Founder, Coach and Reiki Practitioner
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.
Yoga and Meditation Class and Workshop Facilitator
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.
Goddess Empowerment Yoga & Creative Workshop Facilitator
Zaidee Bliss has been teaching yoga since 2004 and has studied with a variety of teachers in a variety of methods. Her teaching is based on alignment and she enjoys finding ways to help everyone who is interested in yoga find their way. She has also attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition which opened her up to an amazing world of alternative methods of healing. She teaches full time mostly in Greenwich, NY.
Barb Biagioli, CHC
Nutrition Workshop Facilitator
Barb is a board certified holistic health coach and nutrition consultant. She works with women and families to improve their health by enhancing their eating habits and daily routines.
She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2014 and has since been working with clients one-on-one and in group workshops. Combining her expertise in food policy, nutrition, and holistic health; while drawing on her knowledge of prenatal and postnatal health, and childhood health and wellness, she works with women to help them make sustainable lifestyle changes that produce real results and reach optimal health longterm.
With a love for cooking and eating healthy food, Barb loves to share her passion for a plant-based lifestyle, pregnancy and women's health, and believes in a balanced approach to health and nutrition.
She lives with her husband and their two little daughters, toddler Eloise, and baby Lilia, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her oldest, Eloise, loves real whole food - lentils, apple, avocado, black beans, berries, oatmeal, kale salad, roasted broccoli, quinoa, pesto, hummus, nut butter on toast and her very favorite, sweet potato.
Amy Lee Czadzek
Calm Birth Meditation Workshop Facilitator and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist in the making
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.
As a Professional Birth and Postpartum Doula, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, Bonnie has a passion for Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga, offering classes to students privately and in the group environment. As a mother of three, Bonnie knows firsthand the value of yoga and what a gift her practice can be for the entire family. She has extensive training in Prenatal Yoga (PRYT) through Dig Pregnancy Prenatal and Postnatal, and is also certified in Restorative Yoga by the Queen of Relaxation; Judith Lasater; along with Mary Aranas and Ann Biasetti. Along with her initial 200hr. training through Yoga Fit, she has been trained in alignment based yoga and is currently with Gopi Kinnicutt. With over 500 hours of training, she has had the joy of teaching various flexibility, strengthening, prenatal and restorative classes along with small groups and private clients. She is currently teaching Prenatal Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, and Yin Yoga. During the summer months she teaches prenatal and postnatal donation yoga classes in Congress Park, Saratoga. She was a Livestrong Coach for cancer survivors at the Wilton YMCA and continues to donate Restorative Yoga classes to cancer survivors.
Bonnie has completed 100 hours of training in Biodynamics Cardiovascular Therapy: Compassion Practice with Moms & Babies. She is currently enrolled in Biodynamic Craniosacral Certification Program through Turtle Back Craniosacral Education PLLC.
Bonnie loves hiking with her family and walking her dog in the local parks. She also enjoys reading a good novel and snuggling up with her 10 year old son to watch “The Goonies”. She loves cross training, traveling and occasionally busts out singing or giggling with her students in her Vinyasa flow and Prenatal yoga classes.
Visit her online at www.yogabonnie.com.
Joslyn Fodge, Licensed Massage Therapist
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.
Couples Massage, Keeping the Spark Alive, and Dance Class and Workshop Facilitator
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.
Ceremony, Ritual and Workshop Facilitator
Cindy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga and Meditation instructor and practitioner, Reiki Master, and holds a PhD in Metaphysical and Spiritual Counseling.
Cindy has worked with women for many years in various positions. She worked in a rural birthing center providing med tech, massage therapy, childbirth education, and Doula services. For ten years she worked at a non-profit center for pregnant teens and women in the community as a pregnancy counselor, educator, birth assistant, and adoption counselor. Cindy believes much support is needed during this phase of life and enjoys providing guidance and support.
Childbirth and Breastfeeding Workshop Facilitator
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.
Creative Workshop Facilitator
Katrin is a multi-faceted creative professional with over 20 years combined experience in business management, marketing consulting and custom design. She is an experienced training and workshop designer and facilitator. Katrin founded, owned and operated her cafe Dali Mamma in Downtown Albany. Her dedication to community and food justice fueled her passion for cooking and creating a place for local farmers and artists to be showcased. Katrin is a certified Yoga teacher and private chef.
Yin Yoga Class & Womens Health Workshop Facilitator
Sandra Kahlon, OTR/L is an Expert Level John F. Barnes Myofascial Release practitioner and has over 350 hours in training with John Barnes and his instructors. Sandra also incorporates crainiosacral release, subtle energy body healing, and Reiki into her treatments. Sandra has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 25 years and is a Yoga Instructor with a specialty in Yin Yoga. Sandra has recently received her Inner Alignment Transformation Coach Certification through Kim Beekman Her passion is helping others find joy and ease being back in their bodies and souls again.
Visit her online at www.intuitmfr.com
Laura Jordan Killian
Reiki Practitioner & Coach
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.
Yoga & Meditation Facilitator
Judy Pawlick is a RYT-500hr Yoga Alliance Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance teaching certificate in 2015 with High Peaks in Saratoga Springs followed by another 200hr training in 2017 with Enlighten School of Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda. Always a student with a thirst to learn more, Judy continued her advanced yoga and meditation education at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health where she received her RYT-500hr certificate in March 2018.
Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga), Pranayama (breathwork) and anything having to do with health and wellness are continual areas of interest to Judy. She believes Yoga helps physically, mentally and spiritually and is a powerful way to cultivate mindfulness, healing, self-care, overall wellness and a more positive and meaningful connection to self, others and the universe. She is passionate about sharing these wonderful resources with others!
Judy is a mother of three grown boys and resides in Saratoga Springs with her husband of 33 years. When she is not studying, teaching or practicing Yoga, you can find her painting, hiking, running or spending time with her family and friends.
Visit her website to learn moreYogawithJudy.org
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 http://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.