Your class was so informative and opened my eyes and my heart to the many possibilities that we all have within ourselves. I will not pretend to understand what a woman will go through...
...your support helped me find the strength and confidence to birth from my heart. I feel such immense gratitude for you! You said things to me that will stay with me for a lifetime.
"Joanna, it is hard to put it into words what your support has meant to us on our journey to becoming parents...from the first time we met you, we were like 'Yes! We have the most awesome doula around!'
You are the kind of person I think every woman deserves to have in her corner, and at such an important time in my life your presence before, during and after the birth of Sophie has been utterly invaluable. Your relationship guidance (and all around guidance), book recommendations, the BFW course, your photos, and the main event of course, and your visits afterward can't be quantified. Your energy helped bring this whole experience to another level...It is clear to us that while this experience is a beautiful and powerful one in itself, your support helped me find the strength and confidence to birth from my heart. I feel such immense gratitude for you! You said things to me that will stay with me for a lifetime. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart. I just love you!" ~ Emily, 2011
"Joanna, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for the Birthing Within course. When Tracy approached me about attending your classes I have to admit that I was not completely into going or thought that there was nothing more to learn as “I had done it all”, being a Paramedic. Oh how I was wrong. Your class was so informative and opened my eyes and my heart to the many possibilities that we all have within ourselves. I will not pretend to understand what a woman will go through but taking your class definitely helped me to glean the information that I felt was applicable to Tracy, you helped me face my Tiger and hopefully tame it and believe it or not you helped me get in touch with the artsy side of myself that I had not seen in many years. I know now that depending on what you see there are many options out there for couples, and I will now wholeheartedly endorse midwifery, doulas and your course – not only as a father but as a Paramedic. You have opened these eyes to something that I never would have embraced. I thank you so much for a life changing course and experience." ~ Ryan C., 2007.
"Joanna is an exceptionally talented doula. Our birthing experience was just as we had hoped it would be, peaceful and natural. Not only was she instrumental in assisting with the birth of our son, but her teachings were key to strengthening our bond as a married couple. We anticipate Joanna supporting us again as our family continues to grow." ~ Kevan & Lesley Sinclair, 2012.
"Wow. I am blown away by you. You are a true Goddess.
Your brilliance shining, guiding strongly during the workshop.
Your Divine Feminine blessing at the end - or really at the threshold stone of our individual birth journeys.
I see how intentional your work is - and the whole that it's become.
The follow up piece, the Mother's Unfolding Group, is a wonderful evolution. Thank you for the work you do in this world, and thank you for showing me by example. I am blessed to know you, and happy to have been brought back into your circle." ~ Tessa.