I found my way to the mat after my trainer suggested I try yoga due to tight hamstrings. I went to Birmingham Yoga in 2014 and was introduced to Ashtanga yoga. I fell in love with it through using props and variations of the pose until I was able to do the traditional way. I became consistent with it and attended Mysore classes to deepen my practice. In July 2019, I completed my 200 hour-training with Vulcan Yoga Teacher Training. I have my certification in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga for All (Yoga for Bigger bodies and Diverse communities).
I first heard about being a Doula while in Yoga Teacher Training. This was amazing because at one time in my life, I wanted to become a OB/GYN to help moms and I even did an internship with an OB/GYN ~ Dr. Cedric Harris. Things didn't work when I went to college and I settled on psychology and social work. In 2019, while I was in Yoga Teacher Training and heard about being doula I know God was putting me back on the path of what He called me to do all those years ago. In Jan. 2020, I completed my certification in doula training. I am here to help with families with preparing and understanding their birth plan, the process of labor, body changes prenatal and postpartum, and offering support to you and your loved ones throughout. One thing I have noticed is that especially in the times we are in we need to show ourselves grace so let Gracious Beginnings get you start that journey today.