Happenings

SPRING 2014

Niki Dewart, co-author of The Mother’s Wisdom Deck is bringing Sacred Pregnancy classes to Boulder, CO. Mothering with soul now begins in pregnancy!

NEXT SESSION

Pregnancy Journey: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, January 28-March 5 (no class February 25, Becoming Mothers, Boulder (8 weeks, $400.00)

Birth Journey: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, April 8-29, Becoming Mothers, Boulder (4 weeks, $200.00)

To register, inquire here.

Sacred PregnancyWhat are Sacred Pregnancy 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.

We want to take the pregnancy + BIRTH conversation through winding unsure roads, down unbeaten paths, out on adventures, for a slow dance, get beautiful with it, down and bloody with it, cram it with herbs, tears, passion, love and FRESH PERSPECTIVE, crack it open for new rays of sunlight to shine down and help enlightened visions grow, and mostly have fun pouring over all this juicy goodness together, in the new sisterhood we are creating!

The Sacred Pregnancy movement is blossoming because of two things: 1. women are calling for change + 2. biz as usual isn’t enough! WE WANT MORE, WE DESERVE MORE, WE CRAVE MORE…and we are waking up to how to GET MORE! And what is this MORE?

MORE: honoring, love, sisterhood, good food, accurate cutting edge information, peace, calm, JOY, sexy, goofy, flowers, empowerment, creativity, round full gorgeous bellies, herbs, tinctures, soup!, bliss, good tears, sweet tunes that MOVE us to dance, and sweet babies born into our loving embrace…

Welcome to the Sacred Pregnancy MOVEMENT!

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

PREGNANCY JOURNEY (8 weeks)

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

Week T W O:  connection + expectations. Explore connection to yourself, the baby and the pregnancy experience + discuss your pregnancy expectations. Sister Project: you will create a “mother wisdom” painting.

Week T H R E E:  food + body image. Explore cravings, mindful eating, body changes + challenges. Sister Project: you will create menu cards + declare your personal song + be witnessed with 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: you are your partner will create HEART art + make a sweet connection.

Week F I V E:  fears. Holding space to discuss all fears relating to pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Sister Project: you will burn your fears + do group EMPOWERMENT silk painting.

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

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

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

 

BIRTH JOURNEY (4 weeks)

Week O N E:  standing at the edge
Discuss what is happening to your birthing body + visualizations. Partner Project: create personal visualization + beauty way 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 + song. Partner Project: chocolate + free fall + 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! Partner Project: LOVE labor method + deep voice toning  + you are my rock.

Week F O U R:  rite of passage. Discuss rite of passage + mother roasting + mother wisdom. Partner Project: learn to make an herbal sitz bath + crossing the threshold from maiden to mother + community stone soup.

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