Javiera Sobarzo
Doula and Yoga Instructor

When I was in high school during a career day, I met my first midwife  and was blown away by the power of birth and becoming a parent.  This began my search for a deeper understanding of what it means to be a woman, or "wombyn" as I like to call myself. It was this ignited passion that led me to find yoga to continue my quest into understanding my self more and our connection to the Earth. In 2016 I became pregnant and felt that I had been preparing my whole life for this moment! I immersed myself into everything I could to learn about this amazing and challenging journey and I knew that walking with others through their processes of becoming Parents is what I am here to do. My wish is for every person to experience the birth of their child in awareness, presence, respect and power. Deep bow to you for doing this courageous work.

It has been through my experience of carrying, birthing and now raising a child that I understand the importance and necessity of help during these sacred transitions. We are not meant to do this work alone; it really takes a community for it to be sustainable.

Through my practice of yoga, I found greater appreciation  for my body, breath, mind and emotions, and this resulted in feeling more at ease with who I am. I love yoga because every moment can be yoga! The very act of paying attention and being mindful is yoga. Noticing your breath, where your feet are, what’s around you, what emotions are present is yoga. Life’s ups and downs are yoga, and yoga has helped me be more aware in choosing how I respond to life’s events. I love sharing this practice with others.

Some of my deepest hopes are for every person to feel safe, nurtured and cared for by their community, and in their body and mind, and to remember our connection to the earth and each other.

I currently serve our community by offering donation-based prenatal and beginner yoga classes and volunteering with, For the Village, where we provide free and low-cost birth and postpartum doula and educational services to at-risk families.

I have completed many trainings including 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Yoga Teacher Training (2013), Street Yoga's trauma-informed teacher training (2016), Synergy Yoga's Pre and Postnatal teacher training (2017), enCircle Doula Training through Big Belly Services (2017), Placenta Medicine training through Medicina de Placenta Chile y Latinoamérica, y Matriz Ancestral Doula (Chile, 2018), Doulas of Grief training through Hathor Terapias y Matriz Ancestral Doula (Chile, 2018), Heart of Mentoring through Birthing From Within (2018), Spinning Babies workshop (2018), Indie Birth Birth Warrior training (2019), Belly Binding with Tema Mercado (2019).

Doula
Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Support
Placenta Medicine
Yoga

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