Kristen Avonti, local herbalist and soul midwife, is a lead teacher for the 90hr Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, an editor and contributing author of the Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness ONLINE Holistic Pregnancy Program.
Kristen’s background in yoga began with completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Karuna Yoga, in Northampton. It has grown since then through her personal relationship with yoga and her collaboration on the Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Program.
Kristen brings a background rich in herbal medicine and women’s wisdom. Infusing years of herbal practice with ongoing study, Kristen nourishes a practice of supporting women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Since 2008, Kristen has supported women as an apprentice midwife, doula and postpartum caregiver.
Kristen’s practice of Soul Midwifery provides support, guidance and compassionate witnessing as we traverse the thresholds of our lives. Tending to souls at both the threshold of birth and death, Kristen’s work weaves together deep nourishment, radical self care, herbal support, compassionate caregiving and Reiki to enhance the quality of life for those she serves.
Her support for childbearing women focuses on prenatal counseling, spiritual support, herbal consultation, and traditional practices of postpartum support such as meal preparation, moxa, birth story sessions, herbal support & ceremony and placenta encapsulation.