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RSME, E-RYT 500, Pre/Post-natal Yoga Instructor
Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME)
Labor and Postpartum Doula
As a young graduate from the Purchase Conservatory of dance, Adele was interested in finding a day-job that fed her soul while pursuing a performance career. So, she took a yoga teacher training in 2001. A few years later, looking to further specialize her yoga work, Adele certified in prenatal yoga. Teaching prenatal yoga unexpectedly sparked a new passion: she found her calling in working with people making their transition to parenthood. The potential energy and vulnerability of new parenthood made the this work feel especially important. 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 accredited labor doula course with Celeste Rachell.
Adele's immersion in somatics 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 teaching, doula support, and life: she works under the premise that mind and body are inseparable: one and the same. BMC℠ has deepened Adele's ability to listen, hold space, and meet people where they are.
In 2016, Adele became a single mother. As her priorities turned toward parenting, she left her dance career behind, feeding her love of movement through continued contact with her yoga students. In 2019, she took a postpartum doula course with Kristy Zadrozny through the CAPPA organization. She formally certified as an "advanced" yoga teacher through Integral Yoga at the beginning of 2020, and she is currently studying pelvic floor yoga with Leslie Howard and furthering her postpartum studies with Erika Davis of Whole Body Pregnancy.
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 birth experience. Adele's mother passed away in 2002: working with new parents is one way that Adele still feels connected to both her own mother and the greater essence of Motherhood.