MINDFULNESS MEDITATION COACH
RETIRED PERFORMANCE ARTIST
Deanna Sophia, "The Artistic Mystic Formerly known as Danger," is mindfulness meditation & community wellBEing coach, a retired performance artist and all around “Professional Catalyst.” With over a decade of experience cultivating LGBTQIA2S+ arts & entertainment community, Deanna’s approach to mindfulness facilitation is creative, expressive and grounded in a down-to-earth, “rawthentic” vibe. Suitable for all experience levels & identities, Deanna’s coaching offers an intrinsically trauma-sensitive & anti-oppressive foundation. Their coaching style supports students’ wellness journey’s from exactly where they are, towards cultivating a resonant relationship with their own nervous system, honing self-agency, dissolving self-shame & blame, increasing access to joy, and developing a felt-sense of true belonging.
Deanna studies mindfulness with phD psychology scholars & authors, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach as a scholarship recipient of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, accredited by The Awareness Training Institute and The Greater Good Science Center at The University of California at Berkeley. As a working class, neurodiverse, queer, nonbinary, IPV & trauma survivor, and former sex worker Deanna is passionate about retrieving inaccessible “self care” from the corporate wellness industry to foster sustainable, survival care for under-resourced communities and Mother Earth herself. With a bachelors in Communications: Mass Media, Deanna is also a fervent activist towards media mindfulness, digital privacy & ethics and holistic, community-driven media culture.
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