Drisana McDaniel

Drisana McDaniel is a healing-centered facilitator, adjunct professor, and transformation activist. She practices under the banner of The Alchemy of Now, focusing on both individual and collective experiences through the lenses of embodiment, history, society, and psychospirituality. Her vision centers on achieving transformational justice through contemplation and meaningful action.

As a co-founder and collaborator within the Transformative Teaching Collective, Drisana provides support to organizations and communities by creating and leading learning journeys and events. Her approaches emphasize generative conflict resolution, social justice education, empathy, non-violence practice, and collaboration.

Her ultimate goal is to radiate freedom and vitality by guiding individuals toward liberation and awakening. She achieves this by curating workshops, seminars, and events that explore the potential unlocked through radical interconnectedness.

Drisana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology from the College of Charleston, and her Masters of Art in Women, Gender, Social Justice and Spirituality. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Women’s Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Additionally, Drisana serves as a senior researcher at the Acosta Institute.

Drisana resides in Summerville, South Carolina, with her two daughters, while her adult son lives in Atlanta.

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