Offering holistic care that supports, honors, nourishes, and validates the whole family.
Whether I’m working with a mother, father, siblings, or another caretaker, everyone in the family unit has their own experience of the birth, and therefore everyone has their own individual needs for healing. I am well versed in creatively seeking opportunities of meeting immediate needs that don’t add to the family’s already exhaustive to-do list.
Sleep Savvy Professional Certification - Sleep Savvy 2022
Certified Lactation Education Training - Evergreen Perinatal Education 2022
Postpartum Belly Binding - Matriz Midwife 2022
Herbalism for Birth Workers - CommonWealth Holistic Herbalism (in progress)
Postpartum Doula Training - Whole Body Pregnancy 2021
Adult and Infant CPR and First Aid - American Red Cross 2021
Acupressure for Birth Professionals - Northwest Acupuncture 2021
Childbirth Education Training - Whole Body Pregnancy 2020
Birth Doula Training - Bastyr University 2020
International Thai Massage Certification - Thai Massage School of Chaing Mai 2014
200hr Raja Yoga Teacher Training - Purusha Yoga 2013
BA Sociology, minor in Peace & Justice Studies - University of San Francisco 2012
My entire professional history I felt like I was straddling two parallel worlds; one of health and bodywork, and one of childcare.
In 2010 I began my first yoga teacher and massage trainings and became enamored by the power of somatic healing. I taught yoga in studios and women’s homeless shelters in San Francisco, fueled by the passion for holding space for physical exploration and healing within a trauma-informed environment.
When I wasn't offering movement and bodywork for adults, I was working with children. I have worked both inside the homes of families and in institutional settings offering educational and developmental support to children for over 15 years.
It wasn’t until 2019 when I started my doula education that I saw an opportunity to fuse these two “parallel” paths into one professional offering of personal and family care.
When I’m not working with families, I love to explore the great outdoors. I shamelessly tear-up any dance floor I can find and never turn down the opportunity for a silly costume. I love learning about natural remedies and recipes and am the proud plant mama of the ever-growing jungle that is my apartment.
I strive to touch on all 5 pillars of postpartum fortitude (nourishing food, rest, access to nature, loving touch, and being witness) within each visit I make to a client's home.
My goal is to not only care for clients while I am physically in their home but to increase their capacity to care for themselves and their child when I’m gone as well.
As a doula, I provide support in all areas of the growing family’s life, including the physical, emotional, relational, and domestic spheres.
I honor that I am welcomed into clients' homes and families for a temporary time. While I bring a foundation of my own education and experience, I am grateful for the opportunity to care for them according to their personal philosophy and preferences.
My goal is to intentionally care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—to strengthen their confidence and connect with their personal and parental intuition.
I offer affirming, individualized, and nonjudgmental support through compassionate listening and collaboratively co-creating a realistic and personalized plan for care.
Walking barefoot on moss. Floating in cool water on hot summer days. Cooking big community meals. Tearing it up on the dance floor. Having deep heart to heart conversations. Singing around the campfire. Playing dress-up. Making tactile art .
I recognize that I am a white woman of colonizer descent living and working on occupied Duwamish territory. I make monthly donations through Real Rent Duwamish and encourage others of European ancestry to do the same.