Fall 2016 Classes at Sacred Window School

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What’s in our “organic” foods and essential oils?!

(written by Ysha Oakes on May 21, 2015) Our Organic Watergate – this is cross post from Dr. Joseph Mercola.  Best pass this on, eh? Several years ago I heard Dr Gary Young speak of some of this is partly why he doesn’t bother with the organic certification for his essential oils.  Those who have seen how…

Radiation Supports for Mama and Baby

Radiation Exposures – Protect Mother and Child with Ayurveda (written by Ysha Oakes, 5/8/12) Are you, your friends or clients asking what they can do?  Mine are.  Whether you believe the news (blackout) indicators that we are ok around Fukushima’s situation or not, we all know we are surrounded by various types of radiation which…

Week Two Foods for Mama

 Upma This Southern Indian breakfast, side or snack is a kind of vegetable pudding – soft and eaten with a spoon. For the many who cannot use wheat, the recipe works nicely with cream of basmati rice. The final product is a creamy vegetable dish, delicious, buttery, moist, oily, and warm.  Less moisture allows a…

Testimonials for our AyuDoula Program

“Ysha!   I love this program already….and to think I wanted to test out of the first module..I’m loving it and I think my daughter will love it too…I hope she gets on board soon…you are a doll and you know your stuff….last night I think I listened to all the webnar in the first…

First Foods for Mama

Rice Pudding (Kheer) Whatever your recipe for rice pudding, enjoy it – freshly cooked and served warm.   But it is much better to leave out eggs, raisins, and favor a lighter sweetener as the iron rich ones curdle the milk unless stirred in carefully near the end. Serve as desired after childbirth, adding the nuts…

Rumi’s invitation

In today’s newsletter I emplore you to join me in the AyuDoula work. Then I opened my book of poetry, such a beautiful gift from my recent postpartum client … Love Poems from God — Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, translated by Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books, 2002). This one is by Rumi….

Antiviral Essential Oils

Protecting our children & ourselves Way back in the last century (1999) my 9 year old son and I were living in a home where I did childcare for two pre-school aged children. Three times that winter their whole family was diagnosed with strep throat, and took antibiotics for it. (They continued to eat cold…

Balancing Hormones and Cortisol

The stress hormone, cortisol, is Ma Nature’s way of taking care of Baby, no matter what, and research shows it runs high for about 10 days after birth. Natural? Yes. So let it be? Please, no! Once good support is in place, cortisol levels naturally come down before 10 days, and mothers do most of…

12 Factors for Baby’s Development

Ayurveda defines 12 factors contributing to the quality of baby’s development. Visualize if you can, how nutrition can influence all these 12 factors: 1) Paternal influence 2) Maternal influence 3) Soul/ past life karmas (aatmaja) 4) Agni – Tejas (physical and mental digestive strength) 5) Soma – Ojas quality (immunity strength) 6) Vayu – Prana…