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RSME, Pre/Post-natal Yoga Instuctor, Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME), Labor Doula
As a young graduate from the Purchase Conservatory of dance, Adele took a yoga teacher training in 2001. A few years later, looking to specialize in her field, Adele certified in prenatal yoga. Teaching prenatal yoga sparked a new passion: she was in love with her new work and craved more information. Adele trained in Yoga for Labor with Beth Donnelly Caban through Integral Yoga Institute, and Baby and Me yoga with Jyothi Larson in 2008. These trainings fed the fire of her curiosity, and the same year she took a DONA certification course with Celeste Rachell to become a labor doula. She attends births both independently and through the Carriage House Birth collective.
Adele's immersion in somatics work began with Amy Matthews in 2009. Her studies with Amy, then Roxlyn Moret, and abroad have led her to certifications in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga, Embodied Anatomy and Yoga, Infant Developmental Movement Education, and Somatic Movmement Education through the School for Body-Mind Centering®. Adele's yoga, dance, and movement background strongly influence her approach to labor as well as life: she works under the premise that mind and body are one and the same. BMC℠ has deepened Adele's ability to listen, hold space, and meet people where they are.
Adele was raised around the language and culture of birth: her mother was a postpartum nurse who occasionally also worked in labor and delivery at Women and Infant's hospital in Rhode Island. Growing up, Adele heard many stories of women in labor, and how kind or unsympathetic hospital staff members could enhance or destroy a woman's birth experience. Adele's mother passed away in 2002: working with laboring women is one way that Adele still feels connected to both her own mother and the greater essence of Motherhood.
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