Sarah Hollingsead, CD(DONA)
Sarah’s doula path was stoked by her daughter, and set ablaze by more than a decade of combined experience in body/mind and movement practices, Yoga and Yoga Therapy. As a mother and doula, she roots her daily rhythm in the knowing that our children are our teachers, inviting us to grow and stretch the boundaries of ourselves so that we may grow and stretch our connection to all life.
As a DONA International certified birth doula and Sacred Postpartum Doula, she integrates over a thousand hours of certification in Dharma Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage to support mothers, babies and families along the physical, emotional and spiritual integration of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Her work is deeply informed by her practice as Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, from conception to birth and beyond, Sarah holds a deep reverence for the physical body, honoring it as vessel for exploration, transformation and self-study.
In all aspects of this work, she is most is passionate about honoring the wisdom of babies and always strives to respect the sacred unfolding of their innate gifts and teachings. She believes every baby is a guru and delights in helping families distill and receive the well of wisdom that pours from each new life.
Through 2017, Sarah will be supporting families as a birth doula along-side her duet partner, Michele Kolakowski. With the dawn of 2018, she plans to take a pause from birth work and lean into more time at home with her family. Throughout this time, she will continue to provide birth back-up support to her BABI sisters. In addition, Sarah will be focusing more energy on her prenatal and postpartum offerings, inviting mothers to prepare for the expansion of birth and integrate its teachings by sourcing the wisdom of the physical body before, during and after childbirth.