Resources is a mindfulness-based educational forum offering innovative
classes, teacher training and educational materials that cultivate
a deeper understanding and trust in the everyday miracle of pregnancy,
birth and family life.
Whole Birth Resources is located in Santa Cruz, California and
offers Whole Birth Yoga and support classes, New Parent and Baby
movement, yoga and support classes, day long retreats for pregnant
couples, Whole Birth Yoga teacher trainings, and counseling for
the childbearing years. In addition, we produce audio tapes and
CDs for prenatal yoga,meditation and holistic labor preparation.
Resources was founded in 1999 by Robin Sale, Childbirth Educator/Counselor,
Perinatal Hypnotherapist and Prenatal Yoga Educator. She brings
over 23 years of experience supporting women and their families
during the childbearing years to honor the sacred and vital work
of welcoming our children into the world.
Yoga is a synthesis of Robin's long time love of yoga, birth,
dance, meditation, the natural world and her observation over
many years of how these things have supported women to cross the
bridge into motherhood.
much of the inspiration for Whole Birth to the pioneering work
of Gayle Peterson, Ph.D., and her holistic model of childbirth
preparation and the widely acclaimed work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
and his colleagues at the Center For Mindfulness in Medicine,
Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical
a one year certification internship with Gayle Peterson, PhD.
in 1990 and multiple week-long professional trainings with Jon
Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli beginning in 1995.
teaches Whole Birth Yoga at several local hospitals in Santa Cruz
and in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels throughout the United
States training other teachers to bring Whole Birth Yoga to their
local communities. Robin and her husband, Saladin, live in Santa
Cruz, California and are the lucky parents of Aaron, age eighteen.