Pregnant Woman in Nature

“Rather than get invited to take a sacred time-out after delivering her child, the new mother is more likely met with pressure to “bounce back” – back to pre-pregnancy productivity, back to her pre-pregnancy body, and back to her pre-pregnancy spirits. But when it comes to becoming a mother, there is no back: there is only through.” – Heng Ou, The First Fourty Days

Local, in-person circles for new moms in Sonoma County, CA.

Circles are:

  • For new and new-again mothers and babies in the first year after childbirth.

  • Held outdoors at a local park to maintain safety and comfortable distance.

  • 75-90 minutes of "structured" time (see sample circles below) followed by 15-30 minutes of less structured tea and conversation.

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Sample Circle:

  • Grounding practice

  • Welcome song with baby

  • Song and games with baby

  • Check In

  • Wise woman demonstration / activity or conversation

  • Take Aways

  • Closing song

  • Tea and mingle

Sample Seasonal Topics and Wise Women:

Part of the beauty of these circles is coming together around a different theme each week and gathering wisdom from each other and from our amazing wise women. Here are some sample topics and Wise Women that we have had in the past. Topics shift with each session and reflect the seasons.

  • Core Connection and Pranayama with Kari Edwards

  • Matrescence and Grounding into our WHY - Jasmiene Power

  • Holding & Vessels Ceramics Activity with Stephanie Laslo

  • Self Massage and Lymph Drainage with Emily Cox

  • Self Care Roadmap with Kerry Ingram

  • Herbs and Tools for Nervous System Regulation

  • Infant Touch and Oxytocin with Infant Massage Instructor

  • Welcoming Warmth and Rest - Elizabeth, PP Doula

  • What is Normal? - Registered nurse or PT

  • Sustainable Motherhood - Local moms

  • Rituals and Self Care 

  • Finding Nurture in Nature

  • and so much more!

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