Testimonial

Birth Doula Support

I can't imagine my birth without Gisela.  Throughout our relationship, Gisela has been exceedingly committed.  Prior to my birth and as my postpartum doula, she met all my questions and concerns with patience, knowledge, and genuine care; checked in with me to make sure that all was well; and provided gentle comfort. Her positivity and warmth were so calming during such a chaotic time, and, post-birth, was a great help to me while juggling a newborn and toddler at home.


During my birth, Gisela was a tremendous source of support.  She stayed with me through a very long and difficult posterior labor and birth and advocated for my wishes with the midwife staff.  She directed me in different positions to try and turn the baby and was constantly there when I needed her to provide pressure on my back.  She provided many helpful suggestions to minimize my discomfort and was quick to enact all my requests.  When labor was taking longer than expected by the midwife, she validated my desire to remain at the birth center even when the midwife suggested it might be best for me to go home.  Her belief in me helped get me through the end of my labor and birth without medication and according to my original goals - a feat I doubt would have been possible without her presence.  I am so grateful to have found Gisela and recommend her services with my whole heart.

Simone 

Gisela leads her classes with effortless flow and peaceful energy. As a participant, I felt encouraged to tap into my natural power and listen to my body in ways I never previously explored. She accompanied me on my journey through birth preparation to recovery, and I am deeply thankful for the positive and calm sessions with her, during which I came to understand my maternal body much better. My baby also grew to love the postnatal classes, as Gisela smoothly adapted her program to fit the little ones’ needs from moment to moment.

Elaine

Gisela ist ein Mensch mit sehr viel Empathie und verhilft jeder werdenden Mutter zu mehr Selbstvertrauen mit all ihren Tipps und Yogaübungen. Ich hatte eine unglaublich schöne und entspannte Geburt erlebt, dank der tollen Vorbereitung mit ihr.

Jelena

Both my husband Antonio and myself wanted to thank you for the Birth preparation workshop. It was extremely interesting and we found it incredibly useful. The most instructive 2.5-3hrs spent in a long time!

Angelica

I would like to extend a special and BIG thanks to our yoga teacher Gisela for your guidance and lessons, specially the movements and breathing exercises. They were very helpful and allowed me to stay focused and to cope with all that came during birth.

Andrea

In the last trimester of my pregnancy I joined the birth preparation yoga classes that Gisela offers. The preparation was great for my physical and mental condition. Gisela regularly points out the various benefits of the demonstrated postures and movements. She always comes back to concrete advice on which movement can help your baby and yourself while in labour. The breathing techniques, and the positive mantras are giving lots of strength and boost one's self-confidence. After each class I felt strong, positive and ever-readier to give birth to my baby.


I was amazed to feel how all the techniques I learned in the class actually did help me and my baby during labour.


Many thanks to Gisela for the great classes and support. And to all moms-to-be around: my best advice to you is to join this class and trust in your strength, as a woman there is much more you can achieve than you would ever think.

Myriam

Eigentlich zum Fertility Yoga-Kurs angemeldet, stellte ich sehr schnell fest, dass ich schwanger bin.

Somit hatte ich das Glück, den Kurs von Gisela auch in der frühen Phase meiner Schwangerschaft voll auszukosten.

Mit ihrer einfühlsamen und sympathischen Art führt sie durch eine langsame, aber doch kräftigende Praxis mit gezielter Atemarbeit und vor allem viel Entspannung.

Durch diesen tollen Kurs konnte ich, trotz einiger Schwangerschaftsbeschwerden, den Anfang dieser besonderen Zeit geniessen.

Zudem konnte ich von Giselas langjähriger Erfahrung als Yoga-Lehrerin und Mutter profitieren.


Jetzt freue ich mich sehr, auch am Prenatal Kurs teilnehmen zu können.

Franziska

Ich möchte mich ganz herzlich für die Yogastunden während meiner Schwangerschaft und in der Rückbildung bedanken. Ich habe mich immer sehr gefreut, hinzugehen und es hat mir sehr gut getan. Du hast immer eine gute Stimmung geschaffen und auch mein Baby hat es sehr lustig gefunden. 


Ich komme sehr gerne beim nächsten Kind wieder zu dir ins Yoga. 

Karin

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