Glow: A Prenatal Day Retreat
March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fortify and Glow: Ayurvedic Healing Wisdom to Nourish the New Mother and Baby
“A new mother should be treated with massage, warm baths, a specific diet and herbal drinks that prevent infection, promote vitality and alleviate vata.”
From the Charaka Samhita, one of Ayurveda’s texts dating to circa 400 BCE.
The dramatic transition that occurs when an expectant woman becomes a mother, is unlike anything else we experience in our lives. And while we acknowledge the rigorous and demanding act of birth, in our western culture, we often focus our attention solely on the baby’s comfort and adaptation to life outside the womb after being born.
In traditional cultures, however, the first six weeks or 40 days after birth are considered to be critical in caring for the mother’s health and well-being. There is no expectation for a new mother to bounce back to “normal” in a few days post birth. In fact, “babying” the new mother with a special diet, selfcare practices and time to connect and be with her newborn is seen as essential to safeguarding her resilience, radiance, happiness and strength as she moves forward into this new chapter in her life.
Join Mama, Yogini and Ayurvedic Health Counsellor, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn as she shares practical and tangible insights from the wisdom tradition of Ayurveda to help us create a nourishing and fortifying post-partum protocol. Learn the why’s and how’s behind these wisdom practices and how to adapt them to our modern day lives. You will receive recipe handouts, a list of self-care practices and how to stock your post-partum pantry for optimal nutrition. Most importantly, you will connect in with a community of expectant women on our journeys of transformation and wisdom.