Through her own pregnancy and birth experiences, McLean started learning about the birth world and happened upon a career that she never saw coming. Becoming a postpartum doula led her to her truest passion- to support women during one of their most vulnerable times
in life and bear witness to their rite of passage into motherhood.
McLean feels immense gratitude for having had the opportunity to study with so many great teachers such as Elena Brower, Kelly Morris, Guru Jagat, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Natalia Rose, Cyndi Lee, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, just to name a few.
And most importantly, she thanks her two biggest teachers- her husband, David who always has her back and her magical daughter Jemima who has served as her highest guru.
It takes a village to raise a mother, not just a child.
The Mama Circle. Venice, CA. 2014.
Lactation Educator Counselor Training Program
University of San Diego Extension. San Diego, CA. 2014.
Certified Clinical Nutritionist.
Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. San Diego, CA. 2009.
Advanced Raw Food Detox Training.
Natalia Rose. NY, NY. 2010.
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Khalsa Way Teacher Training Program.
Golden Bridge Yoga Studio. Los Angeles, CA. 2013.
Mama & Me Yoga Khalsa Way Teacher Training Program.
Golden Bridge Yoga Studio. Los Angeles, CA. 2014.
Aquarian Family Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1.
RA MA Institute. Venice, CA. 2014.
Yoga Buddies. Los Angeles, CA. 2009.
Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification.
OM Yoga. NY, NY. 2002.
Pilates Teacher Certification.
Power Pilates. NY, NY. 1999.
Woods Gravity Colon Hygiene Certification.
San Francisco, CA. 2010.
Thai Massage Teacher Training.
Los Angeles, CA. 2009.
B.A. Hampshire College. Amherst, Mass. 2001.