I have found my life's work with Mama Aligned. I believe that my journey is not on accident. Each of the degrees, trainings, and experiences has led me to mamaligned. I received my Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and worked as a personal trainer in a gym setting for 6 years. I was not satisfied with the traditional exercise prescription approach that I had learned and been using and did not feel that I was helping the people that I wanted to help. So, I quit my job as a personal trainer in 2009 just before giving birth to my 2nd child. After his birth, I discovered my passion for birth. I had used Hypnobabies to have an amazing birthing experience and knew that women needed to KNOW that they could ENJOY birth! In 2010 I became a Birth Doula, Prenatal yoga instructor and Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and began my work in the birth community (see my other website here). In 2013, I began studying at the Restorative Exercise™ Institute with Katy Bowman and completed certification as a Restorative Exercise™ Specialist in early 2014. I truly feel like Restorative Exercise™ is an amazing blend of my passions for Exercise Science and woman's heath. My feel that in all my modalities my work is very intuitive, but it is backed by a ton of research, study, and science. I am truly forever learning my trade and hope I never stop learning! I am blessed to get to do what I do every day!
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