Shelley

As A Doula

Shelley has felt the call into birth work since the moment she conceived her first child at age 18. Her path of motherhood has guided her down many roads, all leading back to this sacred work of supporting couples during this great life transition. Shelley competed her doula training with toLabor in May 2013 and is in the process of completing her certification. To be able to offer loving support to parents as their baby enters the world is truly a sacred honor and privilege. Shelley’s role at birth is to love and support each couple through this incredible rite of passage and help them stay in their heart, birthing with love and awareness, no matter what the birth outcome is. Shelley’s ultimate goal is to prevent birth trauma so that each and every mama can come away from their birth with a sense of wholeness, self-love and inner-courage that will carry them through Motherhood.

As A Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Shelley has been teaching prenatal yoga for over since 2007, and trained with internationally renowned instructor Janice Clarfield at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. Shelley also studied prenatal yoga with Gurmuhk Kaur Khalsa and is certified in the Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Technique. She received her 200 hour Teacher Training in Anusara Yoga from Sherry Shreck in Encinitas, CA. With over 100 hours of prenatal yoga training, experience guiding hundreds of women through yoga, along with her work as a birth doula and a mother…it is Shelley’s highest intention to guide mothers with insight, love and wisdom that comes from life experience.

As A Childbirth Educator/Mentor

Shelley has completed her advanced training with Pam England and Virginia Boboro in the Birthing From Within® childbirth preparation method and is currently working on her “eagle” level certification. Training and teaching Birthing From Within® has been a source of great healing and self-discovery for Shelley. It is from this place of wholeness and love, which was awakened within her through Birthing From Within®, that Shelley provides guidance and support to couples, encouraging their own inner growth and personal transformation.

As A Mother, Wife and Woman on a Spiritual Path

Becoming a mother at a young age has been a guiding light in Shelley’s journey of discovering her soul’s calling and learning how to live her truth. With the support of a loving mother, husband and three beautiful children, she has been able to cultivate deep inner healing and a rich spiritual path, eventually leading her to this sacred work supporting women on their own hero’s journey into Motherhood. For Shelley, motherhood and the work she does is sacred and very much a spiritual path. Her children are her gurus, teaching her lessons about love and healing each and every day. The yoga and birth work is a continuous labyrinth of personal healing and self-discovery, supporting Shelley’s desire to live fully in her heart as well as in service and devotion to the Divine Mother.

"Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, to reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth." -Marcie Macari

“What if our religion was each other,
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words.
What if the temple was the Earth,
If forests were our church
If holy water – the rivers, lakes, & oceans.
What if meditation was our relationships,
If the teacher was life,
If wisdom was self-knowledge,
If love was the center of our being.”

–Ganga White, White Lotus Foundation

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