Ariel Daunay is a somatic bodywork healer based in Sante Fe, New Mexico and New York City.  She has spent the past 24 years dedicated to the study of the mind, body, sensuality, sexuality, healing, and coaching. Ariel has taught at the Omega Institute, and has led workshops such as “Unveiling the Feminine,” “Woman Revealed,” and “Polarity and the Art of Masculine and Feminine” in Denmark, Sweden, London, and New York City. Ariel has studied with Anna Davidovich, Julia Olalla, Richard Strozzi Heckler, David Deida, Byron Katie, Mooji, and more.


Ariel has spent the past 24 years dedicated to the study of the mind, body, sensuality, sexuality, healing, and coaching:

  • Unveiled:  intimate women’s-only intensives on inner beauty of self, with Anna Davidovich
  • Two Year Coaching Training, New Field Network with Julio Olalla
  • Somatic studies, Lomi bodywork, and meditation, with Richard Strozzi Heckler
  • Diamond Heart approach, with Faisal Muqaddam
  • The Human Soul and Nature, with Darrell Calkins
  • Sex & our True Nature:  groups, workshops, and month long programs, with Paul Lowe
  • Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, with Pattabhi Jois in India
  • Study of Masculine and Feminine Principals, with David Deida
  • Women’s yoga, men’s/women’s community, spiritual living, with Sofia Diaz
  • Sitting practice, becoming infused with Higher Self, with Adi Da Samraj
  • Intensive bodywork and reflexology on healing trauma in the body/mind, Geneva Switzerland
  • Many Nine Day retreats and long term buddy system, of The Work, with Byron Katie
  • Eight day silent retreats Portugal, with Mooji


GiGi Madl is the Director of Operations and co-creates and co-facilitates all of the workshops and retreats with Ariel.  GiGi oversees all business operations, develops client-friendly processes, and is dedicated to selecting and onboarding new participants into the various global programs.  GiGi travels internationally to teach somatic practices, inquiry work by Byron Katie, and is focused on exploring human potential, personal development and mystical realms. With over 20 years of experience, she brings a passionate drive in working with people to awaken their innate qualities and how to move them forward in their lives in the direction that is the most meaningful to them.


For all of GiGi’s adult life, she has been committed to ending suffering and knowing who we are beyond the human identity.  As a student of the human experience, she has studied her own human evolution through a life of personal inquiry, and her trainings include:

  • Co-teaching with Ariel Daunay, NYC & Internationally, 2008 – present
  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy, Level 1, Dolores Cannon 2017
  • (3) Nine-Day, School for the Work Intensives with Byron Katie, 2010, 2011 & 2017
  • Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, 2010 – Present
  • Communion Retreat & Resurrection Retreat with Stewart Pearce, 2016
  • One, A Unified Theory of Metaphysics, Bashar, 5 week course, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Trinfinity Academy, Online Course, Bentinho Massaro, 2015
  • Certified Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Level I and II, Eric Pearl, 2014
  • A Course in Miracles Student, 2009 – 2014
  • Wisdom 2.0 Conferences, NYC and San Francisco, CA, 2012 – 2013
  • Workshops with Abraham Hicks, 2012 – present
  • Adyashanti Online Study Course, 2012
  • Mooji, Silent Retreats in Portugal, 2010 – 2012
  • Immersion into bodywork and reflexology on healing trauma in the body/mind, Geneva, Switzerland & Berlin, Germany, 2009 – 2012