In September 2012, after a lifetime of various serious physical disciplines and practices ranging from ballet to figure skating to Iyengar Yoga, I became a student of Daoism and Chinese Medicine through the physical practices of Qigong, Internal Alchemy and Sacred Daoist Sexuality at the MogaDao Institute. This study culminated in my 2014 certification as a Guide in MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality, MogaDao Internal Alchemy and MogaDao Yoga. I am also a MogaDao Morning Medical Qigong Instructor. This practice has opened a doorway for me: awakening my love of teaching; joining physical refinement to spiritual experience; discovering other systems of movement and embodiment, such as Feldenkrais; and training to be a practitioner in the healing modality of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
I was a curriculum teacher at the MogaDao Institute from August 2014-October 2015; and was also honored to serve as a Council member of the Institute. I am in the midst of a three-year certification program in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I own the business Love+Leche, am the mother of two nearly-grown people, and have lived in Santa Fe for over 20 years.
“Daven’s deep and beautiful personal practice penetrates her teaching. The poetic imagery that springs out of her takes you on a journey of your internal landscape that is both sensual and spiritual. Daven has truly found her calling as a teacher and a modern-day female alchemist.”
–Diana Razumny, Feldenkrais Trainer and founder, The Journey Inward