About Paige Waggoner Clark
I was first made aware of the needs of pregnant and birthing women at the age of 19, when attending the birth of a dear friend with Dr. Cohen. It sparked a deep interest in women’s health, and shortly after, I began the first of several apprenticeships with midwives and physicians in Kentucky, Tennessee, and New Mexico.
Later I became a volunteer staff member at The Omega Institute, where I studied with many bodyworkers and spiritual teachers who had a profound influence on me. I lived and worked there for 3 years, beginning my study of Thai Massage, completing the Nosara Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training, and the Spiritual Lifestyle Program at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
I continued to study and practice Thai Massage, traveling to Thailand three times, assisting my primary instructors. I completed a Yoga Teacher Training specializing in Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum Yoga. While maintaining a small homebirth midwifery practice, I gave birth to two beautiful children, and graduated from Advanced Massage Therapeutics, with a focus on prenatal and postpartum massage. In October 2016, I completed the The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® training.
Over the years, the trinity of midwifery, yoga, and massage therapy has allowed me to create a truly holistic offering for the women in my community. I deeply believe in one’s ability to tap into the root of their wounding and access their own deep healing abilities; and to feel supported during this transformational process is vitally important.
About Dr. Cohen
My calling to become a women’s healer emerged when I began my study of herbal healing as an inquisitive teenager. In college, I continued this exploration with coursework in women’s studies and biology. After college, I trained as a midwife at a birth center on the Mexican-American border. There I witnessed first-hand the power of women’s bodies and learned to trust a women’s ability to birth naturally.
In medical school at the University of Louisville, I entrenched myself in the study of anatomy, physiology and pathology- the science of the causes and effects and diseases. Throughout my residency training in Family Medicine and Obstetrics, I learned to respect the natural process of disease but the curriculum did not focus on the study of health. I continued my career in a private medical practice and came to realize that helping my patients achieve genuine health requires a balanced, integrated approach.
From there, I expanded beyond the traditional medical model to study bodywork and massage, herbal medicine, energy-work and integrative healing modalities. I have completed trainings in The Arvigo®, Holistic Pelvic Care, Craniosacral therapy and Hakomi and am currently undertaking a comprehensive multi-year Herbal Medicine for Women Course with Dr. Aviva Romm.
Along the way, my personal experiences have served as a guide. The healing journeys of my five pregnancies, the birth of each of my children and the postpartum adjustments left me unsatisfied with the solutions I had learned during my training as an allopathic physician. I visited several trusted colleagues, all of whom could only suggest surgery or medicine for the symptoms I was experiencing. I knew that there was another way. I trusted in my body’s ability to heal itself and return to a healthy balance. Using the integrative healing techniques of Holistic Pelvic Care and Maya Abdominal Therapy, I strengthened my own body and took charge of my own health. I am now confident that the answer is not more medicine or surgery but rather learning to listen to our bodies and heal ourselves. Combining this knowledge with my background as a medical doctor allows me to help the women who come to my practice in a deeply fulfilling way.
My greatest strength and wisdom has come from the lessons I have learned from mothering my five children. I have been genuinely blessed by the lineage of wise women that have come before me and helped shape my approach to holistic healing: Linda Arnold, Rosita Arvigo, Rosemary Gladstar, Tami Kent, Jeannine Parvati, Lissa Rankin, Aviva Romm and Penny Sisto. I am thankful for the opportunities to serve the women in my community on their journey to wellness. My path has now come Full Circle.