And I got an excellent freaking review about how Mayan Abdominal massage helped GERD which I hadn’t really considered as something that could be helped by this modality but dude for reals this is awesome. “The night of the massage, I rested and ate light. I expected this to be a process that might take many weeks; but I woke the next morning hungry for the first time in a year! The next week, I continued to improve, but was again in distress when I saw her for the second time three weeks later. Now also armed with self-care instructions provided by Rowan, I had even better and longer lasting results, and began to notice a significant improvement in my stomach symptoms. At the third session it became very obvious to me that these massage techniques may help common gastro-intestinal problems such as irregularity and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as GERD, heartburn and bloating. I am now becoming comfortable with the self-care, and appreciate that Rowan’s goal is to teach me how to continue the benefits on my own.” Wanna read more? And those of you who have been in to see me recently know that my hula hoop situation is out of control, mostly ’cause I’m gearing up for #HottieHoopCamp so lets all agree to just have a soft eye at the supplies that will start accumulating for this event, like my new GLORIOUS CANNER!!!
After that all I can say is that I love you, and I am your biggest fan. xoxoxo, Rowan P.S. Shoot me a note, hit reply. I SUPER FLY LOVED all the notes I got last week. Seriously, so much is going on! P.P.S. I want to feel your desire. Consider, please, attending the Desire Map workshop.
Wanna get into Trouble Together?
Great, Me too!
This Sunday I’m having a Banging Beginning Embroidery Bootcamp pretty much for sure gonna be full of fun and shenanigans.
How about a fat (or not) butt yoga DVD release party?
I started learning Heavyweight yoga over the holidays, and it has been magical in that 1) I don’t cry and hate on myself during the routine and 2) it is wildly helpful for low back pain that I occasionally have. And I’m doing this upstairs in my bedroom with Electra via the magic of the DVD. 25 minutes, yoga for all bodies.
So come on out to the Yoga partayyyyyyyyy and pick up a life changing (chill enough for most preggers peeps, also pretty perfect for postpartum) DVD. Feb 8th, NiaMoves, 6:30pm. Got an adaptive yoga question? Great, bring that too.
Third option for you party people is my DesireMap Workshop.
This is for my peeps who want some major clarity. Like, what if every decision you ever have to make, for the rest of your life, was… easy? What if clarity (about your job, your health, your marriage) came rushing in like flood waters? THAT is what happened to me, when I figured out my core desired feelings. I’d like to help you uncover yours. Join me? See you SOON! xoxoxooxox Rowan ps I miss you, how ya been? Just hit reply and send me a little note.
Get Your pic made with Santa, Dec 14th ~
Gift The Giver. Know what that means?
Take Care of Yourself.
No one else is going to do it. And guess what? When you take care of yourself this also happens:
- Peeps figure out how to treat you
- Your kids and your inner circle have a role model
- You are CARED for, by the best person to know what you need. YOU.
Here’s what I got for ya:
- The annual gift yourself a massage special. Buy one for a friend, get a session for yourself (that’s my gift to you, ’cause I love ya).
Or (drum roll, please) 2. Come spend a day with me while we get our paths charted My very first workshop will be Jan 17th, and I’d love for you to be with me (firsts are special, right?). Scope out the Desire Map goodies, and send me a note (incantation at mac dot com) if attending a Desire Map workshop feels good. Me, you and 8 other peeps, we are gonna keep it small and tight for maximum impact. Happy Holidays Love, Gift the Giver, Rowan P.S.: Heads up, 3 of those spaces are spoken for. I’m in awe, seriously. #thankyouforreals
OMG. Like many of us, I was looking at facebook laying in bed one night, and I came across this thread where I started laughing so hard I scared the dog. You know, Parsley my great Dane. Who is secretly a Unicorn. And navigates the world much like Helen Keller. Behold: A throw down in the elementary school kiddo pick up line. I also wanna mention that my class is up on Udemy right now. You know, the one about scar reduction. It’s going to be $45 regular price, but right now you can get it for $25. The site will give you a free preview first, so feel free to just click over and check it out. xoxoxoox, Rowan P.S.: NO #PlacentaTuesday today, but there is always next week!
Dear Van We get it, times are changing. Doesn’t mean all of Houston isn’t mourning you though. I ate your pho when I was sick, ate green curry for the first time when I was on a magical fist date, would visit you for “after Pat’s radio show on Tuesday” dinner. And my lawd, the people watching!!!! I’ve seen everyone from famous peeps who were playing the Toyota Center to one of our local homeless gents, folks from all walks of life. Simply Awesome. Most recently, I ate two plates of greens with my egg rolls 2 Sundays ago, catching lunch with my love after we hooped our buns off. That was the day BEFORE you put up your “We are closing” note.And a week and a day before you closed early ’cause you ran out of food. You didn’t anticipate how much the city loved you, your cuisine, and quirky staff. We loved you. Super good luck in your next adventure Van Loc owners, and way to have something stellar on your resume to all the employees. XO, Rowan P.S.: Mayan Abdominal Massage, Arvigo Therapy sessions are going well, come on in if it calls to you.
