MEET THE TEAM AT EARTH ANGELS
Learn more about our warm and wonderful team.
Sharla’s path to becoming an owner of Earth Angels has taken many “baby” steps and has proven the old adage “its not the destination, but the journey” After graduating from UCLA with a French Major and Emphasis in Business, Sharla had planned to embark on a career of import and export. After spending several years in commercial and real estate management, life had other plans after she met her husband Marc started a family. They lived in an 800 s.f rent controlled apartment in Santa Monica with their daughter Sabrina, until their identical boy twins, Roy and Kent were born. Sharla had a crash course in repurposing and recycling when they stayed in their apartment until moving to Westwood when the boys turned one. Moving to a spacious house with a patio, allowed Sharla to start a volunteer playgroup with her neighbor, a preschool teacher and other twin moms (and dads). They developed an enriching curriculum of art, music and play, while being creative, recycling, and enjoying time with their children.
Her daughter, Sabrina, is now a senior at college and her sixteen year old twins are juniors in high school. A stay at home mother for over 17 years, Sharla realized how much she loved interacting with young children. Her experience lead her to to taking over Kidstock ( a long time customer and patron) and starting Earth Angels with another longtime “Kidstock” mom, Linda Beugg. She looks forward to embarking on another chapter of her life, celebrating each step of the journey to support parents in their pursuit of raising calm, caring and contented families.
Celia was born and raised in New Mexico and moved to Los Angeles after obtaining her Masters in Elementary Education in 2013. She is a licensed elementary teacher and certified yoga teacher with more than 10 years experience working with kids in a diversity of settings. She integrates her knowledge yoga, child development, and classroom education into each yoga class exploring self-awareness, physical strength, and mindfulness practices. Her goal is to create a fun and engaging environment where kids can experience the practice of yoga giving them tools to use wherever they go!
Parenting Journeys strives to provide a place where you can explore your identity as both a woman and mother, discuss issues related to child rearing and development, and form lasting friendships in a warm and supportive environment. Weekly discussion groups designed for first time, second time and working moms address issues fueled by parent's questions, concerns, and topics of interest based on the developmental issues of the age group. Parenting is not a one size fits all, and Parenting Journeys strives to empower parents to find the best fit for their family providing tools to use throughout your parenting journey. Infant Massage classes, Sleep workshops and private consultations also available.
Synthia Praglin, M.A., J.D., CPE, CIMI holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. She is a Certified Parent Educator, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and is currently working towards a Certification in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Synthia has led parenting groups for over 15 years, working from an attachment based model emphasizing the importance of nurturing the connection between parent and child to form secure and trusting relationships. Synthia strongly believes there is no “right” way and strives to empower parents to find the best fit for their family. Her goal is to provide tools for your parenting “tool box”, while helping you develop confidence in your parenting skills and choices.
Synthia currently offers group parenting classes for new moms, second time moms, working moms, and daddy & me. Infant massage workshops, sleep workshops and private consultations are also available.
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