Very happy, just received my new business cards for a new offering I have been conjuring for some time... My SoundFull Birth Mother’s Initiation.
Concious Conception, Maternity, Child Birth and Motherhood has been such a transformational process for me that I feel humbly called to serve women on this right of passage and facilitate deep transformation healing that is available with these Seasonal Life Changes. .
* Welcoming in a divine flow, surrender, to what is and what shall be. * To accept all experiences as beautiful, fulfilling, Healing and awakening.
* To remember and embody ones inner knowing and discernment.
* To dive deep into the shadows and perceived fear, arriving to a new awareness.
* To awaken the the fact that All is already perfect. Nothing needs to be fixed. .
Let the journey begin!
Your Birth, Your Initiation
In loving service and humble witness.
Your coach and Medicine Woman.
Dress, accessorize ...and dance, so that you really sense and embody the lovely #DivineFeminine being you really are. Notice how that feels. You might like it so much you will ditch anything that does not make you feel otherwise. Photo by @sarahmoyalphoto. #PregnancyPhotoShoot#PregnancyIsBeautiful
Balancing the Sacral Chakra & Healing the Womb ✨🌸💕🌙 New video up in which I discuss a bit about the sacral chakra, what it governs and what can reside there, as well as some different techniques to help cleanse and balance that energy center. This video only covers the tip of the iceberg, but I received so many questions in regards to this topic when I announced my pregnancy, that I wanted to share a little bit of my healing journey. (Link in bio) ✨
I discuss shamanic breath work and the deeper cleansing that can come from that. If you are feeling called to make shamanic breath a part of your healing journey, join me and an amazing group of women healers this Saturday, Jan 20th as we hold space for you to transform! At @pureloveyogasc 6:30-9:30PM. More info and how to sign up on my website under the events tab! www.michelleweinhofen.com
Wearing the new pastel marine color from the spring line by @aloyoga ✨
The moment of birth. All of those hours, all of that work. The energy in the birthing space always shifts. It’s such a spiritual occasion, anyone in the room can feel it. Emotion washes over everyone, you can see it written all over these midwives faces.
Registration for our 🌸Winter Mother Blessing🌸 on Saturday January 20 closes TOMORROW at noon so we can start crafting flower crowns and other goodies! 🌺💐🌼 Visit our Facebook event for deets & info on reserving your space.
Such a warm vibrant afternoon..another pregnancy favorite has been yogurt with granola, chia and hemp seeds, drizzled with local honey👌. Couldn’t stop Eli from taking the first bites:) I always have to make extra for my hungry boys! #33weeks#pregnancynourishment#sacredpregnancy
FLASHBACK to this sacred day of ceremony.
This is when brthing and opening the passage began for my first born, Guula. I feel deeply honoured and the sister connection held and supported me throughout the birthing process. Thankyou for being my sister @lalunarlines
Now offering blessingways (facilitation or consultation) 💫
Did you know Aboriginal women are well renowned for having quick births?
I believe this is because of ceremony, song & connection & I would love to suppport or guide you through shaping your own ceremony.
Tag a sacred pregnant Mumma.
DM for details 🌸
:: Yes, class is on today ⚡️ Mamas: it's Wednesday, the day we join forces at @pacificculturalcenter to collectively remember how powerful and sacred we are, and from that wholeness we can fully LOVE up these star seed light being babies who chose YOU as their mama to take this radical journey of life and love with - we are sooo #blessed ...
⚡️ Mama Baby Yoga 10
⚡️ Prenatal 12 // 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹Prenatal + Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training @mountmadonnacenter is still open for enrollment. March 21-25 is Level 1. Join us in the mountains overlooking the ocean in a sacred circle of women to celebrate yoga + birth. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 ••••••• And for all beings, TONIGHT:
Deep Flow + Restore 6:30-8pm @divinitree, and its #freeweek yall ✨
22 weeks today and baby girl Pardo is kicking like CrAZy! She isn’t shy with her daddy and I, but she is very quiet in louder environments (5th graders to blame in the classroom🙃). She is the size of an ear of corn 🌽. This week I plan to focus on trust, & honoring Nature’s process. 🦋 #miraclebabyontheway#sacredpregnancy#momtobe
Half way mark.
