We'll have wonderful speakers to help support you in deepening your understanding of PPN and the material in our educator certificate program.
Kate White, MA, BCBMT, RCST®, CEIM, SEP Prenatal, Birth, Attachment Therapy, Specialist in Bodywork for Infants, Administrator, Faculty and Mentor, Founding Director of the Education Department
Kate is a massage and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist who specializes in working with mothers and babies. She was certified in 1995 in massage and immediately began working with pregnant mothers and babies. Right after her certification in craniosacral therapy in 1999, clients' memories of their births sent her on a mission to understand pre- and perinatal experiences. She has studied with many of the early pioneers, including Ray Castellino, William Emerson, Karlton Terry, Myrna Martin, and John Chitty. She has taken courses in infant mental health and studied with osteopaths, including Franklyn Sills. Previous to her work as a therapist and agent of cultural change for birth, she worked in international health helping increase infant and maternal outcomes in Africa. She has run health centers, worked with midwives, and taught many of her own courses. You can see more about Kate on her websites: Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts(link is external) and the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs(link is external). Director of Education for the PPNE program from 2013 - 2018, Kate currently monitors the Education Department and Administers the Conscious Baby Program for Parents as well runs her own trainings in Prenatal and Perinatal Dynamics(link is external) and Baby Dynamics(link is external), or how to work with babies. She says, "I am passionate about supporting mothers and the mother-baby bond. I am also committed to nervous system regulation for the whole family." She lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband, two children, dog and three cats.