Kristy Vicari is a certified Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher, and a highly trained and experienced Doula and Childbirth Educator. She received her certification as a Nutritional Consultant from Bauman College (IET) in 2000. The first two of her six yoga certifications started in that same year. She continues on the path of her yoga education; always finding that there is more to learn and incorporate into her own life as well as her classes. Her journey as a professional doula began with her first of several certifications from DONA in 2004. She is continuing with her trainings as a birth and post partum doula, childbirth educator and infant massage instructor, while attaining skills from her life as a mother as well.
As a doula, Kristy provides support for pregnant and laboring mothers and for transitioning families after the birth of their baby. She helps new mothers cope with the changes and challenges that pregnancy brings, helps prepare the mother and partner for parenthood, and helps plan and implement the kind of birth the parents desire. During labor, she is a constant calm presence and provides encouragement, emotional support, physical comfort, and an objective viewpoint. She truly believes in a woman’s ability to birth her baby. Kristy also teaches childbirth preparation classes to expectant mothers and their partners.
Kristy teaches yoga throughout the East Bay area and has been a student of yoga for over 13 years. Her training background in yoga is very diverse and extensive. She presently teaches an individualized class based in Anusara Yoga, which weaves together exploration, awareness, opening and alignment of the mind and body. She also teaches therapeutic classes with an emphasis in restoration and rejuvenation, as well as Prenatal and ‘Mommy and Me’ Yoga classes.
As a nutritionist, Kristy provides education, support and guidance for many health issues and challenges. Each client is seen as an individual and is worked with in that capacity to help nurture their underlining concerns and issues. A holistic approach is taken so that the whole being can come into balance. Kristy has more than ten years of studies and practical experience in nutrition. It is her compassion, insight, and desire to heal that make her a unique and extraordinary practitioner.
Kristy resides in the San Francisco East Bay area with her husband and three beautiful and joyful sons; a 6 year old, 3 year old and a 4 month old. She is an avid hiker and a nature and water enthusiast. She and her husband have a passion for gardening and are cultivating their way to being 50% self sustainable with the help of their boys. They plan on raising chickens and bees this upcoming year.