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Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.

Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.
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Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.




EP62: Jenna Furnari on Ayurvedic Postpartum Care for Long Term Health

Jenna Furnari works as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula in the greater Los Angeles area. She offers phone consultations for families living elsewhere. Jenna hosts an online course to train other doulas, and also offers in-person trainings on Abhyanga, a grounding and gentle bodywork. “The first six weeks after birth really are the foundation behind the way she’s going to show up as a human being, as a mother, as a woman.” “Birth is going to take everything and beyond that out of her. I know...


EP61: Brooke McNamara on the Poetry of Reality and Mothering as Activism

What She Shares: How the birth of her son was a psycho-spiritual death experience The rich depth of her postpartum experiences Practicing as a Zen Monk AND parenting About her new course “Write to the Heart of Motherhood” What You’ll Hear: Recognizing when you need to surrender, and when you need to stand in your strength Expanding your boundaries to build resiliency Feeling the pain of childbirth as power Pushing yourself out of love, not punishment Birth and postpartum as a rite of...


EP60: Dr. Claudia Welch on the Medicine of Subtraction and Balancing Your Hormones

What Dr. Claudia Shares: Why the title of her book is actually backwards Her “aha!” moment when she was studying hormones The difference between sex hormones and stress hormones How our spiritual and emotional choices reverberate through our physical bodies What You’ll Hear: Understanding that your hormones don’t become imbalanced in a vacuum How Western and Eastern medicines support each other to better understand our hormones Viewing hormonal functions through the lens of duality...


EP59: Christine Caldwell on Bodyfulness, Interconnectedness and Somatics

What Christine Shares: Her activism centered around the bodylessness present in our culture Translating your physical experience to your social interactions How embracing inquiry and challenges can support your well being How her understanding of the immune system impacted how she runs her psychotherapy practice What You’ll Hear: Incorporating somatic work in your daily life for nervous system health Coming to a practice from pressure, pleasure, or inquiry, and how those may affect your...


EP58: Lisa Hendrickson-Jack on the Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign, Fertility, and Holistic Reproductive Health

What Lisa Shares: Her journey to understanding female fertility more fully after receiving incorrect information in school How to determine when you’re actually fertile The biology of the menstrual cycle and how different birth controls alter this The importance of male fertility in conception and how to boost male fertility What You’ll Hear: The recent expansion of scientific literature to more fully include the female body Learning about the biology and physiology of the female body and...


EP57: Bari Tessler Linden on Healing Your Money Story and Learning to Earn More

What Bari Shares: Her journey into perimenopause Learning to lose her shame around money Living through the ebbs and flows of income The phases she guides you through in her year-long money school What You’ll Hear: Responding to the body’s needs through intuitive eating and nourishing movement Respecting the natural ebbs and flows of energy Allowing yourself to expand your financial goals and comfort Moving beyond your current money ceilings Riding the wave of change in life Allowing for...


Ep56: Tobin Zivon on Authentic Relating in the Age of #Metoo, Open Relating, Polyamory and Meeting a Partner

What He Shares: Some of the golden rules of healthy relating The important ingredients to a flourishing relationship How to reduce drama in your relationship, regardless of structure His shift from ‘doing’ to ‘being’ What You’ll Hear: Moving into authenticity and vulnerability to allow a genuine unfolding within a relationship Discerning when to be vulnerable and when to respect your communication boundaries Finding the living sweet spot of authenticity, vulnerability, and being...


EP55: Brigit Viksnins on Repairing Relational Ruptures, Re-wilding for Resiliency, Following the Wisdom of the Animal Body

Brigit is a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral practitioner, a trauma resolution therapist, and believes deeply in the magic of life and the wild wisdom of the body. She especially loves to work with people on boundary repair and stabilization. What She Shares: Sensing your own boundaries for invasions and working towards repair Working with imprints from our own conception and birth to find systemic healing Embracing your family dynamic to foster personal expansion Offering safe...


EP54: Heng Ou, author of the First Forty, on Slowing Down and Embracing Discomfort to Find Growth.

What She Shares: Her varied birth and postpartum experiences Learning about nourishing food from her family Becoming a single mom of three and reweaving herself What You’ll Hear: The importance of practicing receiving and recognizing when we’re depleted Ways to slow down and reflect on your feelings so they don’t accumulate and overwhelm Approaching life from a point of maintaining vitality and attending to yourself Embracing the simplicity of care Respecting the true pace of the body and...


EP53: Rahi Chun on De-armoring the Body, Integrating Emotional Energy, and Downloading New Pleasure Software

What He Shares: How he came into the path of intentional, sexual healingWhat a session in NeuroAffective Touch looks likeDiscovering your own preferences and those of your partner through Full Body Active ConsentWorking with his own mother to repair rupture in her nervous systemHow pleasure factors into his work What You’ll Hear: How the lack of sovereignty in our body as an adolescent shows up in our adult embodimentThe opportunity to repair ruptures with male authority figure through...


