Academics at Prescott College

Davida Taurek, M.S.

Associate Faculty

Davida Taurek, M.S.
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220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301

Davida has a diverse academic background in counseling psychology, the creative arts, and body-centered therapies. For over two decades she was a professional doula, helping mothers during labor and birth. In addition to being the Coordinator of the Somatic Emphasis, she has an ongoing private practice in counseling, is on the teaching faculty at Esalen Institute, and is a certified instructor of Watsu®, WaterDance®, Motion Theater®, and 5Rhythms®. Davida leads trainings, workshops, and retreats 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
  • 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
  • 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)