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'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.
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.