Meet the Retreat Facilitators
We truly get 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.
We 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 full expression as a mother.
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 began answering the call to teach, 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 and eventually as they rediscovered themselves on their yoga mat after their babies were born. Her classes are a mix of creative mama flow, education about birth preparation and quirky stories. There is always laughter in her classes!
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.
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.