Tele Darden is the heart of Nourish Resilience. She is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist and Maryland Licensed Massage therapist. Tele sees clients in her bodywork practice, regularly teaches at the Holistic Massage Training Institute and offers embodied personal and professional development for soul-centered professionals.

"What I want more than anything is to live in a world where everyone who is courageous enough to take the steps towards their own healing feels met, heard, witnessed and fully accepted.

When I started in my career as a bodyworker, all I knew was that I wanted to make a more hands on difference in the world. I knew nothing of vocation and couldn't have anticipated how the body would captivate my attention and give me enough material to study for the rest of my life. Practicing this work has healed my body and awakened my spirit. 

Now, more than a decade later, I specialize in working with the nervous system and its intersection with body-mind-spirit. My passion is helping people integrate their history as they find a deeper connection to and understanding of themselves. I am particularly aware that adverse childhood experiences and oppression and marginalization - including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestral lineage can be held in the body. Since these lived experiences can often show up as anxiety, depression, and chronic stress, pain and fatigue, that is the focus of my bodywork practice.

I want to empower as many people as possible to know that they experts on their own bodies and the healers of their own lives.   

Nourish Resilience was founded because I love supporting the change makers of hearts, minds, bodies, spirits and communities. I'm most at home in my work when I can offer respite, being present with my clients and students as they find their feet and catch their breath so they can head back to their work as more powerful forces for healing. That is how I make the greatest impact in the world. 

When I'm not practicing bodywork or teaching, I try to do less and spend more time with my family, my friends and my garden."


Licenses & certifications

State of Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist

Registered Craniosacral Therapist®


Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Continuing education

Into The Depths, Master Ritual and Facilitation Training

Compassion Fatigue Professional Training & Certification

Alchemical Alignment: Bodywork for Trauma Resolution and Embodiment of Spirit, Levels 1 -3

Neuromeningial Manipulation I: An Integrative Approach to Trauma

Nine Energetic Doors: Introduction to the Chakra System 

A Biodynamic Approach to Shock and Trauma Resolution

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Nerve Facilitation

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Birth Dynamics

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Facial Dynamics and TMJ Issues

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Visceral Dynamics

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Central Nervous System Motility

Craniosacral Biodynamics: The Inherent Treatment Plan

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Cranial Base Patterns & Whole Body Dynamics

Craniosacral Biodynamics: Patterns of Experience

Visceral Manipulation II

Visceral Manipulation I

Craniosacral Therapy for Infants

Birth Arts International Doula Training

Pregnancy Massage