About Us

Mission

Our mission is to foster Conscious Postpartum Care as a right for every birthing person. Conscious care is embracing the sacred and facilitating the fullness of being into expression. We provide an integrated learning experience and community for Conscious Postpartum Caregivers inspired by the principles of Ayurveda. We recognize Ayurveda as medicine for the moment. It is intuitive, simple and applicable. We are working to increase accessibility to education and provide resources for all aspiring professionals seeking to learn. We are guided by the Universal Mother Principles of simplicity, flexibility, compassion, listening, grounding, intuition and non-judgement in the way we work with each other, with our students, with our colleagues and with the families we serve as a collective. We are advocates for inclusivity to all caregivers and birthing people regardless of background, identity, socioeconomic status, and access. We hold a reverence for the ancient cultures who have provided the knowledge that we draw from. We are committed to continuous learning and growing as we provide value and service to our community.

Each of the four founding team members from the Center for Sacred Window Studies came to this work through contact and study with the late Ysha Oakes, who founded the original Sacred Window School.  Her wisdom and heart informed so many, and we honor her work and her memory.

Meet Our Family

Christine Devlin Eck

Christine is the Center’s Founder, Director and one of its Instructors since it’s inception in 2018.  She 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 in an old farmhouse with her pack of wild boys and amazing husband.

contact Christine at christine@sacredwindowstudies.com

Ashlee Sakaishi Wilkin

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 currently has a thriving practice, working with midwives in Northern California to provide Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum care.

 contact Ashlee at ashlee.sacredwindowcenter@gmail.com

Charlotte

Charlotte Senseney Sternkind

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 loves seeing how even the simplest shift can add sweetness to the mama’s Sacred Window and put a smile on her face in the midst of changes. As a matter of fact, her former career in the dental field also made people smile! Charlotte lives in San Antonio, TX.

 contact Charlotte at charlotte.sacredwindowcenter@gmail.com

Julia Fishman

Julia Fishman has been involved with the Center for Sacred Windows Studies since our inception. She 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. Guided by a commitment to pragmatically improving the world, Julia spends majority of her time traveling around the country and facilitating consciousness training courses for people and families from all walks of life and from all over the world. She is based in Framingham, MA and the first thing you’ll notice is her relaxed warm directness and never-ending optimism, love and enthusiasm for life.

 contact Julia at julia.sacredwindowcenter@gmail.com

Roshni Kavate

Roshni Kavate

Roshni is the Student Advisor and Work Study Scholarship Advisor at the Center for Sacred Window studies. Roshni Kavate is an Artist, Healer, and Activist. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Cardamom and Kavate, a wellness platform dedicated to reclaiming nourishing practices rooted in ancestral wisdom for collective liberation.  Roshni earned a B.S in Nutritional Sciences from UC Berkeley, a B.S in Nursing from NYU with honors and Ayurveda Post Partum Caregiver Training from The Center for Sacred Window Studies. 

Siena Butler

Siena is the Blog Director and Podcast Producer at the Center for Sacred Window Studies.  She is a birth and postpartum doula.  “My approach is oriented towards having a positive birth experience based on what values are important to the family that I am working with.  Birth is a microcosm of the macrocosm of life, you encounter hard things and beautiful things and in return are gifted with that which is invaluable.”  She is a writer, mama of 3 and alum of the Center for Sacred Window Studies.

Karla Aberilla

Karla has been part of the family for a year now.  She is an english teacher, website/graphic designer and our online shop manager.  From the Philippines, Karla is an adventurer and loves to go hiking and free diving. Along with her stunning design and technical support she brings to the the Center for Sacred Window Studies, she is a singer and performer. 


Kemetsea Kings

Kemetsea is an artist, designer, writer, poet, caregiver and mother who's bright spirit and intuitive messaging bring grace and love to our Instagram presence.  She is an outreach goddess who is committed to helping spread the news about conscious postpartum care. From Brooklyn, NY Kemetsea now lives in Baltimore, MD, and is eager to move further into the fields of birth and postpartum as she emerges from her own sacred window after the birth of her daughter.  

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