Sacred Pregnancy Classes

I am now offering Sacred Pregnancy classes! After attending a recent retreat in Ojai, CA, I am now a Certified Sacred Pregnancy Instructor, and will be offering classes starting in January 2013. Here’s a little more information about what you can expect in our classes:

Your Sacred Pregnancy is a journey. Our classes hold space for pregnant women to connect with one another and their pregnancy experiences in meaningful and personal ways. Sacred Pregnancy groups are being held all around the world and are the new wave of the pregnancy + birthing future. We are hell bent on changing the birth conversation as Sacred Pregnancy classes bring back the age old tradition of women sitting with one another during pregnancy and birth, getting empowered, witnessing each others process and BEING there for one another during an incredibly power-FULL rite of passage…becoming mothers.

Sacred Pregnancy classes are a special place for pregnant women to gather together, for 8 weeks early on in their pregnancy journeys and again for 4 weeks toward the end of their pregnancies. Each week is spent exploring pertinent topics that naturally arise for most women as they walk down their pregnancy paths and encourage deep sharing, exploring art, expression, laughter, honoring and celebration.

Pregnancy is one of the deepest drinks life has to offer. Each woman’s pregnancy pot gets stirred with various emotions and we all need a safe place to process those tides and sip some sanity from the community cauldron.

If you are pregnant and want to join a Sacred Pregnancy class, PLEASE visit us at www.sacredpregnancy.com to find out if classes are currently available in your area.

PREGNANCY JOURNEY CLASS

The 8 week “pregnancy journey” courses are for pregnant women only (unless otherwise specified) and explore the following topics:

Week O N E : sacred space Exploring creating a personal sacred space at home, meditation practice + the benefits of journaling. Sister Project : create a collage candle

Week T W O : connection + expectationsExploring connection to yourself, the baby and the pregnancy experience + expectationsSister Project : baby birthday card

Week T H R E E : food + body image Exploring cravings, mindful eating, body changes + challengesSister Project : menu cards + bare belly dancing

Week F O U R : relationships + romance Bring your partner to class and discuss relationship shifts, romance and keeping the fire lit!Sister Project : create HEART art + connect to your partner

Week F I V E : fears Holding space to discuss all fears relating to pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Sister Project : burning of fears + EMPOWERMENT silk painting

Week S I X : forgiveness Finding the strength to forgive past hurts allows emotional space to open up BEFORE baby comes.Sister Project : ripping free + binding spirit stick

Week S E V E N : honoring Discuss emotional nesting, gender bias, + mother blessingsSister Project : power blessings + essential oils soak

Week E I G H T : sisterhood “ going to the bowl” The last week is spent in a sister hood circle in deep reflection of the experiences shared together and going forward.Sister Project : going to the salt bowl

In addition to the eight week courses, we’re also offering four week birth journey courses:

BIRTH JOURNEY CLASS

The 4 week “birth journey” courses are for pregnant couples and explore the following topics:

Week O N E : standing at the edge Discuss what is happening to your birthing body + visualizations Sister Project : create personal visualization + birth plan + mala mantras

Week T W O : surrender PRACTICE pushing into the surges and not contracting away + TRUST + surge strategies + the power of smell + songSister Project : power stones + choose a birth song

Week T H R E E : birth Birth talk / when will I know I am in labor, technical talk, education, calling on earth, air, fire + water!Sister Project : LOVE labor method + deep voice toning

Week F O U R : rite of passage Discuss rite of passage + mother roasting + mother wisdomSister Project : using the mother wisdom deck + crossing the threshold from maiden to mother + community stone soup

Again, if you are interested in these exciting and life-enriching classes, contact me at empoweringbirthdoula@gmail.com or contact our found Anni Daulter at anni@sacredpregnancy.com

Eight-week Pregnancy journey course: $400.00 plus $75 supplies fee (for projects)

Four-week Birth journey course: $200.00 per couple

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