I’m so glad you’re here!
The birth of my first son set me on a path to self healing and awakened me to the idea a primal, authentic childbirth experience can put a woman in touch with personal power and remind her who she is. This is why, in 2011, I founded Sage Femme and began providing holistic prenatal, childbirth and postpartum services to families in Jacksonville, Florida. As a Maternity Consultant, Birth Doula, HypnoBirthing Instructor, Breastfeeding Educator and Midwives Assistant, I worked with women during that most challenging and beautiful time- the childbearing year. During my career as a Childbirth Professional I learned how to nurture, listen to, guide, hold space and serve women as they undergo rapid and intense physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformations.
In 2015, I entered into and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Holistic Health Coaching Program. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine, Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
In 2019, I enrolled in The American Institute of Vedic Studies 300 Hour Ayurvedic Healing Program. Looking back, I realize that integrating Ayurvedic and Yogic principles into my life is what rescued me from severe, debilitating Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety after my second sons birth. Modern people are more stressed, busy, over stimulated, anxious and spiritually depleted than ever. Embodying the principles of Ayurveda, we can step back into the flow of life again and live in harmony with ourselves and the rhythms of nature. We can slow down, be truly present and remember who we are, what we really want and what truly matters. The idea of sharing Yoga and Ayurveda with others makes me want to jump for joy because I know it’s “That Thing” that everyone is seeking yet can’t quite put their finger on!
Peace, radiant health, connection to a Higher Source, living as our Authentic Selves…. These are our Birth Rites. Let’s reclaim them! This is who I am and what I’m about.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,
Melynda Kaye Smith
Training + Qualifications
Certified Holistic Health Coach (IIN)
200hr Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Den)
200hr Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga + Ayurveda Center)
300hr Ayurvedic Healing (American Institute of Vedic Studies)
Women's Healing Arts Teacher (Kara Maria Ananda)
Pre and Perinatal Newborn Educator (APPPAH)
Certified Holistic Birth Doula (The Matrona)
Postpartum Doula (DONA)
HypnoBirthing Instructor (The HypnoBirthing Institute)
Quantum Birth Consultant (The Matrona)
Natural Childbirth and Breastfeeding Educator, 2013-2017 (Birth Center of Jacksonville)