About us

A wonderful place for expectant parents and families, Harmony offers a comfortable, nurturing environment in which to learn, practice, laugh, connect, give, and receive support. Our intimate setting allows you to get unbiased information, have fun, and make meaningful connections while taking classes to prepare and navigate birth, breastfeeding, baby care and everything that comes with being a parent.
Our hope is that you feel informed, connected, and honored in your choices and experiences along this journey.

Our Story

Founder Kristin Milner Evans established Harmony in 2004, with the primary intention of helping families gather the information, support, and community they need build their own uniquely personal path through this incredible transition and childbearing years.

Before Harmony opened, parents were left to piece together their own preparation: one prenatal yoga class in the middle of the day here or there, a childbirth prep class at a community center or large impersonal hospital setting, a massage therapist they could trust for pregnancy who did more than a few pregnancy massages a year, like at most spas.

Harmony was created to collect high quality providers, services, and resources for birthing and parenting families into one space.

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Who We Are Today

Jackie Velisek

Owner

In September of 2014, Harmony was lovingly handed off to new owner Jackie Velisek. A new-comer to the world of doulas, birthing educators, and prenatal yoga, Jackie shares an intuitive sense of what women and families seek and can find at Harmony. Harmony’s mission and commitment to the community truly resonated with Jackie. read more

Drawing from her own experience of raising children in the Bay Area, she looks forward to continuing Harmony’s legacy of giving expectant parents the support they need. Jackie studied psychology and interpersonal communication at San Jose State University. Her professional experience also includes many years of managing businesses — a Marketing Research firm, selling real estate, and performing as finance manager for an automotive sales dealer group.

She brings this wealth of experience to managing Harmony and is very proud to be a Harmony Mama.

Contact Jackie at jackie@harmonymama.com.

Jennifer Holz

Admin & Connections Manager

After spending more than six years in corporate sales and marketing, Jen relocated to the Bay Area with her husband and their fur baby, Sage, a 4-year old Vizsla. In February 2013, Jen joined the Harmony team as Connections Manager and has been working to bring you new classes, programs, events and soon – retail. read more

She has enjoyed applying her knowledge and skills to a new industry and feels blessed to be surrounded by such an incredible community as she and her husband embark on their very own pregnancy journey.
In addition to her work at Harmony, Jen is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor, specializing in women’s health. Jen believes in living life to the fullest, always with a smile, a hug and a grateful heart.
Learn more about Jen on her website, here.