Tymaree Cook Renaud LMT,CD(DONA), began her journey as a birth doula in January 2010. She has been fascinated by birth since she first picked up “Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin in 1994. An avid traveler, she has lived, worked, and wandered in 44 countries. She marvels at synthesizing all these experiences and being present; appreciating the uniqueness and universal in every moment. She also loves to be a mentor to incoming doulas, helping them on their path in this powerful work. Tymaree is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She trained at Swedish institute in NYC in 2002 and with Susan Rachel Condon for her Pre/Post Natal certification in 2006. In 2009, she did her 200-hour yoga teacher certification at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica. She studied Prenatal Yoga with the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York in 2010. She continued her advanced yoga studies at Abhaya Yoga in Brooklyn to complete her 500-hour certification in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in Printmaking and also has a deep love for photography. She studied childbirth education with ICE and teaches private childbirth education classes. She is deeply interested in health, nutrition, movement, and rite-of-passages. Her experience with touch and movement, can help you to have a more comfortable and empowering birth experience.