Sarah is devoted to helping women and couples on their journey to and through pregnancy. She founded KindNest in 2018. An Inner Alignment Healing Coach, Holistic Nutrition Counselor, and Attuned Level II Reiki Practitioner, Sarah holds a MS in I/O Psychology and a BA in Psychology.
Anna is Yoga teacher, meditation facilitator and life coach. Anna is helping her clients to achieve inner balance and harmony, to connect to their body, experience healing both emotional and physical and to manifest their own desires. Anna holds BA in Nursing and works in IT as database administrator.
Amy Lee Czadzeck became certified in Calm Birth®️ Mediation in 2017 after deepening her meditation practice, letting go of perfection, and making an intention to parent more consciously with her own children. All of her teachers come into her work and she is grateful to share their wisdom and practices to those who come to Kind-Nest. Amy's biggest teachers are her two children, who's coming into this world surely inspire her service and love of this work.
Amy's foundation started as a graduate of Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY and then she became a licensed massage therapist in New York State in 2006. After working in spas and in her own practice, Amy continued further training through the Institute of Somatic Therapy in prenatal massage in 2016. She completed 18 hours of advanced perinatal massage mentoring through Body Therapy Education with Carole Osborne, the woman who wrote the book on prenatal massage. She opened her practice, To the Moon and Back in 2015 supporting pregnant mothers through relieving their aches and pains through bodywork.
In December 2016, Amy completed her training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Moms and Babies with the great Michael Shea where she learned compassion based practices. In 2017, Amy trained in a course called Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss to deepen her connection to supporting through bodywork through difficult situations. She also received certification Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Birth Professionals Online Workshop where she gained insight of how to offer more self-care techniques to her clients.
In 2019, Amy will be entering her third year of three, on her way to become a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist through Turtleback Craniosacral Education. This winter, Amy will complete certification to become a teacher training from the Institute of Birth, Breath, and Death, to teach others in the perinatal field how to support others through this time. She feels like this work is most like home for her hands and her heart and looks forward to meeting you.
Joslyn has been working as a massage therapist for three years and has had the opportunity to care for a wide range of clients in that time. She truly loves what she does and is excited to be a part of KindNest. Our modern society is sadly lacking in the traditions of women caring for and supporting other women through life's transitions. I feel blessed to be part of a group of women who are trying to bring them back.
Movement has been the keystone and healing path in Jeanette's life for over 28 years, both on a personal and professional level. After experiencing a sports injury of an ACL tear in her right knee at the age of 14, she was on a path of recovery. Having had two surgeries and not gaining what was lost, she went on to explore physical therapy, strength training, massage therapy, and then, later on, the most healing - yoga. This inspired her to become a fitness instructor at the age of 16. By age 20, she was personal training and leading an array of fitness classes.
Jeanette's goal is to inspire people to feel vibrantly alive, healthy, aware, and at home in their bodies through yoga, dance, and massage. After receiving her BFA in Communication Arts from Pratt Institute, Jeanette was inspired to pursue health and healing through movement; first by training to become a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist in 1995, then going on to get her Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu in 2004. It was at Kripalu where she fell in love with the freedom, power and grace of Kripalu's Yoga-dance, which generated a passion to learn and experience more types of freedom-based dance. She went on to study with Gabrielle Roth, Shiva Rea, Daniel Leven, and more renowned Yoga masters. Dance proved to be not only an exhilaratingly fun form of exercise, but deeply healing on all levels. Jeanette now teaches Therapeutic Yoga classes, has a massage practice in Saratoga, and leads fun dance parties for women to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, and girl's night out.
Visit her online at www.sisters-rock.com .
Tisha Graham is a Certified Childbirth Educator, a Certified Doula, a Certified Professional Midwife and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Her own personal birth journey began 30 years ago with the birth of her first baby, followed by four more babies over the course of the following decade. Being drawn to pregnant women and to birth, Tisha began her career as a childbirth educator, a passion that she still enjoys today. As a doula, Tisha is very experienced in providing informational, emotional and physical support to couples during labor and birth, and her credential in lactation formalizes her vast personal and professional experience in supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies. As a Certified Professional Midwife, Tisha is Licensed in Vermont and assists Betsy Mercogliano, LM, at Family Life Midwifery, supporting families who are birthing at home.
