INTRODUCTION TO CONSCIOUS BIRTH

WORKSHOPS

Conscious Birth recognises the sacred passage a mother to be, father to be, couple to be whether in relationship or single is walking through when preparing to and birthing their child.

Conscious Birth is not only a program that prepares the parents to be, and in particularly the mother to be, on body mind and spirit for their birth, but it allows a deeper connection to their spirit child, and provides tools and exercises to slowly unravel subconscious fears and blocks around the upcoming rite of passage.

Conscious Birth is a collaboration piece that was brought together by the deep passion and love for pregnancy and birth by Alicia Sharples and Esther-Maria Lindner.  Both not only conscious birth facilitators, but also conscious mummas who have gone through the sacred rite of birth. Bringing together their unique aspects and deep wisdom.

Alicia, as a birth art facilitator and graduate of birthing from within, is gifting invaluable breathing, visualisation and art processes.

Esther-Maria, as a doula and mayan abdominal therapist, is providing ancient wisdom wrapped in practical guidance and powerful visualisation techniques to use in preparation and within the birthing journey.

Both women will provide you with cognitive information as well as energetic and emotional work to unravel blocks and fears, and empower you to hold a conscious pregnancy and prepare for a conscious birth.

In addition to the online program and weekend workshops, Alicia and Esther are available for blessingway ceremonies and to support you on your birth journey as a birth partner.

In the 2 day workshop we will cover the following:

:: Overview of the Stages of Labour, birth and exploring delayed cord clamping / lotus birth
:: Pain-coping practises using different breathwork techniques to utilise during pregnancy, labour, birth and parenting
:: “Birthing From Within” Art Processes to access subconscious exploration of your emotional patterning around the birth, including Birth as a Landscape, Womb with a View, Labyrinth.
:: Experiential processes to explore the power of the Labyrinth to unlock subconscious blocks to birth and parenting.
:: Natural ways of labour management, including above mentioned breathe awareness, Rebozo work, positioning etc
:: Self-care in pregnancy, for birth preparation and post-natal recovery
:: Visualisations to connect to your birth, upcoming parenthood, and the spirit child
:: Birthplan and touching on the empowered cesarean

The two day workshop is priced at $390 per single and $550 per couple.

Esther-Maria Lindner & Alicia Sharples

Conscious Birth Aparaba
BLESSINGWAY CEREMONIES
 

A blessingway ceremony is a gathering and honouring to mark a rite of passage that is sacred. Traditionally there are many forms of blessingway ceremonies from first tooth, to first moon, to loss of virginity, to pregnancy / birth, and naturally death. It marks great periods of transition and transformation.

The blessingway of a birthing mother, is a gathering of women in her life who will mark and reflect her support network. Here the ceremony is meant to energetically prepare the birthing woman for the transformational journey from maiden to mother. We gather to honour her, to shower her with our love and support, and each word spoken is positive and filled with love, joy, compassion and laughter. It is a place void of gossip or judgement or fear. We are basically showering the mother in love and acknowledgement for her life after birth will never be the same.

There are many different elements that we would bring to create the sacred space, honour, love and prepare the birthing mother to be.

CLOSING OF BONES CEREMONIES
 

A Closing of the Bones Ceremony is a very sacred Mayan tradition that has been practiced for centuries by traditional Mayan midwives.  

Traditionally the Closing of the Bones Ceremony is held for the mother after she finished her bleed postnatally and before she re-enters society.  It is marking the time that the womb has returned to its original size and assissts the body, mind and spirit of the mother to come back together after the softening and opening she experienced in pregnancy and birth.  It is the last time that she is being mothered by her doula / birthworker.  Unconditionally cared for, supporting her in calling all of herself back into herself.  Sealing the energetic opening. Closing her bones.
Esther-Maria Lindner has received three different trainings and variations of this ceremony. She is honouring the traditional teachings and trusts that her interpretation is in deep reverence and respect of the traditions, the new mother and spirit. She is offering this ceremony to her birthing clients whom she supported as a doula marking the end of their passage, or as a seperate service that you can book.
The offering of closing of the bones ceremony requires a support person to mind baby for 1-2 hours, and includes a womb steam session prior the ceremony.   

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