Chantal Traub, CD, LCCE, CCCE

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Originally from South Africa, I studied yoga in Los Angeles and after I became certified, I started teaching prenatal yoga in New York. After being invited by some of my students to attend their births, I became certified as both a doula and a childbirth educator.                                  

I was invited by Erica Lyon, owner of Realbirth, New York City’s first comprehensive childbirth education and postpartum center, to teach both Childbirth Education, Newborn Care and Yoga.

I have been assisting expecting families in the New York Metro area since 2003 and draw from my vast experience when teaching and assisting my clients.

I am passionate about helping facilitate a positive birth experience.


Certified Yoga Teacher (White Lotus Yoga Foundation)

Certified Advanced Techniques and Practices of Yoga (White Lotus Foundation)

Certified Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula (DONA)

Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)

Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE)

Certified Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher (The Barnes Method) & Certified Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby (Be Yoga)

Body-Mind Centering® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Embryological Foundations of Movement: An Embodied Approach

Advanced Doula Training with Penny Simkin

Trauma and Birth: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Healing with Penny Simkin

Certified Kangaroula (neuroscience for improved neonatal outcomes - Dr Nils Bergman NINO® Birth Academy)

Certified Maternal Fitness - Tupler Technique (Julie Tupler)

Certified in Bodywork for the Childbearing Years (Kate Jordan)

Certified in Traditional Ayurvedic Massage

Certification in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss & Grief (Seleni Institute)

Certified Melt® Method with Sue Hitzman

Certified MUTU® Systems Trainer

Current Adult CPR/AED American Red Cross