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My Story

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I've been an occupational therapist for 10 years, and a yoga teacher for almost 5. Before the birth of my daughter in 2019 I worked in pediatrics and my postpartum experience with her is what set me on this path. 

 

Despite being incredibly active during my pregnancy and feeling prepared for labor, my daughter’s birth resulted in an unplanned cesarean, which left me feeling disappointed and confused. Even more confusing, at my 6 week postpartum visit I was told I could resume exercise but not to “go crazy” and like many others, was sent on my way with no guidance after having a major abdominal surgery.

I quickly learned that I couldn't just pick up where I left off with my yoga practice and exercise. Things just didn’t feel right with my core, I had hip pain and pelvic symptoms, and I really didn't know the first thing about how to rebuild strength in a way that supported my body.  I also struggled with the transition to motherhood and changes in my identity ​as well as postpartum anxiety.

I have personally experienced progress and setbacks in my own pelvic health journey and am continually finding better ways to support my body, mind, and soul. 

I live on the North Shore of MA with my husband, our two children, and two cats.  In addition to my passion for yoga and movement, I am also an avid knitter, lifelong learner, and love to travel.  

My training

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Pelvic Health & Perinatal Support

  • Herman & Wallace: Care of the Pregnant Patient

  • Herman & Wallace: Postpartum Rehabilitation

  • Herman & Wallace: Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation (Parts A & B)

  • OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists

  • Essential Pelvic Health: Pelvic Rehab Manual Assessment & Treatment Techniques

  • Core Exercise Solutions: Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification

  • Postpartum Support International & 2020 Mom: Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training

  • Institute for Birth Healing: Holistic Treatment of the Postpartum Body

  • The Pelvic Powerhouse: How to Treat the Pelvic Floor without Kegels

Yoga

  • O2 Yoga: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • Childlight Yoga: Yoga & Mindfulness for Children

  • Down Under Yoga: Prenatal Yoga Module I

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