dear empowered woman,
It’s time. Women’s health needs a makeover and it starts with each one of us, claiming our bodies as our own.
MAGAMAMA is an offering of hope + empowerment, practical + embodied wisdom for women and new moms all over the world.
For many, the window into our womanhood and sexuality is birth, but Magamama is a vision that includes holistic somatic education for women at all stages of their self-discovery and healing- from menarche through menopause.
Whether you need a pick-me-up on a hard day, someone to help you put the pieces of your puzzle together, or some cold hard facts, Magamama brings together personal stories, expert interviews, and ancient healing practices to shine a light on this mysterious post-partum period.
Magamama is a community and resource hub for new moms who want natural empowering solutions to the physical pain + emotional madness that can accompany childbirth, as well as a home for progressive conversations and professional development.
In Brazil, “MAGA” means sorceress. I truly believe that as women these days, life requires us to activate our inner sorceress to balance work, relationships, family, health and our inner life without surrendering to fear and overwhelm.
Enjoy your time in my virtual home. My hope is that you get inspired + educated to take care of yourself like the powerful MAGA you are.
I am available to help you envision and implement an empowering birth scenario, to compose a post-partum sanctuary plan, to heal your birth injury or birth trauma, or to help you expand your intimacy and pleasure potential.
My whole heart goes out to you.
Magamama is a stand for maturation and wholeness, as well as a reclamation of our gynecological and sexual health. The next wave of feminism includes embodiment and pleasure. The sorcery required to feel whole as a woman and a mother is not easy. But the rewards are vast when we have the right information and support. No sugar-coating. Hard won insights, up-to-date research, and a holistic approach to healing. Magamama is a resource and inspiration hub for women and new moms.
Mission - The Path to Healing
Sex, birth, and trauma are tangible entry points to reclaiming your individual wholeness and to reconnecting to healthy power. You may think that being uncomfortable means that there’s something wrong with you.
In fact, with birth, sex, motherhood and trauma, the discomfort is often an invitation into authentic and empowered self-discovery and healing. While it takes courage to walk down this path, it may be the most powerful and transformative journey you’ll ever take. Do it for yourself- for the reclamation of your soul’s purpose. Do it for our children and the planet.
I am a birth doula, Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, postpartum care advocate, and single mom. I am the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, where we train birth professionals, yoga teachers, massage therapists, somatic therapists, midwives, doulas and acupuncturists to help women prepare for and recover from birth. I wrote my first book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality, so that new moms don’t have to go through what I went through and instead can have the most radiant and whole postpartum period possible.
"In this eye opening and vital book, all those who care about women, children, and families will find a treasure trove of information and practices that are vital for the health of society. I highly recommend this book.”
- Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Christiane Northrup is an ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
The Fourth Trimester is HERE
A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality
What if the postpartum period could be relaxing, restorative and deeply healing? What if you could emerge feeling more connected to your body, your partner, and your soul’s purpose?
It’s totally possible!
Radical Bodywork: Bone Holding, Body Reading, & Touch with Eros
February 22 - 25
Los Angeles, CA |
Learn the four domains of health, and how to assess your clients using hands-on methodologies. This is extensive training on how to work with scar tissue, and includes working in the pelvis. Please email me for more information.
Exit From the Shame Matrix with Kimberly Ann Johnson and Ellen Heed
January 25-28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
Everyone needs to know more about sex. For professionals who are interested in addressing sexuality or pelvic floor work in their practice, this workshop will offer an embodied approach to doing your own sexual work so that you are genuinely available to help others.
Working effectively with the pelvis requires an understanding of genital anatomy and arousal, an investigation of personal sexual scripts, and understanding of the place of unconscious shame in our personality matrix.
This workshop is for prenatal and postpartum yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, physical therapists, manual therapists, psychotherapists and Tantra practitioners.