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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 mama & baby circles for new moms in Sonoma County, CA.

Circles are:

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

  • Currently held outdoors at a local park weather permitting, with a back up indoor location when needed. 

  • 75-90 minutes of "structured" time (see sample circles below) followed by 30 minutes of less structured tea and conversation. 2 hours total. 

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Sample Circle:

  • Grounding practice

  • Welcome song with baby

  • Song and games with baby

  • Mama Check In

  • Wise woman demonstration / activity or conversation

  • Take Aways

  • Closing song with babies

  • 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 series 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 with Nicole Fugo Zibelman

  • Welcoming Warmth and Rest - Elizabeth Theriault

  • What is Normal Vs. Common after birth? 

  • Sustainable Motherhood

  • Rituals and Self Care 

  • Finding Nurture in Nature

  • and so much more!

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