»NOT ALONE IS THE CHILD BORN THROUGH THE MOTHER, BUT THE MOTHER ALSO IS BORN THROUGH THE CHILD.«
Gertrud von Le Fort
»BECOMING A MOTHER IS A GREAT ADVENTURE, IT IS A WONDERFUL JOURNEY, A PROCESS FULL OF LOVE, MAGIC AND TRANSFORMATION. I AM HERE TO ACCOMPANY YOU DURING THIS SPECIAL PHASE OF LIFE: ON THE THRESHOLD FROM BEING A WOMAN TO BECOMING A MOTHER.«
LOVELY MINDFUL MAMA,
It’s a pleasure to have you here. My name is Nina-Gyana, and I am a certified GfG®-doula, yoga & meditation teacher, and mother of an amazing little boy. It is my heart‘s desire to accompany women during pregnancy, birth and afterwards into motherhood. My own pregnancy and experience of giving birth, has awakened this desire in me, and has led me on the path of Doula-hood.
Birth in its origin is natural, and in each pregnant woman lays the gift of giving birth. I am here to help you remember and trust, in your instinctive strength and inner wisdom.
What is a Doula?
The word Doula derive from Douleia (ancient greek) and means servant of women. A Doula is a woman, who is a mother herself, and someone who supports other women on their path of becoming a mother: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She cares for them with love, presence and motherly warmth.
/ EVERY BIRTH IS HOLY
/ EVERY BIRTH IS UNIQUE
/ EVERY BIRTH IS THE PERSONAL JOURNEY OF THE WOMAN
As a Doula I accompany you during your pregnancy and birth, in the way it resonates with you. I empower you in your strength and I create a space of trust, so that you can feel safe and secure.
»IT´S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT BRING GREAT HAPPINESS.«
My service for you
In every new phase of life lies change, renewal, and the unknown. Pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are the most profound transformational processes in our lives. Therefore, it is natural that also feelings of uncertainty, doubt, and fear can arise. To find your inner compass, the inner energy that guides you through the waves of change, I offer you, Mindful Mama, a holistic support for body, mind and spirit.
»AND SUDDENLY YOU KNOW: IT‘S TIME TO START SOMETHING NEW AND TRUST THE MAGIC OF BEGINNINGS.«
Yoga, meditation and rituals helped me so much during my own pregnancy and birth. They helped me to trust in myself and the universe and were such an important part of my journey. I wish for you to have these tools as well to help you to create an inner stability, and give you the freedom to open up to pregnancy and birth with ease, confidence and elemental trust.
How Yoga & Meditation can have a positive effect on pregnancy, birth and motherhood
/ TO DROP DOWN FROM THINKING TO FEELING
/ TO PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR BIRTH
/ TO LOCALIZE THE PELVIC FLOOR
/ TO LEARN BREATHING TECHNIQUES THAT ARE HELPFUL DURING LABOR
/ TO REGULATE EMOTIONS
/ TO STRENGTHEN THE CONNECTION WITH YOUR BODY AND YOUR SELF
/ TO OPEN THE SPACE FOR ENTERING INTO MEDITATION
/ TO TRAIN TO LET GO, TRUST AND SURRENDER
/ IN THE STATE OF MEDITATION THE INTENSITY OF PAIN IS REDUCED
/ HAPPY HORMONES, ENDORPHINES & OXYTOCIN ARE RELEASED, THAT SUPPORT THE BIRTH PROCESS
/ TO GAIN TRUST IN THE WISDOM OF YOUR BODY AND YOUR INSTINCTS
/ CREATE BREATHING AWARENESS, TO COPE WITH THE WAVES OF BIRTH MORE EASILY
/ TO CONSCIOUSLY RELAX AND TO SURRENDER TO BIRTH
/ TO COPE WITH FEARS, STRESS AND DOUBTS
/ TO FOCUS ON OPENING, WIDENING AND EXPANSION – QUALITIES THAT SUPPORT BIRTH
/ TO FLOW WITH BIRTH, AND TO ACCEPT THE DIRECTION LABOR IS TAKING
/ GIVE YOU SPACE FOR YOUR SELF, TO RECHARGE YOUR ENERGY
/ RELEASE HORMONES THAT SUPPORT LACTATION, HEALING AND REBUILDING
/ BENEFICIAL FOR BREAST FEEDING, AND BONDING WITH YOUR BABY
/ POSTNATAL YOGA HELPS TO STRENGTHEN THE PELVIC FLOOR, THE CORE AND INNER STABILITY
/ HELP TO DEAL WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING A MOM
/ REGULATE EMOTIONS, REDUCE STRESS, BABY BLUES AND SELF-DOUBTS
/ HELP YOU BE AWARE OF YOUR OWN NEEDS
/ INCREASES SELF-LOVE, SELF-WORTH, AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE
/ HELP YOU DEAL WITH CHALLENGES IN A MORE RELAXED WAY
The positive effects of yoga and meditation are scientifically proven, but do not replace a doctor or medical advices.
How I can help you
There is a concept of Taoism, that I would like to share with you for your birth, its message has accompanied me in my work as a doula, in teaching yoga and meditation and in my own life.
»WEI WU WEI – DOING NOT DOING«
It means to be in flow with life, to surrender and be supported and carried by an inner force. WEI WU WEI in relation to birth means to prepare yourself to let go. To do as little as possible, to give up control and to flow with the waves of birth.
This inner state we have forgotten in our daily life, because very often we are trapped in constant ‘doing’, trying to always be super productive and optimize ourselves. But this blocks some of the magic of wei, wu, wei. What if we didn’t always push so much in life, and allowed more flow? If you like I can show you ways on how you can reconnect with your inner nature, which may give you the courage to surrender.
The wisdom to birth is already within you
Are you looking for someone, that you can trust and that is well informed about pregnancy and birth? As a mother, doula, yoga & meditation teacher, I accompany you online, in personal sessions, through your journey. I offer you a holistic support and show you techniques to prepare for your birth in a relaxed way.
My gift for you
8 wonderful methods on how to flow with birth. How you can open up to birth with ease + guided meditation
Join Mindful Mamas Tribe
Once a month I offer an online women circle for all mothers-to-be. The circles are about mindful pregnancy and birth. You can ask questions, suggest topics and be part of a global community of wonderful women – coming together as a tribe.
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In the newsletter of Mindful Mamas I inform you about women's circles, retreats and specials. You will also receive inspirations for your personal journey to motherhood.
»Nina-Gyana is a very empathic and "luminous" person. She has a lion's courage, which makes her a strong shoulder when things get turbulent during birth. She recognizes needs and loving details make her work special.«
»Nina was like an angel by my side, with so much love, dedication, empathy and endurance. I thank her with all my heart.«
»After the birth of my son Nina-Gyana helped me to get back into the everyday life through yoga and meditation! I was able to gain strength for my new situation and felt very well looked after. Great conversations, great person, great program.«
»Nina-Gyana empowered me so much in the prenatal yoga class, that afterwards I felt so proud of being a woman, and now feel inspired to become a doula as well.«