Under the Hood is a podcast to strengthen and empower our thoughts around womanHOOD, sisterHOOD, motherHOOD. It’s a podcast by women, for everyone.
Aleks Evanguelidi LM, CPM
Aleks has been working in birth for 15 years. She began her work in birth while maintaining her presence as a nutritionist and as an herbalist and educator for Gaia Herbs. A firm believer and proponent in living a sustainable lifestyle, she utilizes her years of experience in nutrition to support her clients in having an extraordinary sense of wellness while preparing for conception or to experience the healthiest pregnancy possible. Having studied pre and perinatal psychology and birth, Aleks brings to her clients a profound sense of trust in their own bodies while supporting them in this tremendous period of transformation. Over the years Aleks has worked with over 3000 clients, opened and operated as Clinical Director at The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center, trained 25 student midwives, and has contributed to several documentaries and publications on birth related topics.
Patti Quintero RYT, BD
Patti is a birth doula, a pre and postnatal yoga teacher and the founder of UMA: Mindful Living for the Modern Mother. She has been teaching Yoga and meditation in for over two decades and is a senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer at YogaWorks. She began working with Mothers and specializing in pre and postnatal yoga during her first pregnancy in 2003. She credits her practice and her teaching as her greatest tools in helping to embrace the powerful metamorphosis that is the birth of the mother. She has taught at the Yoga Journal Conference and has been featured on E! Entertainment Network, Access Hollywood Online; in numerous publications including Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, Cookie Magazine and Working Mother; and in the Yoga Works Beginners AM/PM and Journey to Birth DVDs. You can find her online classes for all levels in both English and Spanish here.
UTH Team Members
Chelsea Levy is the Executive Producer and co-creator of Under the Hood. Though she has always been passionate about education, particularly as it pertains to bodies with uteri, this is her first foray into podcasting. She brings with her a humble curiosity and a wealth of knowledge gained through her own body-discovery and the road that led to the birth of her daughter.
Jennie Josephson is an award-winning producer and founder of Infinite Gain Productions. Jennie has worked in television, digital media, radio and independent podcasts. She likes to launch things and help them grow.