Creating fertile territory for re-wilding psoas requires dissolving, decomposing, and recycling what is stagnant in order to once again let our hearts lead us into dynamic, fresh impulses of play. In contrast to cathartic discharge, flailing dissonance, or dismissive amnesia, re-wilding is a surge that can dynamically change the course of our life. No longer controlling core behavior ~ re-wilding psoas becomes an expression of renewal.
You will learn what trauma means in the body, what to look for ahead of time that may influence the birth, how to talk about it with your client, and how to help her better prepare to be able to be in the present moment for this birth, how to recognize when your client has gone into fight, flight, freeze or collapse and what to do about it, and how to regulate yourself when you recognize that you have gone into fight, flight, or freeze.
Join us for an intimate conversation and live recording with Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of The Fourth Trimester at the beautiful new Hatch store in Brentwood. Patti and Aleks will be sitting down with Kimberly to talk about the importance of honoring the fourth trimester, how to organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition into motherhood, heal your body after birth, balance your emotions, and restore your vitality.
In this six-week course, we will:
- Demystify the key elements of the nervous system and how to track them in yourself and others
- Understand the way your psyche has constructed sex- what's in your sex suitcase?
- Clarify your "Yes"es and "No"s
- Illuminate what Sex actually IS from a nervous system perspective
- Create and maintain boundaries with love
- Clear up confusion about why your mind says one thing while your body says another
- Understand your patterns with safety and sex
- Experience YOUR unique nervous system and how it works
In this free class, we will:
identify common pitfalls and blindspots we fall into during the holidays
design a realistic masterplan for complicated and triggering situations
illuminate three powerful actions you can take to prepare yourself and create the best experience yet with your family
Limits and boundaries are felt and perceived through our facial expressions, body language and the content of our words. Our bodies are speaking louder than all other frameworks. Shifting our boundaries requires a bottom-up, body-first approach.
This workshop is for women who are walking any path at any stage of motherhood—pre-conception, pregnancy, abortions, losses, miscarriages, adoption, an empty-nesting. We will take a deep dive into narratives around self, birth and sex. It will be a process of claiming and re-claiming—listening rather than demanding or prodding.
To be alive and to be human is to experience rupture in the fabric of our experience (trauma), but to be human is also to repair and to transcend.
Most women have experienced unwanted sexual advances and had unwanted sexual experiences. How do we repair that trauma and establish a sense of safety as well as a trustworthy internal radar?
In this free class, we will:
talk about how sex and pleasure are countercultural and revolutionary choices
reveal why getting out of talk therapy and into the bedroom is an efficient way forward
illuminate three powerful actions you can take to move beyond physical sex into the realm of embodied, spiritual sex
I am super excited to be hosting Centehua Sage, who wrote all of the recipes and food wisdom in my book to teach a FREE webinar on July 24 at 6pm. This is essential wisdom about the importance of the postpartum time and preparation of food- caring for new mothers. Centi is an amazing chef, movement teacher, postpartum doula, and mama of two. Her food wisdom is informed by her Mexican heritage, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Westin Price Foundation and the GAPS diet.
In this workshop, you'll learn more about the pelvic floor, as well as the postpartum period. Birthing a baby takes 1 to 3 days. Birthing a mother takes months to years. All around the world cultures recognize the importance of the postpartum period for women's health over a lifetime. In Ayurveda they say "42 days for 42 years," when well cared for, a woman can experience radiant and strengthened health over a lifetime, rather than feeling isolated, depressed and weakened.
On Friday, April 20th, at 6:30pm, Banyen Books & Sound will host Kimberly Ann Johnson of Magamama to discuss and sign her new book The Fourth Trimester. Kimberly will be giving a talk on the future of women's health, birth and postpartum. She is bridging the worlds of birth, sex, and trauma and bringing these conversations into the mainstream.
Paula Mallis, doula and founder of WMNSPACE, is just emerging from her sacred window postpartum period with her second child. Paula will have a candid conversation with Kimberly about the supreme importance of honoring ourselves as women after birth and what that means. Get tickets here.
Wild Was Mama will host a lively conversation on the Rite of Passage that is the path of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Come celebrate the birth of the newly released books by Lindsey Bliss, of Carriage House Birth, and Kimberly Ann Johnson, of Magamama—birth doulas, mothers, and mother advocates. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing, and both books will be available for purchase.
How do we construct an environment where we can mother in alignment with our values, those that are neither in opposition to or in blind alignment with our own motherlineage?
We can’t worship the Mother, without attending to mothers. Let’s start by attending to ourselves. Sign up for this workshop here.
As women, we are holding the collective fabric, the very psyche of our planet. There are some tears in the patchwork, and our stories can help to heal those holes. Our work together here is reclaim parts of ourselves that may have been left behind when we attempted to fit our curvy selves into some rigid boxes of what “spiritual” looks like, or “good” looks like.
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Sexuality is mysterious territory. We know it holds the keys to power, to mystery, to connection, to our unconscious and to our happiness! but many of us feel like we don't have that key.
Women Empowering Women- Kimberly Johnson- Wide World of Sex: Untangling, Uncovering and Shining (San Diego)
Sexuality is mysterious territory. We know it holds the keys to power, to mystery, to connection, to our unconscious. and to our happiness! but many of us feel like we don't have that key.