Client and Student Feedback

"It took me years to finally decide that it was what I needed to do FOR ME. You helped me find me. You pushed me to believe in myself when I was full of doubt and stuck in a life I wasn't living and a job I hated. You gave me assignments that really forced me to think about myself and where I wanted to be. You made me draw a picture of what I thought my life should look like. Two years later, I have that life and feel more comfortable and confident in my own skin. You totally got me here and there are not enough words to thank you." - Client

"Thank you so much for leading our staff retreat. This was a much needed day of renewal for all of us. I was so impressed and grateful for your ability to engage us all while keeping focused on the topics and outline you had prepared for the day. Everything went so smoothly. Your gentleness, your humor, your ability to lead and direct -while creating a relaxed and open setting- all enhanced our experience. Thank you so much! Grateful for you!" - Retreat participant and Clinical Director of non-profit

"I want to express how grateful I am for having met you. Your thoughtful help has been significant in my life. I feel I am where I belong and where I need to be. The joy it brings is...fabulous!" - Client

"You save lives." - Client

"Forever grateful for your light, guidance and support through the many years...Thank you." - Client

"Thanks for giving me strength and hope over the years. You have always been there for me... I do appreciate all you have done for me." - Client

"Thank you, Dana, for being my glimpse of sunshine and hope...The world is a better place and will continue to be because of the hearts you touch." -Client

"I would like to thank you for always believing in me and pushing me when I wanted to give up. Words can't express the moment when you told me, 'You came too far and I won't let you give up.' Thank you. I heard you loud and clear." - Student

“I am so grateful to you, Dana, for leading our “gentle yoga class.” I came to see what it was all about but your gentle and reflective spirit kept me coming back. I really enjoyed this type of yoga and will continue.” - Yoga student

“Thank you so much for taking your time to be with us, I really appreciated your classes. You are a great teacher and very good for us- taking us where we are and our abilities. I appreciated your gentle ways, calming voice and sense of humor.” - Yoga student

“Thank you for your gentleness, patience, and encouragement.” - Yoga student

“Thank you so much, Dana, not just for the yoga practices but also for interpreting these into a mindfulness context. I have really appreciated learning the moves but also doing them within this posture toward life...” - Yoga student

“Many thanks for your “gentle yoga”. I can say I benefitted very much in mind, body and spirit.” - Yoga student

"I had the wonderful joy of attending your mindfulness workshop...I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for such a wonderful, heart opening, soul warming, workshop. I took so much from your lesson, and I hope that I have the opportunity in the future to attend more workshops, should you be presenting." - Mindfulness workshop participant

"Thank you, Dana. You were the highlight of the conference for me. Your presentation was extraordinary, enlightening, inspirational, forward thinking, supportive and educational. Many blessings." - Mindfulness conference participant

"What a terrific morning, Dana. You were amazing as usual, and I had the greatest math class following your [mindfulness] work..." -Middle school teacher

"I can personally say that I have not met a more genuine role and mentor...Dr. Schneider has pushed me to reach for goals I thought I would never be able to accomplish." - Student

"As a professional mentor Dr. Schneider has been welcoming and engaging from our beginning contacts.  Her supportive guidance has been invaluable to me as I grow as an educator and gain confidence returning to academic work...Dr. Schneider continues to offer professional mentorship that I believe has enabled me to learn and grow as an academic and to be able to share this growth with the students in my classes." - Colleague

"Thank you for believing in me, and helping me realize my full potential." - Student

"You remind me of why I want to be in this field!" - Colleague

Feedback from some of my younger students...

"One thing that was fun was mindful eating. I love clementines! Another thing is when we went outside. It was refreshing and relaxing and it was beautiful outside!!! My goal was to try to relax more, and I am very close to achieving that goal." - Middle school student

"What went well for me was the breathing. I was able to breathe every time we needed to. I enjoyed the breathing because it made me feel rejuvenated and cleansed. I felt happy, too." - Middle school student