"Danielle helped my family and I during a very difficult time in our lives. While my uncle was in hospice with cancer, Danielle would help him find deeper peaceful surrender and relax during what was an overwhelming time for him-- as well as my family. She also worked with me and the family helping us in our ability to feel more calm--which in turn, assisted in our ability to be a stronger and more calm support system for my uncle. Although my uncle lost his battle with cancer, we can find some comfort knowing he had great care during the last weeks of his precious life. She is such a loving and calming presence and has a natural ability to help improve the quality of life for someone going through any hardship like death or serious illness."
"In the past year I have had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Danielle's manner is extraordinary in dealing with the stress and strains of someone going through chemotherapy. She guides in a way that allows me to relax and to not have to think, so I can be focused and relaxed in the present moment---which is very refreshing. Sessions with Danielle are something I look forward to every week, as taking time for myself to soothe and restore was a priority to me throughout my experience in getting cancer treatments, and even now, in my recovery period."
-Richard Plimmer, The Tamale Company
"Danielle and I have been working together for over a year now. We began during one of the hardest times in my life, going through a divorce of a 26-year marriage. Danielle's healing touch was the support system my body needed, she always held space for the most incredible transformation. During transition, there is a feeling of floating or falling in space, it can be an unknown and scary territory that we usually resist. Danielle has no judgement or a need to fix you. Rather she holds a space of solid ground you can easily access through her yoga, reiki, meditation and breathing exercises. She is the ultimate transition to transformation doula."
-Suzy Batiz Entrepreneur, Founder Poo-Pourri
"Danielle has been remarkable in helping me navigate my mind and body's aging process. As the body matures, your balance, equilibrium, and mobility change and you can feel heavier or more pulled down by gravity. Through my work with Danielle, I always leave our sessions feeling much more light, open, and mobile. Not only does my body, mind, and spirit feel better and more balanced the day of the session, but I feel the effects for days after. My body feels more aligned and straightened out, my mind more calm, and an my whole being more balanced which has significantly improved my day-to-day quality of life!"
-Susan Hepola, LCSW
"Danielle worked with my elderly aunt who's health was quickly declining, in the very last weeks of her life. It was a relief to see her quality of life significantly improve during her time spent with Danielle. Starana's end-of-life doula services gave my aunt- as well as my family- a greater peace of mind and reassurance that we found to be of immeasurable value."
- Dr. Anthony A.
"I have been working with Danielle for almost two years now. During our time together, she has taught me far more than the physical therapeutic aspects of yoga-- we have worked on the mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual connection that is in unrivaled. Through our time together, I have learned how to have peace in situations that I was unable to before and I find times of stress and illness much easier to handle; and her gentle touch has helped me so much through times of injury. There is no one that I would trust more than Danielle to help me transition in life--and I pray I’m fortunate enough to have her as my end-of-life doula when my earthly journey is completed. I’ve never known a gentler spirit and less judgmental person than Danielle-- there is room in her heart for so many!"
-Susanne Taylor, Founder at Susanne Taylor and Associates
"I am very thankful for Danielle and my experience with her healing touch through Yoga. My husband experienced the challenge of cancer this year. As a spouse of someone going through cancer, my time with Danielle always brought me great comfort for my mind and body. "