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Certified Perinatal Yoga Teacher / 200 hr Certified Bhakti Yoga Teacher / Trained Aerial Yoga Teacher / Trained Prison Yoga Project Teacher / Birth + Postpartum Doula / Childbirth Educator / Owner & Director of MamaBirth YOGA
With the birth of my first daughter, I was born into a mother. This profound experience inspired my path of sharing yoga for the childbearing year with mothers. I quickly became a birth activist and knew that one day I would be supporting women in the rite-of-passage of birth. In addition to Prenatal + Postpartum Yoga, I offer Postpartum Doula Support and occasional Birth Doula Support. I deeply understand the incredible, sometimes challenging, yet joyful transition through birth and into motherhood. I strive to provide a safe, nurturing and empowering space for women to connect with their heart, body and baby in the childbearing years.
I am a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher through The Seattle Holistic Center, where I studied under the guidance of Colette Crawford. I am sincerely grateful to have trained, apprenticed and taught with Camille Mulchi of MotherWise Yoga in Portland OR. I am forever grateful to my teachers Raghunath and Bobbie Marchand at Supersoul Yoga, who shared the wisdom of Bhakti Yoga in my 200 hr YTT, opening my heart to a devotional practice and taking my love of chanting to the next level!
I am a mama to my sweet, strong, spirited girls and partner to my loving husband. I have found my calling and teach from my heart with respect for the intuitive wisdom within every mama and baby. I give thanks to and find inspiration in my teachers, the mamas I have the honor to share space with and my daughters.
As a teacher, I draw upon my experiences in pregnancy, birth, motherhood, personal yoga practice of 20 years, the grace of my teachers and wisdom of ancient yogic texts. I bring a sincere, very real and often humorous approach to my love of teaching, with a goal of making everyone feel welcome in the space I hold.