Dar a luz: To bright to light; to give birth. This beautiful expression gets at the heart of why I am drawn to serving as a doula: supporting women through an amazingly transformative time, as they journey through the unknown to reach ultimate enlightenment.
A native Charlottesvillian, I spent my high school summers volunteering at Martha Jefferson Hospital. I was 16 when I witnessed my first birth, and it ignited in me a deep desire to learn everything that I possibly could about the reproductive process. A decade later I completed birth doula training through DONA, and have been so blessed by the wonderful mentors who have nurtured my growth along the way.
Teaching Spanish has afforded me the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it has been profoundly eye-opening to consider how cultural attitudes shape the experiences of birth and motherhood across the world. I strongly believe that every woman deserves to have a birth that is safe, celebratory, and empowering.
I have always been inspired and amazed by the journey women make through pregnancy and birth into motherhood. My own birth was transformational and called me towards a path of uplifting and supporting women during this time period of their lives.
I have completed my doula training through DONA and I am a certified yoga instructor. I will also be completing my 85 hour prenatal yoga teacher training through Kelly Cox at Bend.
As a Doula, my aim is to help facilitate a birth in which Mom feels empowered, heard and safe. Birth is an experience defined by the deepest emotions, and I am so honored to bear witness as new families are born.
Jay Brown says, “family life is the yogic cave” and it is this idea that echos in Chloe’s personal practice and in her teaching. Drawing inspiration from everyday activities - raising a young family, juggling jobs and tasks and making ends meet - Chloe seeks the wisdom in our mundane experiences. Her aim is to provide her students the tools with which they can begin to notice the intricacies and joys of their lives as they are today - the good, the bad, and the indifferent.
Chloe was trained in 2012 at PURE Yoga in New York City under Yogi Charu and KayKay Clivio. She has been blessed by many incredible teachers over the years including Kelly Cox, Jen Fleisher, Shala Worsley, and Tiffany Cruikshank.