Anni Daulter, is the author of the Sacred Pregnancy book, the creative director and editor of the Sacred Pregnancy magazine and the creator of the Sacred Pregnancy Class Series + “LOVE labor” Method. Anni is a conscious family living lifestyle expert, a professional cook, national speaker on natural living and recently launched the Sacred Pregnancy Movement, which provides sisterhood, resources, and cutting edge pregnancy, birthing and parenting information for both new and experienced moms and has created a whole new vision for birth workers.
Anni developed the pregnancy journey + birth journey curriculum’s to enliven the birthing educator community and help change the pregnancy + birthing conversations. In an effort to do that, Anni has launched Sacred Pregnancy Birthing Educator Retreats all over the world, pregnant couples “Blissed Out” retreats and is about to launch the “Envision This…” Sacred Shop. Anni is deeply committed to creating positive change in the pregnancy + birthing communities in an effort to bring back ancient traditions with a modern cutting edge application.
Anni’s other books include Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies & Toddlers, Ice Pop Joy, The Organic Family Cookbook, Naturally Fun Parties for Kids, & Bountiful Baby Purees. Daulter lives in Philadelphia with her sweet husband Tim and her home-birthed family. Her children are Zoë (15), Lotus Sunshine (8), Bodhi (5), and River Love (3). Anni lives in deep gratitude for all of the blessings in her life.
Meet the Sacred Pregnancy Behind the Scenes Team!
amazing amanda hearn: sacred pregnancy ninja designer
Amanda is not only the designer for Sacred Pregnancy : The Magazine, she’s also a blogger, educator, and popular personality via the Eco Friendly Family blog, where she shares baby steps to green + healthy living. Amanda is a wife and mother of three, who inspire her to do the work that she loves so much.
inspiring loren krizmanich : florida SP goddess + biz expert
Loren Krizmanich is a Certified Sacred Pregnancy Instructor, DONA trained Doula, 200-hr experienced Certified Yoga Instructor, and trained Emergency Medical Technician. Loren holds certifications in Energetic Flow Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga Trance Dance and will complete a 300-hr specialty in March 2013 in Yoga Therapy. She is also a Certified Permaculture Designer and Co-Founder of Plantación El Pital in Los Santos, Panama (www.plantacionelpital.com). She believes in and teaches conscious living and natural healing.
Loren is a mother of one and found her very unique natural pregnancy and home water birth to be an extremely empowering and spiritually uplifting time in her life. It is her goal to share this ancient wisdom with women during the transitional time in their lives, empowering them to remember and trust in all they are and already know inside.
Please visit: www.lorenkelly.com for more information about Sacred Pregnancy, Doula and Yoga services in East Central Florida.
sacred hayley lane: australian SP goddess partner + mentor + soul sister
Hayley’s passions lie in incorporating the ancient art of yoga, ayurveda and the rhythms of the moon into her life. These tools have enabled her to move in a direction that offers not only herself but many others that she teaches in her business, the pathway of healing. She was born and raised in the beautiful English countryside and had a wonderful childhood. However, the universe had life long lessons for her when she crossed over from maiden to mother at the tender age of 14, bringing not one but two babies into this world. This journey bought with it ups and downs on many levels and gave her great insight into how things should and can be done, not only in pregnancy and birth but in all aspects of life.. In birth, she realised that it is vital to be informed and remain in control, therefore, in her next births, having found an amazing midwife to support her, she succeeded in 3 incredible home births, all in water, that she is so very proud of. In her last pregnancy, Hayley realised that her true passions now lie in pregnancy, birth, post partum and motherhood, especially from an ‘organic’ and ayurvedic point of view and is studying to also become an ayurvedic doula. Her mission in life is to take all the knowledge that lies inside her, as well as all that she learns every day in motherhood and life and help encourage and empower other women, to succeed in they’re own birth journeys. She wants to take the movement of Sacred Pregnancy all over Australia and spread this powerful message.
Now living in Western Australia with her husband, children, dog, guinea pigs and chickens, Hayley and her family enjoy regular camping trips to the beach to play with the dolphins, tumble in the surf and stretch in the outside ocean air.
