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We are the Mermaid Movement.

This movement was founded in 2016 to create a community space that would support humans in their spiritual and emotional growth and healing journeys.

We have now served hundreds of people on their personal and entrepreneurial journeys through our offerings- including retreats, leadership academies, workshops, virtual classes, and coaching. 

I also provide support for growing families as a doula and birth worker in Southern California.

We are an ever evolving community- always coming up with new and creative ways to serve.

To stay up to date with our current offerings, follow along on our Instagram.​

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Meet Mama Mermaid

Kristen Rud is a transformation facilitator, doula, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. Her experience in serving others began with a college major in early intervention and childhood education. Kristen worked with children in preschool settings and special education classrooms as a teenager and young adult, which helped her develop her natural teaching skills at a young age. Through a series of synchronistic events, she was eventually led to a path of spirituality through Christ Consciousness and the work of Mother Mary & Magdalene. Her work encompasses a large variety of modalities such as intuitive healing & body awareness, womb wellness, yoga, doula & birth work, and more. She has led over 15 retreats across the US (and one in Tahiti!), served hundreds of women from all over the world, and created the pathway to her vision of massive world healing through community, compassion, and ancient healing modalities.


Kristen is a 200 hour RYT yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching experience. She has taken multiple trainings and courses to enhance her studies and work throughout her career.

 

-Doula Training: Birth Arts International

-Full Spectrum Doula Training & Childbirth Education: Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings

-200 hour RYT & Reiki training I and II: Cloud Nine Yoga schools 

2021 Offerings

Birth Work

I provide customizable support for expecting families.  My role as a doula is to support you in your journey to birth world and back.

Spiritual Summer Camp

Join us for our favorite event of the year! Reset the physical and energetic bodies on this 3 night adventure. 

Leadership Academy

Take our 12 week leadership academy to enhance your personal practices, get certified in mermaid movement, and more. Begins March 2021

Vintage Viqueen

Practice conscious consumerism by shopping secondhand! We have unique vintage fashion, thrifty finds, upcycled denim, & handmade items!

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Zoe, Winged & Rooted

I have been working with Kristen for over a year and am in absolute awe over how much the work we have done together has transformed my life. On multiple occasions Kristen has guided me into stepping into my own power, not only through gentle teaching but also through leading and living by example. Her own life lessons that she has used to teach me and her other students have set me up on an unshakable platform that I feel safe and confident building an empire on. I look forward to following Kristen's work for years to come and receiving more from the stream of knowledge that she continues to share with me.

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Heather, I Love Me Yoga

Kristen always helps me to ground, refocus, and gain clarity. She also reminds me of my potential and greatness- which she often does saying very little some days, which blows me away. She holds space for me and others so beautifully. I've worked with Kristen through her programs, 1:1, and attending retreats. She teaches us to trust the nudge, and through her example of following her inner guidance, gives me permission to do the same. I just want to give her all of my money and work with her year round but now is my time to implement all she has taught me. I am so grateful our souls connected and can't wait to work with her again very soon.

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Cory, Sage Sanctuary

Kristen has shown me a path that I didn't think existed. A path that I never knew I deserved. A path to my dreams. And it was within me the whole time. She made me believe in myself. She helped me pick up my pieces and make me whole. She is a true guide, and facilitator of change. 
I wouldn't be where I am today unless I invested in myself by signing up for her year long program, the Divine Dive. I didnt know it at the time (I didn't even know it until months after) what a profoundly changing experience it was. Here I am, only  6 months later, getting out of a career I'm not passionate about, and opening my own wellness (and yoga) center. Kristen made me realize that I CAN do absolutely anything in life. And here I am, actually making my dreams come true!!

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