Honoring Grief
and Loss on the
Path of Motherhood

In honor of Cerah and Ceren (Mima) Nolan

hosted by Kimberly Ann Johnson

The losses on the path of motherhood can be overwhelming. Often happening in secret and shrouded in shame, we need a place and a time where we can be with the marks that are left. Each woman will experience these losses differently, but we can come together to give ourselves the time to honor the magnitude of how they have impacted our bodies, our relationships, our families and our souls.

This week of offerings is to press pause, take time out, to sit, to move, to breathe with each other specific to pregnancy loss and infant loss.

You don't have to carry the weight of losses on your own.



Opening: Women + Grief + the Nervous System  
with Kimberly Ann Johnson | Monday at 11am PT

Grounded Embodiment: Movement + Breath to Come Home to Yourself
with Stacey Ramsower | Monday at 12noon PT 

Our Womb Loss: Honoring Survivors of Pregnancy and Infant Loss 
with Eileen Rosete | Tuesday at 5pm PT

Motherhood, Loss & Transformation 
with Amana Mayfield-Faulkner | Wednesday at 11am PT

Somatic Tools for Working with Mothers + Loss 
with Kate White | Thursday at 2:30pm PT

Circling Up: Integrating Our Experience Together
with Deborah Bagg + Kimberly Ann Johnson | Friday at 9am PT

✨ These are free offerings open to anyone who needs them

You might consider making a donation to the GoFundMe that was the inspiration
for this project- Cerah Nolan, who lost her 7-month-old daughter to a tragic accident
on May 13 this year, if you benefit from the offerings or are moved to support someone
through this unimaginable loss.


When you sign up here, you will get one link that is the same for all of the classes. 

They are each stand alone classes so you don’t have to come to them all. 

Introducing Classes & Teachers

Opening: Women + Grief + The Nervous System


Grounded Embodiment: Movement + Breath to Come Home to Yourself

This experience is designed to bring you gently into your body through intuitive movement and gentle suggestions-  beginning to move in ways that can free movement in your pelvis and heart.


Our Womb Loss: Honoring Survivors of Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Offering respect and reverence through ritual space to slow down and honor our bodies through breathwork and movement in community with other women.


Motherhood, Loss & Transformation

Grief in motherhood surprises many & can take numerous forms, for some it is experienced after the death of a baby that had yet to be born, for others it is grieving the birth that they envisioned, or the loss of the life they once lived before their mothering experience began. I hope to bring movement, healing & connection to these unique expressions of grief. Let’s hold ourselves gently as we name, witness & hold space for grief within motherhood, this will be an opportunity to transform this wave of grief with honor and love. 


Somatic Tools for Working with Mothers + Loss 

In this class, Kate will teach about working with the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, or twin loss. She will teach about feeling grief somatically, as well as share a meditation on loss that she often leads mothers and couples through in her practice. 


Circling Up: Integrating Our Experience Together


This will be a time to be and sit together with what’s arisen during the week. Deborah Bagg is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who works with groups and individuals. Together with Kimberly, we will make space to be ourselves and each other- in the river of life of this crooked path of motherhood.


Eileen has been pregnant and postpartum five times in the past 7 years, with three living children and two first trimester pregnancy losses. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. She spent her twenties working with female trauma survivors in volunteer roles, as a yoga specialist at Timberline Knolls - a residential treatment center for women and girls just outside of Chicago, and as a marriage and family therapist. She is the founder of Our Sacred Women, a feminist wellness brand dedicated to helping women feel seen, valued, and honored. Currently she works as a certified Postpartum Doula specializing in womb loss and bereavement, volunteers with Our House - a grief support organization in Los Angeles - leading grief support groups, and is writing her first book which will be published by Sounds True in 2024.

Stacey has  been a student of yoga and other movement arts for over twenty years, and in that time has encountered innumerable techniques for healing. Stacey has stepped away from the ledge of addiction, co-dependent relationships, depression and body loathing. Her relationships and creative endeavors are transforming day by day, and her desire to enliven the power of the divine feminine is her number one goal. She studies Tantra and Ayurveda through the Himalayan Institute, as well as contemporary psychological techniques like Somatic Experiencing and Expressive Art Therapy. Stacey employs many techniques in her work in the spirit of tapping into the alchemical power of desire as a healing force. Healing is a creative practice, it requires experimentation and a sense of humor. Whether you are at the precipice of a major life change or seeking remediation within your current relationship to self and others, Stacey can help.

Amana has experienced six pregnancies and has two living babies. She experienced multiple miscarriages as well as the death of her daughter Heartly shortly after her birth due to a congenital condition. She has also had a beautiful homebirth with her son and an amazing freebirth with her daughter. Amana talks about parenting her invisible children, who are not earthside, but always with her. Amana was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, has a degree in Sociology as well as Nursing. She hasn't worked in the Medical System for over a year and does not plan not to return it as my values have not aligned with it for a few years now. She is a birth keeper and a grief tender, host of the Heart of the Soul podcast and the CEO of Birthing Nova: Supporting Women & Honoring Matrescence.

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, yoga teacher, postpartum advocate, and single mom. Working hands-on in integrative women’s health and trauma recovery for more than a decade, she helps women heal from birth injuries, gynecological surgeries, and sexual boundary violations. Kimberly is the author of the Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good, as well as the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester, and is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.

Kate White is a somatic trauma resolution therapist, Biodynamic craniosacral and advanced bodyworker specializing in prenatal and perinatal therapies. All her therapeutic work and classes arise out of her work as a somatic therapist, where she is passionate about the brain and mind-body medicine. She has been involved with pre- and perinatal health for over 25 years, starting with maternal and child health, family planning, and health education as an international professional, to a practitioner of the healing arts as a bodyworker working with pregnant mothers, families and babies. She is the CEO and Director of the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs.

Deborah Claire Bagg, originally from South Africa, graduated from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy in 2005. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. Her therapy practice is a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness, using flower essences to support each client’s unique process. She is a doula, a women’s wisdom circle leader and yoga teacher.

In honor of Cerah and Mima

This class series was created in honor of Cerah Nolan, who lost her 7-month-old daughter to a tragic accident on May 13 this year. Please consider donating to her family if you benefit from the offerings or are moved to support someone through this unimaginable loss.


Kimberly Ann Johnson

Author, Sexological Bodyworker, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, Structural Integration practitioner, postpartum advocate, retired yoga teacher and single mom. 

She is the author of Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good (HarperWave, 2021) and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality (Shambhala, 2017) published in seven languages around the world.

For the past 12 years, she has been helping women recover from birth, gynecological surgeries and sexual boundary ruptures.

Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York TimesForbesVogue, New York Magazine’s The CutHarper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast with 750,000 unique downloads.

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