About Kara Maria Ananda
Empowering Holistic Women’s Wellness
Kara Maria Ananda is a wellness lifestyle ambassador with over 20 years of professional experience as a holistic health practitioner, teacher, writer, and mentor.
She supports healthy living education, entrepreneurship, and community with a speciality in women’s wellness, birth, and family.
Kara has created thriving businesses as a massage therapist, birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, women’s health educator, doula trainer, pregnancy massage instructor, holistic business coach, and a hoop dance fitness teacher.
She’s also created global online courses in women’s wellness, empowered birthing, holistic living, entrepreneurship, and leadership with students from over 50 countries around the world.
Kara is a graduate of the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA, and the Seattle Midwifery School's birth and postpartum doula programs. She has advanced training in bodywork, midwifery, fitness, herbalism, nutrition, coaching, and holistic health.
Her articles have been published in many magazines and websites including Nurture: Australia's Natural Parenting Magazine, Midwifery Today, Conscious Dancer, and Massage Australia.
Kara’s popular articles in women’s wellness have reached over 1 million website visitors, as well as have been translated into several languages.
Kara has presented at events, conferences, and expos on wellness topics including the Midwifery Today Conference, the Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Congress, NH Mama and Baby Expos, and more.
Kara is a passionate advocate for living healthfully and loves hiking, traveling, hot springs, healthy cooking, and adventuring with her husband and three sons.