The Ayurvedic 42 Day Sacred Window

 The Ayurvedic 42 Day Sacred Window

with Ysha Oakes

a snippet:   What a wonderful call with my new friend Ysha Oakes!   It was incredibly serendipitous that Ysha was on this call – as it was originally scheduled with Gwen Nagano.  Ysha is actually Gwen’s teacher on Postpartum Ayurvedic care, and I found myself feeling very grateful that Ysha was available to step in with only hours of notice, as Gwen had a family emergency.  What a great chat!

Ysha Oakes
Ysha Oakes

Ysha is founder and director of one of the premier AyuDoula training centers in the US, the Sacred Window School.  She has been serving mothers and newborns for over 2 decades and has many books and seminars for continued education on her website:

The first 42 days after birth set the stage for the next 42 years for women’s health, and for Baby’s health and happiness for life. This 42 day postpartum window is likely to be full of love and overwhelm, bliss and sleep deprivation, joy and pain, friends offering to help and moodiness, along with painful elimination, gas and bloating … but these discomforts can be prevented or greatly reduced by following Ayurvedic protocols set down thousands of years ago. This is the most important time to mother the mother in order to best serve maternal and newborn health.

Listen to the Call here:


Check out the Calendar for upcoming Birth Works! calls, with special guests details and exciting opportunities to grow!  Remember, the calls happen the first of the month, each month, at 6:00pm MDT.

Get access to next month’s call, with special guest Aparna Khanolkar!  We will be discussing Ayurvedic Rituals for The Postpartum Mother.

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Photo Credit Chris Klau
Photo Credit Chris Klau


Sarah Louisignau is a CAPPA trained Doula, focusing on Yoga + Ayurvedic practices to serve her clients with ancient wisdoms.  She also is a Thai Yoga massage therapist, Pelvis Empowerment advocate and has trained in Maya Abdominal Massage.  She teaches and sees clients in Golden, Colorado.

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