Empowering women and their partners throughout the birth process is my most sacred work. After completing my Birth Doula Certification through DONA in 2004, I had an inspired realization that there is wisdom from the pregnancy and delivery process that relate to both genders and all stages of life.
As I witnessed the healing power of birth for women, I simultaneously studied and discovered the physical and spiritual healing of yoga. For this reason, I completed a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and an 85-hour Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training registered with Yoga Alliance.
For the last 20-years I have worked serving thousands of women and their partners through Birth Doula Work, Birth Wisdom Prenatal and Postpartum yoga classes, Birth partner & “Dudela” workshops, Healing Yoga for Women, Teen Goddess classes, Keeping Pregnant Women Safe in Yoga Classes for Yoga Teacher Trainings, Birth Wisdom Yoga Teacher Trainings and Pelvic Floor Health Retreat Days and Private Sessions. All of this culminated in the completion and publishing of my first book Birth Wisdom Yoga.
As I worked with women in each stage of life from Prenatal, Postpartum, Peri-menopause and Menopause in my Pelvic Floor Health offerings, I knew helping women heal from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction was an important part of my calling to serve women. After researching and studying Pelvic Floor health and Pelvic Floor Yoga through various collaborations and workshops, I completed an intensive Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Course with Sara Duvall, PT, DPT in 2020. By incorporating this training with my knowledge of the ancient healing arts of meditation, breathwork, yoga and specific exercise and movement prescriptions, my students experience life changing results. With my Holistic approach to heal women from the “inside out,” I have had the joy of giving hope and healing to women who were close to giving up on the standard medical model of healing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
Mother of Three Children
B.A., UC Davis
Birth Doula, CD (DONA, since 2002)
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200)
Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance (85 -RPYT)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Pelvic Floor Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES)
Women's Integrative Health Services
Artwork by Kotryna Zukauskaite
Pelvic Floor Health Therapy
Pelvic Floor Birth Doula Services
Birth Preparation Services
Our pelvic floor is one of several aspects of our femininity that connects us as women. It is also an individual barometer and alarm that notifies us through discomfort and dysfunction that we deserve to care for ourselves more. I provide individual integrative health support for women that gets results through daily self-care.
My spirit, my dharma, is aligned with the essence of being a birth doula. I empower pregnant women and their partners to create the birth story they want for them and their child. You will learn self-advocacy and the importance of creating a sacred space for your baby to enter this life in a way that highlights the beauty of the challenging journey.
Our first act of parenting is preparing for parenting. It is understanding ourselves as pregnant women and involving our partners in that knowledge and advance work. I train clients through my workshops and book to be confident in their intellectual, physical and emotional preparation. We prepare for the marathon of birth, and the choices that will appear during the birthing process.