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Since 2016, Kalamazoo Family Tree Wellness has been supporting families in the Kalamazoo area with each season of their lives. We are committed to providing accessible and individualized care, in addition to workshops, retreats and community resources.
It’s not always easy reaching out for help, but we are here to offer a non-judgemental space to ask questions and begin healing. Please contact us to make an initial appointment today.
Kalamazoo Family Tree Wellness commits to supporting anti-racism, accessibility to resources, and birth justice for all birthing families.
I am passionate about supporting birthers and families during the postpartum period through compassionate care and nourishment.
I was drawn to this work because I strongly believe that the birth and postpartum period is one of the most important times in a person’s life. There are physical, emotional and spiritual shifts that come from birthing a new life. It brings me joy to support families during this sensitive time to watch them thrive and blossom.
I offer Ayurvedic postpartum care as well as nourishing postpartum meal delivery locally in Toronto. I love to incorporate the variety of holistic healing modalities that I have learned over the years including Herbalism, meditation and Reiki.
- Planning and preparation for baby’s arrival
- Ayurvedic Consultations for Birther and Baby
- Food Guide, Food Shopping and Preparation
- Ayurvedic Bodywork, Baby Abhyanga/Infant Massage Instruction
- Herbal Support
- Techniques to support Birther’s healing and transforming body, mind, and spirit
- Attending to family and household needs so Birther can take optimum time to rest and heal
- Helping Birther to process their experience, thoughts, feelings, and emotions
- Inviting a sense of sacredness throughout the Sacred Window, as well as creating ceremony, if desired
Jacqueline - the creatress of Sūrya Soma Āyurveda - began her work as an Ayurdoula with the mission of empowering birthers and partners to connect to the Divine Feminine throughout their Sacred Window. With the awareness that our culture is heavily concentrated in yang-like energy and way of being, Jacqueline seeks to support individuals and families in a way that honors the Divine Feminine through education and by inviting rest, rejuvenation, healing and sacredness throughout the postpartum journey. Connecting to the Divine Feminine enables one to celebrate their body, mind, and spirit during and after pregnancy. It further enables one to honor the Self by recognizing the importance of rest and rejuvenation after the powerful and transformative experience of childbirth.
Jacqueline has completed the Ayurvedic Postpartum Caregiver Cohort Program with the Center for Sacred Window Studies just after graduating from the Ayurvedic Institute as an Ayurvedic Practitioner under Dr. Vasant Lad. She has also studied Western Herbalism intensively with 7Song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, and she has her Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Psychology with a Feminist Perspective.
A keen Ayurvedic student for many years I was thrilled to discover the very specific, and in depth, teachings that are available for the postpartum mother. Foods - loving support - self care practices - environment - baby care- it's all there!
I followed the recommendations to the best of my ability with the birth of my own son and was so nourished and supported by the delicious foods and simple but profound practices that I was convinced to start training as an Ayurdoula with the Center for Sacred Window Studies. I wanted to be able to bring this knowledge to my own community and help new mothers through their own sacred window time.
I have also trained as an Elimination Communication coach after going through the first year of life with my own son listening and learning his unique elimination language. I feel that becoming a coach and being able to confidently teach original tribal potty learning is a great extra bonus for mothers in my postpartum care.
I am available locally in Nevada county for in home care and Ayurvedic cooking, plus remotely online worldwide.
I love providing care through my unique plant-based and low-waste focused lens for those who that is important too. I can also cater to vegetarian needs. I teach and model holistic living and sustainability- these values are intrinsic to my work.
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