Ayurvedic Doula Guru Ysha Oakes Interview
I’ve been blessed with the gift of gab, and it’s led me to reach out to my elders, colleagues, and teachers for interviews. Around the time when postpartum with Indy I collected my notes and all of the resources I’d gathered from the Ayurvedic teaching community on prenatal, birthing, and postpartum care. Ysha Oakes was a big influence on me and all other western Ayurvedic Practitioners with an interest in evolving the birthing and postpartum experience for the modern mother.
I created an e-course, Mamabirthing out of the experience. I started to interview Ysha, and other progressives of ancient mothering wisdom applied to the post-modern era. Ysha also came into the Living Ayurveda Course guest speakers to help me bolster the concept of mothering-the -mother into the modern Yoga Teacher mindset. Her work is legendary, and will live on in those who trained under her tutelage.
I weep big crocodile tears at the news of her recent passing. I also more deeply understand the power of impact one person with a passion and a platform can have. I’m ever more inspired in my dharma of personal and planetary wellness as a result of seeing what work Ysha did, especially later in her life.
Enjoy our interview here, as my tribute to Ysha Oakes. Founder of the Sacred Window. After you listen you can honor her teaching by mothering new moms and mom’s to be in your life.
Ayurvedic Postpartum Guru, Ysha Oakes joins Cate for story-telling in the realm of childbearing, motherhood and evolving our potential.
In this interview we talk about:
- Ayurvedic postpartum protocols for optimal motherhood
- The need for doula’s in the modern postpartum experience
- How mother’s health affects babies health in Ayurvedic pathogenesis
- What happens when you don’t mother the mother, regardless of her motherhood experience
What I mention in this Episode:
- What do to immediately after the birth
- How to prepare for a smoother birth/postpartum experience
- How to mother the mother, and what happens if you don’t.
- How to recruit the help you need for an optimal postpartum experience
Links from the Conversation:
- Ysha’s website
- The Weekly Meal Planner
- Get my Free Mamabirthing E-book + share with moms to be + new moms