Allegra McBane is the owner of Mamatoto Wellness LLC. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a Postpartum Doula and a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC). She received her yoga certification through Gina Norman at Kaia Yoga in Westport, Connecticut, her postpartum doula training through Doulas of North America (DONA), and her Lactation Counselor certification through the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Allegra is also a 2nd Degree Certified Reiki Practitioner, which she incorporates into her yoga teaching and postpartum doula services.
Allegra has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years. As a mother, she has found yoga to be an integral part of her mental and physical health and works to share those benefits with others. She is a Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Specialist and supports the expectant mother through breathe work, movement and relaxation. In her postpartum teaching, she works with the new mother to connect to her body as she recovers from birth and regains her strength. She offers safe movement as well as supported restorative poses to facilitate mental and physical well-being during the postpartum period. Allegra is also certified in Mindful Yoga Therapy, a trauma-informed teaching approach. She holds certifications in Meditation and Yin Yoga as well.
As a Postpartum Doula, she comes into people's homes or the NICU to offer support to new families in the first weeks of baby's birth. Allegra's goal is to facilitate the transition to parenthood by supplying reliable and factual information, emotional support, and practical/logistical help. Through this integrated support, she is able to help families welcome baby into the home in a loving and gentle manner. During the Covid pandemic, she is able to provide both in-person and virtual postpartum care depending on individual family needs and comfort level.
Allegra is also a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC). She offers prenatal lactation education on an individual and group basis, both in-person and virtually. She is available postnatally for troubleshooting, general breastfeeding education and support, and resource guidance. During the Covid pandemic, she is able to provide both in-person and virtual lactation education and support depending on individual needs.
Mamatoto Wellness LLC collaborates with other women-led businesses to offer holistic support to new mothers and families.