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In gratitude for the many wise mentors, teachers and allies who have guided me on my path. 

Thank you for your sharing the inspiring work you do in this world to uplift and empower us all.

Rachelle Garcia Seliga

Rachelle Garcia Seliga

INNATE Postpartum Care Midwife

Rachelle is a midwife, teacher, and founder of Innate Traditions. Drawing upon the modern sciences of Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, the Primal Continuum, Womanist Physiology and Anatomy, and Body-based Psychology, INNATE’s trainings teach that which the world’s postpartum traditions have always known: Postpartum care is a necessity and not a luxury for women’s LIFE-LONG health and well-being. 

Constance Miles

Constance Miles

Homebirth Midwife

I apprenticed with Constance Miles at her Women’s Ways homebirth practice in Sonoma County, CA. With much generosity, she shared her skills, wisdom and philosophy with me. 

DeAnna Batdorff

DeAnna Batdorff

Ayurvedic Teacher

As founder of the Dhyana Center, DeAnna has shared so much wisdom with me about tending to postpartum mothers, to the lymphatic system and to reproductive health.

Jackie Davey

Jackie Davey

Birth Realm

Jackie Davey of Birth Realm and I created the Early Weeks Postpartum Prep classes.  She helps parents prepare for and navigate the postpartum period as an in-home postpartum doula.  She also has a doula referral program which matches families in the Bay Area with the perfect doula for their needs.

Sarah Naomi Bly

Sarah Naomi Bly

Fertility Awareness Educator

I am certified as a Fertility Awareness and Holistic Reproductive Educator through Grace of the Moon. Sarah teaches women and practitioners fertility awareness, and body- and eco-literacy online and in-person in OR.

Robin Lim

Robin Lim

Midwife

I apprenticed and attended births with Ibu Robin Lim in at her birth center Yayasan Bumi Sehat in Bali. I was especially moved by how integral sacred ceremony is for families in Bali, including during their gentle births.

Pati Garcia

Pati Garcia

Sexilogical Bodyworker & Midwife

I participated in Pati’s Shodhini Women’s Researcher cervical self-exam workshop series. She is currently working in Trinidad as a reproductive social justice worker and midwife.

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

National Midwifery Institute

As a stepping stone in my education in women’s health, I took Elizabeth Davis‘ Heart and Hands Midwifery Intensives and enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute.  Elizabeth is an author and teacher about women’s life passages.

Shiela VanDerveer

Shiela VanDerveer

Homebirth Midwife

Shiela at Comadres Midwifery was the midwife for the homebirth of our daughter. She is a badass guardian of the sacred rites of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Sheila owns Brigid’s Well, a local community center where prenatal care is fun, birth preparation is sacred, reproductive wisdom is vast, intuition is revered & community is nurtured.

Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson

Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner

I studied biodynamic craniosacral for infants with Gary, who founded the STAR Institute. Gary teaches settling touch for calming the nervous system, deep healing, and remembering our essential balanced nature.

Gail Mardfin

Gail Mardfin

My Mother & Artist

She took me to my first pro-choice rally when I was in elementary school and has always encouraged me to show up for feminist causes and what I believe in. She is a teacher, an artist, and I am endlessly grateful for her support and love. Her uplifting art can be found at seethegood.net.

Kitty Chelton

Kitty Chelton

Body Wisdom Psychotherapy

Kitty is a perceptive and gifted somatic psychotherapist.  She sees private clients, teaches workshops and mentors new therapists. She has helped me become more authentic, embodied, and self-compassionate.

Angelina Martinez Miranda

Angelina Martinez Miranda

Traditional Mexican Midwife

I attended prenatal appointments and over 75 births with Angelina at her birth center in Temixco, Mexico. She shared traditional Rebozo techniques, closing the bones ceremonies, moxa, and cupping treatments during the perinatal period and offered me her blessing in using them with my community.

Annie O'Connor

Annie O'Connor

Sacred Feminine Therapist

Annie was a mentor in the realms of the Divine Feminine, Celtic spirituality and the path of sacred mothering. Though she died in 2017, I continue to be inspired by her wisdom and love.

Brian Michelsen

Brian Michelsen

My Husband & CEO Sonoma Hiking Trails

Not only is he president of my fan club, he is a tender, loving papa, and a tech support wizard. He inspires me with his love for the outdoors and cartography – check out his organization, Sonoma Hiking Trails to find a great local hike.

Kerry Ingram

Kerry Ingram

Mothering Arts

Kerry facilitates and trains others to lead Mothering Arts groups for postpartum mamas and babies.  She connects and inspires mothers to embody their unique art of mothering. Local gatherings cultivate a community of care and support for mothers and their babies. Her online training can show you how to start leading a group in your community and nurture a joyful home life.