Hi, I'm Alexandria, welcome to Stork Pose a unique resource to prepare you for pregnancy, birth and beyond! Before we get down to business let me tell you how I got where I am today.
When I was a young girl, I ventured down into the basement to try to find my dog Rosie, who was not coming to my commands and bribes of treats. I remember walking down the stairs and smelling something that I had never quite smelled before. I heard faint squeals, and found my dog laying behind the furnace licking these little slimy four legged creatures. Rosie, let out this awful moan and continued licking this pile of squirming wet fur. I quickly ran back upstairs and called my mom to tell her to get home immediately! The memory has faded over the years, but I don't remember being scared. My knees were shaking uncontrollably but inside I was amazed, in awe, and most of all proud of this sweet, beautiful mama. Rosie created her own space where she went deep into herself and followed her animal instincts. My mum came home and soon after the vet also arrived. We created a warm clean environment for the pups and mum. For the first few days all the pups did were pile on top of one another and drink milk. I couldn't take my eyes off of them, no matter what I was doing, I would bring it down stairs so I could be beside them. I went to every vet visit as they grew, and made sure they were all getting food as well as peeing and pooing regularly! I became fascinated with birth and transformation, this memory held an important place in my childhood and truly shaped my destiny.
Today, I am a Registered Nurse in labour, delivery, and postpartum. I've since been a part of well over 200 hundred births and each one is astonishing, however so many women come into the hospital with very little idea of what to expect. Reading books and listening to others advice is SO important. At Stork Pose we believe that in order to truly prepare the body and mind for birth you need to know how to surrender to yourself. Other mums can give you advice, but your experience will be like no other. In today's society so many of us have become disconnected from our bodies. Yoga taught me to listen to my body because all the answers are there if we trust ourselves. I want mama's everywhere to have the opportunity to learn how to listen, trust, and give into their bodies natural instincts so that they can have the best pregnancy, delivery and recovery possible. After years of practicing yoga as my own tool of healthfulness and self development I decided to combine my two passions in life.
I am a BLOOMA certified prenatal yoga teacher and certified birth educator, specializing in up to date evidence based information. I assist in guiding parents through their best pregnancy, birth and post partum experience. Stork Pose will allow you to get back in touch with that beautiful goddess within and like Rosie, be able to surrender to your bodies intuitive needs and capabilities. We know our body better than anyone else if we just take a moment and listen. My yoga sequence not only keeps a mama healthy and strong physically and mentally through the pregnancy but prepares you with tools to use during whichever labour and delivery path you choose (or whichever path chooses you) including positions and breathing techniques.
We will explore your flexibility and strength not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well!
Through my birth education classes, I will use easy to understand, up to date, evidence base information so that you can be the best advocate in creating a birth story that is right for you. Private classes and workshops will allow you the power to decide what learning environment is best for you and your support people. Through Stork Pose my mission is to design a unique program to suit your individual and familial needs, so that each birth story can be the best possible one for you and your family. For more information or to book a introduction session please contact us.
Love and Light,