Alexa is a Senior Yoga Teacher specialised in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga, Birth Doula, Massage Therapist, Placenta Medicine Maker and Hypnobirthing & Imagery Childbirth Educator.
She is passionate about active, positive and conscious birth and supporting pregnant women and new parents through the amazing transformation that parenthood brings forth. She encourages her mamas to enjoy their pregnancy and to feel the empowerment obtained through knowledge and understanding of the process of birth. Her yoga classes with couples, mums-to-be and mums with babies (dads welcome!) are fun and are offered with an open mind and open heart. The vibe is upbeat, nurturing and friendly.
Alexa is a co-founder of London Bliss Doulas, offering women and couples a comprehensive range of childbirth support before, during and after birth.
“My interest in yoga as a path to holistic health has steered me towards the type of yoga I want to teach, with the emphasis on body awareness and self-healing” – Alexa
She qualified as a Hatha Yoga Teacher (RYT200) at triyoga, certified by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance US. She specialized in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga with Nadia Narain at triyoga, she is a YogaBirth Teacher, a 200-hours program set up by a group of Active Birth teachers, which combines Pregnancy Yoga with Childbirth Education and she is a Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Teacher, a training developed by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (Santa Monica, California) based on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Her latest Pregnancy Yoga training has been with Uma Dinsmore-Tulli at Yogacampus. Alexa is also a Relax & Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher having trained with Judith Hanson Lasater (USA). She trained in Baby Yoga Level 1 with Sally Lomas and Baby Yoga Level 2 with Bryony Vickers from Birthlight and Kids & Family Yoga with Iewa Wildlovebeamer at Rainbow Yoga.
She certified as a Doula guided by revolutionary childbirth pioneer Dr Michel Odent and Doula Liliana Lammers and their programme Paramana Doula UK and later with Whapio Diane Bartlett with her Matrona Holistic Doula Training (US). She studied Hypnobirthing with Katharine Graves and Natal Hypnotherapy with Maggie Howell. She is a DreamBirth practitioner with the School of Images, founded by Catherine Shainberg (US). She is a Massage Therapist specialised in Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage (Suzanne Yates from WellMother), Womb Massage (Clare Spink from Womb & Fertility Massage Therapy | Bushra Finch from Mizan Therapy | Rocio Alarcón, Massage and Healing Ceremonies of Ecuador | Angelina Martínez Miranda, Traditional Midwife from Mexico) and Baby Massage (Peter Walker from Developmental Baby Massage and Bryony Vickers from Birthlight ). Alexa completed the Babywearing Consultant training with the School of Babywearing and is passionate about sharing the benefits of attachment parenting.
Alexa had the most amazing empowering experience participating in The Art of Birth, a 2-week programme run by Naoli Vinaver, Midwife specialised in Mexican Traditional Midwifery Practices, Teacher and Author in Florianopolis, Brazil – March 2020.
In 2017-2018 she participated in the Four Seasons Journey programme run by midwife Jane Hardwicke Collings (Australia), founder of the School of Shamanic Womancraft. Alexa serves her community conducting women’s circles and conducting ceremonies and rites of passage as a midwife (with women).
Alexa participated in July 2016 in a one-week module for student midwives and doulas at Da-a-Luz Midwifery School in Orgiva, Spain, founded by Vanessa Brooks. In 2018 and 2019 she was invited to teach the module “Self-Care and the Magic of Touch’, which included yoga, massage, and women’s circle ceremonies.
She attended in April of 2015 an intensive 6-day Midwife Assistant workshop at The Farm Midwifery Center in Tennessee, USA, founded by Ina May Gaskin –the pioneer of natural birth in the United States- where she had the opportunity to learn from The Farm Midwives: Pamela Hunt, Joanne Santana, Deborah Flowers, UmmSalaamah Abdullah-Zaimah, Elizabeth Maxen and Carol Nelson.
In February 2012 she went to India to participate in a one month intensive training on Vinyasa Flow (RYT200) led by Heather Elton and Emil Wendel at Satsanga Retreat, Goa. She spent a total of two months travelling and absorbing the philosophy and culture of this intriguing country.
Alexa is bilingual in English and Spanish. She was born in Argentina and lives in London since 2001. She has a creative background having studied journalism, drama, film studies and photography. It was during her time living in London and working in the film industry that she began to practice yoga. As her studies and dedication for yoga grew more intense, she gradually moved into teaching yoga specialising in pregnancy and childbirth education. She is also passionate about healthy and conscious eating. She believes that we should all take care of ourselves with healthy, whole foods, and disciplined mind-body practices.
“I am continuously in awe of the beauty and brilliance of birth and the many amazing, unique ways birth unfolds for each individual person.” – Alexa
“I first got in touch with Alexa during my first pregnancy to attend her yoga class. Unfortunately, that pregnancy didn’t progress and I only met her when I had gone over the 1st trimester on a future pregnancy. Quickly my anxiety was rising and attending her classes filled me with positivity and calm. She also made me realise the importance of healing my past losses and that helped me connect with my baby and enjoy my new miracle. I also attended the yoga couples workshop and the closeness my husband and I experienced was out of this world; we left feeling like superheroes and the exercises we learned made us feel very connected during my early labouring. As time went by and Covid arrived, that calm community I had found seemed to have disappeared; but Alexa offered us her virtual classes and I was back in a happy place after every encounter. She kept our joy alive even in the hard pandemic times. There were so many questions from all of us and she was a beautiful guide during such uncertain and isolating times. After having quite a difficult delivery I got in touch with Alexa to work on the closing of the bone ceremony. Following weeks of looking after my baby and little time to recover and rest Alexa’s care during the ceremony was life changing. She made me feel reassured and loved at such a fragile time. Even when having the most supportive husband the pandemic didn’t allow for my family to be around and I was missing that female understanding and tenderness. Alexa was that piece that helped me carry on and feel a bit like myself again. We all need the love and care Alexa shares but more than ever during the challenging stages of motherhood and I’ll be forever grateful for everything she contributed during my motherhood journey.” – Lorena, November 2020
“I only met Alexa late on in my pregnancy but she guided me through my anxieties and filled my partner and I with a confidence that led to what was a truly unexpected transcendental birth! Even through we were online I felt a deep understanding and support which gave me strength. Thank you!” – Clementine – September 2020
“I went to Alexa’s classes from the middle of my pregnancy and with my son after he was born. Both Pregnancy and the Baby + Mums classes have helped me feel good in my body, connect with my child and meet other mums. I also did a hypnobirthing workshop with my partner which allowed us to feel ready and confident about the birth. Alexa brings so much kindness and warm, positive energy. I feel grateful for her classes and recommend them strongly.” – Pauline, June 2020