Teacher of Meditation & Birthing Classes, Health Coach, Doula, Ayurvedic Chef
Mary is a Certified Health Coach, Ayurvedic Chef and Doula specializing in postpartum care and Ayurvedic wellness. Her philosophy is that a healthy foundation is a catalyst for a healthier future.
After struggling with hormonal issues and anxiety, she was determined to find balance and heal. She adopted a regular Ayurvedic practice incorporating daily meditation, breath-work, yoga and healthy eating into her life which had such a transformative effect that it moved her to study under some of the most influential Ayurvedic teachers in the US and India. She has studied under Vasant Lad, founder and director of the Ayurvedic Institute, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association’s Hilary Garivaltis, The Institute of Culinary Education’s Richard Lamarita, and Vaidya Dr. A.V. ‘Krishna’ Raju.
She completed her DONA Postpartum and Birth Doula training with the renowned Debra Pascali-Bonaro, followed by an internship at Healthy Mother & Natural Birth Sanctum in Hyderabad, India- an affiliate clinic of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization. There she provided gentle birth and postpartum support to women under the guidance of Dr. Vijaya Krishnan and some of the leading midwives in the country. Her experience at the clinic was so heartfelt and life-changing that it motivated and inspired her to work towards improving maternal and infant health and create a ripple effect of positive change for a brighter future.