IRASEMA REZA BAILEY
Irasema aka Iris is a Spanish/English speaking doula and bodyworker/sobadora, as well as a Reiki healer. She has supported parents and families in the Austin area, as a doula since 2009 and is currently a birth companion at Mama Sana Vibrant Women. Before that she volunteered with GALS for 7 years. She uses a traditional Mexican tool called the Rebozo which can help with optimal fetal positioning and comfort during birthing time. And also teaches classes on the use of the Rebozo in pregnancy birth and postpartum as well as using it as a self-care tool. She has trained with DONA International, Vida Luna Massage y Mas, Mercy in Action as a Midwifery assistant. Traditional Rebozo techniques with Marucha Ilhuakatzin and techniques passed down from my abuela Juana Solis Martinez.
ELLEN M. GONZALEZ
Ellen M. Gonzalez is a registered trauma sensitive yoga teacher through Sundara Yoga Therapy Center specializing in helping those who suffer from various disorders including PTSD. She enjoys creating a warm, safe healing space for others and offering holistic and traditional medicine practices. In the realm of healing, she practices with communities as an Aromatherapist and Herbalist, Certified Birth Companion (Doula), Reiki and Tantric practitioner of AromaYoga Austin. A student of life, she continues to learn traditional and indigenous medicine, actively apprenticing with Of the Earth Healing in Austin and Concilio Taino Guatu Ma Cu de Boriken of Puerto Rico. She is a Healer, earth and water protector and aspiring student midwife.
Elena (she/her) is a queer spanish-speaking Boricua (puertorriqueña), full spectrum doula, bruja, herbalist, student midwife and single parent of a strong willed four-year-old. She provides support in birth, postpartum, abortion and pregnancy loss and grief. She is also a babywearing and lactation educator. Elena comes with a wealth of knowledge from her profession, personal life experience, and ancestral healing work. Outside of Birth Comadres, she also provides support to pregnant folks and folks with other health needs at Casa Marianella as a Medical Case Manager, and prenatal, birth and postpartum support as a birth companion/compañera de parto) with Mama Sana Vibrant Woman.
Teresa is spanish/english speaking doula and bodyworker/sobadora, as well as a Pranic healer. She has supported families in the Austin area since 2002, and has worked with Chiropractors since 2005. Teresa comes with a wealth of knowledge from her personal birthing experiences and bodywork. Her training with Las Manos Magicas in the Rebozo technique has given her the knowledge to apply this Mexican tradition to her practice. She is beginning her journey of traditional and indigenous medicine with Of the Earth Healing in Austin, and learning more about her Mexican ancestral roots. www.rootsandremedy.com