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jo zasloff is a certified nurse midwife (cnm) with more than ten years of experience caring for women.

For the last four years Jo co-owned Central Park Midwifery, a private midwifery practice in New York City. There she and her partners, provided holistic gynecology and prenatal care to women on the upper west side of Manhattan. After the birth of her second daughter, Zazie, Jo decided to bring her work closer to home and open her own private practice in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn where she lives.

Jo holds a bachelor’s degree in film, medical anthropology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Additionally she holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a master’s degree in Midwifery from Columbia University School of Nursing.

She began her career as a midwife at Mount Sinai East hospital in New York City in 2008. She has also worked at two very busy private practices in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In Brooklyn she attended many deliveries and cared for women of all ages and religions. In Manhattan she focused on Holistic Gynecology, Family Planning and Sexual Health Education. Before becoming a nurse midwife, Jo worked as a Sexual Health advocate for sex workers in the Mission District of San Francisco. She also spent time learning and training with midwives and herbalists in Ghana and India.

Jo also runs a non-toxic hair and body line with her two sisters, called Sisters Body.

Jo lives with her husband, Anand and her daughters, Uma and Zazie.

 
 
Sonia Reiter occupational therapist women's health pelvic floor rehabilitation

Sonia Reiter is an occupational therapist specializing in women's health and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

She graduated from SUNY Downstate with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and received a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance from Oberlin College. She has been teaching yoga since 2007 with a special emphasis on pre and postnatal yoga since having her own child in 2016. In her occupational therapy practice she uses awareness training, yoga, manual therapy, targeted exercise, breath work and lifestyle modification to help women find relief from various conditions. Sonia is skilled in helping her clients navigate the psychological and social impact that pelvic floor issues have on relationships and day to day life.

Sonia trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation with Herman & Wallace Institute and Lindsey Vestal of the Functional Pelvis.  She studied prenatal and postnatal yoga with Jane Austin, Lara Kohn Thompson and Beth Donnelly Caban. In addition to her work with Nettle Wellness, she teaches prenatal yoga and facilitates new parent support groups at Juniper Yoga and Healing Arts and trains yoga teachers in how to teach pregnant students in workshops throughout the city.

Sonia lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Michael and son, Casio.

 
 

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