The Short Story
Denise Dolan is a passionate speaker, and mindful living and relationship guru, who brings out the best in you and your relationships. Denise provides extraordinary tools and practices from diverse wisdom traditions to awaken clarity about what you truly desire to experience. She expertly reveals how to master clear honest communication skills, and demystifies the secrets of polarity; all essential to allow new possibilities to emerge with ease. And, if you are steeped in one-on-one communication with people or technology throughout the day, Denise offers a uniquely fun and powerfully effective yoga practice (that she learned in India) to cleanse away depleting energies and replenish harmony throughout your body, mind, and spirit, allowing for deeper self-assurance (and you don’t have to be a yogi to do it)! Denise is an aspiring author writing about her experiences in India and other fabulous encounters that awakened her to fresh possibilities of illumination, and she can’t wait to share them with you.
The Long Version
Denise Dolan is a nationally sought after Mindful Living & Relationship Coach demonstrating how to bring out the best in you, and in those around you. She shows you how to “use what you've got” to mindfully shift problems into new possibilities in your life and in your relationships. The best time to start is NOW and the best place to begin is right here, one step at a time.
Denise provides practical tools and insights from wisdom traditions around the world revealing how self awareness, polarity, honest communication skills, and personal action can move you towards better health and extraordinary relationships.
She has helped thousands of people to transform their lives through life-changing events on television and national radio programs, universities, corporations, schools, and hospitals. She has mentored countless individuals through phone and in-person sessions.
She walks her talk. In 2001, Denise stunned family, friends and colleagues when she resigned as the co-founder of a multi-national consulting firm to follow her heart, studying and sharing diverse wisdom traditions to promote individual and community wellness.
Denise lived and studied in India for four months in 2015 under Master Teacher, Anand Mehrotra, where she deepened understanding of Sattva Yoga, a holistic system of fresh, yet ancient wisdom teachings from Rishikesh, India, long known as the birthplace of yoga. Denise immersed herself in a deep personal journey that included yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices before becoming certified as a Sattva Yoga Teacher.
While in India, Denise learned and discovered how to embody "reasonless joy and freedom," and is committed to sharing and teaching these practices in the west. Denise taught meditation at Sattva Yoga Studio, Laxman Jhula, India, and taught young children and teens at the Khushi Project about Mindfulness practices, including the art of Mandala Making.
Denise is professionally certified and practiced as a meditation teacher; conflict resolution trainer; Sattva yoga teacher; community dialogue trainer; community builder; licensed minister; practitioner and self-help teacher of Jin Shin Jyutsu; recording artist of Affirmation Beat; visual artist; intern facilitator of Healing and Rebuilding our Communities (HROC); and mindful living and relationship coach.
She is a participant in global collaborations, having served under Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia University, New York; served and studied under Dr. Michael Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, Culver City, California, as well as Rickie Byars Beckwith, songwriter, composer and director of the Agape International Choir.
Denise studied under best-selling author, Don Miguel Ruiz' apprentices, and is one of the rare few teachers of The Four Agreements who is certified by the author.
Denise was invited by Dr. Michael Beckwith to participate as a member of a select audience of 250 people to attend the Synthesis Dialogues, in 2004, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and 40 spiritual leaders, in Italy. The program was designed to facilitate awareness and understanding of diverse global perspectives.
Denise develops programs and safe gathering spaces for organizations and communities to share, learn, deepen understanding, and build trust with one another. Her passion is to provide practical insights and tools to bring out the best in you and in your relationships, through meditation, wisdom talks, yoga journeys, community dialogues, and clear honest communications skills.
She holds a global vision of providing practical skills and insights from wisdom traditions around the world to enhance the health of relationships at home, work and in our communities.
Denise consults for nonprofits, corporations, municipalities and major universities. She has provided services to the following:
Adult Career Development Center, VA
Adya Yoga and Ayurveda
Alliance for Spiritual Understanding, VA
America Speaks, DC
Atlantic Health, NJ
Bloomfield College, NJ
Catholic Charities, NJ
CarMax Corporate, VA
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Morristown Medical, NJ
Chesterfield County Public Schools Center, VA
Center for Disease Control, GA
Centers for Spiritual Living, CA, MD, NJ, NY
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY
Community Action Dialogues, NJ, NY, VA, NC
Conversation Cafe, VA
Delta Academy, VA
20,000 Dialogues for Peace, DC
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., VA
Ellwood Thompson's Local Grocer, VA
Frederic A. Fay Towers Apartments, VA
Free Press, NC
Global Religious Science Ministries, VA
Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond, VA
Internet for Everyone, NC
Institute of Noetic Sciences, VA
The Khushi Project, India
Lotus Development Corp, NY
Mended Hearts Association, NJ
Network for Peace Through Dialogue, NY
Osher Institute, VA
Overlook Hospital, NJ
Pathways: Building Lives, Awakening Hope, VA
Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG), VA
PBS Community Conversations, VA
Pratt Institute, NY
The Red Cross, NJ
Randolph Macon College, VA
Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC), VA
Richmond City Public Schools, VA
Richmond Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities
Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, VA
Sattva Yoga, Rishikesh, India
Staples Corporate, MA
Unity Centers for Positive Living, NJ, MD, VA
University of Richmond, The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), VA
Virginia Cancer Patient Fund, VA
Wealth Creation Summit
Women's Missionary Society, VA
Denise Dolan, Mindful Living & Relationship Coach, RYT-200
Denise lived and studied in India for four months in 2015 under Master Teacher, Anand Mehrotra, where she deepened understanding of Sattva Yoga, a holistic system of fresh, yet ancient wisdom teachings from Rishikesh, India, long known as the birthplace of yoga. Denise immersed herself in a deep personal journey that included yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices.
While in India, Denise learned and discovered how to embody "reasonless joy and freedom," and is committed to sharing and teaching these practices in the west.
Denise taught meditation at the Sattva Yoga Studio, Laxman Jhula, India, and taught young children and teens at the Khushi Project about Mindfulness practices, including the art of Mandala Making.
Denise became certified as a Sattva Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance in 2015.
Bring Out the Best in You, and in Your Relationships,
Through Meditation, Wisdom Talks, Yoga Journeys, Community Dialogues, and Clear Honest Communication Skills
Denise Guides You with Power and Compassion
Experience private or group coaching sessions to explore life-changing tools and insights from diverse wisdom traditions that are a right fit for you:
- Mindfulness and meditation
- Sattva Yoga from the Himalayas classes (as developed by Anand)
- Toltec Wisdom
- Jin Shin Jyutsu
- Conflict resolution
- Honest communication skills
- Community dialogues
If you're interested in meditation, choose from a diverse selection of approaches, including guided, silent, devotional, dynamic movement, pranayama (breathwork), tonglen, and more. She learned from the source when she lived in Rishikesh, India, which is referred to as the birthplace of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
Denise is authorized to share and teach Toltec Wisdom, and the bestselling book, "The Four Agreements," directly by its author, Don Miguel Ruiz.
Her diverse background provides a unique foundation to meet you where you are to best support you on life's journey.
Denise was the cofounder of the U.S. Division of a successful multinational consulting firm, is certified as a conflict resolution and honest communication skills trainer, licensed minister, world traveler, writer, artist, community builder, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, professional speaker, mindful living and relationship coach who has already climbed the mountain of life's many challenges. She shares with a passionate heart and delights in revealing the paths that work for her.
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