Welcome to Red Wisdom, a place for honouring your unique journey. I am Karin Chandler – birth & postnatal doula, celebrant and women’s mysteries teacher based in South East Wales, UK. I am happy to travel up to an hour from my home to work with you in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Powys.
My vision is that we inhabit a world where we use rites of passage and deep connection in a sacred way to enhance our life experience from birth through to death.
As a birth and postnatal doula I draw upon my ten years experience of supporting women informally with preparing for pregnancy, birth and motherhood, as well as my more recent formal training. I hold no judgment in how or where you wish to birth your baby. I present information to parents so that you can make informed choices at the same time as holding the faith that the birth will unfold beautifully. Please contact me for a no obligation consultation.
- Mother Blessings
- Baby Namings
- Menarche Celebrations (including retrospective ones)
- Croning Ceremonies
- Hand-fastings and weddings
I am comfortable using either a nature-based spirituality or non-religious, secular approach to creating these ceremonies. Together we can craft a magical ceremony that is unique and perfect for you, which you will always treasure and remember. Please contact me for a no-obligation consultation.
As a women’s mysteries teacher, I use words, songs, workshops and ceremonies to enable us to reclaim this lost terrain. Our menstrual and life cycles give us a loom, upon which we can create an intimate weave with land, sea and sky; moon and sun as well as our ancestors and other sisters everywhere.
I embrace the blood mysteries of menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, birth and menopause, enabling you to work constructively with this red thread that flows through our lives. I hold a monthly Red Tent in line with the dark, new or full moon, as an act of service for local women.
I also work as an Admin on ‘Occupy Menstruation’ Facebook Page, which has an astounding 23,000 plus followers now. I love the role. It challenges me to write frequent posts and blogs that combine a spiritual and political approach. It’s fabulous to be part of a team who have come together from across the world to create a more menstrual-positive climate.
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Karin Chandler- Red Wisdom: Doula, Celebrant & Women’s Mysteries Teacher