Educator. Social justice activist and researcher. Clinician. Yoga service practitioner. Advocate of embodied mindfulness and radical self-care.
“You are in control of your life. You can work to be better and you are enough. The two are not mutually exclusive. Action and acceptance.”
Danielle Rousseau is an Assistant Professor at Boston University. She is a licensed therapist and certified yoga teacher. Dr. Rousseau’s professional focus has been in trauma service and gender advocacy. She is a scholar activist and justice educator. Dr. Rousseau worked in the field of forensic mental health as a therapist in correctional facilities and served communities doing crisis response and victim advocacy. Her research, teaching and practice focus on justice, trauma, gender, mental health, mindfulness, inclusivity and resilience. She is an advocate of integrative, holistic approaches that support embodied self-care.
Dr. Rousseau has received multiple grants including a grant to develop, implement and evaluate an opioid specific yoga curriculum. Her work is published in many academic books and journals. She is a sought-after national speaker and trainer and has developed a diverse range of curricula and trainings. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Rousseau is an entrepreneur and with her husband operates several growing businesses in real estate, business consulting and personal achievement.
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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou Anyone who has been a student in class with me will acknowledge that I invite students to bring an intentional and critical lens to the language that we use. Now, more...
Danielle Rousseau PhD letter to students
What is Trauma-informed Yoga? You may have heard the term “trauma-informed yoga” used to describe a specific yoga practice or offering. While awareness of the importance of trauma-informed practices continues to grow, there remains a lot of confusion as to precisely...