Colleen Stadlwieser RYT200, Certified Holistic Birth Doula, HCHD
Birth and yoga have been a significant part of my life for a very long time. I attended my first yoga class in my early twenties and have been on a journey towards deepening my practice since. Attending births became a calling for me in my early twenties and has continued to inspire me today. Shortly after embarking upon birth work, infertility and miscarriage became a part of my life and resulted in a break in my birth keeping journey. Experiencing grief, infertility, adoption, and birth have enabled me to provide compassionate care for families going through similar challenges on their path to parenthood. Yoga has been a gift I have been able to use for coping with these experiences. By holding space for myself during these experiences I have been able to nurture those in my care regardless of birthing outcomes. It is my honour to serve the families of Leduc, Edmonton and surrounding areas as a birth and postpartum yoga instructor.
Yoga asks us to embrace our authentic selves and live in our truth daily. Embracing love, compassion, and stillness helps us embrace our true authentic selves. Teaching yoga is a gift that I wish to offer those on this journey towards authenticity. Authentic Heart Listening Yoga offers registered yoga classes including hatha, prenatal, postnatal and couples yoga My goal is to help you connect with the wisdom of yoga wherever you are at in life's journey.
Birth can be an empowering and life changing event that has the power to make families stronger and heal society. My promise is to nourish expectant parents by awakening them to their inner wisdom, power and intuition as birth givers while bearing witness to the sacredness of their journey from pregnancy to postpartum. Yoga can help the body and mind navigate the many changes embraced during pregnancy, parturition and the postnatal period. Love your Baby. Love your Body. Love YourSelf.
MY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
In order to support the families I work with, I have trained as a Birth Doula with several different organizations. My doula training includes Doulas of North America (DONA),
Motherwit Doulas and The Matrona, and Hypnobabies.
Furthermore, I am an accredited La Leche League leader in Leduc.
I completed my 200 hour registered yoga teacher training through Yogalife in Edmonton and completed my prenatal and postnatal training with Mamata Yoga. Additionally, I am registered with the Yoga Association of Alberta. I have offered classes in person at different indoor and outdoor venues in Leduc. Currently, I am offering online classes only due to the health restrictions imposed by Covid-19.
"A woman, as long as she lives, will remember how she was made to feel at her birth."
CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
RYT 200 YOGALIFE
I am a registered yoga teacher and completed my 200 hour certification training through Yogalife in Edmonton in 2019.
THE MATRONA CERTIFIED HOLISTIC BIRTH DOULA
I became a certified holistic doula with the Matrona in April of 2018. This certification will allow my clients to claim health spending benefits with some health insurance companies.
INSTITUTE FOR BIRTH, BREATH AND DEATH LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP
I have taken courses on holding space during pregnancy loss, and have access to multiple resources on yoga, birth, death, and breath.
HYPNOBABIES CHILDBIRTH HYPNOSIS DOULA
Hypnosis is an amazing tool to use during your birthing time for comfort, confidence and relaxation. I became a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula in September of 2019. Here is my listing to verify.
If you're considering using Hypnosis for childbirth and have taken any Hypnosis for childbirth course, I would be honoured to support you on your birthing journey.
DOULA ASSOCIATION OF EDMONTON MEMBERSHIP
I have been a member in good standing with the doula association of Edmonton since September of 2017.