I serve Women as a Yoga Teacher focusing on Pregnancy and Postpartum, a Holistic Doula, Conscious Mama & Intentional Gemstone Jewellery Artist.
I believe wholeheartedly in Women. Period.
,Here are a few bits about me, before I delve into my story:
ɞ I spend a lot of time with crystals - both working with them in my spiritual practice and creating sacred jewellery including Malas & bracelets
ɞ People tend to find me very grounding, present, feminine, intuitive, and supportive.
ɞ I passionately parent with consciousness and empathy, bringing as much awareness as possible to what those "triggers" are within myself so that my daughter can maintain her wholeness (not always possible, but we do our best!)
ɞ I love to dance, preferably to deep bassy music that allows me to drop deeply into my hips and release those years of holding in my Yoni and womb space.
And to deepen, here is my story ɞ I'm really honoured to meet you.
I have dreamed of supporting women for as long as I can remember. In my late 20's, before becoming a Mama, I realized that I wanted to do this through becoming a Doula and Yoga teacher. My journey started with training as a Yoga Therapist at Pacific Rim College in 2012. 2/3 of the way through the program, my daughter Aluna (who is now 4.5) decided it was time to come into this Earthly plane, and she was conceived while on vacation in Colombia. During my pregnancy, I completed the 2nd semester of the Yoga Therapy program and also attended a Birthing from Within training. On September 16, 2013 I gave birth to Aluna and was initiated into Mamahood. The journey over the next years consisted of much surrender, seeking information on how to parent consciously and with empathy, and the wild waves of what it means to be a Mother. I became a single Mama when she was 1 year old.
Over the past year as my daughter has grown and we have found some space and knowing within our bond, I have had the opportunity to grow and explore myself in new ways.
I have completed a 4 part training with Shamanic Yoga Institute in Squamish BC, walking the 4 directions of the Medicine Wheel and being initiated into some potent and beautiful practices of Peruvian Shamanism. I bring with me the heartbeat of the drum, breath, a new connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth), and an ever deepening relationship with Spirit.
I have completed an official DONA Birth Doula training and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Though, these trainings have only deepened my knowledge and offered certificates for something that lives in my bones. I have been blessed to attend 2 births so far (plus my own), the first one of a dear soul sister. I have spent hours upon hours reading books about conscious parenting, holistic and spiritual birth, and the sensual anatomy of women.
I believe fully that birth is where a woman’s power lies. Each woman was created to grow life within her womb and to give birth. In Spanish, it is worded “Dar la Luz” - Give the Light. When birth is allowed to unfold naturally, without being disturbed, it can be a transformational process for the Mother. I see birth as a highly sensual experience, in the same way that a baby is created it emerges. When labour and birth are held in this reverence, sitting in presence to all that is surfacing for the Mama (and her partner), true shift and rebirth can happen. It’s not only a baby that is being born, but a Mother and a family.
I seek to hold up the mirror, so that Women can see their light and power. I hold space for all that needs to arise, welcoming all that needs to be transformed in order for your baby to be born in a sacred way. I also hold space for the unknown, for the unfolding of experiences that are different than what you envisioned. Mamahood is really about non-resistance, surrender, and at the same time staying in our power and truth.
My own daughter was born at home, in the presence of my Doula, Midwives, and her Papa. I do fully believe that when a pregnancy is outside of the high risk scope, home is the safest and most gentle place for birth to happen. Here a woman can sink in, setting her environment up to support her unfurling with scents, sounds, sights, and experiences that get the Oxytocin flowing. I support sensual movement and touch, toning and chanting, deep bass music, drumming, and letting it all come up so that it can moooove.
I am deeply honoured to hold space as a prenatal yoga instructor and holistic doula for women in the Cowichan Valley, as well as offering intentional jewellery for pregnancy, birth, Mamahood & Womanhood. Aho and Blessed Be Sisters,
Trainings & Certificates
Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training - April 2018 with Ann-Kathrin Martins
DONA Birth Doula Training - 2017 with Eva Bild
Prenatal Yoga Teaching Mentorship - 2017 with Renee Ahmadi
300 hour Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training and Medicine Wheel - 2017 with Christine Selda
Inner Goddess Pregnancy Journey series - created and facilitated - 2014
Foundations of Yoga Therapy and 200 hour Yanumoja Yoga Teacher Training - 2013
Holistic Counselling Course with Zoe Eakle - 2013
Birthing From Within Childbirth Education Training - 2013
Spiritual Effects of Trauma workshop - 2012
Akashic Record reading Level 1 + 2 with Baljit Rayat - 2012
Reiki Level 1, 2 + 3 with Tanya Bakas - 2005
"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than the transformation in the way we raise our children."