MA, IBCLC,CD/CDT(BAI),E-RYT 500, YACEP
I look forward to connecting with you! I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, ready to support you in your breastfeeding/human milk feeding goals. I began my dedication to serving nursing families over a decade ago as a La Leche League volunteer leader. I have worked with breastfeeding parents and babies in New York, New Jersey and Vermont. In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a hospital-based Lactation Specialist at CarePoint Health. I am an experienced and certified birth doula, certified birth doula trainer and a trained postpartum doula with Birth Arts International having trained with the amazing Beth Goldberg, CPM and Demetria Clark.
After receiving my 200 hr Yoga Alliance Registration from Lotus Gardens and my 500 hr Registration from Laughing Lotus, I gained my prenatal certification with Yoga Haven with additional prenatal training with MA Yoga in New York City. I spent years on the teaching staff of Devotion Yoga in Hoboken, New Jersey, where I taught prenatal and parent/child yoga, lead workshops and offered teacher training. I am proud to be a member of the Hudson Yoga Project teacher training team as the prenatal yoga teacher trainer.
I am honored to have served pregnant and parenting people at Rikers Island Jail in NYC with Liberation Prison Yoga. I have served on the board of LPY, as their Program Director and as a teacher trainer. I continue to develop curriculum for LPY and for other organizations and teachers looking to incorporate trauma-informed prenatal yoga into their work. I have worked extensively with Yoga Service Council , Omega Institute and Yoga Behind Bars.
My bachelor's degree is in theater from Connecticut College and I hold an MA in Applied Psychology/Drama Therapy from New York University. I have completed advanced training in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss & Grief from Seleni Institute and with Postpartum Support International. I am trained as a Midwife Assistant with JJB Midwifery under Shana Norberg. I am also a proud member of the New York Lactation Consultant Association. My husband, Chris, and I together have four children ages 14, 12, 8 and our littlest daughter who was born in October 2019. It is beautiful and humbling to be parenting a baby again! We live in Manchester, VT.