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Yeshi Neumann, Certified Nurse Midwife, MA, MPH

  • Country: USA

Yeshi Neumann has been working as a midwife since 1970. In 2000, she created Homestyle Midwifery, a unique model of care, blending home and hospital birth. In addition to her work in the United States, Yeshi has taught and learned from midwives in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Trinidad, Tibet, Morocco, India, and China. For many years she was the principal educator of the maternal-child health project, Jungle Mamas, in the Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador. Yeshi has facilitated hundreds of workshops about women's leadership, diversity, conflict resolution, organizational development, communication and healing family relationships Yeshi also trains social change leaders from the non-profit, philanthropic, labor and socially responsible business sectors in the Art of Leadership at Rockwood Leadership Institute. Yeshi is a dedicated student and practitioner of Mindfulness. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting. Yeshi is the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three granddaughters, all of whom were born into her own hands.