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.
Racha Tahani Lawler is a California licensed midwife and founder of Crimson Fig Midwifery. She has owned and operated a community birth center, and received many awards for her work as a community midwife. She address systemic racism in healthcare, specifically birth and midwifery.
Molly Caro May, author of Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage into Motherhood talks about the inspiration for Molly’s memoir, her exploration of postpartum rage, the connection between storytelling and healing, anger in our culture today, how it connects to the postpartum period, what anger can teach us about ourselves.
Christiane Pelmas shares her personal experiences with her cycle, abortion, perimenopause and menopause—and the intelligence of these initiations. She shares that rather than closing down and going inward, menopausal women have the medicine the world needs. The menopausal initiation has the potential to awaken whole listening, erotic sex, generative power and a QUEEN existence. She sees this initiation as having a deep global purpose.
Dr. Zagone talk about what’s missing from the current medical approach to fertility. Her unique, holistic work combining environmental, physical and emotional components. She shares her 100% success rate with women under 40 and how the fertility journey can be a process of internal growth and maturity.
Jaguar Round Table- Five women share what changed for them from Activate your Inner Jaguar - Stopped picking skin on their hands (a longtime habit that had been addressed many different ways) - Learning to how to stay present with what feels good during sex (instead of what doesn't) - How to learn what her system needs and to ASK for it- changing her relationship - Learned better boundaries and said "no" and the person accepted it! - How to deal with introversion when you need to be social
Nikki Coffelt- Licensed Psychologist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, provocateur and shamanic artist talks about addiction, somatic recovery, two-spiritedness and how to find our way back to ourselves.
Ale Duarte travels the world helping educators, therapists and parents tune in to children.
Eileen Rosete is the founder of Our Sacred Women and a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the mother of one daughter and has experienced two losses, which I was honored to be a part of. This episode is about honoring all kinds of births- how to do that and what that process is like. Eileen has an enormous heart of service and is infiltrating the fashion world with her message “Women Are Sacred.” It's about Motherhood, Miscarriage, Loss and Trauma
Ellen Heed and Kimberly Johnson, co-founders of STREAM School for Postpartum Care talk about what's missing in the dialogue about sex postpartum, the biological realities of the postpartum time, and how these affect libido. “Postpartum can be an initiation into deeper sexual potential.”
Emilee Saldaya founder of the Free Birth Society boldly challenges the conventional birth process and refers to the ‘amnesia’ modern women embody when it comes to biological natural birth. She discusses why birth is a feminist issue, why Free Birth has become more popular, her own birth and postpartum process and the reverence it deserves and why it’s a mother’s right to forego choosing a doctor or midwife to preserve her birth experience.
Having a baby is the biggest stretch there is. The postpartum needs to be respected- yoga can be a part of that, but not the yoga we think it is.
Amy Jo Goddard shares about the ramifications of generations of abstinence-based sex education, where we go from the #metoo movement, and new models of medical care that include consent.
What is Sexological Bodywork? What kind of people need Sexological Bodywork? Who would be a good fit to take this training. with international teachers and teacher trainers, Deej and Uma.
Centehua shares her personal journey with her body image-- of becoming a mother at 19, taking on her mother and grandmothers' assessment of her body, and deciding to get a mommy makeover. She takes us through her journey of deciding to remove the implants at 40 as a ritual of self-love and self-reclamation. She does so without general anesthetic so that she can be fully present in the reclamation, and minimize the trauma to her system.
-The story of how Kimberly and Joelle met and how Joelle’s role in The Fourth Trimester (spoiler alert: she edited my book proposal which got me a publisher) -The most successful writers that Joelle works with are the ones who understand where their book fits in their system and their world -What you need to write your first book Why you need a book proposal for yourself and to be able to sell your book- your proposal is your road map