Project Description

Shelly Mackie

Shelly Mackie


  • Certified and experienced doula, both in the state and private sectors

  • Certified, skilled and experienced Therapeutic Reflexologist and Baby Reflex educator

  • Certified yoga teacher with 8 years’ experience (Hatha, Prenatal, Postnatal, Children)

  • Woman’s Therapist / Business owner January 2001 – June 2017

Shelly has a wealth of experience, specialising in prenatal, pregnancy and postnatal care. Being empathic in nature, she is friendly, caring and passionate about empowering people to reach their full health potential.

She completed her 200 hour teachers training with Jeanette van Wyk from Yoga Wisdom. During this time, she also qualified as a children’s yoga teacher with Nazreen Omar from Yogakids and Prenatal Yoga Teacher training, first with Aryo Jacobson – Powerfully Pregnant and then three years later with J’anaki – Yoga Mama. Finding her passion for Prenatal and Postnatal care growing she went on to complete a six month Birth Doula course with WOMBS SA and then a nine day intensive Doula course with Mama Bamba. Shelly is also a qualified and experienced Reflexologist with special interest in assisting woman suffering with infertility, assisting pregnant woman with pregnancy niggles and a qualified Baby Reflex therapist and facilitator as well as a Reiki Master. Shelly studied for 2 years as an apprentice under Patsy Vergeer, Master Herbalist and leader of the South African Indigenous Herb Guild. She makes her own teas, creams and balms that are safe for pregnancy and lactating Moms. Shelly is very excited to be part of the Albany Yoga Room, specialising in pregnancy and new mothers.

Teachers at the Albany Yoga Room maintain a strong emphasis on the careful alignment of the body.