to deepen their relationships and find flow. Whether it is clearing the air, navigating conflict, transitioning power, or simply having more successful communication overall — I help you release tension, build trust, and start anew.
Lay the groundwork for innovation
Excel in your shared missions
Improve overall effectiveness
Have powerful conversations that build trust, create clarity, and foster alignment
Many teams lack trust. Often this is because there isn’t enough genuine relating. When relationship is replaced with transaction we lose our ability for generative creativity and true innovation. Over time, the energy becomes heavy, dull, stifling. People become antsy or apathetic.
Central to growing trust is allowing what is most real for people, what is actually happening (yet seldom expressed), to enter the shared space of the group. Then it can be worked with and worked through. These uncomfortable conversations are where trust blossoms.
When teams embrace this level of reality, relating in a genuine and expansive way, they more readily find flow, create better more robust solutions, become more innovative, and improve their ability to manage their energy. Engagement is renewed.
Integral Facilitation &
Developmental Psychology & Group Dynamics
Embodiment, Awareness, & Energetic Techniques
Meditation for Everyone
Brooklyn Yoga Project
185 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Wednesdays, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1
Join me for a highly guided approach to meditation to help you begin or improve your own practice. Learn to calm the mind, ground in the body, and work with visualization; cultivate an ability to make friends with your experience. Class time will be split between instruction, discussion, and practice - we will not meditate for the whole class time and we will not sit in silence. Wear clothing you can sit in comfortably. Pay what you can.
Appropriate for all. Cash donations.
To inquire about private meditation instruction please contact me using the form below.
You’re invited into my humanity and expertise.
The orientation that underlies all of my work with clients is supporting you in finding more liberation (or freedom) and more aliveness (fullness or richness) in your life. Often, this means helping you locate the honesty and permission needed to follow your truth, intuition, or curiosity and helping you to invite greater ease and spaciousness into your life.
In our work together I seek to be of most service to you by calling upon my various skillsets and experiences based upon the moment we find ourselves in. Rather than following a plan, framework, or even goals, we follow your unique unfolding. To these ends I have crafted my own unique methodology that flexes and flows with each individual interaction. I work with many modalities and have the great fortune of having incredible teachers and mentors in my life.
A bit about my training and background: I’m trained as a Sociologist (Ph.D.), Developmental Coach, Integral Facilitator, Critical Theorist (M.A.), and Usui Reiki Master. Starting in 2020 I will be participating in the 2-year comprehensive Hakomi Training, which is a mindfulness based somatic psychotherapy. I also teach meditation and practice in an Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Lineage. I have been formally cultivating my mind-body awareness (‘mindfulness’) since 2005 (it became my major in undergrad at NYU). I’m influenced by Adult Developmental Psychology and Indigenous healing practices and rituals. My Integral Facilitator certification, which is basically Jedi training, includes conflict mediation and group dynamics. My academic work focuses on identity development, embodiment, social dynamics, and emotions.
Praise & Testimonials
Founder & Marketing Director
“I had a transformative coaching experience working with Dara. She challenged me to embrace new ways of thinking about things so that I could make decisions that would give me more energy in a work leadership setting or in a personal life situation. Her approach is holistic and interdisciplinary, and she genuinely cares. As a result of working with Dara, I was able to make some significant shifts in my home and work life to get closer to the impact I want to have in the world, versus living by what others expect. I highly recommend Dara as a coach in an individual or group setting if you want to move beyond the status quo into something more profound.”
Director of Advocacy
“Dara is one of the most adept listeners I have ever worked with. In working with a variety of modalities, through intuition and attention, Dara created an environment of trust, presence, and growth which allowed me to feel a resonance that called me to more fully occupy the space of my ancestral work while creating and holding space for all of the relationships in my life. As an advocate and teacher, I have found a new sense of power and resiliency in managing change.”
“Dara is a calming force of kindness, empathy and understanding. She leads by listening and genuinely hearing you out before adding her intellect to the discussion. During this past year of working with her, I've learned so much about how to lead in your feminine power. How to be more mindful and practiced. How to revel in the ups and downs. Dara encourages you to be your best self while constantly learning and growing her own skill set. I believe the future is female, and Dara is one sister who will help guide that culture transformation. Thank you for your strength.”
Head of Platform
“Dara has helped me to understand and know myself more, especially my own feelings and how they show up in my physical body. . . If you are seeking to know yourself more, Dara can guide you through that exploration to both expected and profound, unexpected places.”
Senior Content Strategist
“Working with Dara was one of the most inspiring and growth inducing partnerships of my career. She's the perfect balance of heart and intellect, and super fun to be around. Her ability to express herself authentically instantly made me feel comfortable to be who I am around her. No detours, no frills, just truth.”
Director of Special projects
"Working with Dara was a joy. She's open and engaged, she's passionate and bright. She brought out the best in me (and my team) through her belief in our potential. She's a wonderful human who makes it effortless to move beyond the typical constraints of client relationships. She is the future of work."
SVP Global Brand & Marketing
"Two words immediately come to mind when I consider what it's like working alongside Dara... brilliant and kind. These two attributes are inextricably linked within Dara's personality. The complexity and breadth of what she's capable of handling is unlike anything I've encountered in my 20+ years leading teams. She is highly capable of solving multi-dimensional problems and she becomes more engaged and alive in the face of obstacles. Her ability to listen with an open heart/mind and truly understand people allows for genuine trust to be built and breakthrough ideas emerge, almost naturally, in the presence of her leadership."
Founder & Author
"What can be said about Dara but that's she one of a kind? One of the most earnest, sharp, studied, empathetic, and wise colleagues I've ever known. Her writing is fantastic. Her comfort and steady hand with clients is sought after. Her partnership is intense, playful, and joyful. You need Dara. So many cultures do."
Dara sits down (and walks around) with Joseph White, Director of Workplace Strategy, Design, and Management at Herman Miller. They discuss everything from the corruption of the cubicle to what people need and want in their workplaces today. Here are some highlights of their conversation.
Dara sits down with Culture Amp's VP of People and Experience, Julie Rogers to talk all things People Ops: from how the function is evolving to what the world is in need of. Here are some highlights of their conversation.
Dara is thoughtfully growing her practice. If you would like to schedule a 20-minute consultation with her please get in touch.