A facilitator serves in a different role than teacher. A facilitator is a guide to point the way for people to find the path that’s best for them. Denina holds space for individuals and groups to share, engage, and grow at their own pace. She guides evidence-based and innovative practices for recovery and healing with specific expertise guiding trauma-informed embodiment-based practices and strengths-based approaches.

Participants at "What's your MPG?"

Family Group Decision Making 

Family Group Decision Making is a strengths-based approach used in the human services and criminal justice systems to bring together those receiving services with their family members to make decisions and develop plans for their recovery and welfare. Denina is a trained Family Group Decision Making Facilitator in Pennsylvania and works with agencies and families to guide them through the process of family meetings and conferences.

Yoga and Meditation (RYT-200)

Denina is a yoga and meditation instructor at the 200 hour level registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). She believes that yoga shapes and practices can help everyone and can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime. In her personal practice and teaching, Denina explores not only the physical side of yoga (asana) but also meditation, breathing exercises, and sound healing.   Denina is especially interested in bringing yogic teachings to those who don’t have easy access to them and shares ways to easily incorporate yoga teachings and principles into daily life.

Dancing Mindfulness 

Denina is a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator, certified with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. She guides groups through trauma-informed and healing-centered embodiment practices using dance as a form of moving meditation. Denina believes creative expression and mindful movement have the power to transform our lives and take us to deep places of recovery and healing.  No dance experience required. In the words of the creator of Dancing Mindfulness, Dr. Jamie Marich, “If you have a body, you can dance.”

“This was a great way to start my day! Very positive experience! Allowed me to reflect on myself and what “self-care” I can improve on.”

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