Serving you in your unique transformationwhether you’re birthing a baby or a new version of yourself
I work as a holistic wellbeing and peri-natal practitioner.
And I’m passionate about supporting women to reclaim their true feminine power through the profound wisdom of their bodies.
Whether preparing for birth and motherhood, immersed in the post-natal years, or dealing with anxiety and trauma, there is much to be gained by being intimately connected with the intelligence of our sublime female bodies so that they work for us and not against us.
In our busy lives we are often so disconnected from our bodies that they simply become vehicles for transporting our heads full of thoughts, concepts and ideas from one place to another!
We become oblivious to their subtle and often not-so-subtle signals and fail to fully harness their magic.
Our rational thinking minds may serve us well in many parts of our lives, but it is the instinctual realm of our bodies where I believe our true power resides.
Instincts are often highly accurate in assessing what’s going on in our lives, defining our true boundaries and how we can best respond in situations.
And our bodies and emotions often tell stories of their own, quite different to those that our minds hold.
When we listen closely to them, we can unravel repeating patterns, tensions and traumas in a gentle way.
But more often than not, we override our body’s messages with our logical reasoning, old grooves of behaviour and the need to conform socially.
We are at heart mammals with intricate nervous systems that are pleasure-seeking and threat-averse.
When all of our stories, beliefs and emotions which cause contraction in our bodies can be broken down into sensations that can be transformed, life becomes a lot more manageable.
The fear of birth or motherhood, the pain perceived in birth or anxiety related to a past traumatic experience can all be read in the body as changeable sensations.
And in doing so, the sting can be taken right out of them to open up new experiences for us and highlight our true capacity.
Then add to that those ways of cultivating more pleasure and feelings of expansion in our bodies.
The possibilities are truly endless!
I’ve had the privilege of witnessing many dedicated and courageous women access their deep primal wisdom and transform through birth or through resolving trauma.
It is nothing short of magic to hear a woman start pregnancy anxiously with a whimper and emerge triumphant from birth with a roar!
Or to facilitate sustained feelings of aliveness and resilience in someone who has struggled with the legacy of trauma.
Through my personal journey with post-natal anxiety and other health issues, learning to be present to sensation in my body without judgement or attaching to the stories of my mind has been a powerful way to move through feelings of being stuck.
It’s taken me to learn a new way of being – to slow down enough and hear my body speak, to focus on pleasure and what’s working, and to follow one of many choices that then present themselves.
I know too that every small act of self-nurturing and honouring my body’s instinctual messages and cycles takes me a step closer to longer lasting feelings of vibrant aliveness.
And know that the same is entirely possible for you!!!
You’ll know that you’re in the right place here if you……
- want to discover the instinctual intelligence of your body, in birth and in life
- are excited about the transformative power of birth
- would like a felt sense of calm and clarity as you release self-doubt and anxiety in pregnancy, birth & parenthood
- want to experience greater peace, flow and aliveness through resolving trauma and anxiety
- believe that newborn babies are highly sensitive & aware beings and how they enter the world really matters
- would like to explore the possibility of an expansive if not ecstatic birthing experience
- gravitate to holistic and complementary approaches to wellbeing and birth preparation
- would like to learn tools which help you access the primal zone of birth where your instincts can work their magic
- view your sensuality and sexuality as potent birthing tools as well as portals to transcendant states
- value a tailored professional approach & a “one-stop shop” for a variety of your pregnancy, birth & post-natal needs
- believe that your self-care and wellbeing are not negotiable and directly impact those close to you
- are willing to take responsibility for the changes you desire in your life
So whether you’re birthing a baby or a new version of yourself, I can offer you some highly effective tools to make a difference.
I specialise in a range of holistic modalities tailored to wellbeing and supporting families in the period from pregnancy to early parenthood and beyond.
These include bodywork, massage, counselling, trauma therapy, birth education with an embodiment flavour, birth support as a doula, and specialised classes of Sacred Female Yoga.
My offerings are delivered through personal sessions, classes & workshops in an urban Melbourne sanctuary.
Their flavour is primal and often hands-on with the aim of connecting you to your own somatic wisdom.
The pace is slow and gentle, the atmosphere calming, and the experience one of being utterly nourished on all levels.
It’s a place where you can fully trust, lay down your burdens, and feel seen, heard and held.
And it is from here that you can access your peaceful core and invite the possibility of greater aliveness on all levels of your being.
Are you ready to get started?
Choosing Nisha to be our doula was one of the most enlightened decisions we made. Having her support in the lead up to birth, during labour and in the weeks following the arrival of our daughter was invaluable. Nisha’s heart and soul are in her work. Her love, sensibility and intuition helped me to tap into my feminine power and climb the mountain that is labour and birth. It was Nisha’s wise whispers of encouragement during labour that helped me find my strength and self-belief to keep going and birth my angel girl exactly as I’d envisaged.
I have known Nisha for several years and am amazed at the serenity I
experience in sessions. Nisha has wonderful gifts from the healing arts. She is exceptionally intuitive in her counselling and has helped me to trust in myself. Through Somatic Experiencing and bodywork we have begun to unravel trauma that I have been carrying heavily for over four decades. Nisha is a truly gifted healer.
Nisha's loving and nurturing touch is a treasure to experience whilst
pregnant and is quite unlike many other pregnancy massages I've experienced. Nisha goes far and beyond to ensure you leave feeling relaxed and completely nurtured.
Primal Mama provided the space for me to go exactly where I felt called to in my birth preparation - out of my head and into my body, pleasure and primal nature and birthing instincts. Such valuable places to connect with as I prepare to birth my first child, particularly these days with so much information bombarding birthing women and keeping us in our thinking mind.
Thank you, Nisha for offering this space!
I was immediately drawn to the Birthing Bliss retreat day for it’s
physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual content. Nisha brings a great range of credentials and experience, and her passion for women’s work, natural warmth and openness made me feel safe and confident in the space.
Nisha took us on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment while nurturing our intuition and primal instincts. It was a perfect mixture of learning practical techniques, expressing feelings, deep relaxation and connecting with other like-minded mothers. An extremely valued experience that I wish I’d found in my first pregnancy.
I would highly recommend this day to all women no matter how they plan to birth. They will definitely take something special from it.
At five months of my pregnancy, I took the time to nurture myself and my growing belly and was so thankful I did.
My experience with Nisha was lush, gentle, loving and attentive – all the things an aching, pregnant body needs.
To say I was completely moosh after the session is an understatement.
The experience was unlike any other bodywork I’ve tried before. It touched and uplifted me on emotional, physical and energetic levels. The impact remained for some days after.
Nisha has an unquestionable gift as a bodyworker and counsellor. Her knowledge, commitment to her clients and passion for her work is evident in her presence.