EP52: Dan Doty on What Men Want, How They Connect, and How to Navigate Sexual Trauma with a Partner

Dan Doty is the founder of Evryman, a father, and a husband. He’s constantly delving into new depths with himself, his wife, and the men in his life. Dan has found incredible liberation through his work helping men connect with each other. What he shares: The core mission of Evryman His ongoing process of opening and exploration, and the feelings that arise Changes he sees every day in men who develop awareness of others and the self The power of the simplicity of what he offers His...


EP51: Holly Griggs-Spall on Birth Control, Feminism, and Moving Forward

What Holly Shares: Untangling hormonal birth control from feminism Why she was on the pill as a teen even before she was sexually active The positive effects the pill had for her The mental health affects the pill had on her Her journey discovering who she was without hormonal birth control What You’ll Hear: The cultural marriage between feminism and the pill The pushback she received against her writing criticizing synthetic hormones How feminism has changed in the last 10 years ...


EP50: Liz Koch on the Physical and Energetics of the Wild Psoas, Core Integrity, and the Rhythm of Life

What She Shares: Why she believe the psoas should be considered an organ of perception How the psoas is connected to our emotional states and our nervous system How to find resiliency and tone the nervous system through movement and play What You’ll Hear: Why the psoas, more than any other structure, is expressive and doesn’t fit in a biomechanical box How the psoas relates to our sense of safety and full thriving How a full body orgasm relates to the psoas Why feeling safe is essential to...


EP49: Jennifer Mayer on Placenta Encapsulation, the Birth World,and What to Look for in Birth & Postpartum Support

What She Shares: The history of eating placentaWhy single CDC case-studies on eating placenta aren’t as trustworthy as are own experiencesHow her own postpartum period was affected by returning to work after two weeks, being alone with her baby after Day 9, and living with undiagnosed Hashimoto’sHow integrated postpartum care would be a dream for new momsHow her agency, Baby Caravan, matches women to birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and back-to-work coaching services What You’ll...


EP48: Kimberly Seals Allers on How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding

EP48: Kimberly Seals Allers on How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding What She Shares: What You’ll Hear: Free: Upcoming webinar on Ethics and Supporting African-American Communities with Breastfeeding


EP47: Kim Anami on Reprogramming for Birth, Sex and Beyond

Kim Anami is a sex and relationship coach, vaginal weightlifter, surfer and mom. With decades worth of experience in Tantra, Taoism, Osho and Transpersonal psychology, she has helped countless women and men heal and maximize their innate sexual nature. What Kim Shares: What You’ll Hear: www/


46 *Jaguar Roundtable: Jaguars SPEAK

In this special episode of the Magamama podcast, my right-hand woman Lynn Wolfbrandt interviews four women who have taken my course Activate Your Inner Jaguar. They share their experiences in the course, from decreased social anxiety, increased intuition and inner knowing, a more comfortable mindset around chronic illness, more congruence between what they desire and what they experience, and a newfound ability to shift from freeze during sex to a more fulfilling intimate relationship with...


EP45: Jaiya on Birth, Motherhood, and Erotic Blueprints

Jaiya, a sexological body-worker, educator, and prolific author, discusses the Erotic Blueprint types and the role that they play in our relationships. In this episode, Jaiya shares how own blueprint has shifted throughout her life and details the different characteristics of each of the five blueprint types. What You'll Hear: What inspired her work on postpartum healthHow her sexuality shifted after becoming a momWhat the Erotic Blueprints are and why they’re importantHow she helps...


EP44: Bethany Saltman on Consent, Kavanagh and Attachment

Bethany Saltman drafted the nation's first "affirmative consent" policy at Antioch College in the 90s. That means she's been having the #metoo conversion and talking about the politics of pleasure for a good long time. She is now at work on a book about attachment- rejecting or revising the work that has been popularized and categorized as "attachment styles." Recorded right before the Kavanagh confirmation, we talk about the behavior during the hearings- body language and attachment style.


EP43: Hunter Clarke-Fields on Mindful Parenting and Creativity

In this episode, “Mindfulness mama mentor” Hunter Clarke-Fields talks about the importance of practicing mindfulness in parenting and how she helps stressed-out moms become more grounded in their daily lives. Hunter also shares about her life as an artist and the role that painting played in own pregnancy and entry into motherhood. Hunter Clarke-Fields is a yoga teacher, “mindfulness mama mentor,” podcaster, mama, and artist who teaches mothers how to implement mindfulness into their...