Becoming a mother is an evolution of every part of who we are. As our child grows, so do we. We talk about how remarkable and obvious the changes to our children are, and they are nothing short of miraculous. You are changing that much too, and this series is the place to nurture, enjoy, and celebrate your personal journey into motherhood.
This series is the right one for you if you've got a handle on breastfeeding, sleep, healing your body from birth and childcare, and healthy core relationships with self and others. If you're not quite there yet, be sure to check out our other offerings, and Live the Dream.
Using our entertaining, self-paced videos, you will learn:
These women will empower you to feel like you've got this mothering thing in your bones, and that motherhood, for all the curve balls it throws, is exactly where you are meant to be right now.
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I'll be your guide for this offering. I'm a mom, lawyer, and the founder of Curated Wellness.
I have about twenty years of diverse wellness training, including nutrition, meditation, counselling, yoga, and lifestyle design. I've studied with some of the world's top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; Ben Wong and Jock McKeen, founder of the Haven Institute; Shiva Rea, yoga teacher and pioneer; Regena Thomashauer, Founder of Mama Gena’s School for Womanly Arts, and many other leading researchers and wellness authorities. I hold degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto, and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
But a lawyer? Well, yes. I was a lawyer on Wall Street. It was pretty rad. That experience taught me a lot about health and happiness - but I'd been searching for ways to live better for a long time before I became an Esquire.
I put the power of legal analysis together with my deep knowledge about wellbeing to curate holistic offerings for urban professionals. I run pretty awesome workshops and design wellness programs for great organizations, and coach people 1:1. When I became a mom, I realized that no one was curating wellness for us. And we need it! So, the New Mom Dream Team was born (and they are beautiful!).
It's my pleasure to put my finest research and (softie) cross-examination skills together to make your experience of motherhood as wonderful as it can be. See you in the videos!
Dr. Stephanie Peltz, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Stephanie Peltz is a naturopathic doctor with a special interest in women's and children's health. This includes the treatment of gynaecological issues such as fertility concerns, preconception care, pregnancy, postpartum care, PMS, hormonal imbalances, and menopause. In children she addresses issues relating to skin, growth, nutrition and food sensitivities, acute infections, emotional wellness and more. Other areas of expertise include optimizing digestive health, correcting endocrine abnormalities, addressing dress-based illness, and managing mental health. In her ideal world she gets a chance to meet and treat the whole family.
Stephanie is also a certified yoga instructor and birth doula. She completed her naturopathic studies and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, British Columbia, and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at McGill University in Montreal.
Outside of the clinic Stephanie enjoys playing with her four year old son, testing out new recipes, going for long walks with her dog Cypress, and practising yoga.
Lara Rosenthal, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbologist
Lara Rosenthal, L.Ac is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbologist who has been specializing in women's health and fertility for over ten years. Her philosophy of practice is to work with the body from the foundation up, to coax it back into its natural state of balance where it can function optimally. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan and provides acupuncture services at NYU Medical Center's Fertility Center. She has served as a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, and as a clinical supervisor at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' Initiative for Women with Disabilities. Her work on acupuncture and in vitro fertilization has been published in Fertility and Sterility, and The Journal of Chinese Medicine.
Rochelle Schieck, Founder of Qoya
Rochelle Schieck is the founder of Qoya, a movement system based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild, and free. She has spent the last 15+ years traveling the world as a student and teacher to North and South America, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In the last 10+ years, she has led over 4,000 movement classes, facilitated hundreds of private sessions and taken women on over 20 retreats to 6 different continents (next stop, Antarctica!).
Lesley-Anne Scorgie, Founder of MeVest
Lesley-Anne Scorgie is the Founder of MeVest, a money school. She's also the best-selling author of Well-Heeled, the Smart Girl's Guide to Getting Rich, and Rich by Thirty: Your Guide to Financial Success. She has spoken about financial literacy on numerous television programs such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel, The Social, MTV Live and More. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Metro and the Toronto Star. Lesley-Anne lives in Toronto.
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Patricia is a mother of three, two boys and a girl. She is is also a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and holds and MSc from a fellowship in polio research. She was one of 15 women in a medical school class of 110 people during wartime, graduating in 1947. She stayed home while her kids were young, taking a break from her studies and work during that time. She returned to work as the kids were older, and had a robust practice until she was 88 years old.
Pamela became a mom in 1956, and has five kids. She is also an architect and entrepreneur who grew a successful firm (and made her husband a junior partner!) building seniors' homes, schools, hospitals and all kinds of public buildings. She stared a research company with national scope to complement her work on public facilities geared towards elderly and disabled. She worked until she was 84. Her saving graces were late nights, an office close to home, playpens, gardens and one hell of a “get it done” attitude.
Maxine is a mother of three girls. She became a mom at the age of 21, and had three kids by 26. She left university after two years to be a full-time home maker, and returned to university in her 60s when the kids had grown up. She is deeply passionate about childcare, and applied this natural affinity to cultivating a rich home experience as well as pioneering the preschool system and especially bringing music into the classroom.
Margaret became a mom at the age of 25, and has five kids. She was a stay-at-home-mom (and later a stay-at home grandma), doing the million things that go into running a home life for a large family. At 48, she went to university, and took on the accounting role full time for the family business. She loves to dance.
There is no collection of resources like this anywhere, and that's why we're here.
Let the Dream Team help you in the middle of the night. On a walk. During a feed. Over that long awaited and rare cup of tea on your own. We're here 24/7 for a whole year, and long after that too on the private Facebook group that students of this course have access to.
You can spend hours searching the internet, thousands on seeing various practitioners, or keep suffering silently. But you really don't have to - because it's all here for you, on a silver platter.
Dive in, and enjoy every second.