Meet the Retreat Facilitators

Our hand-picked retreat team truly understands how life-changing the experience of becoming a mother is for each woman. It is the reason we all do the work we do as prenatal & postnatal yoga teachers, doulas, & childbirth educators. All of us are not only passionate about healthy pregnancies, births and postpartum - it is our calling.

It is our honor to be a part of your journey.

We can't wait to share with you the special ways that women have celebrated motherhood throughout time....

We look forward to embracing you as you step into your role as a mother.


Rebecca Peterson

Rebecca is the founder of Embracing the Mother Retreats. As a Colorado native, she wanted to create retreats that really honored mothers in the childbearing years and took advantage of the beautiful space she grew up surrounded by in Colorado. She fell in love with yoga at an early age and after some divinely guided turn of events as she sought her calling, she decided to make it her life in 2007. She has been teaching yoga classes at various yoga studios throughout the Denver and Boulder, Colorado area since 2008. And though it was apparent that Rebecca had a passion for prenatal yoga from early on, it was after the birth of her first child that she really stepped into guiding mothers in prenatal yoga classes. Her classes are a mix of creative mama flow, education about birth preparation and quirky stories.

She is also an Advanced Birthing From Within® childbirth Mentor, postpartum doula and vinyasa flow yoga instructor. Her influences include Brene Brown, Shiva Rea, Jack Kornfield, her children, Skyler and Everly & her beloved, Joel Peterson, who makes following her calling a reality.

Watch her video here!

Rebecca will be facilitating the retreat's organization, teaching birth art and processes as well as leading retreat circles. Find out more about her at: www.sacredbreaths.com

Rebecca will be facilitating the retreat's organization, teaching birth art and processes as well as leading retreat circles.

Find out more about her at: www.sacredbreaths.com


Kelly owns the premier Boulder yoga program, MamaLove Boulder and has been one of Boulder's leading prenatal and postnatal yoga instructors for almost a decade! You can find out more about her and her offers at www.mamaloveboulder.com

Kelly owns the premier Boulder yoga program, MamaLove Boulder and has been one of Boulder's leading prenatal and postnatal yoga instructors for almost a decade!

You can find out more about her and her offers at www.mamaloveboulder.com

Kelly Roche-Sproul

Kelly is a native to Boulder, Colorado, and an established yoga instructor specialized in prenatal and postnatal yoga, mindfulness and biomechanics. Her love for this work shines through her ability to wholeheartedly support each individual's unique process physically, mentally and emotionally.

Kelly came to teach through her personal experience of what science has recently observed with meditation and mindfulness - that we can literally change the neurological configurations of the brain, repattern the nervous system, heal our body and more. Her practice has inspired her teaching over the years primarily through the experience of finding freedom and genuine happiness - she couldn't imagine keeping the path to herself. Her hope is to offer the framework, the practices, and the space to explore the possibilities of new ways of engaging in life that may relieve the unnecessary struggles with what-is in ones own human experience. She believes that it is entirely possible for everyone to find their own unique path to freedom if they so choose. It's not about perfection, it's not about having a silent mind 100% of the time, and it's not about arriving at some enlightened plateau where nothing can touch you. No, it's about transforming hard times and heart ache into gifts designed to motivate growth, insightfulness, and a new degree of unwavering inner strength. It's simple, but not always easy.


Sara is the owner of Be Grace Yoga and a highly experienced prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher in Denver, Colorado. You can find more information about her on her website: www.begraceyoga.com

Sara is the owner of Be Grace Yoga and a highly experienced prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher in Denver, Colorado.

You can find more information about her on her website: www.begraceyoga.com

Sara Guenther

For the past 9 years, Sara has been committed to serving women and families on a self-reflective, inward journey of finding an embracing their inner selves through the practice of yoga, meditation, movement, and mindfulness practices.  In addition to her weekly yoga classes, Sara leads private and small group birth story healing sessions, private therapeutic yoga sessions, and several professional yoga teacher trainings.  She also manages the yoga programming at a local studio committed to serving women and families through the practice of yoga, educational offerings, and lactation support.  

Sara's classes are a fusion of alignment based asana, meditation, mantra, and sacred, fluid movement.  She expresses heart-felt gratitude to all of her teachers, guides, and mentors who have invited her to step into her dharma and continuously refine her path.  Sara's is most profoundly influenced by her studies withGurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Dr. Roger Teel, Laura Wade, Chris Muchow, Katie Wise, and Pam England.

Sara invites you to step onto your mat and be beautiful! be abundant! be you! and be grace!

Find out what Sara has to say here as she talks about what she's offering on our Facebook page for Embracing the Mother!


Special Guests & offerings!

Stacia Synnestvedt

Always a sensitive being, and with a deep knowing that there was more out there Stacia, the Meditating Mama, turned from her long standing career and small business, in advertising and marketing, to pursue her true passion in the healing of self through connection to spirit. She is a gifted intuitive, healer and teacher.

In addition to being the founder of A Moms Space, Stacia currently teaches children’s meditation and mindfulness classes, women’s classes, intuitive parenting classes, and a clairvoyant training program for adults at A Moms Space and at Psychic Horizons Center in Boulder, Colorado. She also offers other various workshops and classes with similar topics throughout Colorado and online.

Stacia works with clients as an intuitive and energy healer to help individuals create deep changes within their life by seeing blocks and helping to empower them with tools, especially personalized meditation techniques, that are unique to a soul’s path in the present moment.

Stacia will be leading a healing meditation & offering intuitive readings and healing during the retreat!

Find out more about her at: www.themeditatingmama.com

Bea Wilds

Bea is an experience doula, midwife assistant, prenatal yoga instructor, childbirth educator AND henna artist. She supports mamas in the Colorado Springs area and will be adorning mamas on Sunday at our retreat. As a gift from the retreat facilitators, henna art is a way to take the retreat with you, on you, and a reminder of what you have within you

What is Henna Art?

The ancient art of mehndi, the application of henna to the body, has long been used throughout Africa, India, and the Middle East. The henna plant is believed to bring good fortune and love, protect against evil, and promote healing. Mehndi has been and still is practiced for wedding festivals, important rites of passage, as well as cultural ceremonies and celebrations. Pregnancy and postpartum henna is used to honor the mother, protect the baby, and celebrate the woman's ongoing transition into motherhood.

ind out more about Bea and the Doula Circle in Colorado Springs at: www.doulacircle.com