Contemplative Insights

Welcome and thank you for checking out my website!

I imagine that you may need support right about now. Maybe you are wondering: How do I manage all this stress and fear? How do I take care of myself and others? How do I live my most meaningful life in such a rapidly shifting landscape? How do I shed the things that are not working for me, and, ultimately, become more me? Maybe you want to figure out how to bring your best self forward to be of service to your community or beyond.

With the global crisis we are facing today, it is now more important than ever to feel connected, and able to cope with a high degree of collective uncertainty and fear.  The people around you need your unique strengths, your vision, and your action. They undoubtedly need your calm and grounded presence. After all, your presence matters.

Coaching and mindfulness meditation practices are now offered online.

I offer a unique combination of training and experience as an Associate Certified Coach, certified mindfulness instructor, registered yoga teacher, educator, researcher and nearly 25 years of experience as a therapist.

I'm happy you're here and hope you find what you are looking for. Feel free to call or email me for a free half-hour consultation, with questions, or to schedule an online meeting over Zoom.

May you be well.



  • Coaching (Life, Transformational, Mindfulness)
  • Mindfulness Meditation Instruction
  • Personalized Gentle Kripalu Yoga Instruction
Dana A. Schneider, Ph.D., LCSW, ACC, RYT 200, CMT-P

Founder, Contemplative Insights, llc. Located at Mercy by the Sea, in Madison, CT.


Contemplative Insights, llc