Shannon Pardy (she/her)
Shannon is passionate about empowering families throughout the powerful life changing events during the birthing years. She knows how deep the physical and emotional impacts of conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum can be and has dedicated herself to providing quality support to help parents and children.
Shannon has over 16 years experience working with expecting and new families in Halifax Nova Scotia, Ottawa Ontario and Seattle Washington. She began as a Registered Massage Therapist after graduating from the intensive 2200 hour program at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax in 2004. She knew right from then that working with pregnancy and newborns was her calling and she completed additional training in Prenatal, Postnatal and Infant Massage.
Love and exploration brought her to live in Ottawa for 10 years. There she practiced alongside Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Fitness Professionals, Yoga Instructors and other practitioners who all facilitated her lust for natural and healthy living. There she made the natural transition to become a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International, volunteered as a Birth Companion to marginalized and at risk families with Mothercraft Ottawa, continued training as an Infant Massage Instructor with International Association of Infant Massage and, managed a highly acclaimed massage therapy clinic dedicated to women’s health.
Opportunity arose to spend almost 4 years in Seattle where she connected with the areas’ vibrant birth community and learned from leading birth professionals. There she gave birth her son, completed an Associates Degree, trained as a Postpartum Doula and, volunteered with children displaced from home in times of crisis with Amara’s Emergency Sanctuary.
Shannon is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia. She is currently available for Birth & Postpartum Doula Support. She is also a faculty member at Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy CCMH in Halifax as an Instructor in the Health Sciences Department. She also volunteers as an Accredited La Leche League Leader.