Angela Sacco

OWNER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR
As the owner and operator of Between Mothers, I am so excited to continue to share my dream and passion for all things prenatal and baby as I have for the past 13 years, focusing on empowering women to have the best birth experiences possible! In addition to attending over 100 births as a doula (and one as a mom!), my education and experience as a registered nurse, massage therapist, yoga instructor and mom is the cornerstone of my programs!

Marsha Adams

RMT
Marsha has been registered with the CMTO since 2004. Since then she has picked up some Eastern modalities that she loves to blend in with traditional Swedish Massage techniques. Namely Reiki, Ayurvedic scalp massage and Thai massage. She also specializes in Mayan abdominal massage which works to increase blood/lymph and nervous response to the pelvic floor. Allowing the body to bring back balance to the tissues of the abdomen.
Marsha is certified in both Yoga and meditation and believes strongly in the mind body connection. She is the mom of a very special teenager and is an avid outdoors woman. Marsha is excited to be at the studio and is looking forward to being a part of your healing journey!

Valerie Chalmers

DANCE INSTRUCTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER
Valerie has a serious passion for dance and is experienced in teaching Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Acro from ages 3 – 70; from beginner to advanced. She is committed to providing knowledge, positive reinforcement, and constructive criticism to students in order to strengthen their skills.
Valerie competed (Strictly Biz Dance Studio) throughout Ontario and the United States for 8 years achieving special recognition and winning various awards. In 2005 she was on the Canadian National Dance Team where she traveled to Germany where both numbers she participated in achieved Gold (1st Place) against the world.
Valerie is currently instructing at 283 Performing Arts Company (Thorold) and Thorold Community Activities Group. She is very excited to share her passion and love of dance with all who attend her classes.

Ashley Craig-Waters

PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Ashley is a mama of two that began her own Pilates practice over 15 years ago; it was an instant love of the fluid movement and overall results. Realizing she wanted to share these same results with others Ashley set out to find a mind and body balance and found this through the Physical Mind Institute of Canada. Certified as a MethodPilates Instructor in 2010, Ashley teaches Pre and Post-natal classes, Matwork, Standing Pilates and also Small equipment exercises. If you are looking for Pilates exercises with the infusion of yoga sequences, core barrePilates, stress-relieving techniques & breathing exercises these classes are a perfect balance! Planks, teasers, and hundreds, galore! Build strength, muscle tone, coordination, flexibility and improved posture while having fun getting your sweat on in these Pilates classes!

Kirsten MacAulay

LACTATION CONSULTANT
Kirsten's passion in life has always been the well-being of moms and babies. Throughout the years, Kirsten has become an accredited Holistic Nutritionist, Birth Doula, Lactation Educator and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is extremely excited to join the Between Mothers family to support new moms and their little ones in their breastfeeding journey. As a mother of two, she has experienced her own challenges breastfeeding, and knows the importance of non judgemental, supportive care and guidance.

Kirstin Kennedy

DOULA
My name is Kirstin Kennedy and I am a Certified Birth Doula (trained with Doula Training Canada in November 2014) and a Mother to 2 wonderful kids. I live in Niagara on the Lake and serve the entire Niagara Region. Up until I had my second child, I was a Registered Nurse and worked mostly with Public Health. I have always had a passion for birth and have known I wanted to work with expecting families since I was quite young. Since becoming a Mother, I have developed a passion for other parenting topics as well. Such as; breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering and car seat safety. In addition to my Doula training, I have done training in lactation management, water birth and advanced comfort measures in birth. I was also very fortunate to spend 2 weeks working with the Rankin Inlet (Nunavut) Midwives during my consolidation in Nursing School. I love to support families as they grow!

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