Meet Daniela 

 

An eclectic with a sense of effectiveness.

A body and book nerd.

A being who loves her work.

 

What does this mean for my clients?

It means that I draw from a variety of body-based approaches and techniques and to  finding the most fitting tools for my client’s current situation and needs. If something doesn’t work, I’m happy to throw it out and try something new.  

With my background in languages and communication and a love of books, I am an avid reader and constantly continue my personal and professional education in the art of being human.

I’m always on the question of better understanding and practicing being human. I am passionate about the subject of humanity in the workplace and how being more aligned emotionally and physically can contribute to a healthier society.

What you get from working with me

When you are stressed and emotionally overwhelmed, it’s hard to know where to start.

Seeing the big picture, and knowing what small practical steps to take – that’s what I’m good at.

My toolbox for the practical steps is comprised of embodiment practices, coaching and bodywork.

I teach ways how you can align your thinking, feelings and physical being so you have all your skills and abilities available in the moment when it matters.

What you won’t find here

A generic one-size-fits all recipe that promise you will reach your goal in X time.

Everyone has different needs, a different pace and style.

Self-empowerment rests within you and it’s just a matter of knowing from within what works for you in you specific situation.

My motivation for doing what I do

I want to live in a healthy community and society.

And it is my understnading that healthy  communities are made up of empowered, self-aware individuals.

I offer guidance that allows individuals to deal with stress and emotional overwhelm in an empowering way that opens doors to tap into unused resources from within that are nourishing for your whole being. 

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I deeply care about community and the society we live in. I enjoy going to events and gatherings where people meet to co-create, learn and grow together. This is why I’m actively involved in different projects and groups.

Here are a few peaks into what I am involved in at the moment:

I started the Vienna EmbodimentLab Vienna, a peer-to-peer group of embodiment professionals who care about continuous professional growth by sharing experience and expertise. I run it in a small, self-organising team of wonderful colleagues and friends. 

I created a 30-day online program for more moments of presence in everyday life. It’s a playful way of reconnecting with yourself and building healthy habits by taking a couple of minutes per day to take care of yourself. You can read more about it here

My professional background

 

For many years, I have worked as a professional translator. I have also been a university lecturer for (Austrian) German in Ireland.

In 2010, when dealing with a physical ailment I discovered bodywork as a transformative strategy to get well. As a byproduct I learned that how I am, sit and breathe influences how I deal with stress and also anger (among other things). So I extended the sphere of my work from mainly working with language and ‘conventional’ communiation situations to a holistic body-mind approach. 

I still see myself as a translator, it’s just that the domains I’m working with have changed over time. My work is about mind-body communication and body to body, or being to being communication.

If you feel like knowing more facts about my background, you can find some more details here

What clients say about working with me

Through our work together she helped me to reconnect with the inner wisdom of my body

I worked with Daniela over a two month period, and found her inspiring on so many levels. I went to see her for both personal and professional reasons, but what they both had in common was the body….Through our work together she helped me to reconnect with the inner wisdom of my body, not just during our face-to-face sessions or skype calls, but also in my day to day life. It’s something that I continue to build upon each day. I’d highly recommend her services to anyone who is on a self-development journey.
May 2017

Linda Colye

Voice Coach, Speech & Language Therapist

„Since I have started my bodywork sessions with Daniela, I am less anxious and have more confidence in difficult emotional situations.“

Before I started working with Daniela I had moments of anxiousness that left me paralyzed and not wanting to be around people in those moments. I also felt incapable of confronting any problems, no matter how small, and felt overwhelmed in various everyday situations.
Since I have started my bodywork sessions with Daniela, I am less anxious and have more confidence in difficult emotional situations. I have also benefited from the breathing techniques Daniela has taught me to use if I ever feel taken over by an emotion. I have learned how to accept these emotions, then let these feelings flow through me and eventually let them go instead of holding on to them.
My journey is still continuing. With Daniela’s help I feel much more relaxed and content in my day to day life.
June 2016
Alison Leonard

Communication Outreach Specialist, Apple Online Store

… suddenly enabled a letting go and I found myself ‘dropping from my headspace back into my body’

Prior to my first session with Daniela I had a clear topic in mind that I wanted to discuss. Within a few minutes only Daniela’s no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach actually uncovered the underlying theme. The subsequent guided breathing exercises paired with gently squeezes on my limbs and a few spot-on questions suddenly enabled a letting go and I found myself ‘dropping from my headspace back into my body’ – such a liberating and exquisite experience!
March 2017

Christina Damborsky

Ayurveda practitioner

Auch in meinem Denken ist nun mein Körper mehr integriert und ich kann mehr aus dem Vollen schöpfen.

Die Stunde bei Dir hat so viel Energie in mir freigesetzt! Mir ist bewusst geworden, wie ich mir durch meine Atmung schnell und reichlich Kraft holen kann. Für meine Präsenz auf der Bühne ist diese Kraftquelle die Basis! Mit Deiner vertrauensvollen, motivierenden Art hast Du mich dort hin gebracht. Auch in meinem Denken ist nun mein Körper mehr integriert und ich kann mehr aus dem Vollen schöpfen. Ich Danke Dir vielmals!!
März 2017

Yarina Gurtner-Vargas

Actress & Feldenkrais practitioner

Some books that inspire and inform my work