Barbara (Basia) Depta

            Life is movement – a mindful self-care process. 

Your mind-body relationship is based on ongoing interactions based on your history, injuries, training systems, nutrition, and feelings.

Understanding these relationships accurately is essential in unwinding patterns that do not serve you.

“The art of seeing into yourself and connecting with your needs is a journey full of surprises. “
– Barbara (Basia) Depta 

You decide how slow or fast you want to create the mind-body that serves you best. 

I had the opportunity to recognize how, even on the highest level, the minds and bodies of some of the best professional athletes, coaches, and executives were filled with stress, pain, judgment, unresolved trauma, and overcompensated tissues that limited them personally and professionally. My mission is to help you connect with your needs so that you become better at everything you do.

Allow me to share a few words about how I developed trust in listening to my body and letting go. 

As an 8-year-old gymnast, I dislocated my elbow during a warm-up.  The injury in itself was not life-threatening, but the doctor’s actions at the ER were and changed my life forever. 

I underwent two surgeries due to the doctor’s negligence in leaving the bones in a misplaced position for over two weeks. A pool of clotted blood accumulated and grew underneath the cast, causing excruciating pain. The large hematoma was blocking a main artery, cutting off the blood supply to my heart.

That’s when I learned to listen and trust my body when it communicates with me. 

I was told that if this went untreated for another 24 hours, I would have been gone.

Little did I know that vascular blockage and fascial scar tissue started to create emotional and physical compensatory patterns – the beginning of my compensatory journey and purpose in life.  

In my early 30s, while helping some of the best pro athletes win championships. Layer by layer, I started to resolve my own physical and emotional “scar tissues.” 

The pain, anger, and resentment stored in my body were limiting not only my movement patterns but emotional growth, silently destroying me step by step. Over the last decade, my mission has been centered on bringing awareness to the systems that store our emotions and can make us feel rejuvenated or “stuck.”

“Is it possible that what’s holding you together is holding you back?

When you feel your best, you make better decisions and connect better with yourself and others. As a certified performance coach with a specialty in mindful self-care, I am here to help you co-create the mind-body you want to feel and perform your best. 

Baltimore Ravens Bodies Recover

Baltimore Ravens Bodies Recover With Barbara Depta

As the Ravens prepare for their final regular-season game, their bodies are tired and sore.

This is especially the time of year that Barbara Depta can pay dividends.

Depta is a flexibility and mobility coach, certified nutrition specialist, and strength coach. What she really specializes in is fascia stretching, which heals tissues and speeds up rehabilitation.

She has been working with the Ravens since training camp and will have the task of rejuvenating the Ravens’ bodies and minds before they face the Cleveland Browns this Sunday with the playoffs on the line.

“The fascia system reacts to all stress – physical, mental, and emotional,” Depta said. “It gets tighter if it is not treated, and a player’s overall functionality deteriorates. It is essential for physical and mental recovery.”