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A little about myself. 28 years ago my professional life as a massage therapist began. Not long after I added acupuncture to my services. But nothing changed my life more than the day I attended my first birth. I not only discovered the wonder and power of birth on that day. I also found a space where I could be fully put to use -- my warm and compassionate nature, and a grounding and nurturing touch, coming together to ensure my clients would always feel fully supported and held.


Comforting Touch for Birth came years later as a culmination of all my skills and experience, allowing me to teach doulas and expectant parents how to provide their own caring and effective hands-on support through both in-person and virtual classes.


While I am passionate about teaching Comforting Touch and birth work, I am also thoroughly obsessed with the powers of bodywork and relish all the lives I'm able to touch, inside and outside the context of birth. Bring healing touch into the postpartum space with Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and the Moroccan 'Closing of the Bones' work is particularly impactful and meaningful.


In recent years I added the healing powers of Havening Techniques and baby massage classes to my repertoire. I live in the Hudson Valley now, but still offer home visits in-person throughout NYC and virtual classes and sessions all over the country and world!

Learn more about my practice and background here.

​"Yiska is the best in New York! I saw her for prenatal massages regularly through my pregnancy and I am now seeing her for post natal treatments. She is extremely knowledgeable about the mind, body and spirit aspects of both pregnancy and birth. She helped me with lower back pain, sciatica and preparing my body for labor once I hit 37 weeks. My husband and I also did a private massage class with her in our home for techniques to use during labor. She taught him massage techniques to help me during contractions and how to relax in between contractions. Yiska is very calming and kind and her massages are amazing!" -Lauren

Step by step instructions and video demonstrations teaching you exactly how to touch any laboring person in a way that is deeply satisfying & comforting.


Virtual Comforting Touch for Doulas:

This 3 hour training will teach you the principles and practices of Comforting Touch to better support your clients and partners prenatally, during labor, and postpartum; to continue to be a valued resource for your clients even when remote limitations apply. 


PLUS additional exclusive video content, and numerous resources to share with your clients. Content is pre-recorded so you can learn at your own pace.

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