Celebrated author, popular speaker, ceremonialist, and workshop leader Mama Donna Henes offers inspiration for living with Purpose, Passion, and Power. Mama Donna's humor, insight, and wisdom have inspired thousands worldwide to discover the joy of empowered living and the satisfaction of making positive changes in the world. Her dynamic interactive presentations generate enthusiasm and spirited resolve in audiences both large and small.
She has a special interest in working with women, particularly those in midlife, on issues of positive aging, achieving goals, personal empowerment, and maximizing potential. But women of all ages, as well as men, can benefit from her down-to-earth approach to spirituality and universal archetypal wisdom.

Each presentation is personalized and geared to the unique needs of the client. Mama Donna will work with you to create the perfect program for your audience.

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Donna Henes is a regular and cherished speaker at the Omega Institute. The response to her presentations is always a rapt audience. She is articulate, insightful, and totally engaging.
  Lois Guarino
Director, People and Culture, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York


Our audience felt as if they were chatting with a cherished — and savvy — girlfriend. Mama Donna transforms lives with the insights, the wisdom, and the vision of her work. We received many compliments about Mama Donna in the days after she spoke.

  Diane Saarinen
Event Coordinator, The Beltane Papers TeleFestival


Mama Donna’s presentation was a wonderful gift and blessing. She offers a wealth of inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment for each person to reach her greatest potential.

Vicki Fox
President of Vicki Fox Productions and founder of Women of Intention


Mama Donna is truly a wise woman who weaves her many life experiences, spirituality and intuition into a tapestry of hope. She is gentle, honest and provides a safe space for women to connect to all the wonders of each stage and age of their lives. Thank you for adding such a spark of energy to our recent WomenSpirit Conference. The world is truly a better place because of Mama Donna. She is definitely the 'Queen of Herself' and you can be, too.

  Renae M. Rebechini
Co-Chair Unitarian Universalist Central Midwest District Women and Religion Committee

-----------keynotes, evening, one-day, weekend, and one week workshops:

The Queen of My Self:
Finding Meaning, Moxie and Majesty in Midlife and Beyond
Seasons, Cycles and Celebrations:
Creating Community Through Ritual
Empowerment for Positive Change:
Exercising Environmental Response-Ability
Staying Centered in Stress, Storm, and Chaos:
Strategies for Well-Being Under Pressure
Psychic Safe-Keeping:
Dealing with Energy-Depleting People, Places, & Predicaments
Empress Energy:
Owning and Using Our Power

Conference Key Notes
  Akasha Con Conference— Poughkeepsie, NY
Booming Women Conference— Chicago, IL
Goddess Culture Conference— The American Museum of Natural History,  NYC
The Athena Festival— Denver, CO
The Everyday Goddess Conference—  Madison ,WI
The International Goddess Festival—  Glastonbury, England
Today’s Goddess— Boston, MA
Unitarian Universalist WomenSpirit Conference—  Chicago, IL
Unitarian Universalist Women’s Spirit Conference—  Highland, NC
Women’s Organizations
  Isis Institute of Women’s Studies—  Austin, TX
Society of Woman Geographers—  NYC
The Goddess Temple of Orange County—  Irvine, CA
The Magdalene Center—  Los Angeles, CA

Wise Woman Center—  Woodstock, NY
Women of Intention—  Harrisburg, PA
Women’s Gifting Circle—  NYC
Women’s Rites Center—  NYC
Women’s Wellness Society—  NYC
New Age & Wellness Centers
  Center for Spiritual Fitness—  Dallas, TX
Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health—  Lenox, MA
La Costa Resort & Spa—  La Costa, CA
Lava Hot Springs Healing Center— Lava Hot Springs, ID

Learning Annex—  NYC
Omega Institute of Holistic Studies—  Rhinebeck, NY
Rowe Conference Center—  Rowe, MA
The Inner Voyage: Costa Romantica Learning Cruise—  Caribbean Sea
The NY Open Center—  NYC
Clubs and Societies
  Arts & Healing Network—  Sausalito, CA
Education Association—  Bergen County, NJ
Metaphysical Society—  New Hope, PA
The Connecticut Astrological Society— Old Wethersfield, CT
Medical Facilities & Associations
  Association of Spirituality and Psychology—  NYC
Lutheran Medical Center Women’s Health Partnership—  Brooklyn, NY
Manhattan Psychiatric Center—  NYC
Maple Grove Cemetery—  Queens, NY
The Health and Wellness Center of Doylestown Hospital—  Warrington, PA
Trauma Study Group—  NYC
Westchester Medical Center Pastoral Care Program—  Valhalla, NY
Science Centers
  Inventure Place - The National Inventors Hall of Fame— Akron, OH
Liberty Science Center—  Jersey City, NJ
  Boston Children’s Museum—  Boston, MA
Bronx Museum of Art—Bronx, NY
Brooklyn Children’s Museum—  Brooklyn, NY

Indianapolis Museum of Art—  Indianapolis, IN
Islip Art Museum—  East Islip, NY
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan—  NYC
Washington Project for the Arts— Washington, DC
Colleges and Universities
  Albright College—  Reading, PA
Antioch College—  Yellow Springs, OH
Bishop’s University—  Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada
Dawson College—  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Egmont Hojskolen—  Odder, Denmark
Graduate Center of the City University of New York—  NYC
Hartford Art College—  Hartford, CT
JFK University—  Berkeley, CA
Lakehead University—  Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Minneapolis College of Art and Design—  Minneapolis, MN
Mount Holyoke College—  South Hadley, MA
New School for Social Research—  NYC
New York University School of Social Work—  NYC
Oberlin University—  Oberlin, OH
Parsons School of Design—  NYC
Phillips Academy—  Andover, MA
Pratt Institute—  Brooklyn, NY
Princeton University—  Princeton, NJ
Rutgers University—  New Brunswick, NJ  
San Francisco Art Institute—  San Francisco, CA
Texas Women’s University—  Denton, TX
The Cooper Union—  NYC


To inquire about booking Mama Donna Henes to speak for your organization,
contact thequeenofmyself@aol.com or phone 718-857-1343.
Donna Henes is an acclaimed urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, artist
and writer who specializes creating rituals in celebration of the cosmic cycles of the seasons and the universal seasons of our personal lives. She has designed and produced countless public and private ceremonial events in more than 100 cities in ten countries since 1972.

More information can be found on about the author.

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