healing julie colby : sacred fertility expert + partner
Julie Colby is a Sacred Pregnancy instructor, a Licensed Acupuncturist, a birth and postpartum doula, a college professor, a devil in the kitchen, and loves to walk barefoot on the earth. Julie’s greatest calling, aside from mothering her three spirited boys, is to nurture a culture where women love, honor, and support one another. This is the heartbeat which keeps her body moving, flowing, dreaming, and doing. Julie graduated from Smith College with a major in Women’s Studies and received a Masters of Science from the American Academy of Acupuncture. Honoring the path that each mother chooses and holding space with her throughout the journey of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood feeds Julie’s soul. More information regarding Julie and her work can be found at: www.ladysslipperwellness.com
practicing happy guru tim daulter : sacred pregnancy biz manager
TIM DAULTER, a native of Philadelphia, PA earned a BS in Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. Six years of working as an engineer for the DuPont Company finally convinced him that he was on the wrong path. As a result of many personal struggles he ventured to California where he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. After meeting his wife Anni and the birth of their first child together, they were inspired to create an Organic Baby Food Company. This experience proved both rewarding and challenging, and although he valued the lessons he received, he knew that his calling was for a more spiritual life. He began to discover the spiritual teachings that further deepened his spark of self awareness and led him down a path of self improvement and spiritual growth that has given him the greatest gift of all – the ability to be happy. Although he has often been a reluctant student in learning and living the principles laid out in this book, the stunning transformation that he experienced over a period of a few years inspired him to share the gifts that were given to him with as many people as possible. Tim currently resides in Chester Springs, PA with his amazing family of Anni, Zoë, Lotus Sunshine, Bodhi Ocean and River Love.
the amazing manifesting goddess crysta parkinson : sacred pregnancy new zealand partner + core team mentor
Crysta Parkinson is a wife, mother, and writer on the plains of North Dakota. A newspaper editor turned Doula and Stay at Home Momma, she is now blissfully happy. Crysta is a certified Sacred Pregnancy instructor, and La Leche League Leader on a mission to educate, support and hold space for pregnant and birthing women.
Following the difficult journey that brought her to giving birth to her fourth child via cesarean, Crysta set off on a path to help women understand their options and found her heart and soul in her birth work. After attending her first birth, she knew she was right where she was meant to be.
Crysta is on a life-long path of learning, and enjoys sharing that with women she meets through her work and love of travel. She and her husband Justin have a big happy “his, hers, and ours” family with six beautiful children.
grounding myrriah : sacred fertility partner and retreat goddess coordinator
Myrriah Raimbault, owner of Peaceful Birth Haven, is a Sacred Pregnancy instructor, doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, belly cast artist, photographer, acupuncture student and mother. Myrriah’s passion is helping women appreciate their pregnant bodies and to assist them to have a peaceful birth experience. She has been trained by DONA as a doula, by Claudia Citkovitz, LAc., in acupressure for labor & delivery, by PBi as a placenta encapsulation specialist and is trained in Asian cupping therapy. Her other specialties include reiki healing energy, shiatsu massage and help with nutrition for pregnancy. Presently, she attends the WON Institute of Graduate Studies for a Masters in Acupuncture degree.
can do anything brandy lewis: sacred pregnancy photographer, creator, visionary and light
Owner of Serenity Mama Earth. As a doula, she seeks to help women feel comfortable and confident during their labor. She is also the creator of Gems of the Soil, a hand made line of art and lifestyle goods.
Brandy’s desire to preserve the sanctity of pregnancy and childbirth, inspires her to draw from her Native American heritage and other traditions from around the world, bringing cultural and creative richness to her work with expectant mothers and families. Brandy faced great challenges in her childhood, and she believes that these experiences have given her a tenacious yearning for a radiant life, and a capacity for deep compassion for others. Brandy is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, earning a B.A. in Sociology and a minor degree in Anthropology. She is the mother of two vibrant children, Dorian (4) and Soleil (2), both born at home. Brandy resides in Stonington, CT with her husband, children, and bountiful hens. She is a professional doula (DONA), photographer, and artist with an insatiable passion to create and nurture.
bright light maui maggie : sacred pregnancy ads + tropical retreats
Maggie Bijl was born and raised in Chicago, IL and has been living on Maui for over 10 years. Maggie fell in love with the island-life while here on vacation in 1997. Seeking a more natural, organic, and wholesome life-style, she returned a few years later and had an awakening that prompted her to leave the city-life and make Maui her home. After her mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Maggie realized the delicacy of life and made a choice to live a more conscious, awakened, and dedicated life-path.
Maggie birthed her 1st baby naturally at home on Maui together with her husband and the assistance of a midwife. This incredible life transforming experience has encouraged Maggie to become a Certified Pre-natal Yoga Teacher (from Blooma), Trained Birth Doula (currently being certified through DONA International) and Certified Sacred Pregnancy Instructor. Maggie is now expecting her 2nd baby (in late February) and is planning a home water-birth.
