New Mothers Circle: BEGIN Series (In Person)
Please note: Covid vaccination and masks are recommended, but not required.
The non-member rate for this 6 Session Series is $350 and the member rate is $300. Click here to purchase your membership today.
The New Mothers Circle is the oldest existing group of its kind in SF. Established by sage midwife, Yeshi Neumann, over 20 years ago, the New Mothers Circle is the only rite of passage-style New Mothers Circle in San Francisco. Two hour sessions, deep discussions and opportunities for connection and dialogue, blended with guided exercises and ceremony make this a one-of-a-kind experience.
For mothers with babes in arms (up to around 4 months). Though not required, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your baby!
Experience a safe, authentic, and unconditionally loving space to share and connect with other mothers, to understand better how you want to parent, to connect in your experience of your body in labor, birth, and postpartum, to be seen and understood, and to find and root in the comfort and support of community.
Our time together will balance the needs for individual support, exploration of prominent themes of new motherhood, and growing the bond of the group with the intention that your cohort will be your mama village going forward long after the group ends.
The arc of this series has a magic rooted in ritual and other wise woman practices that sets it apart from other offerings for new parents. This circle goes beyond the typical practical advice and offers the chance for a transformational experience with the invaluable takeaway of long-term, meaningful friendship and community.
Many groups continue meeting weekly well beyond the six weeks and count the mamas in their cohort as their most trusted companions in this wild journey of parenting and life.
Two hour sessions make space for deep connection and discussion which is essential for a spacious, welcoming, naturally occurring connective group vibe.
-Content covered in these sessions is included in the Details section below.
-Topics covered in each session can be found in the Details section.
-Facilitators are professionals who may have their own private practice. They may use their discretion to determine whether an additional fee is needed when their expertise is solicited outside of class.
General Overview of the New Mothers Circle (each circle is tailored specifically to the unique group of mothers who attend):
Session 1 Birth and Motherhood:
-Joys and challenges of mothering so far.
-Birth story sharing.
-Group guidelines for creating and maintaining a sacred, safe space.
Session 2 The Emotional Experience of Mothering:
-Navigating our emotions and responding to the needs and expressions of babies/children.
Session 3 Our Mothers:
-Our experiences and relationships with our own mothers.
-Reflecting on the gifts and humanity of the women who mothered us.
Session 4 Our Bodies:
-Your changing body from the beginning of your life up to this moment.
-Appreciation for the miracle and power of our bodies.
Session 5 Romance and Parenting:
-Joys and challenges in partnership and the transition to parenthood.
-Practices to improve communication and intimacy. And/or, the joys and challenges of being a single parent.
Session 6 Our Community:
-How to maintain support and community.
-Honoring each other as mothers and blessing the babies.
Nile Nash, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, CNM is a mama of two little boys and currently offers postpartum midwifery care packages and sleep consultations. Her practice, Mama Lion, was born in 2005 when she started out as a DONA Doula and Birthing From Within Mentor before attending UCSF’s MEPN Master’s program from 2007-2010 to become a nurse midwife. Mama Lion Midwifery thrived in San Francisco for 9 years in the beautiful community of homebirth midwives in the Bay Area. The last few years have been consumed by birthing and raising two little ones during the pandemic and tending to her family. The newest chapter of her calling as a midwife has focused Nile’s professional role on the fourth trimester postpartum period. Mama Lion now cares for families who birth in the hospital but have the wisdom to set up a postpartum plan. Nile is thrilled to be working with the Natural Resources family as the newest facilitator of the New Mothers Circle and the Pregnant Together Circle. www.mamalion.org
Christine Lu Singh (she/her) is a Chinese Canadian Breathwork Coach & Intuitive Guide, helping people reconnect with themselves again at the core so they may lead an aligned life with ease, flow and joy. Certified as a Breathwork Facilitator, Meditation Coach and Reiki Master, she believes in the power of the breath to let go of old stories and help people rediscover the magic and natural gifts they have within. She loves bringing community together for connection and healing through unique experiences such as intuitive arts and crafts workshops, mindfulness and meditation, sister circles, new and full moon circles and more.
Tine is a best selling author and shares her story of how she followed her intuition, found courage to leave the 9-5 life and made the leap to start her own business in The Rising Sisterhood: Rise With Us: How to Step Into Your Own Power & Change Your Narrative. Connect with her on Instagram at @breathewithtine and www.breathewithtine.com to stay up to date on upcoming workshops and latest happenings. She currently lives in San Francisco with her tiny human, furbaby and partner.