UMMUL PATRAWAL, Yoga Instructor
Ummul is a yogi and mom to 3 wonderful and active boys and a former marketing executive. When her children were young, they turned to yoga and mindfulness to help their family through through a personal crisis. Reflecting on the positive changes that they experienced, at an emotional and physical level, she embarked on her mission to share the joy of Yoga with other children and families.
Ummul has grown up with yoga and has been actively sharing and teaching yoga to her own kids and within her community since 2010. She is a Children's certified Yoga teacher, who has attended several online yoga and mindfulness seminars, healthy eating seminars and personal growth and development conferences. She has been teaching Yoga to families, parents and children at public and private schools, libraries, parenting centres and at her local studio, YogaVision.
KAREN MCWILLIAM, HypnoBirthing(R) Practitioner, Birthing from Within(R) Mentor, Birth and Postnatal Doula, Yoga Instructor
Karen is a DONA-certified birth & postnatal Doula, certified Mongan Method HypnoBirthing® practitioner, and creator of The McWilliam Method™ childbirth prep classes. She is a certified prenatal yoga teacher, trainer, breastfeeding educator and sleep educator. Karen offers private, group, and virtual birth prep classes as well as in-person and virtual doula support. Karen is also the founder of the “Life With Baby™” course designed to help families prepare for the myriad of changes that come with a new baby. All of Karen’s offerings are richly steeped in a wisdom born from 16+ years of nurturing and empowering families during this exciting and transformative time.
Karen’s extensive training spans 16+ years. However, Karen’s shine is found within her intuitive and organic approach. She has a special way of creating a customized suite of support services to suit your birthing time needs. What will you need? It is likely you don’t know. But trust Karen to read the energy in the room and know in her bones what combination will be right for you and your family. Intuitive, wise, and grounded, Karen will be there to offer the stability and centering energy you need during this time.
ANGELA DELFRANCO, Yoga Instructor
Angela trained as a dancer in Contemporary Modern dance along with other forms to a professional level at the Toronto Dance Theatre. She was awarded a scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.
Her experience reached a new level after giving birth to her first child. She studied at the internationally acclaimed BirthLight for Perinatal Yoga and Baby Yoga with the founder Françoise Barbira-Freedman in the UK in 2004. Her training continued with a certification for Pilates through the Pilates Institute UK, YogaKids foundation, Stott Pilates Total Barre and is a Certified Yoga Teacher from The Yoga Centre of Burlington.
Angela offers simple yet precise instruction to keep the student safe in a pose and allow them to feel capable during the practice. She studied and develops modifications that aim to build strong alignment so participants feel progress. She hopes to guide those who work with her to nurture and trust their inner guru.
Angela leads classes at The WOMB Burlington teaching Prenatal and Fertility Yoga to guide women through yoga to develop inner-strength during times of immense growth. If that’s boosting fertility, conscious conception or adjusting priorities for baby, when a woman is nurtured and balanced, she can focus on what’s important now and lead a powerful life. Through movement, including breath, visualization and meditation embraced on and off the mat, this intention will foster confidence and a strong positive mind and body at any stage of Motherhood.
Angela is also part of the Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team led by Dr. Sinead Dufour to teach Pelvic Health Yin Yoga and Barre for Pelvic health. She loves taking her two teenage girls on adventures and encouraging them to have healthy lifestyle habits.
CHAR DUDEK, Fitness Specialist
Charmaine is a Certified Personal Trainer who turned her interests into a passion when completing her Health Wellness and Fitness Diploma at Mohawk College in 2018. Char is part of the pelvic health team led by Dr Sinead Dufour and continued educating and keeping herself current through pelvic health certifications and workshops.
Char began instructing the Mommy Bootcamps and fell upon the love of helping and educating women on Pelvic health. Char facilitates the Bringing Back your Core Workshop and The Pelvic Health Pfilates classes at The WOMB - at both the Milton and Burlington locations.
Char is a mother to her son, daughter and Furbaby Hope. She enjoys spending most of her summers staying active camping, hiking, biking or relaxing on the beach with her family and Friends.