Services + Pricing
Private Yoga Sessions
Offering Prenatal Yoga Classes & Preparation For Birth Through Yoga Classes
My specialty is working one-on-one with you during your pregnancy using breathing, movement, visualization, and meditation to get you, your body and your baby ready for birth.
Birth is not an easy experience, but with specific preparation practices I designed, along with helpful tips and tools, to increase harmony and flow, as well as a sense of peace and release, I can help you prepare yourself for the journey.
Every pregnancy is unique...as is every birth.
I tailor each session according to your individual needs!
*References are available upon request.
Private Session (1 hour) - $40
Package of 5 Sessions - $180
Doula Yogi offers a weekly 60-minute small group prenatal yoga class. (up to 5 participants)
One Class (1 hour) - $18
Package of 5 Classes - $75
Eagle Lake Park (October-April)
(Turn off Keene Rd. & proceed to 3rd parking lot)
My Home Studio (May-September)
RSVP Tami is Required
(RSVPs must be received by Friday prior to class)
Text: (217) 721-2562
Feeling good in pregnancy.
During pregnancy, your baby experiences what you experience. It is important, therefore, to help you, the mother, lead a healthy life style and to experience your pregnancy in a calm and satisfying way as much as possible. Pregnancy and childbirth are two parts of one continuum: the entire pregnancy is a process in which the body as a whole prepares for birth and we, through prenatal yoga practice can help in this preparation process.
My support during pregnancy, through prenatal yoga sessions (more about that later) helps to nurture and encourage good health, a feeling of tranquility, and a positive outlook.
Birth is yoga. And yoga is birth. They are one.
My Doula Services during Your Pregnancy.
I am here for you.
Included in my doula package are two meetings, support during birth, as well as one postpartum meeting. My clients may also include extra private sessions as they wish.
I meet mothers as early or as late in their pregnancy as they desire. I construct a tailor-made preparation process for each individual, based on how she and her partner view the birth process, working together with the couple as a team.
First, I listen. I want to hear all of your hopes, desires, concerns, and wishes. Then, I work with you to create the kind of preparation that suits you, optimizing and adapting my skills according to your needs and desires. I will help you prepare with an understanding and listening ear; offer advice, tips and tools as wanted, and provide you with encouragement and emotional support to build your confidence.
I work closely with the mother to learn precisely what she needs at the time of birth to reach a state of mind where she is most free in body, mind and spirit.
In the delivery room...your journey, your birth.
What I do as your doula. I come to the birth with open arms, an open heart, and an open soul, to serve and introduce any kind of energy that can help the birth experience to be satisfying, positive and empowering.
During the birth process, I adapt myself to you, serving and respecting your needs, wants, desires and values, to enable you to experience the birth in a flowing and positive way that best suits you. I am there with you and for you, in everything you need.
I feel it is my role to approach each and every birth with great love, recognizing the sanctity and immensity of what is taking place.
I bring with me a ‘tool box’ which is as diverse as possible: knowledgeable, physical, emotional and spiritual. That gives you the energy and tools you need in order to help yourself. I am a resourceful doula with a high level of ability to provide creative options during this evolving process.
I work closely with the doctors, nurses, midwives, and staff to enable a positive environment where we are all a team working together in harmony to support and ease the process.
My presence complements and empowers the mother's partner as we work together as a team. We develop the way we work together in advance according to what suits both the mother and her partner. I am attentive and I hold a place of quiet and respect to the couple's intimacy. The partner knows that he doesn't bare the sole weight of responsibility. He can also take some time out to renew himself.
I transmit through my presence energies of tranquility, flow, acceptance and relaxation. I offer guided imagery and visualization, give words of encouragement and help the woman focus on her center. I encourage deep breathing as well as mobility. I am there, with warm hands, massaging, softening and helping to ease the pain.
I create an emotional environment which embraces her, and gives her the freedom to be her true self, to listen to her body, to let her intuition and instincts lead her and to be able to surrender to this process. I encourage the mother to trust the process of childbirth, and let her feel that she is the center, the leader and the power of that process.
My support doesn’t end at the moment of birth.
Through the close bond we have formed, the mother knows that she can approach me with anything she needs after the birth, and that someone who understands her is close by. I am there to help ease the mother’s transition to motherhood. I am available to support her emotional and physical wellbeing, and I can provide preliminary assistance (and more) as necessary, including:
Some help with household tasks and organization
Taking care of baby – so you can sleep, or have some time to yourself
A relaxing massage
Talking, encouragement, empathy, emotional acceptance
Other help, as needed
All this help can make this transition period easier, and facilitate positivity and confidence.
Are you interested in having a birth doula? Contact me today!
Yoga is birth. And birth is yoga. They are one.
A powerful tool on the journey to childbirth - Prenatal Yoga
If you feel that pregnancy is a time in your life in which to nurture yourself, to recharge in positive energy and enhance that energy for yourself, your baby, your birth and life. Come be a part of this journey in an atmosphere of tranquility, creativity, joy, harmony and light.
Practicing yoga is a wonderful way to feel good during the months of pregnancy. It promotes you and your baby’s overall well-being and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. It is a way to take a peaceful break away from the rest of the world and to connect with yourself and your baby.
Yoga class is a social time, in which you will meet other women who undergo experiences similar to yours. Our small group can give you support, personal connections, answers to questions, and a potential community for after birth.
Yoga training is gentle and cozy, no previous knowledge is necessary. It can help you to deal with the common discomforts of pregnancy, allowing you to feel at ease with the many changes taking place in your body. What you practice in this class will also help ease your recovery after birth.
During the lessons, I weave in and provide extensive experiential knowledge about pregnancy and birth. I have created a very unique holistic prenatal yoga practice using movement, stretching, visualization, and relaxation.
The wonderful thing about the regular repetition of this practice is not only to establish your and your baby's well-being, but in the fact that this knowledge becomes assimilated in the body, so that it comes as a natural skill during the birth itself. You will receive a comprehensive list of tips and tools to ease the process.
We start with prenatal yoga and as we get closer to your birth, there is a natural transition to "birthing" yoga. Birthing Yoga is the preparation of your body, mind and spirit to soften the body and muscles, creating flexibility and relaxation, and setting up your state of mind, in preparation for the transition to birth itself. Yoga is birth, and birth is yoga. They are one.
This holistic birth-yoga process includes: relaxation, releasing/letting go, purifying, surrendering, centering, inner balance/harmony, grounding, flexibility and acceptance, softness, being present, good pure energy, protectiveness, confidence, connection to baby, love and compassion.
Birth is a precious experience. There is nothing like experiencing these classes that will prepare you for the experience of birth.
Does this sound interesting to you? Sign up for an intro class today!
Ayurveda massage is purifying, nourishing, relaxing and brings body, mind and spirit into harmony.
The massage uses one quart of warm organic sesame oil on your body and includes two parts:
Abhyanga- the body massage that brings the body and mind to deep relaxation, preparing the body to the second part of the massage.
Shirodhara- dripping oil over the third eye, forehead and scalp, which calms the mind and allows for deep relaxation and meditative state of mind by inducing slower brain wave activity.
It’s a pampering massage and a wonderful caring gift to yourself or your dearest!