I'm Sarah. Wife, mother, birth doula, postpartum cook and mother-centered care provider.
As much as I love being with mamas through their matrescence journey, my favorite place to be is wherever my husband and babies are. Kevin, our 3 kids (aged 5 and under) and I live in South Longmont and love to spend our free time outside hiking and exploring God's creation! We're from Virginia and grew up going to the beach so having the mountains at our fingertips has been an incredible new adventure! We ping-ponged back and forth between CO and VA starting in 2018 but you know what they say, "the mountains are calling"...and we can't stay away!
Spending years as a vinyasa yoga teacher, I felt a strong pull towards a population of students that I knew, through my own personal experience, needed intentional instruction >>pregnant mamas! Going through prenatal yoga teacher training opened my eyes to the world of birth work. As I began to teach prenatal yoga within my community, I quickly learned of the joy and fulfillment that came along with supporting expectant mamas through class and conversation. I decided with ease to dive deeper into the world of birth work and become a trained birth doula! Through working with mamas and experiencing my own postpartum rollercoaster, I broadened my scope to help mamas transition into their postpartum period. Over time, I learned to weave in my love of cooking and create offerings that blend my passions with the needs of mothers in the community. Mothers need support and I want mothers to know that I see them and I honor that need.
My hope is that through my offerings mother's can learn to listen to and trust their innate wisdom, feel heard and nourished and know that despite all they may feel there is another mother and caretaker standing alongside them through it all.
DONA International, October 2017
Certified Birth Doula
The mission of DONA International is to promote high quality birth and postpartum support by setting the standard for the doula profession through evidence-based training and certification for doulas of diverse backgrounds. DONA International's vision is a doula for every person who wants one. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care.
Tranquil Space Yoga Studio, September 2017
20 hour certified postpartum yoga teacher
This training focused on addressing the specific needs of a postpartum body and how to modify a yoga class to accommodate moms in their first year of childbirth recovery. The training included a thorough review of female anatomy with focus on the core muscles involved in pregnancy and birth and how to ensure pelvic and abdominal integrity postpartum. We also took time to learn how to provide a nurturing and accommodating class for moms that need the sacred space to connect with and appreciate themselves.
Shakti Inspired, April 2016
85 hour certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Focused on inspiring feminine energy and teaching students and teachers to honor what is best for the individual - both in the yoga practice and in their own personal birth decisions, Shakti Inspired Prenatal Yoga is a comprehensive, informative training. This unique program covers anatomy and physiology of pregnancy as well as birthing information. This training covers how to sequence and teach creative and safe prenatal classes for all levels of students. Trainees also learn breathing, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques.
LifePower Yoga, November 2014
200 hour certified yoga teacher
Directed by Jonny Kest - 200 HR Program, the LifePower Yoga Teacher Training is Ashtanga based and filled with classes, workshops, practice teaching sessions, meditation, breathing exercises and study time. This course is designed to make trainees great yoga teachers so they can positively serve those with whom they share yoga. This training is comprised of 180 classroom hours, 14 reading and homework hours and 6 hours of observation.
Milk + Seed, August 2020
Medicinal Kitchen Online Apprenticeship
Inspires and instructs students in the ways of postpartum medicinal foods and traditional care practices from around the world. Students learn how to take care of the mothers in their life and community. They learn how to cook for the first 40 days of postpartum, utilizing generations of wisdom and a variety of traditions from global cultures. Students are taught simple rituals of self care, medicinal benefits of adaptogens, galactagogues & everyday pantry items. This apprenticeship offers those who are hungering for traditional wisdom with a toolkit of nurturing recipes, rituals & resources, each carefully designed to support the modern woman.
Newborn Mothers, January 2021
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