Are you looking for community among other birthing people? Do you long for support and guidance through the transformation of pregnancy and birth? Do you want to nurture your connection between breath, body, and baby?
In this course, through discussions and the physical practice of yoga, we will explore themes relevant to pregnancy, labor, and parenting to help you with the transitions that come with each. The combination of conversation and asana will further foster a community of support among one another, which is incredibly vital during these periods of transition. I invite you to explore yourself, your body, and your baby by safely connecting your breath to your movement and your movement to your mind.CONNECT
Each month-long series is offered once a week for four consecutive weeks via live zoom. The first 45 minutes will be discussion based and the later 45 minutes will be a prenatal yoga practice in theme and in connection to what we discussed prior. $200 per birthing person for each month long series. 8 spots available in each month long series.
These circles are for those:
- desiring open conversations and authentic connections among other birthing people
- seeking vulnerable explorations of and developing deeper relationships with their physical and emotional bodies
- understanding that to foster connection with others, oneself, and baby, one has to engage meaningfully
These Circles are NOT for those:
- desiring private classes as these circles are group-based
- wanting to watch recorded classes on their own schedule as these circles are only offered live
- seeking only a prenatal yoga practice as each circle will begin with an interactive discussion before we move into the prenatal yoga practice
“Lena is ever present at a birth, all her training and life experience flow through her hands and mind to fully service the mother/family that she is working with. Smart choice in choosing Lena as your doula, as she will find ways to help you achieve your birth goals to what is best for all.”
- Carmen Bornn-Vincze, Advanced Birth Doula and Mentor
“As a new mom, I am so grateful that Lena was available for my childbirth preparation and delivery. The time and energy she spent was so obvious, as she kept me informed and prepared for the delivery process (making sure to answer, literally, all of my (many) questions), and shared relaxation techniques that proved to be REALLY effective during the actual labor and delivery. Her talent and true care for my pregnancy and delivery really showed, and I would refer her to any expectant mother out there, absolutely and without hesitation.”
-H. Kim, Birth Doula Client
“Lena is the calm and guiding force you want by your side when you deliver your first baby. She clearly and effectively communicated my wishes and requests to the nursing and medical staff. As the pain intensified Lena practiced breathing techniques that helped considerably. She was also quick-thinking and snapped photos of the first moments baby Rocky came into this world. I whole-heartedly recommend her as a doula to support your birthing experience.”
- Vanessa Grunstein, Birth Doula Client
Lena Perenchio is a Los Angeles, CA and Sun Valley, ID based Birth Doula and Prenatal Yoga Instructor. Her passion for reproductive health and justice is rooted in a childhood traveling alongside her mother, a humanitarian documentary photographer. These travels exposed her to how racial, gender, and economic biases lead to health care inequity as well as gifted her with a deep awareness of how reproductive and maternal health are the common denominators of humanity. She combines her knowledge of education, social justice, and storytelling to support the empowerment of birthing people in both her Birth Doula and Yoga Practices.