Yeshi Neumann, Certified Nurse-Midwife, MPH MA IBCLC

Yeshi Neumann

Yeshi Neumann, Certified Nurse-Midwife, MPH MA IBCLC

Yeshi Neumann has been working as a midwife since 1970. In 2000, she created Homestyle Midwifery, a unique model of care, blending home and hospital birth. In 2006 Homestyle Midwifery received a certificate of honor from Mayor Gavin Newsom, and in July 2007 was voted "Best Way to Have a Baby" by San Francisco magazine.

In addition to her work in the United States, Yeshi has taught and learned from nurses and midwives in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Trinidad, Tibet, Morocco, India, and China. She is the team leader and principal educator of the maternal-child health project, Jungle Mamas, in the Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador.

Yeshi has facilitated hundreds of workshops about women's leadership, diversity, conflict resolution, organizational development, communication and healing family relationships. She brings her passion for women's empowerment and social justice to her work with mothers, grandmothers and community leaders. Yeshi also trains social change leaders from the non-profit, philanthropic, labor and socially responsible business sectors in the Art of Leadership at Rockwood Leadership Institute.

Yeshi has developed a relevant and inspiring curriculum for the grandmothers of our time, Conscious Grandmothering Workshops, and is the founder and director of the Conscious Grandmothering Council Network (Conscious Grandmothering Councils).

Yeshi is a dedicated student and practitioner of Mindfulness. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting.

In addition to being a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Yeshi has a Masters degree in History and a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Yeshi is the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of two granddaughters, both of whom were born into her own hands.