Life has been so busy that at times if it weren’t for the fact that I have this growing belly and feeling baby move about, I would forget I’m even pregnant. This pregnancy has been so different in that aspect. It worried me in the beginning that I wasn’t connecting with this baby. However, I’m figuring out that that’s not the case. I might be busy with three other little ones and going through some life changes but this baby is all part of that. He/she is journeying right a long with the rest of us.💖
🌿 Mantra 🌿
Mes cinq sens sont les cinq portes par lesquelles je transmets du plaisir et de la joie à mon bébé! .
En ce moment je n'ai vraiment pas la possibilité de prendre le temps pour des photos persos, et ça risque d'être comme ça jusqu'en février. Parfois je me dis que j'aimerais vous poster du yoga ou des recettes, mais honnêtement j'ai déjà du mal pratiquer et cuisiner sainement au quotidien, alors quand je prends un moment sur mon tapis (je veux dire un moment sans Saule qui me saute dessus, sans le chat qui veut jouer, sans Milo qui veut les bras etc), c'est véritablement un moment pour moi, pour lâcher-prise, me détendre, étirer mes épaules et mon dos crispés par l'l'allaitement et le portage, assouplir mes articulations qui se remettent progressivement de la naissance (le bassin c'est long!) etc... je n'ai pas envie de chercher à faire une "belle" photo dans ces moments-là. 🌸 Mais je sais que ça reviendra quand j'aurais plus de temps libre! J'espère que vous comprenez! 💖
Je vous embrasse virtuellement, merci d'être là! 💕🌿
Ps. Ce post a été interrompu par 5 demandes "tu me dessines un hélicoptère mamaaaan" #talentcaché .
Beautiful mama @erikamelody shares her "28 weeks today and I couldn’t be more grateful for my ability to grow this healthy, magical being inside me. I’ve never felt more in harmony with my body, power and mind. Becoming a mother is something I never imagined in this lifetime but the moment I opened my heart to this gift, I was awakened to my true being. This journey through pregnancy will forever be cherished in my heart. To feel her dancing inside me is a constant reminder of how magical life really is. I am forever grateful for this journey into Motherhood. 🙏🏻✨💕" #PregnancyIsBeautiful
FOR THE MAMA-TO-BE "Nothing could have prepared
Your heart to open like this.
From beyond the skies and the stars
This echo arrived inside you
And started to pulse with life,
Each beat a tiny act of growth,
Traversing all our ancient shapes
On its way home to itself
Once it began, you were no longer your own.
A new, more courageous you, offering itself
In a new way to a presence you can sense
But you have not seen or known.
It has made you feel alone
In a way you never knew before;
Everyone else sees only from the outside
What you feel and feed
With every fiber of your being.
Never have you traveled farther inward
Where words and thoughts becomes half-light
Unable to reach the fund of brightness
Strengthening inside the night of your womb.
Like some primeval moon,
You soul brightens
The tides of essence
That flow to your child.
You know your life has changed forever,
For in all the days and years to come,
Distance will never be able to cut you off
From the one you now carry
For nine months under your heart.
May you be blessed with quiet confidence
That destiny will guide you and mind you.
May the emerging spirit of your child
Imbibe encouragement and joy
From the continuous music of your heart,
So that it can grow with ease,
Expectant of wonder and welcome
When it form is fully filled
And it makes its journey out
To see you and settle at last
Relieved, and glad in your arms." TO BLESS The Space Between Us by John O’Donohue-originally shared by @thelanguageofbirth 📷:@hadasimages stunning mama: 🤰🏻 @goldcoastdoula #doulawisdom#forthemamatobe#birthofamama#empoweredbirthproject#inspiredpregnancy#homebirth#daughters#pregnant#pregnancy#sacredpregnancy#sacredbirth#magicmoments#mama#naturalpregnancy#northernriversnsw#byronbay#lismore#mullumbimby#doulalife
🌿 Extrait 🌿
"Nourrissez tous vos sens: écoutez de la musique qui vous ressource ou vous apporte de la joie, portez des vêtements doux et confortables, reposez vos yeux en leur offrant régulièrement le spectacle de la nature, enveloppez-vous de parfums qui vous font vous sentir bien. La grossesse est une période durant laquelle nos sens sont "à fleur de peau", alors allons-y offrons leur le plus souvent possible ce qu'il y a de meilleur!"
Découvrez le KarmaMa'Book, l'e-book gratuit: 5 pistes pour prendre soin de soi durant sa grossesse!
