Our Mission

We believe that caring for your total wellbeing—body, mind, and spirit—is essential to achieving a fertile life. Our expert team of care providers specialize in all stages of women's health to guide, educate, and inspire you on your path towards wholeness, healing, fertility, pregnancy, birth, parenthood, and beyond.

This is your body, your greatest gift, pregnant with wisdom you do not hear, grief you thought was forgotten, and joy you have never known.

— Marion Woodman

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

— Mary Oliver

A Message from The Fertile Spirit

"We created The Fertile Spirit to support you through some of the biggest transitions in your life as women. Whether you are exploring fertility preservation & treatment, pregnancy & parenthood, seeking to achieve health goals, wanting to improve your relationships, or longing to create a fuller and more satisfying life we are here to help. In partnering with CNY Fertility, we have assembled a truly incredible team of expert coaches, doulas, and holistic specialists who are trained in women's issues, healing, health, and wellness. We believe that our challenges often present the greatest opportunities for our growth and are here to serve you and the highest expression of your goals, desires, and dreams."

— Danielle Sara, Founder & Director

About Us

Our growing team of fertility coaches and doulas is here to support you by providing a spectrum of care options to meet your unique needs. We work with you and your goals to bring insight, healing, growth, and transformation to your path.

Meet Your Team

Our Team

Danielle Sara, Coach

Danielle is the Founder & Director of The Fertile Spirit and specializes in a depth approach to transformational growth and change. Weaving imaginal psychology, somatics, self-inquiry, and mindfulness, she helps individuals, couples, and groups connect to their most fertile spirit so that they can live from a more realized, embodied, and authentic place. Her background in trauma and creativity brings a unique lens to her work with clients. Danielle believes that our biggest obstacles reveal profound rewards when we orient to ourselves and our dreams with awareness, trust, and love.

Masters in Counseling Psychology
Group Counseling Facilitator
Somatic Mindfulness Practitioner
Expressive Arts Specialist

Alexis Colantonio, Coach

Alexis works with clients on a whole body approach to health involving nutrition, diet, and food choices to optimize mind & body balance. Her coaching improves client's health through teaching the utilization of whole foods for manageable, delicious, nourishing, and satisfying anti-inflammatory meal plans. She couples her training and culinary skills with an understanding of the power that thought plays to promote long-term health benefits. Alexis has worked with clients through fertility, pregnancy and postpartum and is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is passionate the science of customized menu-making with delicious, simple, self-prepared foods that sustain a healthy body, mind, & spirit.

Integrative Nutrition
Wellness Coach
Dietary Accountability
Meal Planning

Amanda Ehrman, Coach

Amanda is a certified clinical hypnotherapist specializing in mindful self compassion and embodied awareness. Her focus is on working with women and children to support them in connecting with an empowered sense of worth and well-being. Through mindful movement, gentle breathing practices and therapeutic imagery, Amanda guides her clients into a naturally induced state of relaxation and self-optimization so they can access the full power of their minds to enhance confidence, release limiting beliefs and connect with their greatest potential.

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Mindful Self Compassion Practitioner
Yoga Alliance Certified (RYT-200)
Therapeutic Guided Imagery

Liam McAuliffe, Coach

Liam believes that each one of us has an innate capacity to explore, release, and heal our deepest wounds, blockages, and traumas. Specializing in working with men, Liam assists in reclaiming masculine power, purpose, and meaning. Drawing on two decades of meditation practice, a Master's in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and advanced training in Depth Psychology, Liam guides clients on a liberating journey of healing and self-discovery. Blending guided meditation, somatic awareness, and close listening, you will learn to hear your unique answers to life’s biggest questions. You will discover things about yourself and your life that you didn’t know before to find new solutions to difficult problems.

Somatic Mindfulness Practitioner
Couples and Relationship Specialist
Men's Work Specialist
Holistic Nutrition Coaching

Sheri Poe, Doula

Sheri is passionately committed to supporting new families from ‘womb to world' and helping them to thrive in their postpartum journey.' She offers a spectrum of support tailored to your specific postpartum needs. As a Mom of four, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified New Parent Educator, and Baby Care Expert she understands the joy and challenges faced in the fourth trimester and helps you prepare for a smooth transition with empathy, compassion, and lots of practical information! Sheri shares the 'tools' needed for a smooth transition to help you become informed, empowered, and confident parents.

Certified Postpartum Doula
Certified New Parent Educator
Newborn Sleep Training Specialist
Breastfeeding Guide

Tami Remen, Coach

Tami is a Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP) having completed a 3-year training program with Peter Levine. She has worked as a certified Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Coach. Tami’s personal journey to wellness began as a result of chronic symptoms she experienced in her forties. She believes that Somatic Experience and proper nutrition can help us heal and reclaim their lives by rebalancing their nervous systems, allowing us to reconnect to our bodies. Her work is based on supporting clients to discover their innate capacity for healing and to assist them in releasing deeply held stress, emotional pain, and trauma.

Somatic Experience Practitioner
Holistic Nutritionist
Wellness Coach
Mindful Stress Reduction Guidance

Meghan Thomas, Coach

Meg is an Intuitive Fertility Coach who helps women tap into their power & inner knowings so that they can be empowered every single step of their fertility journeys. She also finds herself on her own sacred fertility journey and uses the tools of yoga, meditation, sound healing & transformational coaching to navigate her own way. She is founder of the Intuitive Fertility Community and hosts transformational retreats across the country and virtually.

Intuitive Fertility Coach
Fertility Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Retreat Leader
Sound & Energy Healer

Jennifer Waters, Coach+L.Ac

Jennifer’s passion is discovering the root cause of dis-ease in your body. She believes in the body's innate ability to heal and has found that through the practices of purification and detoxification, healing can occur rapidly. Jennifer has worked in private practice with countless women, men, & children for over 20 years. She combines the life restoring modalities of acupuncture, with phototherapy , supplementation, and nutrition to derive extraordinary results. As a Zen meditation practitioner for over 30 years, she knows that our thoughts and feelings directly impacts our overall health. Purification practices geared towards the mind and body, are the ultimate way to improve your egg quality, maintain a healthy pregnancy, and prevent dis-ease.

Diplomate of Acupuncture
Certified Arvigo Abdominal Therapist
LED Light/Photobiomodulation Therapist
Detoxification & Purification Expert

Mary Whitlock, Coach+Doula

Mary is inspired and passionate about providing families and individuals with the resources, empathetic support, and nurturing to maintain a balanced life. As a Certified Health Coach, Meditation Instructor, Ayurvedic Doula + Chef specializing in Maternal Care and Ayurvedic wellness, she has had the honor to work with hundreds of families and individuals from around the world and has come to learn that regardless of who she's working with, there is always a common thread. Irrespective of peoples' background or profession, we are all intrinsically connected. Additionally, when it comes to starting a family, nature inevitably prevails.

Certified Holistic Health Coach
Ayurvedic Chef & Wellness Expert
Dona Certified Doula & Hypnobirthing
Meditation Teacher

I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

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