Mama, artist, teacher, writer, birthworker and host of the Stay Podcast, TaKisha has taught yoga and meditation since 2015. Her hybrid maternal wellness practice, Momkynd, brings yoga, meditation, reproductive education and birth support to women online and in her community of Fredericksburg, Virginia. After 15 years in the marketing and publishing industries, TaKisha traded in her corporate career to cultivate safe spaces for women as they learn to unlock the internal tools available to them for physical, spiritual and emotional healing. And, as a graduate of The Shakti School, she is honored to bring Ayurveda to her clients and community through her signature Art of Self Preservation workshop series. When she is not working with clients, TaKisha enjoys learning to garden with her son, knitting and exploring local hiking trails with their dog, Zora.
Now for the “official” stuff that’s supposed to explain why you should trust me with your body…and your life:
I hold advanced certifications in Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga with more that 1000 hours of training and 500 E-RYT and RPYT (registered prenatal yoga) designations through Yoga Alliance. I also hold Health Coach certifications through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Nicole Jardim’s Fix Your Period Women’s Hormone Health apprenticeship program, 600 hours of Ayurveda practitioner training from The Shakti School, Birth and Postpartum doula training and certification through Mama Glow, Somatic Attachment and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy certifications via The Embody Lab, and a childbirth educator training from Bebo Mia and the Doula Training Program.
Before beginning a career in wellness and reproductive health, I obtained an undergraduate degree from Virginia State University in Journalism, a Masters degree from The George Washington University in Publishing, completed two years of Masters-level coursework in psychotherapy, and worked as a marketing executive, copywriter and corporate storyteller for various industries for 15 years.