Davida Taurek | Prescott College

Davida Taurek

Academic Statement

Davida Taurek, MS, LPCC, has a diverse background in counseling psychology, the creative arts, and body-centered therapies. She is a psychotherapist and has a private practice in San Francisco and Marin County. Davida serves as associate faculty for the Master of Science Counseling Program at Prescott College, directing the Somatic Emphasis. She teaches annually at The Esalen Institute, has worked for Tony Robbins teaching embodiment and meditation techniques at Unleash The Power Within events, and is a certified instructor of Watsu®,WaterDance®, Motion Theater®, and 5Rhythms®. 

In her earlier years, Davida was a professional Doula and massage therapist caring for women during the labor and birthing process, a yoga teacher, and a performance artist and drummer. She lived and trained with Baba Olatunji, a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist for many of her formative years. Davida is known for her delightful sense of humor, fiery passion, authentic and caring presence, and evocative devotional teaching style. She leads trainings and workshops worldwide



M.S. Master of Science in Counseling, Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy - Prescott College (May 2016)

B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Theater Arts, Magna Cum Laude - San Francisco State University (May 1989)

  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Somatic Counseling, Expressive arts, dance, movement meditation, drumming, yoga, hiking, and playing improvisational theater games
  • Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute, Prescott College, AZ
  • The Rhythms & Stories of our Lives   (August 7 – 9, 2017)
  • Tony Robbins International Research RRI
  • Riding the Waves of Life: Exclusive Platinum Partnership, Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates. (Oct 19-24, 2018)
  • Cultivating Aliveness: Unleash the Power Within, Los Angeles, CA.  (March 23 -26, 2017)
  • Movement is Medicine: Exclusive Platinum Partnership, Jaipur, India  (October 27 -31, 2016)
  • Prescott College Colloquia
  • Empathic Surrender: A Different Kind of Counsel: Prescott College, AZ (August 22-24, 2019)
  • Transforming Trauma with Motion Theater: Prescott College, AZ  (August 23 - 26, 2017) 
  • Movement as Medicine: Prescott College, AZ  (January 10 – 15, 2017)
  • Riding the Wave: 5Rhythms in Motion: Prescott College, AZ  (January 15 – 18, 2015)