Hey Loves, Just got back from the Arvigo Institute learning Mayan abdominal massage with these lovely ladies and one dude. I was inspired to send this email to my friend Carla, and then I realized I wanted to send it to all of you. Hey Love, I just got back from the Arvigo therapy Mayan abdominal massage training and, different from other times I’ve attended trainings in the past, with this modality I really felt like I GOT it, and how also to best pass it along to my clients. As I was learning, a few of my clients would come to mind, like we would talk uterine prolapse during the training and I’d be all like “holy shit, I wish I’d known this protocol when this happened to Helen, or I wished I’d know this point when Maria’s pelvis was stuck and we needed that extra give to turn the baby,” and on and on and on…. I found it profoundly helpful for me and my menopausal life changing body. Don Elijio, a traditional healer that mentored this work, said “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she.” Don’t believe me? Ask a woman with cramps what she thinks about life. Here is a link of all the other shiz Arvigo therapy Mayan abdominal massage is supposed to help with, though mostly it guides a body and soul to find homeostasis. That’s where the real healing happens. And I just gotta use these testimonials till I get my own. So if you are feeling it, book your Mayan Abdominal massage session. I’ll send you a significant intake form, fill it out, and let’s go over it and get the healing happening. Some folks need more than one session, many don’t. Depends on the objective, and what the findings are as we asses your uterus and guide it back to health. I’d like to do this work with you. Thanks a bunch for considering it. And mucho smoocho for reals, Rowan P.S.: Menopause monthly coming up! I thought we were gonna talk breasts, but now I see it’s all about the uterus. Maybe I’ll bust out an embroidery pattern or something. P.P.S.: NO #PlacentaTuesday today, but there is always next week!
Three things I gotta mention today. 1) One of the reasons folks don’t go into labor is anxiety, right? And I’ve written about that some in the past. What’s a great way to reduce anxiety? Watching birth stories that are uplifting and awesome.
Look what I got for you right here? Mim’s birth courtesy of Bump to Baby Photography. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-fkdohM5ko&feature=youtu.be Labor, or a least tears, will start for sure. 2) The Arvigo Therapy Mayan Abdominal Massage training is going well, and I’m gonna need a crap ton of client sessions to document for my certification level. I’m lookin’ for peeps, both male and female, who are having fertility challenges, painful periods, peeing on yourself when you sneeze, bowel issues, endometriosis gone wild, or whatever else you got rumbling in your abdominal cavity. Two-session certification special, limited to 18 people. Book soon, ’cause those spots will go fast.
Here I am almost compliant to Hindu ashram dress code. 3) Menopause monthly is getting traction, next one is Oct 10th, Topic? Breast Health. So join the FB group if your roll like that, and RSVP for the monthly get together if you wanna learn how to support the girls. xoxoxo, Rowan P.S.: I started a not-so-SECRET board on Pinterest for scar healing. So if you have been in to see me and felt overwhelmed by the resources I mentioned, I am aggregating everything together for ya. And its cool to share with your peeps, even though I’m still getting everything up there. P.P.S.: #PlacentaTuesday
Wanna see a Rock Star? This woman here had her some twins, vaginally.
Welcome Emma and Peter.
This picture was taken at 2 days old by a NICU Transition nurse when babies were reunited for the first time since birth. Peter had needed a little extra support, but he’s all fine and home with family now. I had decided to rock the burning man look while taking the metro train in to deliver Sandra her placenta truffles, and then ended up staying to help with the discharge dance. My pit hair only slightly freaked out all the med center professionals. So I’m seeing that Mims was right.
Hi I’m Mims, and I’ll stand in a swamp while preggers, no worries.
Mim’s told me that I am the Weirdo Doula. I am a little bit out there (although I clean up well for hospital doula work with my new magic pants), but more importantly I am a good fit for those who aren’t quite mainstream. This includes peeps who “keep their weird buttoned up on the inside,” to quote RockStar Sandra. If you think I might be the doula for you and you love you some prenatal massage, come in for a foot massage and let’s see if you like my touch. If that’s a HELL YES, then I can meet whoever else might need to approve me, like a spouse, partner, whomever, and we can go from there. Someone way smarter than me said that we should spend more time planning our births than a wedding, but same as a wedding the photos will document who was there. So make sure whomever is on your birth team feels like family, a heart centered connection. Like this:
Love to you all, Rowan P.S.: Book Here P.P.S.: Menopause Monthly right here