Sacred Pregnancy Instructor Training Retreat in Utah!

Apr 10, 2015


Sacred Pregnancy Retreat in SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH ‪‬

June 4 (arrive and settle in after 4pm)
June 5 / 6 / 7 all day retreat + leave on the 8th by 11am

After this retreat you will be a CERTIFIED SACRED PREGNANCY INSTRUCTOR!


What you will learn from Sacred Pregnancy... 

The 8 week “pregnancy journey” courses explore the following topics:

Week O N E : sacred space Explore creating a personal sacred space at home, meditation practice + the benefits of journaling
Sister Project : you will create a collage candle

Week T W O : connection + expectations Explore connection to yourself, the baby and the pregnancy experience + discuss your pregnancy expectations
Sister Project : you will create "connection" art 

Week T H R E E : food + body image Explore cravings, mindful eating, body changes + challenges
Sister Project : you will create menu cards + be witnessed with bare belly dancing

Week F O U R : relationships + romance Bring your partner to class and discuss relationship shifts, romance and keeping the fire lit!
Sister Project : you are your partner will create HEART art + make a sweet connection

Week F I V E : fears Holding space to discuss all fears relating to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Sister Project : you will burn your fears + do group EMPOWERMENT silk painting

Week S I X : forgiveness Find the strength to forgive past hurts allow emotional space to open up BEFORE baby comes.
Sister Project : ripping free + binding your power "spirit stick"

Week S E V E N : honoring Discuss emotional nesting, gender bias, + mother blessings
Sister Project : honoring day

Week E I G H T : sisterhood “ going to the bowl” The last week is spent in a sisterhood circle in deep reflection of the experiences shared together and going forward.
Sister Project : going to the salt bowl

You will also get Sacred Birth Journey online for free with this retreat!

The 4 week “birth journey” courses for pregnant couples explore the following topics: 

Week O N E : standing at the edge Discuss what is happening to your birthing body + visualizations
Partner Project : beauty way birth vision+ mala mantras

Week T W O : surrender PRACTICE pushing into the surges and not contracting away + TRUST + surge strategies + the power of smell + song
Partner Project : rebozo training + finding your "sacred scent"

Week T H R E E : birth Birth talk / when will I know I am in labor, technical talk, education!
Partner Project : LOVE labor method + deep voice toning + labor tinctures

Week F O U R : rite of passage Discuss rite of passage + mother roasting + mother wisdom
Partner Project : learn to make an herbal sitz bath + crossing the threshold from maiden to mother + learn traditional belly bind

breathtaking photos c/o Melissa Jean Photography

The Sacred Living Movement

Apr 9, 2015

I realize that I haven't talked a whole lot on my blog about what my job is (I mean, besides my doula work and teaching Sacred Pregnancy classes). Part of that is because I'm always busy doing it and I haven't had a lot of spare time for blogging, and part of that is because it's hard to define exactly what I do. Officially my title is Sacred Web Goddess (if you want to know more about that, click here!) and I work with The Sacred Living Movement

If you've been around for a while you've seen me talk about Sacred Pregnancy, Sacred Doula, and most recently Sacred Relationship. Have you wondered what they're all about? This is what I do for my job. It's the most fun job in the world.

A lot of what I do is online work. I design gorgeous websites and update them (almost daily) to share our most current content, I write for our Sacred Living Movement Blog, and I run all of our online programs. The women that I get to work with every single day are so amazing. The leaders within our movement are inspirational women and I am honored to call them my sisters and my friends. 

The other part of what I do is attend live training retreats. I get to travel around the country (and world) and assist with retreats. This June I'm running a retreat all on my own here in Utah and I am SO excited for that! I'll also be training to run a brand new retreat this year and I cannot wait. There's something special about live retreats that can't be found anywhere else. We circle together in sisterhood and for a few days we create absolute magic. 

We have 22 programs within the Sacred Living Movement. The websites take a lot of time and energy to create, but all of the info can be found on our main website, If you want to learn more about our individual programs give them a click! 

xo Sue

Behind the Camera

Apr 6, 2015

I love being the girl behind the camera, but sometimes it's good to take a picture of myself. This was a few weeks ago at the Sacred Relationship retreat in Venice Beach. I'm still dreaming of it. It was pure magic. 

xo Sue

The End of the Second Trimester

Apr 4, 2015

26 weeks 2012/2015

As my second trimester of this pregnancy is coming to a close it's made me reflect a lot on my pregnancy with Everly. They've been so similar and yet so different. I've had hyperemesis with both which has made pregnancy pretty miserable for me. I've had extreme weight loss, food aversions, and so much emotional stress. But I've also had this beautiful gift of being able to grow my sweet babies inside my body. Every time I feel this little one move inside me I'm reminded of how amazing that is!

One of the biggest differences (duh) is that this time around I have a toddler. She is the most spunky, amazing toddler I know! But that spunk sure is exhausting to chase around when you're pregnant. Everly has become very independent and I love that. She knows what she wants and she goes for it, even at 2 years old! I'm learning to really appreciate how much she can do herself and I also treasure the moments when she looks to mama for help. It's a long way off before she doesn't need me constantly but I'm already sad thinking of that day. The other big difference is I'm working a LOT through this pregnancy. From doula work to teaching Sacred Pregnancy classes to assisting at live retreats to planning my own live retreat to several hours a day working online for the Sacred Living Movement, I am constantly going! I don't honestly know how I've done it, except I must be magic.

Working through this pregnancy and having a toddler has made it pretty much fly by. And now here I am... on the cusp of the third trimester, and not really sure where the time has gone.

So as I move into this final beautiful time of my life I'm bringing a lot of love and intention to my pregnancy. I don't ever plan to do this again and because these are the last three months of my life that I'll ever be pregnant I really want to savor them. I want to cherish them, enjoy them, maybe grump about them a little (because I'm human!), and mostly I want to treasure the feeling of this baby moving from the inside. I'm the only person who ever gets to feel this sweet child in that way. I'm going to be selfish and love the last few months that this baby belongs only to me.

I'm also bringing a special attention to Everly for the next few months. These are the last months that she'll be an only child. My only child. I know that I will love this second baby just as much as my first, but there will always be something special about Everly. She was my first, after all.

xo Sue