Healing Support for Life Transitions


Healing Support for Life Transitions

Welcome to Starana. In Sanskrit, the word Starana is defined as the act of spreading or scattering.  Here, it is my hope to spread and scatter "seeds" of healing, strength, wisdom, and compassion where it is oftentimes needed most. Whether you are undergoing medical treatment for a serious illness, facing end-of-life, or experiencing a major life change, we support you where you are on your life's journey to help you move through transitions with more ease and support. Our mission is to cultivate a sense of calm strength and to provide a safe space for clients to relax, let go, and simply exhale.

Support includes an integrative use of yoga, reiki, somatic bodywork, energy healing, meditation, mindfulness, and breath work to bring calm and solace to your whole being.

Change is an inevitable law of life that everyone experiences throughout their lifetime. When major changes cause us to face the unknown, they often bring with them overwhelming fear, stress, and tension. We believe these same changes can also be opportunities and gateways for transformation and healing.  Starana provides healing support for life's transitions with a special  focus on enriching your life. 

With a deep understanding that healing is not just about treating the physical pain and symptoms, Starana attends to the whole person. We address the emotions, mind, energy, spirit, and physical body while being respectful and supportive of all cultures, religions, and beliefs. Our services are designed to work in harmony and complement other medical procedures, surgeries, and therapies. Through combining practices proven by modern day science with ancient wisdom, Starana works with you to create an inner environment conducive to balance and healing on every level.

Reiki Master, Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Breath work, Energy healing, Somatic Bodywork, Mindfulness, Healing Touch, Reiki


Danielle Thornton, Founder

End of Life Doula, RYT 500, Reiki Master

My practice provides healing support through the modalities of somatic bodywork,  guided meditation and visualization, therapeutic yoga, breathing practices, reiki, and healing touch to work with each person's unique needs.  My intention is to be a presence of calm strength so my clients have a safe space to let go, relax, and just simply exhale.

While working in the medical and long-term care settings for almost10 years, I found these environments can easily add stress and discomfort to people who are already facing a challenging experience. In order to be a solution, I first needed to find a way to manage my own stress and overall feeling of dissatisfaction with life, that no external life circumstance could seem to soothe. This prompted my journey in studying ancient wisdom and science to uncover a deeper authenticity, peace, balance, healing, and fulfillment.  Combining my love of enriching travel experiences with education, for the past several years I have been extensively studying Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama (breath work), Somatic  Bodywork, Mindfulness, Energy Medicine, Consciousness, Reiki, and Healing Touch abroad and locally.  

Experiencing the transformative power of these practices first hand, I have prioritized and integrated them into my own life.  It's now my mission to bring this knowledge and wisdom derived from various cultures and countries to where I see a need-- ultimately improving the quality of life and health of my clients.  It's my intention to continuously learn and teach the discerning art of when to let go and surrender,  when to stand strong in peace, and how to best improvise with whatever life brings us.  As these can be essential practices in order to healthily transform, heal, and grow.  Now merging purpose with service,  I learn more deeply every day that the more we can find  love, healing, presence, and balance within ourselves, the more that can effectively be shared with others.