Mama Birthing


Before conceiving Indigo

I trained and worked as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher. I was also a Prenatal Yoga teacher and birthing Doula, having received training at the prestigious Seattle Midwifery School. In other words… I had some holistic health wisdom under my belt.

I began looking for resources that would fully engage my whole changing being; engage in my most powerful rites-of-passage – the rite of mamabirthing. I found some resources: an article here, a yoga class there, a home-birthing midwife, a great book. Piecemeal tidbits of blessed, insightful wisdom.

I began to notice this enormous gap that isn’t filled by a yoga teacher or a midwife or a husband or a friend or a book.

“There is a gap to bridge between what professionals think mothers do, think, and want, and what mothers, in reality, do, think, and want.”

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 2006

Gaping Gaps + Missing Links

Pregnant, I had a busy work life and not much time to go here or there for classes. I lived in a rural area with excellent midwives and birth doulas. Yet, I couldn’t find a course for evolving motherhood online or locally.

Even though I had a hard drive of knowledge in my brain… I didn’t have a guide to hold me and encourage me to the next level of my depth potential. I didn’t have a guide to focus or inform my choices around foods, meditation, practices, and daily routines in a way that optimized this sacred opportunity of bringing forth new life.

And yet internally, I sensed that the importance of this process rests in the daily experiences of my habits. I sensed that my daily habits with plants, foods, spices, teas, routines, baths, self-massage, conversations and meditations all had the potential to ensure that my inner choice maker was on target.

I equally sensed that those who didn’t have the yoga / ayurveda / doula background I had would have a HUGE INFORMATION GAP. I sensed that those of us who are looking for cutting-edge self-evolution and wellness care through the entire cycle of conception through postpartum need our own course. I sensed that if we had a course that pulled the whole shebang together and moved us into a deeper knowing, with detailed specifics, that the next generation of mamas, babes and families would be grounded in a depth of inner wisdom.

I sensed that if we didn’t take this opportunity… the consequences are very real… and quite negative.


”Get the Missing Link to Postpartum Thrive”

What I’ve got for you

Mamabirthing is a holistic course designed to deepen your intuition and develop systems and skills for upleveling the wellness and the thrive of your changing family. Mamabirthing engages your soul, your body and your mind on an educational journey into your potential as a mother. This is for new mothers, experienced mothers, and prenatal/postpartum professionals alike.

What you get with Mamabirthing

Mamabirthing is a guide to evolve your wellness… whether you are just pregnant, preparing for birth, or postpartum. This course is centered in the rich tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, yet applied in a cutting-edge, practical way. (Ayurveda has the best historical track record for honoring mothers as the midline of the species and honoring the prenatal through postpartum process as essential to a women’s long term health.)

5 audio classes (MP3) on the Evolutionary Childbearing Course guided by Cate Stillman. 9 hours total to journey you through mamabirthing education. Sessions include: Ayurvedic Theory, Foods for prenatal/postpartum, discovering constitution, troubleshooting imbalances.

40 pages of beautiful visual learning tools to focus on specifics of the course. Includes self-care practices, trimester cheat sheets, recipes, training your support team, and a walk through the basics of Ayurveda and body types.

Traditional Ayurveda and Living Foods Recipes. Specific foods, teas, and remedies included.

3 yoga classes (30-45 minutes on Audio) to nourish and nurture your inner mama. Themes are designed to cultivate your inner mothering and self-care skills and are applicable wherever you are in the mothering journey.

Postpartum guidelines for Mama, for Partner and for Baby.

Immediate guidelines following birth and general guidelines for a month or two down the road.

Interviews with today’s leading edge Gentle Birth Caregivers. Talks with Veronika Robinson.

An interview exclusive on Unassisted Birth with an original member of the Group.

I have listened to your series on evolutionary childbearing and really enjoyed them. Full of information and well articulated. I’d love to sit down and talk with you some day. I am in Bellingham WA and am beginning to offer post partum care and an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Massage Practitioner as well as a certified hypnotherapist. All come into play. Thanks for all you do.

Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Audio Files

Evolutions of Anusara Yoga Therapeutics into practice through mamabirthing

Jessica Jennings, a prenatal yoga teacher, dialogues with Cate on Yoga for each trimester, including birth and postpartum

Rebuild Yoga Practice (30 minute postpartum). On the mat session to center yourself following your birth and rebuild your pelvic floor.Insights from Cate and the mama yoga evolution that our generation is bringing to the prenatal postpartum practice.

Beyond the Do’s and Don’ts… we have an enlivening talk about the essence of the practice

Inside mamabirthing e-course

Attune Yoga Session with Cate (30 minute practice)

Align Yoga Practice with Cate (30 minute practice)

Rebuild Yoga Practice (30 minute postpartum). On the mat session to center yourself following your birth and rebuild your pelvic floor.

Expert Advice for Mamabirthing Wisdom: the Interviews

Interview with Ysha Oakes: Ayurvedic Postpartum Guru and founder of The Sacred Window

Interview with Cindy Riegl: The Unassisted Birth

Interview with Veronika Robinson, founder of The Mother Magazine: Gentle Mothering

The Guidebook

Postpartum for Mama, Baby, and Partner CheatSheets

Building your Circle of Support

Recipe e-book for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Beautiful 40 page E-Book to inspire your practices, your self-care and to build your birth kula (community).

Includes: Ayurvedic Constitution Tools

Trimester CheatSheets

Remedies from Ayurveda for Prenatal and Postpartum issues

Trimester CheatSheets

Mamabirthing members tell it like it is

Fill in your gaping gaps + missing links

You can receive immediate access into the mamabirthing vault.

Your entire mamabirthing package is $149.

Get the whole shebang

9 hours of audio classes for the prenatal through postpartum journey.

Yoga and meditation audio classes for beginners and experienced mamas to strengthen their bodily wisdom.

Mamabirthing e-books with recipes, handouts for your people.

Exclusive inspirational interviews.


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