Yoga Teacher and Birth Doula in Brussels. Prenatal Postnatal Yin Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga

Emily Gold, MPH

Emily Gold the Yoga Teacher.  I came to yoga in 2006, first sweating my way through Bikram classes in Atlanta (where it would sometimes be hotter outside than inside) and then moving to a more mindfullness based practice while living in Northern Thailand.  It wasn’t till I was faced with a serious health issue that I truly saw the power and importance of yoga, where the ability to turn inward and just be sometimes felt like the only thing I had control of.   I continued with my practice and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at Adi Shesha Yoga Zone Ottawa in March of 2014. I’ve completed a Prenatal/Postnatal Certificate in September 2014 and a Level 1 Yin Yoga Certification from Empower ME Yoga in Ottawa in May 2015 as well as a Yoga Tune Up Practitioner Training in January 2015. I became a Womb Women’s Yoga Therapist in London in September 2015 and am currently training to become a Yoga Therapist with the Minded Institute.  My practice in inspired by Hatha, Yin and Gentle Yoga, I believe in the importance of alignment and of aligning movement and breath. I’ve had the opportunity to practice yoga on 4 continents and when not on my mat (or at a birth) I can be found reading, knitting or spending time with my husband and dog, the latter of whom I found on the streets of Ethiopia.

I truly believe anyone can do yoga and take something positive away.

 

Interested in private, prenatal or corporate yoga? Click here to learn about options for private or group classes.

Emily Gold the Doula.  As globetrotting American I landed in Brussels in 2015.  I’ve worked in women’s health for more than a decade, working all over the world including Canada, USA, Thailand and Ethiopia.  I completed a Birth Companion Training with Mothercraft Ottawa in 2013, and from the first birth I attended I knew I had found a calling.  I’ve continued training with Child Birth International.  My education and experience working in women’s health all over the world, informs my approach to Doula care.  As a yoga teacher I can  incorporate aspects of the yoga practice, including breathing, mindfulness and certain poses, into prenatal and labour support.   I believe in evidence based approaches and believe in a woman’s right to make healthy informed decisions about pregnancy and birth.  I have experience working with mother’s who have had VBACs, C-sections and births with and without medical interventions.
My additional doula training includes a Rebozo training with Gena Kirby and a Full Spectrum Doula training.

“As a first-time mom, I was nervous about labour. Just knowing that Emily was going to be there, though, was such a reassurance. In her calm, warm way, Emily helped my husband and me understand what was going on. She advocated for our interests, and did everything from getting coffee for my exhausted husband to talking me through the contractions.”- Lauren, Ottawa

Click here to schedule a free consult to learn more about my approach to birth support and my doula services.