Mindful Coworking and Embodiment with Daniela Hofmann

Daniela Hofmann is a beautiful soul who I’m thrilled to introduce you to today. I met her last year as a fellow member of a mastermind, and I’ve learned so much about mindfulness and intentionality from her ever since. I interviewed Daniela all about mindful co-working, embodiment, and how we can bring more intention to our businesses and our everyday lives.


Watch the full video (44 mins) and see the notes below.

What we talk about:

  • Why co-working is so effective and how Daniela adds movement and mindfulness to her sessions to make them even more impactful
  • What projects and tasks people typically use coworking to accomplish
  • What embodiment is, and how it’s often the opposite of what we’ve been taught
  • Some examples of how I’m teaching embodiment to my 4-year-old
  • How we can make different choices as business owners and follow our own rhythms
  • Non-linear movement – what it is, how to practice it, and how to incorporate it in business


  • Embodiment is a way of experiencing your body as a whole entity, instead of seeing your body as an object separate from yourself
  • It takes practice to listen to your body instead of external sources, especially when we’re so used to not listening to it
  • Awareness is the first step to practicing embodiment, and reflecting gives us an opportunity to do something different next time
  • Pay attention to your body when you’re planning your work schedule. Notice when you do your best work and plan around your body’s rhythms.
  • Use non-linear movement to get your day started and to build a connection to your body:
    • Find a comfortable space where you’re not disturbed by others
    • It could take 5-10 minutes, with or without music
    • Get on your hands and knees, drop your head
    • Move according to how you’re feeling – move as tiredness, for example
    • If something comes up, take the time to release what wants to be released
  • You can also use non-linear movement to work through difficult situations or to make a decision, and this can be paired with journalling
  • Daniela’s tips to get started being more embodied while you’re working are:
    • pay attention to the feeling under your feet
    • use applying hand cream as an opportunity to get in touch with your body

Resources mentioned:

Mindfulcoworking.com – if you want to try coworking at The Cabin, Tuesdays are always free

Courage & Spice Podcast with Sas Petherick – Cyclical Living with Jen Wright

Permission Slips – https://www.Stephaniewasylyk.com/permission