Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, NCC, E-RYT 500, CLL/CLTT
Licensed Professional Counselor and Experienced Yoga Teacher
Sam is a licensed professional counselor with over thirty years of clinical experience in various settings such as a health organization, schools, universities, and a mental health agency. She is the founder of Desai Counseling and Yoga and the proud developer of a 2-day Choose Laughter certification program.
Sam is highly skilled at integrating Western and Eastern wellness practices. As an experienced Integral Yoga teacher, she has an uncanny awareness and knowledge of how Yoga supports mental health. Sam skillfully weaves in mindfulness practices of physical asanas, meditation, positive visualization, relaxation skills, and breathing to promote holistic wellness.
Furthermore, Sam is a talented and engaging speaker who has given numerous talks and workshops on mental health, mind-body wellness, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management and laughter.