🌸 Lien dans la bio! 🌸
New beach stone-shaped custom pieces, firing in the kiln right now. The one with holes will be a necklace for the mama; the other one, a pocket disk for the papa. On the back are the baby’s initials, birth date, and a spiral, representing new life .
Snow started to fall today as I sat with a woman who is halfway through her pregnancy. It’s a fast-forward world. And women are often the ones holding the emotional container for those around them, preserving, rectifying and transmitting the culture, and tending the bodies and hearts of the little people. Every woman deserves and needs nurturing touch. We need to periodically free ourselves from the trappings of our minds and our social burdens and just sink into our bodies, our root, into the reservoir of wisdom inside of us. ♀️I love being a midwife, I love supporting women as primal mothers and life-givers. I am loving turning this page in my practice to bring in more hands on nurturing and restorative bodywork for each and every woman 🌀 #rootmedicine#shaktirising#sacredpregnancy#pelvicfloortherapy#fourthtrimester#postpartumhealing#yonishakti
So many birth days coming! I’m honored and joyous to be supporting two friends in the upcoming births of their daughters. For another pregnant friend living across the world, I’m preparing a medicine pouch. Osha root for mama bear ferocity, Angelica Archangelica to guide the baby’s body and soul earthside, wild rose for the protection of the Mother. #herbalist#sacredpregnancy#birthsupport#birthday#plantspiritmedicine#mothermary
While this picture initially may look sweet, there are deeper issues of dolphin captivity, human training practices and cruelty that are going on here many of us, including myself are not aware of. Read the comments below to find out more about these serious ethical concerns, shared by those in the know who were understandably offended by the post, that I posted without knowing what really goes on behind the scenes. Although this is not my area of expertise, I am outraged by cruelty to animals and do not support any practice that harms them, takes them out of their natural habitat, and uses them for entertainment of humans. "I have been honored to serve the whales, dolphins, seals - and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me." -Paul Watson. Photo by @travel.moxie! #DolphinLove#DolphinKisses . Did you know that dolphins midwife each other? The route meaning of midwife is 'with woman' - so when a dolphin is giving birth, a female dolphin stays with her. #BumpLove
🌿Merci aux mamans🌿
Il y a des jours plus difficiles que d'autres, des semaines plus longues, plus chargées émotionnellement et en tous points d'ailleurs. Des moments de découragement où l'on est tentée de se dire à quoi bon. A quoi bon les bercer toute la nuit, à quoi bon leur donner le sein continuellement à quoi bon les porter à bout de bras, en écharpe, en porte-bébé, dans les rues, à la maison... à quoi bon cuisiner des produits sains, frais, éviter le micro-ondes, choisir du bio, des légumes, pour finalement s'entendre dire "je veux des pâtes". À quoi répondre à chacune de leur demande, regarder mille fois une moto faire le tour de la table, répondre mille fois à toutes les questions comme:"pourquoi le chien il aboie dehors?". A quoi bon leur expliquer la colère, le chagrin, la joie, la patience et l'ambivalence de tous ces sentiments. A quoi bon faire tous ces efforts, quand on nous dit qu'il n'y a qu'à les laisser pleurer, mettre leur plat tout-fait au micro-ondes, et les punir quand ils ne sont pas "sages". A quoi bon cette fatigue du corps, cet épuisement des nerfs? Puisqu'ils seront, de toutes façons propulsés dans "ce" monde, ce monde qui pense que les bébés qui pleurent font des caprices, que les fessées apprennent la gentillesse et qu'il vaut mieux obéir plutôt que d'avoir un esprit critique. 🌸
Mais "ce" monde, justement, est-ce que ce n'est pas ce que nous voulons voir changer? Est-ce que nos enfants ne sont pas la promesse que le monde de demain sera plus accueillant, plus lumineux encore que "ce" monde d'aujourd'hui? Et comment mieux préparer le monde à venir qu'en faisant aujourd'hui avec nos enfants, ce que nous aimerions les voir faire plus tard: être à l'écoute d'eux-même et des autres, prendre soin d'eux-même et du monde, réfléchir et agir selon leur cœur et leur conscience. 🌸
En élevant nos enfants avec bienveillance, envers eux, et envers nous-même également, c'est exactement ce que nous faisons. Alors, oui, merci à toutes les mamans. Ce que vous faîtes aujourd'hui a énormément de valeur, une valeur inestimable. 🌸🌿🌞
Did you know that the oral contraceptive pill depletes a number of important nutrients? 🍏⠀
It places greater demand on the need for magnesium, vitamins B12, B6 and folate, selenium, zinc, vitamins C and E. ⠀
Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, modest amounts of pasture-reared (organic if possible) meat and healthy fats (think nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil and ghee) is the best place to begin. ⠀
Once you have these in place, bringing in a good quality B vitamin complex, magnesium and immune nutrient complex (selenium, zinc, vitamins C and E are often formulated together) are icing on the cake.⠀
.⠀ Read more on post pill syndrome over on the blog -> link in bio
As of yesterday, I’m 5 months pregnant and officially half way there until it’s time to meet this little human! Time seems to be zipping by. Enjoying some slow inversion because at least for today, downward facing dog doesn’t make my head feel like it’s going to explode haha. Slow, intuitive movements is what my practice consists of these days. 🙏🏼✨ @aloyoga
Spend the evening with us discussing all that IDA Birth Doulas do (and don't do), answering all your questions, and meeting our Doulas. Find out things like...