Nini Gridley, MS Ed, BFRP was a Child Life Specialist in Manhattan working with children and parents on Pediatrics when she was first introduced to Dr. Bach's system of healing with flower remedies. A trained healer with expertise in Child Development (0-3), she became dedicated to teaching Dr. Bach's original methods and philosophy of the 38 flower remedies to people interested in healing negative emotional states. Nini conducts retail trainings, "Bach Flower Basics" and the "Bach International Education Program - Level One" throughout New York. Her private practice, "Full Spectrum Healing" has offered Bach Flower remedy consultations to adults and children since 1995. Also a Professional Kripalu Yoga Teacher and dynamic workshop leader she teaches Yoga classes and workshops that feature the chakra system as a path for transformation and healing.
For more details about consultations, classes and workshops go to:
www.NiniGridley.com or contact her in Saratoga Springs at 518-573-0571.
Laura Killian is an inner Alignment Coach trained with Kim Beekman, CTI Life Coach, and Master Reiki Practioner. Laura has helped her clients reconnect to their inner peace by creating balance and self-awareness. Her gift is helping others remember to get back in their heart and live a life of natural ease with greater clarity and grace.
Laura is a mother of two children, Alivia(13) and Brock(11)). She has been married for 13 Years to her husband Patrick. Laura has been on a spiritual journey since 2004 seeking balance and connection. Laura is involved in farming, dental hygiene, Reiki, and coaching. She enjoys camping, reading, yoga, and nature.
Laura began this type of realignment in October of 2017 with her teacher and dear friend Sara Madkour. Through this rewiring and alignment she reconnected to her source and was able to not only lose 18 pounds but instill a self care program daily to help her enjoy her busy hectic life.
Jammella is a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher and Full Spectrum Doula in the capital region . Jammella began her yoga practice in 2012 and was immediately hooked. She began to see through the growth of her spiritual and physical health how transformative the practice was. The deeper she dove into the yoga the more she learned - and the less she felt she knew. After encouragement from her teachers, she began her YTT and things have been different ever since. Jammella began her certification with Ancient Song Doula Services and teacher, Chanel Portia in the fall of 2019 and has been actively working for birthing people and ever since. "My mission as a teacher and doula is to remind people that they are whole. Not a piece, or a part. I want my classes and doula services to help people find their way back to themselves and to show you how to be and stay in your power. Yoga is for everyone, it's inclusive and there is a practice out there for everyone - it's not once size fits all. I want you to leave my classes feeling refreshed, re-aligned and ready for life off the mat. As far as being a doula goes, it is important for me to make sure that it is one of the most special times in your life and happens with a positive narrative. You deserve the guidance, support and advocacy you need through the whole process and I promise to be right by your side and to hold some in whatever way you need."
Amy Reinink is a yoga teacher, meditation facilitator and writer. She considers her two greatest teachers to be her two children-Susannah, who was stillborn in June 2015, and Henry, born in June 2016. She is passionate about nurturing hope and connection after pregnancy loss, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Angel Names Association https://angelnames.org/, which aims to provide financial support to the families of stillborn children. She lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband, Steve, and son, Henry.
Brigitte was trained to facilitate Breathwork professionally and has completed Levels 1-4 of the David Elliott Healer Training series. In addition to teaching Breathwork, Brigitte has a background in massage therapy, and is an advanced Reiki practitioner, in the tradition of Dr. Usui Shiki Ryoho. She is also a graduate of the nationally recognized Saratoga Stress Reduction Program. For Brigitte the process is about helping people to rediscover their soul, the essence of who they are, and their authenticity. For more information please visit www.brigittetoussaint.com.
I am Janet Dunn, a life cycle celebrant, a passionate lover of ceremony, believer of the art of storytelling, ritual master, earth and body healer, and spiritual seeker. I have been on a journey most of my life to find a way to appreciate life without hurrying the journey.
I studied at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute to learn the art of ceremony. I am trained in ceremony, in the art of wedding, funeral and healing ceremonies. I am an ordained interfaith minister, certified yoga and meditation teacher, Feng Shui master and a certified life and health coach. I am a Mother and Grandmother of lovely life seekers.