The job of nurturing the lives of our next generation and of supporting the women brave enough to choose to have kids, is magnificent. Women still trust love enough to have a child even when life can look scary and mean. Through this great love, and no small amount of sweat and tears, new life does manifest. We, the supporters of these women, get to fall in love with these beings – their talents and interests develop, their discoveries and amazing gifts nascent and forming in the dark. We, the lucky few who hold this world of Labor and Birth as crucial to the next generation of leaders and thinkers, we get to do the work of supporting the scared, sad and struggling mothers and help them to evolve just a little bit, which can deeply impact the mother that they become and the baby that they carry. We can do so much when we offer support and guidance, and not a little strength to them. Women who may have forgotten her source of strength in the weight of hospitals and insurance and fears injected into her by others. Woman who had no idea how much going it alone could hurt. The woman who waited for so many years to conceive, that now is terrified of losing herself in what is to come.
The only reason that your eyes are reading this right now is because you had a mother at some point in her life who decided to have a child. Somehow, in someway she birthed you. She gestated you and formed the building blocks of your physical and emotional body and then, you took it from there and began your own story. But see, the thing is, whether you had the best mom in the world, or the absolute worst, YOU are here because this is still the only way that we bring new life on the planet. One mother at a time.
As doctors, nurses, teachers, yogis, doulas and nurturers we create our practice. We discover that to deeply support new families, we must start with supporting the inner strength of the mother. As she births, she births herself along the way. She learns that she is made of stronger stuff than she may have ever know before. She can be the heroine of not just her kids’ lives, but also of her own. This in turn affects her job, her marriage and other relationships positively when she remembers who she is, what she is made of, and who she has born herself to be.
As her teacher, rock and supporter, we help make the difference in the empowerment of her future world. One mother and one birth at a time, the whole world changes.
I am honored to hold space for Transformational Birth Pregnancy Yoga and Yoga for Labor teacher’s training both in person and online. It is my honor to support you to become part of the team that transform the way we birth on our planet. I look forward to your questions and comments below, and thank YOU for the work that you already do to make this planet a little brighter!
Many blessings & sat nam!