THE LUNA TEAM

We are a collective of Pre & Postnatal + Women's Fitness Experts, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists, Midwives, Doulas, Lactation Consultants, Childbirth Educators, & Sleep Experts who are paving the way in providing women, mothers, & families with the care and wellbeing they deserve. Our shared passion and purpose for providing  you with the highest quality of holistic wellbeing fuels us to continually learn and evolve in order to always bring you the most groundbreaking, evidence based, and effective methodologies possible.

Meet The Women Behind LUNA

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Sarah Bradford

Founder | CEO

Sarah is a mother of two, the Founder & CEO of LUNA Mother Co, and is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pre & Postnatal Exercise Specialist, Core & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Specialist, Female Athlete Coach, and Childbirth Educator. Through her own personal experience with multiple rounds of IVF, miscarriage, her pregnancies, births, and postpartum recoveries, Sarah was astounded by the lack of evidence-based information, resources, and support for people during such a transformational time. After being told by her own OBGYN that "peeing yourself after having kids is just part of motherhood, so make pantiliners your new friend" as well as that the only way to fix her diastasis recti was through surgery, Sarah was not willing to accept this and knew there had to be a better way. Through her own research, diligence, and the help of a pelvic floor physical therapist, Sarah was able to heal her core and pelvic floor.

 

Frustrated by the narrative that women are weaker after having children and left to feel as if they are somehow broken, Sarah set out on a mission to reinvent the way people experience pregnancy and postpartum by making what she believes to be fundamental information, education, resources, and support more widely available and accessible to people across the globe.

 

"Our bodies are incredible and capable. I am stronger as a mother than I ever was before, and I am passionate about helping others be stronger as a mother too." - Sarah

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Stephanie Nelson

Partner

Stephanie is a mama of two, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula through Doula Trainings International (DTI) and a Certified Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist with extensive training & education in Diastasis Recti and pelvic health.

Through her experience of supporting womxn through pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum stage, Stephanie has a deep understanding of the anatomy of pregnancy and birth. Her knowledge and expertise shine through in her classes here at LUNA Mother Co, along with her amazing sense of humor and her warmth.

Our Educators

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Alicia Roberts, MSPT

Women's Health Physical Therapist

Alicia is a mom of two and Orthopedic and Women’s Health Physical Therapist who specializes in working with people during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond the childbearing years. Her treatment approach is a combination of orthopedic skills and pelvic floor training to address the whole body of womxn and mothers. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelors in Science in Biopsychology and a minor in Exercise Health and she has a Masters from UC San Francisco in Physical Therapy in 2007. Her passion for working with mothers comes not only from personal experiences but also from working with so many womxn with various orthopedic discomforts and injuries which very likely could have been prevented if they had received postpartum rehabilitation early in their postpartum journey. 

Learn more about Alicia here.

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Dr. Lauren Ogren

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Lauren Ogren is a Bay Area native with over a decade of experience supporting the complicated emotional needs of her clients. Dr. Ogren's approach to therapy blends evidence based modalities of CBT and DBT, with an emotion focused and person centered touch. Her specialties include women of any age, peri-partum support, codependency issues, trauma, borderline personality disorder, social relational disorders, and self-esteem related issues. Dr. Ogren holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco, Doctorate in Human and Organizational Psychology, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Learn more about Dr. Ogren or contact her directly here.

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Charisse Balance, DPT, RYT

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist | Yoga Instructor

Charisse is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, registered yoga instructor, and Ayurvedic practitioner. Charisse offers a balance of her two favorite worlds - physiotherapy and yoga. As a yogi, she incorporates an individualized holistic approach to treatment- addressing the body, mind and spirit. As a Physiotherapist, Charisse is able to inform these offerings with the science of movement, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy. She has a deep respect for the entirety of a person- not just one’s diagnosis and is sensitive to the fact that other factors may contribute to one’s physical and emotional challenges, and incorporate various tools to work with that.

Learn more about Charisse here.

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Georgia Noonan, MSN, WHNP-BC

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner | LGBTIQ Healthcare Advocate

Georgia is our board-certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. After spending 6 years as a Labor & Delivery Nurse in high-risk hospitals in both San Francisco and New York, she returned to grad school to achieve her lifelong dream of caring for womxn and LGBTQ folx throughout their lives. As a queer woman herself, she is both personally and professionally motivated to work with LGBTIQ individuals and address the rampant health disparities her community faces. Georgia is incredibly passionate about all things sexual-reproductive-fertility health, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and everything in between and beyond. She is an advocate for birth justice and empowerment and helping birthing individuals achieve their birth outcomes and enable them to avoid the obstetrical violence and trauma she witnessed all too often throughout her career as a nurse. The provision of Evidence-Based Care and Information is of paramount importance to her and she recently became part of the Evidence-Based Birth® instructor and childbirth educator team. In April, she launched her platform Birthing Beings to help connect and provide all of these services to clients in need.

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Mollee Franklin

Certified Doula | Lactation Educator

Mollee Franklin is a trained birth doula and Lactation Educator serving clients in Marin County, San Francisco, the East Bay and Sonoma county. Mollee trained as a birth doula through the Doulas of North America in 2004 and became a 

Lactation Educator through UC San Diego in 2007. Mollee has worked with thousands of families all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn more about Mollee here.

