Here at the Center for Sacred Window Studies, we share voices from many perspectives and backgrounds. We believe that the sacred weeks post birth, and the experience of humanity is experienced in countless ways. We learn by listening to one another and honoring our stories. The views and opinions of our writers do not necessarily reflect the mission, viewpoints or opinions of the Center for Sacred Window Studies.
It has always been a driving force for me in starting and building this organization that we connect and build community with the amazing people who are out there doing such great work in conscious postpartum care. I am inspired and motivated every day by the grace, beauty and transformative caregiving offered by these mentors and the future mentors out there I am eager to bring in to help support our Internship Circle members.
I am beyond excited to introduce you to these inspiring and brilliant women!
In this group are heart-centered intuitive Businesswomen, Ayurvedic Practitioners, Midwives, Herbalists, Bodyworkers, Spiritual Healers, Mothers, Travellers, Educators, Storytellers, Activists, Visionaries, and so much more. I cannot wait to deepen my own practice by mentoring alongside them.
Meet the Sacred Window Internship Circle Mentoring Team
Charlotte was led to this work by Spirit as she came up with a business name during meditation. The teacher who trained her called one day and said she had been informally calling her students Ayurdoulas. That is how her deeper journey as a postpartum doula began after years of being a birth doula and prenatal massage therapist. She fully believes in supporting the mama and her experience of growing, birthing and nurturing life on this earth.
Charlotte lives in San Antonio, TX.
Shirley is a registered nurse who has been practicing herbalism for over a decade. Her interests lie in Traditional African herbalism and Ayurveda. Before becoming a Labor and Delivery nurse, Shirley ran a non-profit to provide doula services to the local community. These days, Shirley enjoys being a mother, an herbal educator and running her specialty apothecary, Circled Bark Wellness.
Shirley lives in Maryland.
Christine Devlin Eck
Christine has a background as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educator, Group Facilitator and Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is also a busy mother of 4 boys, most of whom have been brought into the world using the principles we teach. She describes Ayurvedic Postpartum Care as truly powerful and transformative, and a missing link in modern postpartum care.
Christine lives in Western Massachusetts.
Su trained in 1986 with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ayur Veda Mother and Baby Program and worked with Martha Ysha Oakes, founder of the original Sacred Window School. In 1998, she studied with Michael Odent for his Doula program and has been a member of Doula UK since 1999. Su is a founding member of Sri Sri Ayurveda’s Mother and Infant (AMI) Program, which has been in formation since the initial meeting in Canada in 2000.
Su lives in London, UK.
Sunny Rose Healey
Sunny is Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA), mama of 2, and creator of Mamāyurveda Medicinals. She is certified in Jin Shin Jyutsu (an ancient body/energy medicine) and is trained in Marma therapy by Dr. Lad. Her dynamic background includes over a decade of study in clinical herbalism including Ayurvedic & western herbs, studying holistic midwifery with Whapio and La Matrona, and apprenticing in midwifery for two years.
Sunny lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Ashlee has been fascinated and inspired by birth, babies, and pregnant mama bellies since she was a little girl. Growing up, she witnessed the birth miracle of baby animals many times at her mom’s Veterinary hospital. This and other life experiences planted the seed for her life-long interest in birth work. She is passionate about transforming our cultural perspective on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting by bringing back ancient wisdom for the modern family.
Ashlee lives in Nevada City, CA.
Terra Rafael is a positive and inspirational holistic women’s health practitioner, writer, and instructor on women’s health. She is a retired midwife, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner since 2001 and Certified Maya Abdominal Therapist. Terra serves on the Ayurved Sadhana faculty and in her WiseWomanhood practice, focusing on health for women in all phases of their lives.
Terra lives in Colorado.
Julia Fishman is an educator, an entrepreneur, an intuitive visionary, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, yoga teacher and an active Avatar Master. She loves to make learning of profound wisdoms fun, accessible, easy to digest and applicable to life. Julia spends the majority of her time facilitating consciousness training courses for people and families from all walks of life and from all over the world.
Julia lives in Framingham, MA.
Nena is a full-spectrum holistic doula, a yoga devotee & teacher, a mother of 3, and a student of healing dance. She supports women and partners in connecting deeply with their inner wisdom, each other, & Spirit as they move through the childbearing cycle (and beyond) in love and awareness. Nena is passionate about honoring mothers and families with care centered on companionship, reverence, and nourishment to nurture wholeness, joy, and integration.
Nena lives in Western North Carolina.
Shweta’s endless search for her True Self is driven by her reverence and love for Mother Nature, Ayurveda, Yoga and Universal Oneness. She is an Ayurveda practitioner/therapist at GutsierLiving and an AyurDoula specializing in conscious conceiving, prenatal and postpartum care. Shweta is passionate about healing the planet through healing birth, feeling strongly that the root of injustice and war is due lack of support and consciousness of the Divine Feminine/Creation Energy at the individual, community and society levels.
Shweta lives in New York, NY.
Tona has been an Ayurvedic practitioner since 2008, and began her journey with the sacred window in 2009. She is a lover of all things outside, good food, and nurturing new babies and mamas with Ayurvedic doula work. She is co-founder of VitalLiving Ayurvedic Spa in Nevada City, California, travels for onsite doula and ayurvedic work, and is opening a mountain retreat center called OMstead just outside of Bozeman, Montana.
Tona lives in Bozeman, MT.
Ann’s love for Ayurveda began in the early 1980’s when she personally experienced its healing power through receiving treatments at the Maharishi clinics. Her journey with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living Foundation began in 1994. In 1996 she was appointed to establish Sri Sri Ayurveda at the Art of Living’s European Headquarters in Bad Antogast, Germany. Ann was sent to Canada in 2000 to continue her work, establishing the Sri Sri Ayurveda Institute at the Canadian Art of Living International Center in Quebec.
Ann lives in France.
Sacred Window Internship Circle
The Internship Circle supports ANY level, style or pace of engagement in the professional practice of conscious postpartum care. It supports YOUR comfort level, availability of clientele and circumstances unique to YOU.
Receive mentoring from our diverse team, build community with other practicing professionals, and access a host of resources for your professional development.