With a 14-year background in nursing, Gila always loved to work with people. After she moved from Germany to Phoenix, AZ in 1997, she became a certified massage therapist and build her own practice. When Gila was introduced to yoga in 2002, her life gained a dynamic new dimension. She is a certified experienced teacher with the Yoga Alliance (500+hrs.) and specializes in prenatal, restorative, yin and pelvic floor yoga.
Her work always connected her with pregnant moms and some of her clients asked her to attend their births. That's when she learned about the work of a doula and became officially trained with DONA in 2010. Since then she has added her postpartum training, offers cupping massages, placenta crafting and Belly Binding.
Gila’s latest endeavor as a doula brings everything she learned over more than 2 decades into full circle : her years of hospital & nursing work , the natural birth experience of her daughter Talisa in 1991 (which got her onto the holistic path ), her 2 step-grandchildren and her passion for health & life. Gila immediately felt a calling answered once she was introduced to the Sacred Pregnancy Movement! The amazing connections she built - and is still building - and the incredible teachings resonated instantly with her! All her received knowledge is used as valuable tools she offers to women to support them at their most unforgettable, sacred & natural event they deserve: giving birth which is a true celebration and can be embraced as a rite of passage.
Gila is certified to teach the 8-week Pregnancy Journey classes + the 4-week Birth Journey classes.