Sasha Williams is a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, a Certified Lactation Counselor through the Center for Breastfeeding, a Certified Doula through DONA International,  and has been teaching alignment-based prenatal yoga since 2008.  Through 2010, she served as Co-Chair of the East Hawai’i Perinatal Local Area Consortium, a volunteer community group striving to improve the network of services available to women and their families during their childbearing years, with special outreach to Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, Latinos, and Teens.  Sasha is currently attending UH Hilo’s Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program, and expects to graduate in May of 2014.

Prior to having children, Sasha taught race relations and women’s studies at Olivet College, and worked as Director for the National Office of Women’s Affairs for the Baha’is of the United States.  She is vigilant about understanding her place in the world as a race-conscious white woman, and strives for cultural sensitivity and awareness in everything she does.  She likes making jokes about being haole.

Sasha is married to Ron Whitmore (since 1996) and is mother to two childre
n, Bodhi (born 2002) and Rani (born 2004).  She ADORES her family.  Bodhi and Rani attend a Hawaiian Immersion Charter School, participate in many sports and activities, and are very understanding when mama has to teach so many classes and go to so many births (because their dad ROCKS, too!).  She is super proud of her children.

Sasha also loves to sing (her BA degree is in vocal music), practice yoga, knit, read, have deep conversations, read stories to her children, write in her journal, watch movies, and spend time with her large extended family who (unfortunately) all live on the mainland.



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