Birth is a powerful metaphor for the processes that we undergo throughout our life, it symbolizes our transformation into new states of being, as well as our coming out of the womb of potential into our expression as creative and constantly evolving beings.
And physical birth (which literally brings life into the world) is a process that both makes all human life possible as well as inspires our understanding of these processes of transformation and creation on all levels.
As an undergraduate student, I became interested in everyday and milestone events as mediums through which individuals and groups perform and (re)create cultural and personal identities. This interest led me to pursue research on early life rituals while studying abroad in India, research which I then expanded upon to include birth rituals and rites in the United States.
My studies enabled me to dive deeply into intensive research on this vital phenomena/process, interviewing numerous women, birth advocates, well-known researchers, amazing doulas, and midwives, and attending hours upon hours of birth classes, presentations, films, and events.
During this time of researching, observing, and interviewing women and scholars on the social and cultural performances that are centered around birth and early life milestones, as well as partaking in a number of ceremonies that are designed to support the “proper initiation” of children, mothers, and fathers into “human society” in the United States and in India, I grew to understand how important healthy maternity systems are to the health of women, children, families, and societies, and how access to great birth education and support greatly contributes to the health outcomes that women so greatly need and deserve on all levels.
From the emotional and psychological, to the physiological and social, a woman’s birth impacts her world, and the entire world, on all levels. And since birth is one of the most important processes that define who we are individually and collectively as a species, I created resources and connections to help all women, regardless of economic ability, become educated and to create personalized birth plans and support systems that empower positive outcomes for themselves and their babies.
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga & Birth Education/Support
A women’s birth experience matters, and supporting healthy and empowered births (not just physically but on all levels) is not only vital to the health of individuals but is also vital to the health of our families, communities, countries, and our world as a whole.
I can help you to create the right Yoga and Meditation centered birth plan, and support system, for you.