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.
What are the bottom lines with food and healing? How can we use food as medicine without becoming rigid and creating more problems and dis-ease? Cravings give us clues about our deficiencies and what would be useful in how we heal ourselves with pleasure and food.
Sheila Kamara Hay shares her own experience of healing from birth trauma and reclaiming her agency in subsequent births, as well as about the importance of pleasure for doulas and birthworkers.
Rachelle Garcia Seliga is the founder of Innate Traditions and the Starseed Root School of Traditional Healing. She is a traditional midwife who attends to women’s health from womb-to-tomb. Rachelle teaches that to access the traditional medicinal knowledge of our lineages we must heal ourselves from the destructive programming we have received in our lifetime. Together we talk about birth and postpartum in this time of a pandemic.
Birth is an animal, body event. It’s not a social, cultural event. And when it speaks to the essence of psoas. Psoas is the messenger of the midline. It’s the messenger of our animal body. And it can’t be subdued. It can be sedated, but it can’t be subdued. Wild psoas is about embracing the fact that we are an animal. Our cultural conversation has been to muddle, to deaden, to take away our animal nature. So, if you’re talking birth, you’re talking animal. If you’re talking animal, you’re ta
Shannon offers insights from an astrological perspective on the best ways to use the current circumstances of COVID, how we can contextualize them, and what it means both in an individual context and a collective context.
Jane Clapp shares how personal necessity inspired her on her path, discovering coherence in her system when she became a mother, why she helps people move into sympathetic arousal in order to relax and ways to access vitality.
Find out the possibilities of what can grow and change in you, your life and your relationships as a result of the Activate Your Inner Jaguar class. In a roundtable format, women share about the unexpected transformations they experienced in their lives from the content, the spaceholding, and the group container or people coming together in a process of rewilding and deeper humanness.
Dr. Boyd Phillips shares her own journey of working internationally with sex trafficking internationally to recognizing how the work was impacting her over time to becoming a healer and intuitive. Now she works as a medium communicating with ancestors and organs. You can find her at communic8.as.me.
Kim Krans, author of the graphic memoir Blossom & Bones, talks about holding the tension of opposites without blocking, the importance of letting art be her own teacher in a dark night of the soul, and joy and pleasure being a part of the conception process.
Ash shares about how the female brain and female body impact business, about expanding women's power through financial earning and reconciling motherhood, business, and selfhood.
Michel Odent speaks about why birth is an important subject not only for birth workers, but for all people interested in the future of our species; why the period of birth is a critical period in a person’s life; the inability to study the long-term, non-specific affect of modern pregnancy and birth practices; and exploring the changes in Homo sapiens resulting from birthing practices.
Deirdre Cooper-Owens illuminates the relationship between slavery and modern medicine, learning to read between the lines of the medical literature produced during slavery, the emotional strain of researching archives of enslaved people, and her own gynecological experience as a black woman.
Christine Eck joins us from the School of Sacred Window Studies to talk about supporting newly postpartum mothers through Ayurvedic principles. We talk about the importance of postpartum bodywork, nutrition, and rest, as well as cover the difference between viewing the fourth trimester as a time for increasing health versus crisis management.
Cleo Stiller is a woman who wrote a book about modern manhood. She talked to men about how they fell post #metoo about every area of their lives, where they're challenged and how they are dealing with that confusion.
Jennifer Block, author of "Pushed: the Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care” and “Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution," shares about why viewing birth through a human rights lens is so important and how feminism’s relationship with the medical establishment has changed.