My name is Jenise… It’s unique and hard to remember so I won’t be offended if you get it wrong!
I’m a pregnancy, birth, and postpartum doula and pre and post-natal yoga instructor, mama to two barnacle babies and one fur baby. When I’m not with my own bubs, supporting a mum or in a yoga sesh you can find me with a warm chai latte, always looking for the next sweet snack, or with salt in my hair and sand on my feet down by the seaside. I also love going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves.
My partner and I met in Canada and spent the next 10 years galivanting the world together, doing ski seasons, working on yachts, and anything that would keep supporting our love for travel and the outdoors.
We eventually settled in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, in Southwest Australia, Wardandi country, with the bush on our doorstep and the ocean down the road.(You’ll usually find my partner with wine in his hand).
I started practising yoga long before I even knew I wanted to be a mum and eventually got my certification while living in Bali. When I found out I was first pregnant (3 months into the pregnancy), I knew I had to do my prenatal teacher training and COVID lockdown provided the perfect space to grow my baby and gently ease back into study.
The birth of my first truly changed me. I had a euphoric unmedicated hospital birth (hello oxytocin high!!) and soon after decided that I wanted to help other women feel as supported as I did. I want to help you believe in your body’s ability to give birth and help you feel that high. I was nourished and held in my postpartum, and now want to pass those loving warm vibes onto other birthing families. I truly believe that keeping healthy and active in body and mind during pregnancy can help labour and postpartum outcomes. This was when my birthing movement was born.
I provide women-centred care and believe that wherever you feel safest to birth your baby is most likely the safest spot for you to birth. I’ll help you discover where you feel safest by providing you with evidence-based resources to help you make informed decisions, giving you back to power to birth on your own terms.
I’d love to hear your story and all about your birthing vision over a warm chai…..
My name is Jenise Russell, yoga instructor specialising in pre and post-natal yoga, birth and postpartum doula, mother blessing facilitator and friend. For more information and offerings please feel free to contact me:
0422 744 141
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