“You are a birth servant. Do good without show or fuss. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, they will rightly say: ‘We did it ourselves!'” – Tao Te Ching
As a prenatal yoga teacher and program director of Prana Prenatal Yoga in Westchester, it has been one of my greatest pleasures and highest honor to serve as a support to expecting mamas and new mamas on their initiation to motherhood. To work with women in this way, to witness their courage, strength, resilience, beauty, hope and faith as they navigate the changes in their bodies, the changes in their identity as they step into motherhood, and the changes in their lives has taught me so much about the power of the divine feminine, to tap into my own power, that we can mother and birth in SO many ways, including this great mama Earth and each other, and about the importance of goddess energy on this planet. It is FIERCE. It is TENDER. It is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. It is SACRED.
In Spanish, we have a beautiful saying for giving birth to your baby that says: "Dar a Luz". It translates to "Give to the Light." Your babies birth, whichever way you choose to deliver, is a holy event, the entry of a new being of light into this world. It is the formation of your family, it is your passage to motherhood, it is the most powerful metaphor and expression of life there is.
My approach as a prenatal yoga teacher is to help you tap into your intuition, connect deeply with yourself somatically, and align you with your intention for your babies delivery. However you choose to do that is fine by me. No judgement. As a post natal teacher, I strive to support you as you navigate the ups and downs of new motherhood, reintegrate into your body, and offer tools that can help you stay grounded in the midst of the rapid fire lifestyle changes you are going through. As a doula, I bring all these elements together to hold your hand, stroke your hair, repeat affirmatons and remind you- you've GOT this- when the moment comes to bring your baby Earth-side.
I was blessed to do my prenatal training with Lila Yoga and Wellness in Tribeca studying with Mia Borgata and Dr. Eden Fromberg, a hollistic OBGYN, and my Hollistic Birthwork Certification with the legendary midwife and doula trainer, Whapio Diane Bartlett of The Matrona.
All info on public prenatal and Mama and Baby classes as well as doula services is in the YOGA, REIKI, MEDITATION Tab under Public Classes and Private Offerings or feel free to reach out through the Contact tab.