A New Paradigm

The Yes to Birth


Discover how to have a
healthier, less painful, empowering, satisfying
pregnancy & birth


With Rachel Yellin,
Founder of Yes To Birth!

Meet the Experts

Becky Alford

Doula Trainings International Lead Trainer
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Suzanne Arms

BirthWorks International Educator, Founder of Birthing The Future, Author
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Alison Armstrong

Founder of Understandmen.com and PAX Programs
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PAX Programs Incorporated was founded by Alison Armstrong and Joan McClain in 1995 as a mission-driven company passionate about transforming the way men and women relate to themselves and each other. PAX focuses on educational products and programs illuminating predictable conflicts between genders, and provides innovative ways to resolve these conflicts with principles of partnership. Best known for Understanding Men online course, The Queen’s Code book, and In Sync with the Opposite Sex audio program, PAX has affected millions of people world-wide.

Karen Atkins

Vitality Lifestyle Expert, Singer and Songwriter
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Karen Atkins helps people uncover their latent potential for optimum energy and fulfillment through transformational tools like BodyTalk, Qi Gong, Essential oils, Music, Nourishment, and other Therapeutic Practices. Karen has been featured on Ted Talks and Good Morning America. Her music has been in multiple feature films and won several awards. In her award-winning Vital Qi TV series, Karen provides practical tips and solutions to generate lasting vitality and fulfillment and create the lifestyle of your dreams.

Jane Austin

Certified Yoga teacher and Trainer, Founder of Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga School
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Jane Austin has worked with pregnant women and their families since 1990. She is dedicated to educating yoga teachers, doulas and midwives on how to use the tools of yoga to support pregnant women and new moms in all stages of the childbearing year and beyond. She weaves her experience as a midwife, doula, childbirth educator and mother into her work, as she attracts students from all over the world interested in the physically, mentally and emotionally aspects of pregnancy and birth. With humor and compassion, Jane offers women a mindful, supportive and nourishing environment to create a sacred, authentic place to connect to themself and their baby.

Debra Betts

Nurse and maternity acupuncture and acupressure specialist
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Debra Betts started her nursing and acupuncture practice in New Zealand in 1989. For over 2 decades, she has been teaching acupuncture courses to midwives. By 2006, she’d published several articles on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in obstetrics practices and her book, The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Debra completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014 and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Programs at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also a clinical supervisor at a New Zealand hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic.

Alexis Cohen

Visionary Artist, Creative Empowerment Mentor, and Shamanic Practitioner
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Alexis supports her clients to heal and strengthen their connection to their power and intuition so they can bring their creative work to life. Alexis is passionate about supporting the new rising tide of artists, healers, visionaries, entrepreneurs and innovators. Alexis supports women through all their creative processes, including art, writing, ceremony and childbirth. With a decade-long background as a Doula, Alexis finds that her birth work has beautifully woven into her current practices, and has transformed her own and her clients’ lives.

Sally Fallon Morrell

Founder Weston A. Price Foundation and Nourishing Traditions, Author
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Sally Fallon Morell is founding president of The Weston A. Price Foundation (westonaprice.org), a non-profit nutrition education foundation dedicated to returning nutrient-dense food to American tables. She is also the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (realmilk.com), which has as its goal universal access to clean raw milk from pasture-fed animals. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD); The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD); Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN); and Nourishing Fats and Nourishing Diets. Visit her blog at nourishingtraditions.com.

Sean Fargo

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Sean Fargo is the founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a free resource of more than 1,500 mindfulness meditations, worksheets, videos, ebooks and more. He is a former Buddhist monk of two years, a Certified Instructor for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (the mindfulness program at Google), and a Certified Integral Coach from New Ventures West. He blends a combination of depth and practicality to his mindfulness trainings for people from all walks of life. He currently runs an online Mindfulness Teacher Certification Program, training people to teach mindfulness with integrity, confidence and certified credibility.

Britt Fohrman

Doula Mentor, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Photographer
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Britt has had a thriving, sustainable doula practice in San Francisco for nearly 2 decades. Her work and her life have been deeply supported by her practices in yoga, bodywork, Buddhism, hypnosis and shamanism. She is passionate about teaching and practicing deep, mindful self care while creating a safe and loving container for her clients. Britt supports the process of claiming one’s own power, embracing pregnancy and birth as a conscious rite of passage, while having fun in the process.

Dr. Isa Gucciardi

Founder of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream and Depth Hypnosis
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Dr. Isa Gucciardi has an expertise in cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, and transpersonal psychology. She co-founded the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, which is a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, California, serving hundreds of students each year. Isa teaches and speaks nationally and internationally, and she has published numerous articles, podcast episodes, videos, and the books Return to the Great Mother and Coming to Peace. She maintains a private practice with institutions and individuals in Depth Hypnosis and Coming to Peace processes. Isa speaks five languages and has lived in eleven countries.

