Liat Tabib Shpaizman, CHLC, CPD
Welcome! I am so grateful to be able to share my work and passion with you through the transformation of a vision that has become Mindful Mamma – a unique practice of coaching women by bridging the fields Mindfulness and Maternal Wellness.
My own journey into the world of contemplative studies, Buddhist teachings and Buddhist Psychology, upon which present-day Western Mindfulness is based in part, began in 2003. Self study for several years led way to studying directly with my first teacher, Susan Berry, in 2005, to who I am eternally grateful for the transmission of teachings. I also became a student of the written and oral teachings of the great Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Jon Kabat Zin and others, who continue to serve as my indirect teachers today. My practice and training are primarily rooted in the Shambhala tradition, influenced by its teachings in contemplative studies and Tibetan Buddhism. For the past decade I have maintained a formal meditation practice, and continue to deepen my studies through trainings, retreats, workshops and self-study.
In 2010 I earned my Holistic Life Coach certification, during a seven year period where my husband, Ido, and I lived abroad and expanded our family. The birth of my first child, Ya’ir, in 2011 was the catalyst to reviving an innate passion: A lifelong affinity towards the emotional aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood had peaked, and I understood that merging the worlds of mindfulness and maternity would become my life’s work. Working in business development at the time, I began to incorporate coaching clients on a part time basis in parallel. As a working mother who was clear about wanting to work but also wanting and needing the flexibility to be present for my little ones, I felt passionate about exploring mindfulness-based maternal career coaching, and mindfulness-based parent coaching. A relocation back to the US via Ido’s work in 2014 finally afforded the opportunity for me to shift intention to practice and formally create the Mindful Mamma practice. In the following year I earned my Postpartum Doula certification, as well as a certificate of completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), Components of Care, from Postpartum Support International (PSI).
Today I am blessed to be able to practice with clients in Nassau, Western Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, through a wide range of services that embody the Mindful Mamma vision.
Liat lives in Nassau County on Long Island, NY with her husband Ido and their three children, Ya’ir, Reut and Arbel, where she maintains a teaching and coaching practice through both home visits and private practice in the Plainview area.