It truly does take a village to raise a child - and a mother. Community is the heart of Siena Wellness. We support women from pregnancy through motherhood - a transformation that is truly life-changing and a lot more fun when you have other mamas to share it with.
Elizabeth is the founder of Siena Wellness and mom of two crazy little kids. She has worked with hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers and loves creating connections and providing women with the tools they need to thrive in pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.
She is a certified Holistic Health Coach and Experienced Yoga Instructor and has completed trainings with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Mary's Center, Postpartum Support International, 5th Element Yoga, Anahata Grace, Tranquil Space, and Transcend Yoga.
Mostly, she's grateful to do the work she loves while maintaining the balance that allows her to be a big part of her children's lives in these early years.
Joan is a DONA trained birth doula and new family advocate. She has supported families in the DC area as a solo doula and previously worked with DC Birth Doulas. She believes that there is no right way to be the perfect parent, but there are many ways to be a great parent.
She knows from her own personal and professional experience the importance of empowering new mothers as they develop their new identities as parents. She has a special interest in mental health, physical fitness and community support throughout pregnancy and into postpartum.
She is a Washington, D.C. native and has three very young sons of her own.
Robyn has more than 30 years’ experience educating and counseling women about reproductive health including contraception, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, post-partum care, transitioning into motherhood, and peri- and post-menopausal care. She also has extensive experience working with people in recovery from addiction, co-dependency, and trauma. Though she specializes in the care of women, Robyn is equally committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, body size, socioeconomic status, and nature of illness. Using acupuncture, qi gong and the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine, Robyn midwifes others through major transitions and developmental stages in their lives. Robyn holds masters degrees in Applied Healing Arts, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Women’s Holistic Health from the Maryland Institute for Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). Her undergraduate degree is in Sociology and Family and Community Development from the University of Maryland. Robyn lives Silver Spring with her family, and is a 20+ year veteran homeschooler.
Michael is a yoga instructor and reiki practitioner who is passionate about helping women tap into their power. She has formal training in social work and worked as a psychotherapist prior to the birth of her son in 2019. As a new mom herself, she understands the importance of building meaningful connections with other mothers.
Michael’s approach in her work focuses on empowerment, helping women trust the wisdom of their minds and bodies through movement, energy work, reflection and meaningful connection. Michael’s goal in life is to do what makes her soul smile and, as such, spends her free time running, weight lifting, reading, cooking, singing, and dancing to her favorite music.
Michael lives in Silver Spring with her husband, their son, and their two black cats.
Michelle Cohen, RYT, RPYT is passionate about helping women have their best birth and strongest start to motherhood. As a toLabor trained birth doula, a Birth Arts International trained postpartum doula, and a Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga teacher, she supports women in preparing for their childbearing year through group yoga classes, personalized prenatal and postnatal private sessions, labor support workshops and compassionate birth and postpartum doula support.
Michelle has been working with moms since 2008, teaching hundreds of pregnant and new moms how to connect with their bodies and their babies, through breath, movement and mindful awareness. When she’s not encouraging mamas to breathe into down dog, witnessing the miracle of birth, or trying to make a positive impact in the world, she’s spending time with her two energetic sons and husband in the heart of Washington, D.C. To learn more about Michelle, visit www.savoritstudios.com.