Embodiment emerges from our cells' awareness of themselves.
It is a direct experience.
It is a knowing that only comes through feeling.
Here, the brain is the last to know.
It is an awareness process, not a thinking process.
Out of this embodied experience emerges feeling, sensing, witnessing, understanding, and truth.
The source of this process is free; it is love.
I am a DONA certified birth doula. DONA International is the world’s first, largest and leading doula certifying organization.
I currently support single and partnered mothers in the Bay Area. Whether you are planning a hospital birth or home birth, medicated or not, I am honored to hold you and support you through your rawest and most empowering birthing journey.
Learn more about what I offer or reach out to schedule a free consultation!
Birth Client Testimonials
Maya is the most incredible doula anyone could possibly ask for! My husband and I were initially on the fence about hiring a doula but after we met Maya, we knew she was perfect for us. It was our first birth and we were nervous as to what to expect even with taking birthing classes, knowing which hospital we were delivering at and having our OBGYN there. Our son came over 6 weeks early which was completely unexpected given it was an uncomplicated pregnancy. Maya handled it with the utmost of compassion and assistance even way earlier than scheduled. She was there for us every minute keeping us as calm as can be throughout the long labor process. She helped advocate for me when I didn't know what was the right thing to do for myself and my baby during labor. She also was fantastic at helping my husband so he could feel involved and useful. We could not have done it without her! My OBGYN, who was not a huge proponent initially when we told her we were hiring a doula, ended up being Maya's biggest fan (after us). If you are lucky enough to have Maya as your doula, do not take it for granted! We absolutely love and adore her!
I offer weekly in-person prenatal yoga classes at Oshman Family JCC and Crave Yoga. Please take a look at scheduling below.
I offer yoga classes to kids from 2-6 years young as part of after school activities, private events, and community center activities. Childrens yoga assists kids in establishing better body awareness and emotional intelligence, while releasing built up energy and anxiety. The classes include a combination of verbal sharing, singing, posture practice, tactile experiencing and reading.
Group Yoga Class Schedule
Wednesdays @ 9:30-10pm
Evening Zoom Vinyassa
These short 30 minute group classes are meant to help you unwind from your day and release tension from your body. There is a $10-$20 sliding scale donation fee.
Thursdays @ 4-5pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Crave Mountain View
This class is suited for all stages of pregnancy.
Prenatal Yoga @ Palo Alto JCC
I offer in-person prenatal yoga classes through Blossom Birth. The classes are meant for all stages of pregnancy. Please sign up below.
Tuesdays @ 9-10am
Fremont Hills Country Club
This is an adult vinyassa class geared toward level 2-intermediate yoga practitioners. To sign up click here