may 2/ moon cycle: returning to bleeding after birth
This is a 10 week support circle series for new mamas. You are warmly invited to drop into one or more circles for $15 each (sign up here), or purchase a package for all 10 classes for $100 (purchase here). Schedule of topics by week below.
Join us for a safe, inclusive group to vitalize, uplift, inspire and support mamas during pregnancy, postpartum and the first six months of baby’s life.
Who: pregnant mamas and postpartum mamas in their fourth and fifth trimesters (& their babies!). This includes: adoptive mothers, temporary mothers, anyone who identifies as female and is caring for an infant under six months, you do not have to have given birth to be here!!
When: first and second thursdays of each month, 12pm - 2pm
What: a serene space (outside of your house!) to drink tea and breathe deep with other mamas in the same season of life.
The first week of the month will cover informational topics such as: baby wearing, herbal support for postpartum ailments and overall vitality, nutritious movement (with baby!), self care and a chance to hear from different wellness practitioners that offer support to growing families locally.
The second week of the month will be an opportunity to reflect, share stories and discuss the ups and downs, the taboo and complex parts of being in relationship with our children: telling and processing birth stories, setting boundaries, honing intuition and what partnership looks (or doesn’t look) like in parenting and beyond.
cassandra okamoto is cis female who has grew, birthed, and breastfed three children (ages 6.5, 3.5 and 1 years old) along side her wonderful partner of eleven years, Eric. she has a certificate in holistic nutrition from the southwest institute of healing arts, practices home herbalism, has worked under childbirth educators and doulas, was an educational medical writer for pregnancy and birth interventions and is still in disbelief (almost daily) at how hard caring for young children is. being a mother is stretching her soul to the ends of the earth and she is fiercely dedicated to sharing, consuming, and integrating knowledge and information. always attempting to access as much joy in parenthood as possible, amongst the figurative (and literal) never-ending mess and chaos.
january 3: self care
january 10: birth stories / birth visions & art
february 7: nutritious & ancestral movement
february 14: partnership & parenthood
march 7: home herbalism for mama + baby
march 14: fear & invasive thoughts
april 4: baby wearing
april 11: intuition & confidence in mothering
may 2: moon cycle: returning to bleeding after birth
may 9: boundaries & making space