Donna Nisha Cohen MS, NCYT Member of Organizing Council for RVHHC Coordinator of Holistic Self-Care Classes Donna has a Masters in Applied Linguistics, Trained at Bank Street School of Education. She is a retired ESL (English As a Second Language) teacher, a community organizer and a Wellness Educator. Donna began community organizing in the 1970’s as a way to strengthen and empower communities, families, and individuals of diverse backgrounds and orientations. She helped create The National Congress of Neighborhood Women in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The NCNW combined community based education for working-class women with apprenticeship work programs designed to develop effective community leaders. Donna ‘s interest in empowering women was also reflected in her tenure as president of the Queens Chapter of The National Organization for Women. Donna became interested in personal transformation in 1978 when she began her study of yoga and meditation. She is currently a 500-hour nationally certified yoga teacher trained at Kripalu and is the director of Yoga On Duck Pond: Center for Self Discovery Through Yoga in Stone Ridge, NY. She has in recent years developed a therapeutic approach to yoga influenced by her study of Feldenkrais. She is a certified An Embodied Life Practitioner. An Embodied Life includes awareness practices utilizing meditation, movement, and guided self-inquiry. Donna offers individual Guided Self-Inquiry Spiritual Counseling sessions as well as yoga classes and private yoga sessions. Donna remains curious about how we can cultivate self-understanding, clarity and love in our lives and infuse those qualities into our families, communities and the world.
Donna is certified in The Realization Process: Meditation, Counseling and Movement. She is currently a student in Pathwork. Donna combines Focusing, Realization Process, and Pathwork in her Spiritual Counseling Practice.