INNATE Postpartum Care- Planning for the Fourth Trimester
Thursday 5:30-7:30pm MST
January 11, 18, 25, and Feb 1
Spring and Fall 2024 TBD
Investment: $150, $225, or $300
Please head over to my rates page to determine your payment tier. When you pay a higher tier, you directly support others who do not have the same access to resources as you do.
Mother-centered care for family wellness, rooted in revitalized community support
Planning for the fourth trimester is essential to assure long term health for the new mother. Known as the Cuarentena in Mexico, the Golden Month in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and The Sacred Window in Ayurveda, the first 6 weeks after the birth of a baby is recognized around the world is being essential to avoid depletion and maintain health.
By planning properly for the postpartum period, families can be prepared to fully support the new mother-baby dyad. Adequate, physiological care can reduce rates of perinatal mood disorders, increase healthy attachment in babies, ease breastfeeding challenges, prevent pelvic organ prolapse, prevent autoimmune disorders, and speed physical recovery.
We will cover the 5 essential components of postpartum care and help each family develop their own care plans. These are:
The power of profound rest to safeguard the birthing parent’s pelvic, hormonal, and mental health,
The importance of postpartum nutrition to boost short and long-term wellness and support milk production,
The benefit of body work for birth integration, detoxification, and tissue healing,
The wisdom of warming practices, to facilitate physical healing and increase oxytocin,
The foundation of community, how that looks for you, your family, and your specific needs.
Class will be held online over four weeks; attendance of all classes strongly recommended. You may join us in-person if you are in Missoula, MT, or virtually via zoom from elsewhere.
This course is designed to be taken by pregnant individuals AND members of their support systems (partners, friends, family, etc.) so that parents can focus on integration of the information and not be tasked with also disseminating the knowledge. Please consider who of your family and friends you'd like to invite.
20% of class proceeds go to Mother Moon Project, supporting under-served families in Western Montana.
Take Back the Speculum
I know, I know- take back the mother effing what?? For some of us, speculums have brought a great deal of physical pain and/or emotional anguish, and it's understandable that you may not immediately jump at the chance to interact with one outside of a medical appointment.
For others, the thought of getting that intimate with our own internal anatomy is little....scary.
I get it.
And that's exactly why I'm hosting this event.
During this 3 hour gathering we will normalize anatomy and anatomical differences, discuss our experiences with pelvic pain and pelvic pleasure, witness and connect with our own bodies, and- perhaps most importantly- empower you to be in control during your own gynecological appointments.
You'll learn about the difference sizes of speculums, the different ways of placing them, how asking a medical provider to slow down or make eye contact may support you during appointments. You'll get a chance to ask questions, share stories, and be your whole self.
When you take the step to SEE your own internal anatomy and recognize it as a part of your own beautiful and vibrant self, something shifts.
Your sense of agency around your gynecological decisions shift. Your sense of power in your pelvis shifts.
You not only realize that your anatomy is TOTALLY NORMAL, but also amazing and beautiful.
DEVOTION: Yoni Mapping for Pelvic Sovereignty
This full day class is a slow-paced deep dive into vulvar and vaginal anatomy. Consider this part Sex Ed and part Somatic Experiencing for your genitals.
What we'll cover:
Vulvar and vaginal anatomy
The anatomy of pleasure
Hands-on techniques to support your tissues in finding health and vibrancy
Negotiating embodied consent
I will demonstrate on my own body while you follow along on your own. Please read above if the date you are interested in is for in-person or virtual attendance. While I am a trauma recovery professional, this space is not appropriate if you know you have unresolved trauma pieces or think you might be highly activated by genital viewing and touch. If you need deeper 1:1 support, please book a consult.
Next up: TBD
Reclamation: Sacred Sexuality Series
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6 week container
Payment required for registration
In-person in Msla, MT
This 6 week container will be a space for you to explore your sexual nature, sensuality, and nervous system responses in a gently held space. You will have facilitated space to hold open conversations around our sexual experiences, desires, expectations and fears; to learn about boundaries and consent in an embodied fashion; to explore the felt sense; to deepen our self trust; and to build personal agency. I believe that our sexual and sensual selves are a beautiful and powerful part of our humanness, and I invite you to join us in our explorations of agency, consent, and pleasure. These gatherings may include nudity or self-genital touch.
725 Toole Ave, Ste 2
Payment required for registration
Big life changes can affect our intimate relationships in profound ways. This experiential, somatic-based workshop will assist you and your beloved in finding the spark, tending the coals, and feeding the flames of your connection. We will focus on touch, communication, and sexual styles, but will not focus on sexual touch
When: Canceled until further notice
Cost: suggested donation of $5-10. Nobody turned away due to funds.
Need more touch in your life? Just want a good spoonin’? Join Missoula’s Monthly Community Cuddle.
The Community Cuddle is a facilitated space to discover and engage in non-sexual connection with others. Our intent is to provide you with a safe space to explore nurturing and compassionate touch, practice engaged agency, and build communication skills.
We ask that all those interested in participating attend a preliminary workshop starting at 6:30 pm to cover ground rules around consent and boundaries. The space will then be available for cuddling until 9pm. All bodies welcome. You must be willing to hold inclusive space regardless of gender, sexuality, race or ability. Dehumanizing language will not be tolerated.
We ask for $5-10 donations to help cover the cost of the space and to help support the continuation of monthly cuddle events. We also love connecting with folks willing to volunteer time to assist in set up and take down of the space.
Community Rules help us keep our space intentional and inclusive:
1) Wear comfy clothes, like pajamas or sweats. Bonus points if you bring a pillow!
2) Clothing stays on during the entire event
3) To support those with chemical sensitivities, we aim to make this is a scent free environment. Please come clean and refrain from wearing any scented products, laundry detergent included.
4) You must ask permission to touch another person during any part of the open cuddle, and receive a verbal “Yes”
5) You’re encouraged to say no, or to change your mind at any point
Prairie Wolfe, Somatic Sex Educator, will facilitate the Community Cuddle.