Maggie strongly believes in being an active participant verses a passive bystander in your labor/birth and is confidant that Prenatal Yoga teaches you strength and birthing confidence. She understands yoga is not just physical movement, but a way of life. It is something to fully embody with our mind, body and spirit in all aspects of life before, during, and after pregnancy. This is her biggest joy and greatest challenge. She has studied with Yogi’s from all over the globe, most recently with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini at Maya Yoga and Nadia Toramon at Maui Yoga Shala. Maggie integrates all her teachings, styles, and influences into each and ever class and beyond.
mama blessing giver tnah louise : sacred pregnancy mentor and photographer extraordinaire
Known by those around her as the Earth Mamma, Tnah Louise makes it her business to live her heart’s journey. As a conscious family advocate, who is always thinking out of the box, creating sacred space and sharing with those around her in a deep and inspiring way, Tnah Louise wears many hats. She is a photographer at Bella Faccia Foto, an elder/mentor/ teacher in the newest growing movement “Sacred Pregnancy,” and she recently completed a book with author Anni Daulter, entitled, “Naturally Fun Parties.” Tnah maintains a tribe of four sons and a husband, she is Momma-ger for Columbia artist and eldest son Roméo Testa, a contributing writer for Sacred Pregnancy Magazine, and her latest most meaningful body of work is being a Life Cycle Celebrant for A Sacred Passage, which specializes in Interfaith/Multicultural personalized celebrations and ritual making. Tnah is passionate about reintroducing the act of ceremony into everyday life, helping individuals, families, and her community mark milestones and transitions in their lives. As a mother of four children- each very different birth experiences (including a birth on the beach of Costa Rica), Tnah has heard the call and is now leading groups of both future Sacred Pregnancy instructors and pregnant mothers through their journey of empowerment in becoming a Whoa-Man; preparing them for the most important transition ever- motherhood. Tnah has found that this deep work serves as an ancient cook-fire; a meeting place where we come together to nurture one another through meaningful connection. She is so excited about this movement and is committed to helping each of you remember your woman’s wisdom by weaving a web of support for each of you in a loving environment. Tnah is based in Universal City, and offers classes locally and in the Los Feliz area. Contact Tnah for information regarding Sacred Pregnancy classes at: asacredpassage.weebly.com or call 310.508.5171.
passionate krista miracle : sacred pregnancy mother roasting partner + proud birth junkie
Krista Miracle is the Mother of 6, Doula, Childbirth Educator and Stage IV Cancer Survivor. She’s the kind of woman you want on your side. A peaceful warrior, gentle soul and earth mama. Her ability to bring harmony to any situation is impressive and inspiring. Sacred is her calling, to impart in all women their faith in themselves, their bodies and most importantly their birth. Krista and her husband live in Southern California. She is an advocate for change in the birthing world and a partner to many. And yes, her last name really is Miracle. Fitting as it is..
soft + cozy sylvia poareo : sacred series coordinator
As a spiritual counselor, Sylvia has shared the power of healing by serving as a “midwife to the healing process” for over 17 years. When she became a mother, she integrated her healing work to create Conscious Mothering Circles and support. Through this, she helps mothers heal the emotional challenges and intuitive disconnect that interfere with mothering, by reconnecting them to their own inner wisdom and spiritual connection. She is passionate about offering empowering support and inspiration to mothers and families through individual sessions, Pregnancy/Birth Fear Release Sessions, Conscious Mothering Circles and Mini Retreats, Mother/Child Blessings, the Red Tent, as well as, inspiring workshops. She also actively supports a Naturally Conscious family community to tangibly engage in healing our world through child-friendly projects. She feels passionately that parenthood is an incomparable time of growth, learning and healing, to be engaged in consciously so we can be truly loving to ourselves, to our precious ones, and the world. To learn more about Sylvia and how she can support you and your family, please visit: www.connectingwithin.com (When not doing the work she loves, she deeply enjoys growing and playing with her family, writing, dancing, reading, suburban farming, traveling, and being present in each glorious moment.)
beautifully talented melissa thompson : sacred pregnancy retreat photographer + sweet vibe mama
Melissa Thompson is a Certified Birth Doula (CD; PALS), Childbirth Educator, and Photographer. After having an amazing birth experience, supported by her Midwife and Doula, she realized that she was called to the birthing community and wanted to be a part of empowering women through their own pregnancy and birth journeys. A graduate of the Birth Doula Skills workshop at Bastyr University and the Sacred Pregnancy program, she is fulled equipped to offer pregnant and new moms amazing pregnancy and birth support in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area. Melissa is the proud mother to her daughter, Molly.
perfect moment nina lee : sacred pregnancy songbird
Nina Lee is a loving mother to three children Isaiah, Sonoma and Sage. Creator of Rainbow Music, a music program for all ages which brings the gift of sacred sound and song circles into the lives of families. Advocate for the Songs for Kids Foundation, bringing music and interactive concerts into children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Co-founder of Escuela Azul, a Spanish immersion and cultural education program for families. Singer/songwriter, performing independently and leading song circles at specialty events, workshops, and retreats. Original song heard on the Sacred Pregnancy book trailer, currently recording a CD to supplement the Sacred Pregnancy teachings. Privileged to travel, live, work, and volunteer abroad and throughout the West Coast bridging communities. Passionate about helping others uncover and discover their unlimited potential. Mother, daughter, sister, singer, teacher, woman I am.
