My Darhma, My Joy
Empowering women and their partners throughout the birth process is my most sacred work. As a volunteer doula for Sutter Davis Hospital, I witnessed the transformative power of pregnancy and birth that gave women the clarity and strength to guide, nurture and care for their families. After completing my Birth Doula Certification through DONA in 2004, I had an inspired realization that there is wisdom from the pregnancy and delivery process that relate to both genders and all stages of life.
As I witnessed the healing power of birth for women, I simultaneously studied and discovered the physical and spiritual healing of yoga. For this reason, I completed a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and an 85-hour Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training registered with Yoga Alliance.
For the last 20-years I have worked serving thousands of women and their partners through Birth Doula Work, Birth Wisdom Prenatal and Postpartum yoga classes, Birth partner & “Dudela” workshops, Healing Yoga for Women, Teen Goddess classes, Keeping Pregnant Women Safe in Yoga Classes for Yoga Teacher Trainings and Birth Wisdom Yoga Teacher Trainings. All of this culminated in the completion and publishing of my book Birth Wisdom Yoga, which was voted number one Prenatal Yoga Book by Book Authority in 2020, as featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc..
Mother of Three Children
B.A., UC Davis
Birth Doula, CD (DONA, since 2002)
Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200)
Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance (85 RPYT)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Pelvic Floor Corrective Exercise Specialist
"Natural birth is what comes naturally to you."
Prenatal Yoga Book
Voted #1 by Book Authority 2020, as seen on CNN and Forbes.
“Julia Piazza explains the risks and benefits of different postures, and describes how to harness your own strength and power during childbirth. Then it’s over to you! There’s plenty of space for your own thoughts and reflections, including writing notes to your baby in preparation. Expectant mothers raved about this book, saying they’d recommend it to anyone. Piazza’s writing was described as informative, with many feeling like the journal would quickly become a treasured keepsake of their pregnancy experience.”
Voted top 6 of Yoga Journals 2020, by thegoodbody.com