Jade Viljoen is the founder of Sacred Soul Birth Services. She is a HypnoBirthing Educator and Full Spectrum Doula, specializing in Sacred Pregnancy and Birth Support.
Jade has birthed three children, in three different ways. Her late son was birthed via Elective Caesarean at 38 weeks, her second born in an unmedicated VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean) and her third baby was born during the first wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic, at home using HypnoBirthing. Jade’s own very contrasting births, as well as her attendance in multiple births as both a volunteer in the government sector and private sector- have led her to believe that evidence based birth education, spiritual and emotional support are a sure way to create beautiful, comfortable and indeed sacred birthing experiences.
Jade has completed various metaphysical based trainings, in which she has found a happy medium between parenting and spirituality. Believing that our children choose us, before we ourselves have incarnated on Earth, Jade sees every experience to be an opportunity for growth into heart space living and awareness.
Jade creates several sacred pregnancy experiences as her training as a Sacred Pregnancy Facilitator and has a special interest in post birth energetic closing ceremonies. Jade also hosts Red Tent Gatherings, as a qualified Menstrual Awareness and Cyclical Living Coach. She also uses her social media platforms as a content creator, in the hopes to educate, inspire and encourage. You may follow her via @themindfulbirthcoach. Jade has a deep passion to bring awareness to the spiritual nature of pregnancy, birth and parenthood, with the hopes that we can heal the Earth, by the means of Gentle and Mindful Birth.
I am a Respectful & Conscious Parenting Guide and Positive Discipline Educator with a background in Montessori Early Childhood Education. I am also a Mother to a very wonderful little one and consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to walk alongside her in this life and get to know who she is, with this comes the opportunity to get to know myself better. Along my journey I found mindfulness and an incredible partner in this life who has shown me what it feels like to be truly seen and loved unconditionally. I found a new perspective to my emotions and in doing so shifted my perspective of the world. I’ve seen the negative impacts of how we treat ourselves and how we treat our children and I’ve also seen the humans behind these behaviours- when we lack support and information we aren’t able to do our best. Experiencing the outcomes of Respectful and Conscious Parenting first hand led to the creation of Roam. This is my part in contributing to the community that strives to support our parents, caregivers and children in a space that feels open, connected and supportive.
Megs Holliday is a wife, a mom and a family coach. Her experience working in the preschool classroom as well as with special needs children combined with her international coaching qualification and background in psychology has inspired her to assist parents in finding the calm in their homes. Megs is deeply passionate about children both inside and outside the classroom.
Megs fully understands the pressure on today’s parents and is passionate about helping them build their best family by combining her non directive coaching approach with teaching positive parenting tools and methods.
Cassandra Treges is the founder of Nanny Knows and provides parent support focusing on child behaviour and development. She works alongside parents using positive and conscious parenting principles, and a variety of tools through play and communication. Her life’s mission is to provide parents with the tools and resources they need to build mutually respectful relationships with their children. Cassandra has a passion for working with young children, and developed The Building Blocks ECD Program for babies from birth to children aged 7. She also hosts newborn, baby and toddler group stimulation and development sessions. Cassandra is a homeschooling advocate, mom to two beautiful boys, and has experience as a co-parent. She hopes to extend conscious parenting to co-parents, and encourage conscious beings and lifestyles in general.
My name is Anna-Mart Schoeman. I am an Instructional/Educational Coach with 17 years teaching experience. 13 of these were spent in the United Arab Emirates where I was fortunate to be developed professionally by some of the best leaders in the region. This training helped me take the ideas and teachings of the biggest and most influential thinkers in education, into my class. Thanks to my adaptability and eagerness to take on new challenges, I was given the opportunity to mentor teachers, deliver professional development and serve as an instructional coach in schools with up to 1800 students. I have taught all grades from 1 -12 in Government, Private, Charter and Home education. I am passionate about student progress, believe that every student can learn and know how to ensure that they do!
I have always seen my time in the Middle East as a time of gathering and I am grateful for every hour spent away from my family. Now I am setting my sights on South Africa and our youth - aiming to make the biggest possible difference … at home!
Tamryn Schmahl, an internationally certified HypnoBirthing childbirth educator and WOMBS birth doula, is the founder of Shakti Births. In addition to her training in the birth world, Tamryn holds a BA degree in psychology and linguistics and is a freelance copy-editor under the name of The Grammar Owl. Tamryn found her passion and calling for birth work after calmly birthing her daughter in 2017 using HypnoBirthing methods. Upon completion of her doula practicals and volunteering at local government birthing facilities, she realised that her heart lies in supporting new parents in their journey towards conscious parenting.
Noeline Marais is a Baby-led sleep and wellbeing specialist and owner of Root of Restful. She helps families get more sleep without sleep training, and even though this is her main focus her approach goes beyond just sleep with a major emphasis on responsive parenting - The relationship between parent and child is at the heart of it all.
Her main goal is to educate and empower parents and to affect change in the next generation through responsive parenting.
Natalie is the proud owner of Play 2 Heal a holistic counselling and therapy practice. Natalie has worked with children and teenagers for over 10 years with the vision of providing a holistic approach to mental health healing for all ages. Natalie has a passion for empowering people with knowledge about their mental health and equipping them with easy to use, playful coping skills to regulate their nervous systems. Using therapeutic play, breathwork and a range of other holistic techniques, Natalie’s dream isto make mental health healing more accessible and help others heal themselves.
Rida Viljoen is an international recognised parent coach for more than a decade. She has a unique way of communicating and connecting with her clients. Rida is inspirational and brings a wealth of knowledge and heart to the table, combined with her passion for families, she reconnects broken relationships, guide new ones and build towards balanced relationships. Her style is humorous, relaxed and non-judgemental, creating a space for a person to grow and flourish. She goes the extra mile. Rida takes pride in her twins, whom are teenagers now. She still recons it is the best thing that could have happen to her to bring a much deeper level of understanding to parenting and its challenges.
Kelly is a mother to twin boys, and an internationally qualified Hand in Hand Parenting instructor. Her background is in Montessori education, where the focus was on positive discipline and nurturing the individual child. She both taught in the three to six environment and ran a preschool before becoming a mother. Kelly is passionate about bringing a sense of joy and connection into families, and providing parents with the tools to raise their children in a conscious and confident way. No two families are alike, and she aims to support parents in implementing the Hand in Hand Parenting tools in a way that aligns with the unique values and priorities of each family.