Who are we?
We are honored to support women through the journey of birth and motherhood through childbirth education, doula services and herbal remedies. Living in Northern NJ, we share our passion for empowering others through our roles as mothers, Montessori educators, and birth professionals.
In the summer of 1997, we literally bumped our 9 month pregnant bellies at a hot bus stop in Jerusalem. Those bursting bellies and the daughters inside them opened up a new and immediately fundamental pathway in our spiritual lives; the journey of motherhood. By the year 2000 we had both moved back to the States and reconnected, and since then, have shared the kind of friendship that has turned us into sisters.
Our approach to health and taking responsibility for our self-care, informed our confidence in parenting our children in a world of information without knowledge. We have become committed to guiding women and their families during their childbearing years and consider it a blessing and an honor to be part of the sacred journey.
Raizy is a mother of five, a Montessori teacher and trainer, and an expert home-birther. Her intuition and open heart create a comfortable space for those around her to be themselves. Her love of nature and photography take her on hikes and other outdoor adventures. When not outdoors meditating on the wonders of nature or at a yoga class, she can be found in her kitchen nurturing a pot of brewing herbs, a plant in need of water or a child in need of lovin’.
Leigh is a deep and broad visionary thinker who passionately works to bring her vision into reality. She is a natural leader, and has contagious creative energy leading others to reach their potential through workshops, projects, and ceremonies that give women the space to look within with honesty, acceptance, love, and an eye for practical application to life. She has been spiritually transformed from her experiences with pregnancy loss and has since compiled Permission, a Loss Healing Journal designed to support women through their often silent grief. Leigh can be found mindfully tending to her midwifery school work, her five children, her work as a Montessori trainer, all while becoming acquainted with her love of painting, poetry and yoga.
Understanding the metaphor of labor and birth, has brought us the ability to access a grounded patience in any process involving work and waiting. It has brought us the knowledge that for anything new and beautiful to be born, it will come through both pain and pleasure, through both hard work and miracle, and through the combination of intense effort and complete surrender.