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!
Activate Your Inner Jaguar (Online)
April 17th - May 22nd, 2018
Online (more info)
Activating the jaguar has to do with how we love, how we show up for relationships, how we parent, how we deal with money (or don’t deal with it), and how we do sex.
Understanding YOUR nervous system can be one of the most powerful experiences and footholds you can ever gain. Learn more here.
The Alchemy of Postpartum Healing (Live In Vancouver)
April 21st, 2018
Vancouver, BC (more info)
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.
STREAM 2.0 Training 2018- Healing Pelvic Pain
Online, with 3 intensives in Los Angeles, CA (more info)
This 200-hr intensive training will provide you with the necessary skills for assessment and treatment of a broad range of women’s pelvic health issues. The course runs over a 6-month period inclusive of online lectures, Q&A group calls with instructors and a live 10-day intensive in Los Angeles (see details of modules below). We will teach how to use the Four Domains of Functional Health as a vehicle for accurate assessment. Learn how to help your client at all levels, what to, do when to do it, and how to know when you have succeeded in moving your client toward better pelvic health.
WHO IS STREAM TRAINING FOR?
This professional training is open to bodyworkers and somatic sexologists who work with genital touch in their practice, including Certified Sexological Bodyworkers, Tantra professionals, midwives, acupuncturists, and obstetric osteopaths. We welcome diversity in sex, gender, sexuality, age, body type, ethnicity and ability. This is a practical workshop and all attendees will be required to both give and receive internal and genital touch.