Leonora's desire to become a birthworker reveals itself in many small moments, past and present:  having a doula herself for the birth of her daughter nearly two decades ago, teaching prenatal yoga since 2013- helping students through each stage of their pregnancy to prepare for one the most momentous and life changing events, birthing their child, for offering more postpartum yoga classes in which students can bring their babies, caring for themselves as they care for their babies. 

Leonora received her initial doula training with the Roots of Labor Birth Collective in 2018 and later in additional traditional postpartum practices with Tema Mercado of La Matriz Birth. Furthermore, Leonora earned her certification as a Lactation Education Specialist from Breastfeed LA, but learning in birthwork is consistent, in each and every class I teach, suggestion I make, child I hold and client I support.

If you are looking to engage Leonora as a birth doula or to receive traditional postpartum doula healing care, or a guide in your postpartum recovery program with yoga, receive individualized childbirth and postpartum education, sign up for a free 30 minute zoom mutual interview! 

Doula Services

Partner Prenatal Yoga w/Pregnancy and Labor Comfort Measures

I hold this in-person workshop monthly at the Daughter of Samoa Yoga studio and headquarters. The workshop is ideal for pregnant people between 31 and 39 weeks of pregnancy and a labor support partner. The class focuses on body scanning to read a birthing person's body cues, internal breath awareness and attuning to another's breath, movement, visualization and meditation with affirmations and some partner yoga poses as warm-up. Some poses and techniques learned will help alleviate pregnancy discomforts and is most definitely  used during labor as comfort measures with assistance from your support partner, a chair, rebozo, yoga ball. Support partners will also learn massage techniques that will support relaxation during pregnancy and labor. 

Cost: $125/couple 15% off for those with a Prenatal (Yoga) Membership. Email [email protected] for the discount code.

Workshops are in person in West Oakland. Preregistration required as these fill up quickly! Add yourself to the waitlist as well and I may open up another workshop within a month. 

Workshops are currently scheduled through June with next available below. Please visit my booking platform, Momence, to see all workshop dates.

This workshop material can can also set up an in-home session and I will help you create a labor circuit. Email me at [email protected] or sign up for the free 30 minute consultation to discuss further.

Next available public group workshop is below. I look forward to helping you and a birth partner provide you with comfort during pregnancy and in labor.

AAPI Women Lead 

In this interview, Leonora shares her role as a doula during COVID-19 as well as what pregnant people can do to create the kind of birth they wish to have in any time, circumstance and location. #aapiwomenlead #everyonedeservesadoula

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