Our Coaches

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Nan Luma

LUNA Coach

Nan is a Movement+ Life Coach in the SF Bay Area. She helps people design their lifestyles in ways that are most congruent with their highest values. Originally from upstate New York, Nan began her career in the digital advertising industry in Manhattan, NY, just after graduating from SUNY Oswego in 2006. She completed her undergrad with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcasting & Mass Communication and fun fact: was the President of her sorority. After 7 years of “faking the funk” in the industry, Nan got real with herself and decided to let go of being in a job that didn’t fulfill her or speak to her purpose – and resigned. With the loving nudge from her Mentor at the time, Mastin Kipp, she continued on her new courageous path and left NYC for the west coast, where she began to pursue a career in neurocentric movement training in San Francisco, CA. Now, Nan is a full time Coach, with an emphasis on movement, helping people discover who they are and what really matters to them.  "I believe that the body is a vehicle of expression and is meant to be moved." 

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Laura Oronzi

LUNA Coach

Laura's teaching path began when she took a yoga training in 2016. Though she never expected it to lead to anything beyond a deepened practice, she ended up with the gift of KNOWING she had to teach and it changed her entire life. Now a certified yoga, fitness and pilates instructor, motivating and connecting with others is Laura's absolute passion. She believes movement should be challenging, engaging and FUN, and her classes, playlists, and overall vibe reflect this philosophy. Laura's classes are challenging and welcoming with modifications offered to accommodate all levels, plus heartfelt encouragement to work at one’s own pace. When she's not teaching, you’ll likely find her laughing (or pulling her hair out) with her two boys Dylan (age 9) and Owen (age 6) in tow.

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Heather Leigh

LUNA Coach

Heather Leigh McKenzie is a veteran trainer/instructor with 23 years of training, teaching, and education. Heather teaches multiple formats with a unique combination of knowledge, passion, compassion, and high-energy that has earned her a place as a top trainer and teacher in the Bay Area where she lives with her three kids and three dogs. When she’s not delivering sweaty smiles, you can find Heather mountain biking, surfing, hiking, and spending time with her kids! 

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Nikki Calvert

LUNA Coach

Nikki is an experienced cycle instructor and personal trainer who brings her own awesome flair into every class that she teaches. Her teaching style is rhythm based, upbeat, and super fun! Nikki is originally from South Carolina where she was an actress and musician. She relocated to the SF Bay Area in 2013 where she shifted gears and began her career in fitness and wellness, becoming a certified spin instructor and personal trainer. For Nikki, movement is a way of life. She surfs, she rollerskates, she skateboards, and she's awesome! 

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Nance Leombruno

LUNA Coach

Nance is a mama of three and was born & raised in The Netherlands, moving to America with her family 6 years ago. Nance is a seasoned yoga & fitness instructor, Reiki practitioner, and life coach. Her passion, presence, and magnetic energy shine through in her classes as she skillfully blends athleticism with alignment in a fun, safe, and sweaty way.

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Lindsey Weinstein

Registered Yoga Instructor

Lindsey is a mama of two, and very passionate about working with pregnant and postpartum families and about the practice of yoga. She joined her two passions to create BellyFull Birth. Her life's work has always been rooted in caring for families; first as a project for low income and working families, then later, as a homeschool teacher and a nanny. Lindsey has a BA in Social Science with a focus in family relations and child development. Lindsey is a Mama, a dedicated yoga practitioner, a certified & registered Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, a certified Child Birth Educator and certified Innate Traditions of Postpartum Care Provider. You can find Lindsey leading LUNA's prenatal and postnatal yoga classes on the app!

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Charisse Balance

Registered Yoga Instructor | Perinatal Physical Therapist

Charisse is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, registered yoga instructor, and Ayurvedic practitioner. Charisse offers a balance of her two favorite worlds - physiotherapy and yoga. As a yogi, she incorporates an individualized holistic approach to treatment- addressing the body, mind and spirit. As a Physiotherapist, Charisse is able to inform these offerings with the science of movement, biomechanics, kinesiology and anatomy. She has a deep respect for the entirety of a person- not just one’s diagnosis and is sensitive to the fact that other factors may contribute to one’s physical and emotional challenges, and incorporate various tools to work with that.

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Leah Curran

Registered Yoga Instructor | Kids Yoga & Dance

Leah has been working in wellness and fitness for more than a decade - teaching ballet and modern dance, Barre, HIIT fitness classes, and yoga with a specialization in prenatal and postnatal yoga. She discovered a passion for nurturing people through pregnancies and beyond in 2015 when she was pregnant with her son Edison. As a professional dancer and general fitness enthusiast, she was curious to see how pregnancy would shift her ability to engage in her usual movement practices and how she could adapt these practices to accommodate pregnancy and recovery postpartum - with specific knowledge of how to adapt for recovery from a c-section and diastases. She also has over three years of experience wrangling a rambunctious kiddo and navigating the constantly morphing challenges of motherhood. Leah's classes mimic what she has always been drawn to - fitness routines that engage the full body and breath and are accessible and fun for all bodies.