Conni Navarre is a mother, wife, events specialist, and community organizer dedicated to empowering mothers through their journey of postpartum healing. In November 2015, her own physically and emotionally traumatic delivery left a difficult road to recovery with few readily available resources. She found herself navigating the effects of diastasis recti, scar tissue, and pelvic floor weakness while emotionally battling the pressure society puts on mothers to return to ‘normal’ as quickly as possible. Through the education provided by her physical therapist, Dr. April Bolding, Conni released her feelings of shame and weakness, which gave herself space to heal and celebrate what her body had accomplished. Empowered, she sought out other amazing resources and women on a mission to change the conversation regarding motherhood and postpartum healing. Through Mother Soulstice, Conni utilizes her events experience to make much needed resources accessible to mothers, unify a shared mission in the community, and amplify the voices of amazing women contributing to the cause.
Dr. April Bolding is a physical therapist who
specializes in an integrative and compassionate
approach to Women's Health and Orthopedic physical
She holds a doctorate in physical therapy,
is a Maya abdominal therapy practitioner, childbirth
educator, birth doula, author and speaker.
She is co-author of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn. She is the creator of the Phoenix Heart ARISE™ Healing Program, a holistic healing kit that helps people clear trauma and dysfunction from their body to restore optimal function in their pelvic and abdominal regions.
Kisha Vaughan, born in Biloxi, Mississippi and raised in Sacramento, CA has been dancing in and around Seattle for the past 10 years with a focus on hip hop. Kisha has had the privilege to be a part of various crews including Breaking Point Dance Company, In Effect Hip Hop, and Seattle Storm Hip Hop Squad. Most recently Kisha was a back up dancer for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis where she had the opportunity to tour the U.S. and Canada. Performances include Showtime at the Apollo, Folklife, Capitol Hill Block Party, We Day, Conan O'Brien, MTV Movie Awards, Billboard Awards, and Bumbershoot. Currently Kisha teaches hip hop and choreographs. Her work has been seen at various competitions and shows including Monsters of Hip Hop and World of Dance. Kisha's newest venture are the Poison Poppies.