B.A. with Hons, MSc, IBCLC, LLL leader
While studying for a MSc (Econ) at the London School of Economics in 1996, I bought by coincidence BKS Iyengar’s book Light on yoga without suspecting it would change my life.
My need to understand the living architecture of the body and the peaks and valleys of the mind, led me to take on the path of yoga.
The practice of yoga and the art of just sitting during my three pregnancies was invaluable in aligning and preparing body, mind, and heart for birth and through my mothering journey.
Inspired by own beautiful birth experiences, I embarked on another life journey as a birth doula, and trained with Michel Odent/Liliana Lammers in 2006.
In addition, I work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which is the highest credential awarded in lactation. As a clinician, I am in charge of a weekly Specialist Breastfeeding Clinic for complex breastfeeding dyads, as part of the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (by GP, RM, or HV referral only) in Merton. I also have a private clinical practice as part of Breastfeeding London.
I am the Director/Founder of the Centre for Breastfeeding Education and Research and lead Lecturer for the Breastfeeding London Course . The Breastfeeding London Course is the only Course in the UK taught by a multidisciplinary team, which been granted professional accreditation by the Royal College of Midwives. It meets and exceeds the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam requirements. In addition, I have been working as a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor in my local community for Cafe La Leche Merton for the past 12 consecutive years, offering free breastfeeding support.
Over the years, teaching and sharing what life has taught me has become a lifelong passion.
In my scarce free time, I love being in nature and have great respect and admiration for all wild plants and their healing properties. I enjoy contemplative practices, as well as writing, chanting (kirtan), singing and storytelling. Having lived all over the world, Mexican in my heart and fully trilingual, I love travelling and discovering new horizons.
Last but not least, my life and work have been entirely inspired by my three children -my greatest day-to-day teachers-, and my beloved husband, who is rock solid in my life.