Lauren’s calm and loving presence as well as her pain management skills were an incredible support before, during and after birth. Thanks to Lauren my husband and I had exactly the birth experience we were hoping for: calm, intimate and without any medical intervention. Lauren also took beautiful pictures so we will be able to remember these magical moments. -Laura B.
Hiring Lauren was the best decision I made during my pregnancy. After a traumatic birth and postpartum experience with my first born, I had many hopes for this labour and delivery. Lauren was my advocate to ensure my husband and I received the experience we wished for, if at all possible. Despite my son being born 6 weeks early, our birth experience was exactly what we wanted: calm, intimate and without any medical intervention. -Meghan C.
I would urge anyone having a baby to get a doula and highly recommend Lauren. She was my advocate at the hospital during my most vulnerable moments when my mind was too distracted to speak up or ask questions. She also made my hospital room look more like a spa with her diffuser, essential oils and nice music. So happy I got to have her with me for my first delivery. -Nora F.
I know several women who work as doulas, and the moment I found out I was pregnant I felt compelled to work with Lauren. There was a certain resonance that I felt in her presence that felt safe for including her in our very intimate and important moment of birthing our first child into the world. What I loved most about working with Lauren was that it felt very casual, informal, and intimate - while tapping me into a world of wisdom and resources that I needed to feel safe and secure throughout the pregnancy and at the birth. Our birth happened to take a scary turn. I couldn't have predicted it, but in the end I am so grateful that Lauren was there to hold my hand during some scary moments, like when I was separated from my son and husband and rushed to hospital after the birth. She was always attentive to my needs, and made sure I understood what was going on every step of the way. I recommend Lauren as your birth doula because she is the perfect balance of soft kindness, and resourced wisdom. She doesn't hesitate to step in when it's necessary to interpret the situation for you, or to ask the medical professionals the questions that need asking. All while holding your hand if you need that, getting you water, or coaching you through pushing. She juggles all her possible responsibilities with grace, and this inspires so much confidence, that even when things got scary at my birth I felt reasonably calm. I can't thank Lauren enough for being on my birth team. -Christine G.
We hired Lauren as a Doula, for us it was very important to have a French speaker doula and also to have the same birth approach and life in general. We loved Lauren because we find a match with those aspects. I also have been practicing yoga for the last years so the breathing and mindfulness were very important to me too. Also, Lauren is an amazing person, very easy going, flexible and great to talk to, we felt very comfortable with her. Even though I had a c-section Lauren was there to answer any questions. The day of my c-section she was also there giving us support and calm. Many thanks, Lauren for your work. -Isabel A.
I feel so lucky to have found this support group guided by Lauren. Her holistic approach helped me find again trust and balance in this struggle. Lauren is compassionate and very knowledgeable, has a lot of great resources and tools. I feel I have changed for the best thanks to this support group. I highly recommend it ! -Anonymous
Les rencontres en petit groupe offertes par Lauren m'ont permis de sortir de l'isolement qui accompagne les traitements en fertilité. Pouvoir rencontrer et échanger avec d'autres femmes, dans des parcours semblables, m'a permis de prendre conscience de certains blocages qui me pesaient et de commencer à travailler dessus pour les dépasser et vivre mon parcours en fertilité avec davantage de sérénité et de résilience. La pratique qui suit l'heure d'échanges et de conseils, inclut des postures de yoga et une méditation guidée et favorise un état de relaxation durable. Je recommande particulièrement cette série de rencontres à toutes celles qui se sentent seules dans leur parcours et qui ont besoin de soutien pour continuer à avancer. -Esther
Going to the group gave me a time during the week to focus on myself and connect with others who are going through the same worries. The yoga and meditation exercises really helped me get my zen back and it was something that I looked forward to every week. Lauren draws on so many different approaches and the great thing about that is that I now have many tools that I can use on my own to help myself cope better. -Heather
Prenatal Yoga Reviews
I have been going to Lauren's prenatal yoga classes since I am 20 weeks pregnant- I am now 33 weeks and still love them! Every week, the class is my "me time", really helps relaxing and learning how to incorporate breath in my everyday life and as part of labor preparation. It is also the safest and best way I have found to stretch and help with the back problems/discomfort which arise with pregnancy. If there were classes every day, I would go ! Plus we get great info every week on how to approach pregnancy, labor, etc. -Emilie
Je fais présentement mes cours de yoga prénatal avec Lauren, et j'en suis ravie :) Lauren est une personne de confiance à l'écoute de nos besoins. -Cynthia
Wonderful yoga teacher: I enjoyed the varied sequences each class with poses that felt very good in a pregnant body. Also found that Lauren creates a very welcoming environment, open to discussion and great sense of community. -Marita
Prenatal Toga Teacher Training Reviews
I first signed up for this training to feel more comfortable when pregnant women would show up in my regular yoga classes. I left this training with a new-found passion for prenatal yoga, all that thanks to Lauren and the amazing tools she offered! I enjoyed how balanced the whole weekend was - between theory, chanting, teaching practice and mediation, I truly did not see the time go by. I never felt overwhelmed by the material, shared in a very logical and organized way. I did not expect to feel so excited observing Lauren teach a class to pregnant woman; it showed me how much I would actually enjoy leading such classes. Thanks to Lauren, I now feel empowered and knowledgeable enough to teach pregnant woman, not only as a one-off in my regular yoga classes, but in prenatal yoga classes. I absolutely recommend Lauren's prenatal training for the education I received and the very comprehensive manual she provides, but also for the space she held for us! I got to experience deep relaxation moments through yoga nidra and lead meditations/ visualizations, which felt amazing and made me feel like I was on a weekend retreat! -Alex N.
La formation avec Lauren a été un beau cadeau que je me suis offert, autant en tant que professeure de yoga qu’en tant que maman enceinte de mon premier enfant. Lauren nous a accueilli à bras ouverts en étant généreuse de ses conseils, de ses histoires, de ses trucs et de son écoute. Elle a fait évoluer le weekend en fonction des besoins des élèves et de ce qu’ils voulaient approfondir. Lauren étant consciente qu’on apprend constamment, elle encourageait tout le monde à partager ses expériences pour enrichir les discussions. Je sors de ce weekend de formation avec une meilleure compréhension de ce qu’il se passe dans le corps et la tête de la femme enceinte et avec une plus grande confiance de pouvoir accompagner adéquatement les femmes qui vont vivre cette aventure. Nous avons même pu observer Lauren en action alors qu’elle a offert un cours à de futures mamans devant nous! Je comprends davantage les étapes de transformations physiques et psychologiques d’une femme enceinte et j’ai de meilleures idées sur comment aborder ces changements et créer un terrain d’exploration sécurisant pour une maman qui voudrait s’adonner au yoga prénatal. Lauren m’a outillé et a stimulé ma créativité et mon envie de poursuivre mon exploration. Cette prof et femme géniale était exactement ce dont j’avais besoin dans mon cheminement de prof et de future maman. Un cadeau à s’offrir pour connecter avec la femme en soi et approfondir sa connexion avec les femmes autour de soi. -Andree-Anne B.
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