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. Whether you are undergoing medical treatment for an illness, facing end-of-life, or experiencing a major life change, Starana is designed support you where you are on your life's journey to help you move through transitions with more ease and support.

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. What if these same changes were also extraordinary gateways for transformation and growth?  

With a deep understanding that healing is not just about treating the physical pain and symptoms, Starana attends to the whole person: emotion, mind, energy, spirit, and physical body.

Starana’s 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

About me

Danielle Thornton, Founder

Transition Specialist, End of Life Doula, RYT 500, Reiki Master

My practice provides healing support through the modalities of somatic bodywork,  guided meditation and visualization, yoga, breathing practices, and reiki to work with each person's unique needs.  My intention is to be a presence of calm so my clients have a safe space to let go, relax, and tap into their own inner potential for healing and growth.

While working in the medical and long-term care settings for 10 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, and Reiki 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 to others - ultimately improving the quality of life, growth, and health of my clients. 

My intention is to continuously practice aligning with the life cycles of death and rebirth (or letting go and expansion) that occur many times throughout our lifespan; and how to best utilize my own life challenges for personal and spiritual growth.  Now merging purpose with service,  I learn more deeply every day that our lives and relationships can change for the better as we transform ourselves from the inside.