Welcome home to your body.
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!
From the Source
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!
Maya is the most amazing doula! And we can confidently say this because we spoke with several doulas before we decided to go with her for the birth of our first child. We instantly felt the connection with Maya and we were impressed with her warmth and the resources and ongoing support she provides, even though she completed her doula training not too long ago. My husband was not at all sidelined during the labor and delivery and she also worked really well with the nurses, who complimented her style and support.
My labor ended up being crazy fast (2 hours), and our gorgeous daughter was born with no complications,
Being first time parents, we were apprehensive whether to hire a doula and unsure about how much of a help a doula can offer. But Maya proved us wrong and was amazing to work with. Even though it was a short labor, she guided me through various positions to better manage the pain and to fasten the process. She was our sounding board during our communication with the doctors and kept pushing me towards my goal of natural birth. She has a warm personality and a pleasant demeanour to work with, we would strongly recommend her.
Private yoga classes allow me to cater to your specific needs and goals. They differ from group class by allowing the student to work on a specific body region, pace of practice, and posture progression.
Style: Vinyasa or Yin Yoga
Location: Your home or Park
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Pricing for 1:1: $80 / 1hr or $100 / 1.5hr
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 Class Schedule
Vinyassa @ Crave Yoga
This class is in-person and is suited for all levels of yoga experience.
Prenatal @ Crave Yoga
This class is suited for all stages of pregnancy.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Saturdays 10:30-11:30am
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.
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.
Seven Seas Park Vinyassa
Starting in May
Yoga & Fitness Testimonials
I signed up with weekly one-on-one yoga sessions with Maya. We mostly did Hatha yoga, although we occasionally did some restorative when I needed it. She really helped me to be more calm and focus, and I knew I was increasing my strength and flexibility. I am truly grateful for her guidance and calming mantras and meditations. She is truly an inspiration.