Alexa is a Birth Doula, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist 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 Dean
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 Lolly Stirk and Yvonne Moore and 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 as taught by Yogi Bhajan. 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 with Sally Lomas from Birthlight and Kids & Family Yoga with Iewa Wildlovebeamer at Rainbow Yoga. In 2017-2018 she participated in the Four Seasons Journey programme run by Jane Hardwicke Collings, 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).
She certified as a Doula guided by revolutionary childbirth pioneer Dr Michel Odent and doula Liliana Lammers. She studied HK Hypnobirthing with Katharine Graves and Natal Hypnotherapy with Maggie Howell. She is training at the moment to become a DreamBirth practitioner with the School of Images, founded by Catherine Shainberg. She is a Massage Therapist specialised in Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage (Suzanne Yates from WellMother), Womb Massage (Clare Spink from 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.
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.
Alexa participated in July 2016 in a one-week module for student midwives at Da-a-Luz Oasis Postmodern Midwifery School in Orgiva, Spain, founded by Vanessa Brooks. From 2018 Alexa is invited to teach a module on ‘Yoga, Self-Care and the Magic of Touch’.
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 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.