magical megan lunt : master of details + the busy work we need to get done
Megan is a certified Reiki II practitioner who believes that the integration of body, emotions, mind and spirit creates peace, harmony and well-being. She is currently working toward her Bachelors in Health Science with a minor in Holistic Health. Megan is surrounded by rugged natural beauty, living both on Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park, and eight miles out to sea on the isolated outer island of Frenchboro, Maine, where access to both traditional medicine and holistic wellness is limited. After a difficult birth with her son, and few support systems available, she is expanding her holistic practice to include Sacred Pregnancy to help pregnant women prepare for not only the birth of her baby, but the unique journey within herself. She looks forward to sharing her talents with her unique island communities. Megan, a Nashville recording artist at age 16, enjoys singing, sharing her life with her husband, a 5th generation fisherman, and mothering their 3 year-old son.
wisdom giver + receiver mary oscategui : maternity institute founder + goddess of birth information
Mary Oscategui is an author, educational content developer, international business consultant, mom and holistic educator who specializes in maternal sleep, health, fitness, nutrition and green living. She is the Founder, CEO, and President of the International Maternity Institute (IMI), International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals (IABPP), TheBabyPlanner.Com, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC). Additionally Mary also offers health and fitness services through Physical Awakening.com, a holistic integrative approach offering the services of yoga, meditation, pilates, fitness, and nutrition.Mary has been consulting and guiding hundreds of clients for the last 17 years.
She is the author of “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need To Know! The Ultimate Guide and Resource for Baby Planner Professionals,” and her latest book, “Green Body Green Birth”.
passionate “la boka” gena kirby : rebozo goddess
Gena Kirby is on a mission. Gena wants moms to know what they are not being told and that they are not alone. On any given day she is either sharing information about gentle birth and parents right to informed consent on her radio program, or sharing tips on baby wearing on her tv show.
She might be teaching free classes on breastfeeding or circumcision or showing a doula client how to nurse at the hospital. She may be blogging about the newest information on vbacs (vaginal birth after cesarean) or writting about non-violent parenting for a local magazine or syndicated blog. Gena is a tireless advocate for mothers, babies, parents and the people that love them.
Gena is a Doula, a childbirth educator, a La Leche League International Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, wife and a mother of three children under 9 years old.
She serves on the Advisory Board of Attachment Parenting International and is the ex President of Texans for Midwifery. This year she is heading the Improving Birth National Rally for Change-Austin, Texas.
Gena also travels the United States teaching Doulas, Midwives and parents about how to use the Rebozo (the traditional Mexican shawl) to provide relaxation comfort and strength in labor. Midwives in Mexico have been using the Rebozo for centuries, it is Gena’s passion to share a part of her heritage with people all over the country. Recent workshops have been held in Nashville, Tennessee. Atlanta, Georgia. Houston, Texas. San Antonio, Texas. San Francisco, Calif. Santa Cruz, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. Chicago Ill, NYC and North Carolina.
She is available to travel out to your group (whether you be a group of like-minded parents/doulas or midwives) to share this workshop. She is also available to teach private (one-on-one) classes in your home or office. Classes include Infant Care 101/Babu Wearing for Beginners HOW & WHY/Due in Days 6 hour Crash Course Childbirth Education, and INTRO to Breastfeeding and more. For more information see her personal Site
Gena is also the founder of Austin Birth Advocates & is a member of numerous local advocacy groups. Last October Gena directed and acted in BIRTH the play by Karen Brody at the Blue Theatre in Austin Texas.
visionary niki dewart : mother wisdom deck creator
Niki Dewart walks and writes about the sacred path of motherhood. She is the co-author of The Mother’s Wisdom Deck (Sterling, May 2012) and blogs at Mothering With Soul. A triple cancer, whose world is now her home in Lyons, Colorado, Niki weaves beauty-making, gardening, and chicken tending into a vibrant and meaning-rich family life. She also is a founder of Applesong, a pioneering cottage school that nourishes the bodies, minds, and spirits of children in her community. Niki leads rituals, workshops, and retreats that nurture the soul of mothering. You can find her at motheringwithsoul.com.
Makenna Johnston: Virtual Assistant + Sacred Whisper Partner
Makenna is a doula, college professor, writer, coach, and passionate Sacred Pregnancy supporter. She fell in love with birth and sisterhood after meeting her first homebirth midwife at a middle school career fair.
She currently lives in San Antonio where she is a midwife assistant, PhD hopeful, and community herbalist. She adores the Sacred Pregnancy movement, and is happy to be a part of it.
You can find her at her blog: Makenna Johnston