* what our birth packages include
* levels of our experience and training
* why we don't replace anyone on your team, including, and most importantly, your partner.
* which hospitals have the good ice machines!
You'll also get the chance to hear from new families about their birth experiences with IDA by their sides.
After the discussion, you can set up your private consultation with the Doula of your choice. We'll bring the snacks while you come for a fun, casual evening.
Plus.. Its FREE!
My wombyn : it's ON!
The 2018 @mountmadonnacenter << Prenatal + Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training >> is soon approaching, and I'm over the 🌙 with excitement for the marvelous group of #wombyn coming together for this intimate training in the mysteries + science of motherhood, #childbirth + yoga. ::
Led by mama, doula and yogini Hannah Muse alongside a world-class faculty (traditional midwife, psychologist specializing in motherhood, infant development specialist, prenatal #Pilates trainer, #Ayurveda for the childbearing year and more), this Yoga Alliance-approved training is open to yoga teachers wanting to expand their expertise to prenatal/postnatal -- as well as others who have experience or an interest in supporting #mamas and babies during this transformational time. ::
Held at the breathtaking mountain ashram overlooking the ocean, Mount Madonna Center is a spiritual community that has been teaching the wisdom of #yoga for nearly 40 years. There is no better setting to marvel in the magic of #birth and yoga than this!
#Doulas , birth workers, acupuncturists and other healers are all welcome. Choose to do only Level 1, or both courses to become a Yoga Alliance "Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher" (RPYT).
Some women do this training simply to delve more deeply into the realm of women's health and yoga, and in turn discover the innate wisdom of their body and their being.
March 21-25 Level 1 🔹
May 21-24 Level 2 🔹
Whoever you are, whatever your reason, if you're feeling the call, JOIN US! (A few spots left. Link in profile.)
🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹
And YES mamas, I'll see you today for class at @pacificculturalcenter!
10am Mama Baby // 12 Prenatal
+ Flow&Restore at Divinitree tonight 6:30-8pm. Amazing art by @yogaprints. #om
My friends are such beautiful people!!! I received this in the mail but it didn’t have a note other than it’s a “sacred pregnancy art piece” and an explanation of the symbolism. It is gorgeous and I love it so much!!!!! Thank you @mrs.antunes06 and @jcrosby1811 you guys have supported me in ways words can’t describe in this journey called life but especially my doula adventures. I feel like I have to be the best doula I can for “us”. I love you guys! 💕 #lindylawler#lindylawlerart#sacredpregnancy#mygirlsarethebest ❤️
:: M I N D F U L N E S S ::
New Years. Exciting beginnings for some. The weight of expectation for others. But vision we hold for our lives must begin in the here and now. THIS MOMENT is the only moment we are living. The past is gone, the future doesn’t exist yet. To forever be attempting to propel ourselves forward and grasp that which is beyond our reach, without taking the time to fully experience what IS right NOW - is missing your own life!
In our first Pregnant Mama Sacred Circle of 2018 we will be exploring mindfulness through movement, sensory experiencing, discussion, guided meditation and more. Carve out time to be present to your own life. If mindfulness is something you’ve been meaning to investigate more, now is the time. By far the best investment you can make in preparation for having a baby (and indeed life!) is the time to get to know and learn to find the real loving you in every moment.
