MagaMama with Kimberly Ann Johnson: Sex, Birth and Motherhood
Summary: Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.
Katie and I talk about what it's like to be young female yoga teachers in the yoga world, what to do with disillusionment, and what nervous systems understanding has to do with it.
Levina and Caleb have been journaling together about their sex life for nearly a year. They quickly discovered that creating this intimate and authentic space allowed them to learn more about themselves and each other, both within and outside of sex. They’ve been able to unearth and heal old dynamics, foster curiosity and communication, and continue building an electric sex life.
Sabia Wade began her birth work with incarcerated people. A full spectrum doula, she is an educator, doula trainer and activist. She says there's no separating activism and birthwork and wants all people to have access to care. She is the founder of For the Village, a non-profit setting out to address disparities in birth and provide community for birthworkers.
Gia Lynne is offering a pleasure-positive comprehensive sex education in On Blossoming- the book she wrote for her inner 12-year-old. She talks about sensuality, friendship and an expanded definition of sex.
Five very different women share their experiences in MotherCircle: a monthlong dive into the physical, emotional, psychological, relational, sexual and spiritual shifts of becoming a mother.
Azita Nahai is a Kundalini yogini, an activist, and a trauma specialist. She is the founder of Trauma to Dharma, and specializes in integrating practical spirituality with therapeutic work to promote transformational healing. We chat about her journey through abuse into purposeful living, and navigating recovery and a spiritual practice during motherhood.
Kendra talks about single parenting, and being raised by a single parent. She shares her realization that there is no mythical ‘daddy’ figure that she missed out on, the parts of single parenting that work really well for her, and the parts of her pregnancies that brought forward wisdom
Dr. Alexandra Sacks talks about the history of women and psychiatry, how some medical research data is currently being safely collected on pregnant women. She talks about centering "matrescence," as a transitional period in a woman's life as significant as adolescence.
What is ancestral grief and how is it showing up postpartum, how and why to find community support as if your life depends on it, how she found her own life partner. Rachelle shares about new paradigms and new models in partnership and business, as well as her personal story of financial health and transformation, how financial need and breadwinning has not allowed her to hide, and insisted she give her gifts.
Five women share their stories about what changed for them after taking the Forging a Feminine Path course. Women share how they claimed their sexuality, had conversations they could never have with partners, doctors, and Republicans. They also share how it informed their yoga teaching, bodywork and birthwork practices.
It's possible to heal prolapse and not just "manage the symptoms." Prolapse is an increasingly common outcome of birth and postpartum practices. To work with prolapse, you need to understand the contributing factors. In this episode, Kimberly breaks down how to figure out what's contributing to your prolapse and how to deal with it.
Ayurvedic Postpartum Care for Long Term Health · The importance and specificity of food provided during postpartum care · The what and why of postpartum bodywork · The timeline of maternal care · What she teaches mamas for infant massage · Understanding how much work your body is required to perform after birth
In this episode, Brooke shares about how the birth of her son was a psycho-spiritual death experience, the rich depth of her postpartum experiences, practicing as a Zen Monk AND parenting, and her new course “Write to the Heart of Motherhood.”
Dr. Claudia Shares on why the title of her book is actually backwards, her “aha!” moment when she was studying hormones, the difference between sex hormones and stress hormones, and how our spiritual and emotional choices reverberate through our physical bodies
Christine Caldwell, longtime somatic practitioner, educators and author, talks about her activism centered around the bodylessness present in our culture, translating your physical experience to your social interactions and how embracing inquiry and challenges can support your wellbeing.