Sweet Pea’s Community
Independent practioners at Sweet Pea’s
Linda S. Butts, PT, DPT, RYT
Linda received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. During that time she received a grant through the Early Intervention program to work with at risk infants from birth to 3 years and their families. She is currently apprenticing with the Barral Institute for Visceral Manipulation, please see link for more information www.barralinstitute.com . She is also studying with the Institute of Physical Art to become certified in functional manual therapy see link for more info www.instituteofphysicalart.com. She works with all people from across the lifespan with specialization’s in women’s health, pelvic floor disorders and pediatrics. Linda is also a certified yoga therapist and continues her studies with the Purna yoga college. She has also studied Zen Shiatsu at the Zen Shiatsu Center in Evanston, IL. Linda feels blessed to make changes in people’s lives facilitating their abilities to enjoy their lives to the fullest.
Consultation (630) 546- 9565 email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Cruz, LMT
Dana Cruz is originally from NYC and has lived in Chicago for over 10 years. In ’99 she graduated from Boston University’s Theater conservatory and received a BFA in Acting. She graduated from the Chicago School for Massage Therapy in 2003. She apprenticed and has worked as a doula and labor assihesstant since 2003. In 10 years of practice she has taken a lot of additional training and uses a combination of Strain-Counterstrain technique, Alexander technique, deep tissue, Swedish and lomi lomi massage technique to customize the best session she can for clients. She has been a teaching assistant for Kate Jordan’s Bodywork for the Childbearing year since 2004. She has worked in doctors offices, spas and clinic before opening her own practice. She works closely with other health care practitioners (chiropractors, midwives, md’s, pt’s, nutritionists, acupuncturists, personal trainers, etc.) to provide the best possible “whole person conscious” care. She strives to provide a platform for her clients to heal and excel in all aspects of their lives by helping them reduce and remove pain.
Contact Dana (773) 398-3886 or email at email@example.com
Stephanie Gordon, CD(DONA), PES, DFB, HCHD
Stephanie’s passion for birth and natural health began during her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University. While studying early childhood education Stephanie began a women’s community that met monthly to celebrate the divine feminine. She was very lucky to be introduced to homebirth and was honored to attend multiple births while living in Dekalb,IL. Now a graduate student of Oriental Medicine, home birth mommy, Certified DONA and Hypnobabies birth doula, PBi certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Dancing for Birth and Zumba instructor. Stephanie is currently attending home and hospital births as a doula, hosting Blessing way ceremonies for mamas-to-be, belly casting and doing office management at Sweet Pea’s Studio.
Stephanie@blossomingbirthservices.com (630) 881-2644 www.blossomingbirthservices.com
Hillary Kieser, CNM
After moving to Illinois, 1991, I went to Loyola’s Niehoff School of Nursing, to receive my second bachelors; a BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing), along with my previous BA in Anthropology from Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. For several years, I worked as a homebirth RN with Linda Graf’s (CNM), practice Women’s Health Ltd. Linda became my mentor, illustrating for me the art of patience & support for a laboring woman. Then came midwifery school and a MS at UIC, finally becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife in January 1999. After a couple of month’s working as a homebirth CNM with Nancy Derrig, I chose to bring my skills to women laboring in a hospital setting. The increasing risk of unnecessary intervention in the hospital setting was the stimulus for Gayle Riedmann & myself to start West Suburban Midwife Associates, Ltd specializing in waterbirth in the Alternative Birth Center rooms at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park. Our practice grew to become very successful, delivering about 230 women a year with only an 8-9% cesarean rate. But the simplicity and peace of a homebirth cannot be substituted in a hospital setting,and so I returned to practice my art and follow my heart back to home birth midwifery by starting GentleBirth Care in February 2009.
Jane O’Connor RN, MEd, IBCLC
Offers the following services: in-home lactation consultations; consults for babies with special needs; support with the fussy baby; sleep-wake issues; and identifying and supporting mothers with postpartum blues. Lactation Associates is always available by phone or pager, 7 days a week. Contact her at
firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 508-1767 joclactation.com
Meredy Parker, PT, DPT
A private practice specializing in spine and pelvic pain or dysfunction for both women and men. I am committed to helping my patients move beyond pain to a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle E-mail Meredy Parker or call 773.368.6176
Danielle Pacific, LMT, RYT
Danilelle is trained in the Sivananda style of yoga (RYT200), a form of Hatha yoga. It incorporates meditation, breathing exercises, a series of poses igniting the crown chakra and moving through to the root chakra to invigorate and refresh the body’s energy, and periods of relaxation. Most students feel an overall sense of calm and centeredness after class.She has been teaching yoga for over 2 years, including specific work with senior population and instruction of yoga teacher training courses for muscle anatomy and physiology
Danielle Pacific, LMT, RYT,630.290.8202, Danielle.Pacific@gmail.com
Friends of Sweet Pea’s Studio
Carolyn Friedman and Angela Hunsicker, Smart Love Family Services offers counseling, parent coaching, child development and parenting classes, and programs for schools, agencies and organizations. Contact them at 773.665.8052 or by email Carolyn.email@example.com.
Corinne Peterson, LMT, MPH
Corinne teaches Prenatal Yoga, and Women’s Yoga and provides massage therapy. For a list of classes or to contact her visit corinnepeterson.com, call 773.562.5933 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthlink Explore your options for childbirth and family wellness care in one easy-to-use location. The choices you make can have a long-term impact on your family’s health and well-being. www.birthlink.com
ICAN - For more information contact:Karen – (312) 243-4793, or Liz – (847) 256-5756 Email: email@example.com http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ICANofChicago/
Jessica writes about healthy living on Shine, and about all things parenting, celebrity juice and shoes on Sassafrass. Jessica conducts workshops and consults moms on welcoming spirit, art, laughter and ritual into their lives. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rita DiRito-Surgal, CMT, CIMI, CLA
Rita is the founder and director of Mother Me, Inc., one of Chicago’s pioneers in bridging the gap between age old traditions and modern medical approaches to the birthing experience. Visit her website mothermeinc.com, call 773.588.8440 or email her at email@example.com.
Shabad Kaur Khalsa, E-RYT 500
Shabad Kaur’s Kundalini Yoga Studio, Spirit Rising, has an array of women’s yoga classes. She teaches prenatal Kundalini Yoga.
Stephanie is a Doctor of Chiropractic who is certified in Pediatric and Pregnancy Care. She also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition. She has been in Family Practice since 1994 and has been practicing at her current location Community Chiropractic. Call 773.528.8485.
Tracy teaches Baby & Me and hatha yoga. Contact her via the website: yogachicago.us, by phone 773.720.YOGA(9642), or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her classes are located at the Tai Chi Center of Chicago; 4043 N. Ravenswood Suite 228.