Natalie Angell-Besseling

Natalie Angell-Besseling founded The Shanti Uganda Society in 2008 and lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and two daughters.

She has an Honours BA in International Development Studies from York University and has completed additional training as a yoga teacher and doula.

Natalie co-founded Heart Centre Yoga, has produced a guided meditation CD and spent several years working as a doula supporting birthing women in Uganda and Canada. She was a contributing writer in the book, Women Like Us: Illuminating the World and her work has been featured in numerous publications including the ebook B.C. Without Borders: 50 British Columbians Leading the Fight Against Global Poverty. She has spoken around North America on issues surrounding maternal & infant health, sustainable international development and motherhood.

She is the proud mama of two girls – both born at home in water.