Judith Lasater

PhD East-West Psychology, Physical Therapist, and 9-time Author of Yoga books
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Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D, and Physical Therapist, has taught yoga around the world since 1971. She is a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA, as well as the worldwide known Yoga Journal magazine. Judith trains teachers all over the USA and at international yoga conventions. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers’ Association as well as the author of 9 books and numerous articles on yoga and health for nationally recognized magazines. Her most recent book is Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation.

Dagmar Kahn

Women’s Sexuality and Confidence Coach
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Dagmar uses powerful, integrated holistic sexuality practices, deep relaxation and self-massage practices in combination with modern trauma healing and brain-integration techniques, that are designed to help women fully come back to life. The result of her work with women is a deep, unapologetic, falling in love with their body, healing from #metoo experiences and reclaiming their full sexual freedom.

Marie Mongan

Founder of HypnoBirthing International
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Marie “Mickey” Mongan has spent the last 30 years directing and promoting the growth and curriculum of an expanded HypnoBirthing program worldwide. As the founder of HypnoBirthing®, the former dean of a women’s college, and a licensed counselor, she is a master Hypnotherapist, who holds several of the highest awards in hypnotherapy. She has trained thousands of practitioners around the world, and her book, HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method, has been translated into 11 languages.

Jessica Moore

Director of documentary Why Not Home?
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Peggy O'mara

Author and Founder of Mothering Magazine and mothering.com
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Peggy O’Mara is the editor and publisher of peggyomara.com. She was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011. In 1995, she founded mothering.com and was its editor-in-chief until 2012. Peggy’s books include Natural Family Living, Having a Baby Naturally, and A Quiet Place. She has presented at Omega Institute, Esalen, Bioneers and La Leche League International. Peggy has won several awards and is and advisor on several boards of important organizations.

Debra Pascalli-Bonaro

Founder and Director of documentary Orgasmic Birth
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Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Lamaze International childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International, Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth” and the Founder & President of the revolutionary online childbirth class Pain to Power, which prepares expectant mothers, fathers, and partners to be positively prepared for birth and focuses on the intimate and sacred nature of birth. Debra’s passion comes from her over 30 years of working with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 40 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!

Sandrine Perez

Founder of Nourishing Our Children
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Sandrine Perez, MA, serves as the executive and creative director of Nourishing Our Children, a non-profit, educational initiative of the Weston A. Price Foundation established to support the health of our children. She previously worked as a family therapist, art therapist, teacher, and as an educational therapist in private practice before she established Nourishing Our Children in 2005. Convinced that the children she worked with were well-fed but malnourished, Sandrine closed her private practice to devote herself to the cause of educating and inspiring parents to return to the whole, natural foods that have produced generation after generation of healthy children. She founded the San Francisco Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2004 and now serves as the Portland, Oregon chapter leader.

Allison Post

Integrative Health Coach and Somatic Educator
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Allison has helped thousands of people with chronic illness, digestive discomfort, and physical challenges, along with the transitions of pregnancy, birth, chronic stress, menopause, aging, grief and loss, and trauma arising from injury, surgery, and personal crisis. For over 3 decades, Allison helps people restore their body to its natural state of health using Somatic Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Asian and Western Bodywork, Chi Nei Tsang Internal Organ Massage, Visceral Manipulation, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Dance, and Biomechanical, Visionary, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She and her husband, Stephen Cavaliere have co-authored two books, Unwinding the Belly: Healing with Gentle Touch and The Gut Wellness Guide.

Nikki Shaheed

Owner of Birthing From Within
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Shalome Stone

Founder of Rockstar Birth
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Katie Vigos

Creator of Empowered Birth Project
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Katie Vigos is the founder of Empowered Birth Project, an online initiative to remind birthing people of their power and share education and inspiration. She started the platform on Instagram in 2014, and in 2018 successfully petitioned Facebook and Instagram to allow uncensored birth content on their platforms. A registered nurse by profession, Katie lives in Los Angeles, California, where she and her husband are raising their three sons.

Rachel Yellin

Founder of Yes To Birth! Live and Video Classes, Coaching, and Audio Relaxation Program
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If you want to have a less painful, more manageable pregnancy and birth, where you feel excited, calm and prepared for labor, and your baby is born on their terms, Rachel is for you! Rachel will inspire you with facts, opinions, and birth stories, while saying totally inappropriate things, and providing life and relationship skills that go far beyond birth. Rachel will support you to make conscious choices about where, how and with whom to give birth, create the most loving, peaceful pregnancy and birth environment, and see the baby as a wise person whose preferences matter.

Rachel created The Yes To Birth Experience to help pregnant women and birth professionals see that there is a loving, joyful, pleasurable, meaningful way to experience birth.