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
Karen's entire body of work is focused on prenatal and postpartum care. Karen received her Birth Doula certification from DONA International in 2005 and has witnessed the transformative power of birth through her attendance at over 300 home, hospital and birth centre births. Karen is also a Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, certified HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) Practitioner, a Birthing from Within Mentor, Lactation Educator and mother of two amazing children. Karen continues to expand her knowledge base by attending birth & yoga-related workshops, trainings and courses. Karen acknowledges and is grateful for each birth she has attended, each family she has supported and each baby she has held. For it is in the moments of being present in the birthing of mothers, fathers, and families that she understands how much wisdom exists in the world.