Hello hello! I just put my baby to bed and have about 15 minutes before I totally pass out too, so let's see if I can introduce myself adequately in this little window of time.
My name is Lacey Haynes. I'm a Canadian living in London and I'm also a British citizen. For the past seven years, I've taught yoga around the world (Berlin, Australia, France, Portugal, Canada) and I also teach online for DoYouYoga. I've worked as a Yoga Lifestyle Coach, Conscious Birthing Coach and writer / editor. I also did a one year stint as a dog nanny (this is true). Academically, I'm a writer / English literature grad, but dear Krishna, don't ask me to reference any important dates or literary periods because, like long division, I simply cannot do it.
Over the last couple years, I've become super intrigued (see: obsessed), with my relationship to the role of mothering. I realised, that despite my own loving relationship with my mother, I simply didn't value what motherhood represented. I was feeling a deep inner calling to have a baby, but knew I needed to heal my relationship to motherhood first.
I began a journey that involved a lot of writing, meditating, reading and thinking. I even began to write a book about healing my relationship to motherhood. Ahem, I'm currently shopping around my book proposal, so if you've got the connects and are intrigued, drop me a line.
Free Birth & Radicalising Motherhood
This big 'ol transformative journey would eventually see me free birthing my baby girl (a home birth with no medical or midwifery support - for real) and diving boobs-deep into the work of radicalising motherhood. I decided I wanted to introduce fundamental change to the way society has come to view mothering. I have a lot to say about this, but 15 minute time constraint, remember? If you check out my Instagram, account, you'll get a taste for what I'm teaching and sharing.
In no particular order, here are some random tidbits for you to munch on. I've done stand up comedy in Australia and France. Oh LOL. I'm a trained actor and was once in a movie with Lucy Lawless where there was a bat in my hair and I had to scream. I'm married to a brilliant man who was first my yoga student (don't worry, he was the only student I ever dated and we got married). I have two brothers and two sisters. I dream often of Canadian forests. Speaking of which, my bed is calling. -L x