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ABOUT AYURDOULA

MISSION STATEMENT 

Empowering through healing, love, and living wisdom the evolution and wholeness of the individual and their family.

 

About Ayurdoula


Ayurdoula is a term created from the Sanskrit word “ayur” (life) and the Greek word “doula” (a woman who assists other women). Together we create a personalized healing and growth experience beginning at the point where we meet and the life phase you are in.  I support new families using the Ayurvedic Postpartum model-which focuses on restorative care for the birther-in their homes for the first six to eight weeks after birth; infant massage is an important way to bond with your baby that supports their healthy development and growth. As a massage therapist, I have facilitated healing bodywork with everyone from infants on the day they were born to 93-year old elders.

 

About Charlotte Senseney Sternkind

The talents and tools I bring to assist you in each session include my talents and skills as a:

 

  • Certified Advanced Postpartum AyurDoula (CAPA), Sacred Window School for Maternal-Newborn Health

  • Ayurvedic Postpartum Bodyworker & Infant Massage (APBT), Sacred Window School for Maternal-Newborn Health

  • Instructor, Center for Sacred Window Studies 

  • Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002

  • Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor

  • Practitioner of the Arvigo Therapy of Maya Abdominal Massage

  • Certificant of the 3 year Surya Bodywork program

  • Advanced Courses in the Surya Program

  • Reiki Practitioner

  • Custom created Bach Flower Therapy and other flower and healing essences for health and well-being

  • 12 years experience as a certified DONA birth doula 

 

         I am constantly surprised and rewarded when I see parents handle all the challenges of their childbearing year and parenting with grace under stress. I feel blessed to use my skills and talents to help you realize your desire to create and experience a more fulfilling childbearing year and postpartum window. As a person integrating a life of experience and grounding in my own internal knowledge, my most sincere hope is that in our work together, you become instilled with the principles leading to a healthier life for yourself and your family as you put love into action.

         Community service is something I strongly believe in. I have put this into practice into service as Secretary of the Central Texas Doulas Association; as a former member and volunteer  coordinator at Unity in the Heart of Austin; and as a volunteer officer on the Texas board of a recovery program. I am currently engaged in mentoring new Ayurvedic postpartum doulas.