Sun 4 Feb @ Dharma Circle
Limited places. Bookings essential. Link in bio.
🙏 Artwork by @jo_noelle_coughlin
I am really looking forward to meeting and supporting our upcoming group of expecting families. In our fast paced culture taking time away for something special can be difficult to maneuver. So when attendees make that commitment to our classes, I take extra care in making that experience as meaningful as I can.
*sigh* Just received this year's #wemoon and its #laluna this year. So puurrffect. The #moon has carried me this past year and continues during this year. This little babe growing in me was a gift from the moon. His name (and no u/s just I know) will be a reflection from the moon #goddess#Hina#blessed and so thankful for #sacred#ceremony As much as I do externally for #business and #keiki and #community I also am creating #sacredspace for ceremony with self and that which I need #connection On a live video @feathereaglesky talk about #plantmedicine and even asking a plant to come to us when we #dream Some of my favorite times to observe plants are in the moonlight. Even though it's winter and the moon is covered I feel the connection with #earth and #moon so strongly. My dreams are vivid and I smell earth and I feel the moon under my skin.
• 18 weeks with our seedling • a lot of love + joy • some anxiety too - I expected an increase in anxiety just due to all the changing hormones so I've tried to concentrate on reassuring myself that my body and mind are perfectly capable of this natural process 💛 it comes late at night when my mind is jumping from one worry to the next - deep and focused breathing helps - placing a hand on my belly helps - and connecting with you, little one ✨ xo
💕 I am humbled and grateful my pregnancy has been good to me so far. 🤰🏼 I have a greater respect to all women who have chosen to carry a child within their own body, it’s quite a miraculous feat!
A spiritual teacher of mine taught me that the soul of the unborn child comes into the body around 20 weeks gestation, hence the ‘glow’ women have as we carry a little being of light that shines from within our sacred wombs. 👼🏼✨ Feeling honoured to feel her little kicks getting stronger, as does my love for her. 💕👶🏼 In preparation for birthing my little girl and transitioning into motherhood I’ve been listening to audiobooks, watching positive birth stories, and practicing hypnobirthing techniques from the @calmbirth school to empower myself to stay calm leading up to and during the birth of my daughter and beyond. It’s been very enlightening to know we have so much power and wisdom to birth innately if we stay calm enough to let our bodies and babies do their thing. That being said, its also about understanding that no matter how she is birthed, I have a choice to welcome her into this earthly realm with peace and love. A natural birth does not mean the perfect birth. And not having a natural birth doesn’t mean I will have failed in any way. Although my preference is to have a natural birth, I am doing my best to have no expectations. Of course I will visualise my ideal birth, but I also accept that it may not go according to plan. So, my intention is to remain calm no matter what, and do what is best for baby and me.
The @calmbirth school teaches women to stay calm and in their power during birth, encouraging women to discuss their birthing preferences with care providers ahead of birth, and also reframes how we think about birth. Society tends to dramatise and play on the negatives. Fear = Tension, Tension = Pain. Kudos to @calmbirth for teaching techniques for birth to be a positive, powerful and empowering experience. 🙏🏻 #calmbirthschool#hypnobirthing#empoweringwomen#sacredpregnancy#womenscoach#25weekspregnant
The guiding principle of Montessori education is ‘follow the child” so that’s what I’m doing with these @teepeelearning alphabet cards. He may not know the alphabet yet, but he can spell his name, ‘LEGO’ and ‘Batman’. Filtering the world, and his desire for knowledge, by his unique values, that’s for sure 😂 This little sesh was inspired by his desire first, to type some things on my computer. Always learning, our little ones 🦋#transitionstoolkit coming soon!
I am incredibly excited to attend Retreat 10 Sacred Pregnancy Calgary with @whenwomengather to talk about building your nest and preparing for postpartum. These retreats are so magical and soul-nurturing so be sure to follow my friends at @seedholisticbirth for future dates!
In actuality, we have never been able to turn a soul away and try to just sit a little closer together🌀🌀🌀 Feb 17/18th with an evening-by-candlelight guest speaker @sacred_nest blessing our mamas and bellies with her postpartum preparatory wisdom 🌀🌀🌀