Meet Our Instructors - Breathing Space
Breathing Space Family Yoga instructors incorporate training from many different styles and schools of yoga but all share a love for the practice and passion for sharing it with yogis of all ages.

Rebecca-GitterBirth and Postpartum Doula, Prenatal and Family Yoga Instructor

Rebecca has been teaching prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood yoga on Capitol Hill and around DC for over a decade. As a doula, Rebecca provides evidence-based, non-biased and a common sense approach to supporting clients in this time of transition in their lives.

Rebecca completed her initial yoga training in 2006 at the Yoga Center, Columbia, MD.  She has continued her studies by completing specialized trainings in prenatal, postnatal and children’s yoga, including Budding Yogis, Childlight Yoga, Itsy Bitsy Yoga, Radiant Child, Yokid, and Yoga for the Special Child, and YoKid.

Rebecca Gitter brings a sense of humor to her classes and focuses on meeting her students – of any age- exactly where they are. Sharing yoga with kids and caregivers in the DC metro area in studios, schools and community centers, as well as with her own two children, always leaves her smiling and inspires her personal practice.

Rebecca brings her calm, unflappable, compassionate, yet analytical approach to serving her doula clients as well. In addition to her DONA birth and postpartum doula trainings, Rebecca brings her years of life experience as a mom, aunt, caregiver and teacher of countless little people and their parents to her doula practice. Rebecca always continues to learn, attending workshops on optimal positioning for labor and delivery, pre and post natal yoga, breastfeeding, newborn care, childbirth and development.

When Rebecca isn’t teaching or supporting clients, you might find her on a trail – hiking biking or being walked by her dog.

Katie is a DONA trained Doula who brings her experience yoga, meditation, Thai massage, nutrition and birth together to support families from a holistic perspective.

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Prenatal Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Katie is a DONA trained Doula who brings her experience yoga, meditation, Thai massage, nutrition and birth together to support families from a holistic perspective. She has has been serving families as a nanny in the DC area for over 10 years in the DC area, since 2017 as a birth doula. 

Katie is a yoga teacher, and avid traveler who enjoys connecting with people and diving into local culture and traditions. During a course in Thai yoga massage, she was introduced to the world of birth and the role of a doula, and knew that this was something she wanted to pursue. Katie feels that her work as a doula really weaves together her experience working with families as a nanny, and her healing, spiritual work. 

Katie has a passion for cooking healthy, plant based food, and enjoys time by the beach the most, especially if that beach is in Greece or Thailand. Katie brings her meditative, compassionate presence to birth, and beyond, and is ready, and honored to assist you and your family during this special rite of passage.  

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