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

BREATHING INTO BIRTH

North Saanich, BC Service range 40 miles Tamara is an experienced Doula, Breastfeeding Educator & Yoga Teacher providing gentle yoga classes and doula care on the Saanich Peninsula & surrounding areas.

250-813-3444

https://www.doulasofvictoria.ca/tamara-cleaver/

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula

Birth Doula Experience

8 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

8 years


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


Special Services Offered

  • Childbirth education services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Pelvic floor health education & support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Some Highlights of my Education Training, and Experiences Include * Certified Breastfeeding Educator- Douglas College Vancouver BC * * Childbirth Educator Skills Workshop- Douglas College Vancouver BC * * 240 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification- Ajna Yoga College Victoria BC * * 20 Hr Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training- Moksana Yoga Victoria BC * * 30 Hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for Conscious and Sacred Birthing- Vancouver School of Healing Arts * * 20 Hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Jennifer Piercy- Ajna Yoga College * * 14 Hr “Street Yoga” Trauma Sensitive Core Yoga Teacher Training for Community Outreach- Victoria Cool-Aid Society * * Spinning Babies - Optimal Fetal Positioning for Birth Workshop Victoria BC * * Birth Matters - Two day workshop spent learning and sharing with Midwife Ina May Gaskin, Vancouver BC * * When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Trauma on Childbearing Women - Two day advanced skills workshop with Doula Trainer Penny Simkin * * Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula Training- Four month online training program for working with families experiencing loss * * Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss - Six week online workshop with Amy Wright Glenn, exploring how to hold space for people as they experience grief * * Volunteer Board of Directors Breastfeeding Matters Vancouver Island * * Volunteer Board of Directors Peninsula Iyengar Yoga Centre * * Volunteer front desk staff Heart and Hands Holistic Health Clinic Victoria BC* Volunteer Victoria Yoga Conference * * Prenatal Yoga Teacher at Mothering Touch Centre Victoria BC * * Prenatal Yoga Teacher at Breathing Space Studio Brentwood Bay BC * * Prenatal Yoga Teacher at Dockside Physiotherapy Victoria BC * * I am currently completing my 300 hr Advanced Therapeutic YTT (RYT-500) at Ajna Yoga College in Victoria BC

Fee Details

Welcome, I'm Tamara. I’m a mother, grandmother, doula, breastfeeding educator & therapeutic yoga teacher. Send me a note to learn more about Customized Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga classes, Doula support, or Personalized Breastfeeding assistance.

North Saanich, BC Service range 40 miles Tamara is an experienced Doula, Breastfeeding Educator & Yoga Teacher providing gentle yoga classes and doula care on the Saanich Peninsula & surrounding areas.

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Holly Rohani

10/19/2017

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. 

Johanne Wyatt

7/28/2015

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.   



Michelle M

6/25/2015

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!

Natasha VanderVies

4/16/2015

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! 

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

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

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