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Hi, I'm Melissa!

In yoga, we often begin class with an invitation --  to release the weight of judgements or expectations. To practice with a spirit of openness, awareness and self compassion.

These principles are at the heart of a mindful approach to pregnancy, birth and parenthood. They are the foundation of my work with families -- on and off our mats.


Marriage and motherhood have been my wisest and most beloved teachers. I'm a partner (with my husband for almost three decades and counting), the official parent of three amazing grown-up humans, and the grateful bonus mom to some other beautiful souls who have enriched my life and kindly allowed me to care for and mother them along their journeys.

Along with my family, birthwork has been the most meaningful and important work  of my life. I've worked with people in and around the transitions of growing their families for over a decade as a maternal health activist, a community builder, a yoga and mindfulness teacher, a birth doula, and a childbirth educator.

It's my deep privilege to meet you right where you are, and to hold space for you, without judgement or expectation. 

Together, we can cultivate simple, sustainable practices that will support you through pregnancy and birth, parenting, and beyond.

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