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Tamara Cleaver - Doula and Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Phone: 250-813-3444

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: Welcome, I'm Tamara. I’m a mother, grandmother, doula, breastfeeding educator & yoga teacher. I am available for both private and group prenatal or postnatal yoga! Send me a note to learn more about Yoga classes, Doula support, or Breastfeeding assistance.

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 8 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2012
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Douglas College Childbirth Educators Program

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Health Care Professionals

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Certified Pre and Postnatal Yoga Teacher. Standard First Aid, CPR, Infant First Aid, and Naloxone Training

Special Services Offered

  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Some Highlights of my Education, Training, and Experiences Include ****240 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Ajna Yoga College, a therapeutically based yoga studio in Victoria BC**** ****20 Hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with Nicole Marcia at Ajna Yoga College**** ****20 Hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jennifer Piercy at Ajna Yoga College**** ****20 Hour Yin Yoga Level One Teacher Training with Nyk Danu at Ajna Yoga College **** ****20 Hour Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training with Ann-Kathrin Martins at Moksana Yoga in Victoria**** ****30 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for Conscious and Sacred Birthing - with Janice Clarfield at The Vancouver School of Healing Arts**** ****14 Hour “Street Yoga” Trauma Sensitive Core Yoga Teacher Training for Community Outreach, taken at Victoria Cool-Aid Society**** ****Spinning Babies - Optimal Fetal Positioning for Birth Workshop, taken in Victoria BC**** ****Empowering Conversations - A Trauma Informed Skills and Motivational Interviewing for the healthcare provider, Victoria BC**** ****Volunteer Board of Directors for Breastfeeding Matters Vancouver Island**** ****Volunteer Board of Directors for Peninsula Iyengar Yoga Centre**** ****Volunteer front desk staff for Heart and Hands Holistic Health clinic in Victoria BC**** ****Volunteer for Victoria Yoga Conference**** ****Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher at Mothering Touch Centre in Victoria BC**** ****I am currently completing my 300 hour Advanced Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-500) through Ajna Yoga College in Victoria BC.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Tamara Cleaver - Doula and Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

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Holly Rohani

Tamara was my post partum doula for 5 months. She helped me tremendously as a first time mother, and was amazing with my newborn son. She's patient, kind, compassionate and respectful, and it was clear my son loved spending time with her! She helped with breastfeeding as I was having trouble, and even created a detailed list of breastfeeding articles and infortmation, it was extremely thoughful. It was a joy for us to have her as our doula, and I cannot recommend her enough. 

Posted 10/19/2017

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Johanne Wyatt

I am happy to write a review for postpartum Doula extraordinaire, Tamara Cleaver.  Being first time parents, my husband and I quickly became overwhelmed when our newborn daughter started having terrible digestion issues and therefore was constantly uncomfortable, resulting in intense and lengthy bouts of scream crying.  It was traumatic to see our little one in so much discomfort and very difficult for us to handle due to the stress and lack of sleep.  After the first 6 weeks of trying to manage on our own, we called on Tamara's postpartum services based on a referral from our birth Doula.

From the moment we met, Tamara's calm and kind nature was apparent and appreciated.  Her many years of experience helped guide us through one of most difficult times of our lives.  She spent a number of hours one on one with me and my daughter, offering support, knowledge and understanding.  In addition to our time spent together, she would follow up on questions by email, phone or text, always willing to be available in a time of need.  

Over the next few months our daugther's crying and irritability was not improving and I called upon her once again for advice. It was at this time, based on her experienced observation that she forwarded contact details for professional services to help diagnose our daughter's condition.  Without a doubt, we would still be stuck if she hadn't taken the extra time to search out options for us and we are greatful for her dedication to helping our difficult situation.  

It has been a pleasure getting to know her and having her as our postpartum Doula.  I would highly recommend Tamara to any family looking for an experienced Doula with a friendly ear and a loving heart.   

Posted 7/28/2015

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Michelle M

Tamara is my 'knight in shining armour'! She has helped fill the roles of mother, best friend and sister since my family live far away. She helps me feel more confident in my role as a new mom offering encouragement, words of wisdom and sometimes just a hug when I need it most. I'm so glad we were matched up, when I needed her most, she is flexible and understandin, exactly what you need when you navigate uncharted waters!

Posted 6/25/2015

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Natasha VanderVies

Tamara was our postpartum doula for almost a year. I had a challenging delivery and experienced health problems without a lot of support. Tamara was truly a god send for me and my family. She is a knowledgable, kind-hearted, trustworthy, and caring doula. From the first meeting that we had together, I felt safe and cared for in her presence. Tamara was my doula from the time my daughter was 2 1/2 weeks old until she was 1 and my daughter always felt very comfortable and happy with her. I was able to get the rest and support that I needed. Not only did she spend time with my daugher and help with the house maintenance and meals so I could rest, she helped through breastfeeding challenges, provided emotional support, and helped me getting to and from appointments, as I do not drive. If you are looking for a doula who will truly care for you, advocate for you, and provide you with knowledge and support, then I highly recommend getting Tamara as a postpartum doula. Thank you so much Tamara for all of your TLC. We cherish you! 

Posted 4/16/2015

Birth Availability for Tamara Cleaver - Doula and Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

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