About

warrior aikido ninja fitness

I’ve always had a warrior spirit. Resiliency to handle what comes my way, collective training (a team sport or movement with a group), peaceful confidence, always for the greater good of all.

In 2017, I started learning Aikido, an energy flow based martial art that trains body and also sword work. A warrior’s dream! Continuously honing the power and creativity of mind and body through a variety of challenge is what makes a resilient, happy brain.

These days we can use all the resiliency we can get to adapt with our life stressors; predicted (work, home, relationships) and unpredictable (weather, economy, laptop randomly dying).

This is where training to be as prepared as possible comes in. 

CO/CREATE and Rewild Revolution was born from a need for more collective sharing, education, and gathering for humans in their adventure of parenthood that combines movement, body care, nature, conscious living, and mental health. This highly transformational time in a mom and dad’s life are not held as sacred as they should be in our culture, thus, we see high rates of physical complications (gestational diabetes, hypertension, pain), mental health disorders, unasked for births (forceps, vacuum, c-sections), and worse, death. 

It’s a dark truth for us Americans, numerous studies predict our maternal mortality is around 17.4 per 100,000 births. That ranks the U.S. 55th in the world, last in the top 10 wealthiest countries. A country that spends the most on “health” care, has the highest rate of women dying in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, most of which, experts say are preventable. 

Hypertension, obesity and diabetes can be supported, even alleviated, with purposeful exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Infection, postpartum hemorrhaging, and blood clots can be caught with more attentive hospital staff. C-sections put women at an 80% higher risk for complications. One third of complications happen within 1-6 days postpartum, calling for doctors, nurses, midwives, and doulas to make house calls in those first very important days.

In children, we’re also seeing an extreme rise in obesity, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and general stress.

I know this is a grim portrait of the health of families, but it’s the foundational spark to my fire. We must know the dark to know the light. The health of our entire nation is in each community of professionals. Government, doctors, nor the internet, is going to do anything to help the individuals we call neighbors, it is up to individuals to be the change!

My Stats & Facts

  • Graduated with a b.s. in art therapy.
  • Worked with and coached children since 2000.
  • Has worked in the pre & postnatal exercise and wellness field since 2012. This includes: group classes, corporate, one on one, in-home, and park training for general population and procreating women.
  • From 2013-2016 I owned a studio for moms to move and gather in Rochester, NY called Baby Bump Academy.
  • Teach own Crossfit Approved CEU courses on Pregnancy and Postpartum Strength Training around the world. To date, has empowered over 100 movement professionals.

Presentations

Burn Poway pre & postnatal coaching workshop 2020
DONA 2019 International Summit on ‘Birth Worker Body Mechanics and Strength’
General Atomics Employee Wellness Snack N’ Learns – Current
DONA 2018 International Summit on ‘Birth Worker Body Mechanics and Strength’
PMADs 101 with Beth Warren for Postpartum Health Alliance San Diego 2019
Day of Advocacy: Maternal Mental Health 2018 by UCSD Engineering Students

Continuing Education

Re-Thinking Movement 2019 by Movement Reborn & Kokoro Movement
Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune-Up Teacher Certification (70 hours) 2019
Integrated Kinetic Neurology Course 2018
Postpartum Health Alliance PMADs (Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders) Training
Julie Wiebe Online Training Modules (1-7)
APPPAH 2018 Congress

Community Involvement

San Diego Birth Network Member
Postpartum Health Alliance Member
2018 Postpartum Health Alliance Board Member
APPPAH Member
Volunteer at the 2018 APPPAH Congress
Most-Fit Ambassador
MOMs Ambassador