• Rose petals
  • Handfasting Emma and Marc
  • Beautiful babe
  • Mother Blessing - website
  • pregnant - 3
  • Bridie Crosses
  • Red Tent
  • Red drapes
  • Hanna's Mother Blessing
  • Spellbinders altar
  • Let it flow...
  • Hand-fastings and weddings...
  • Supporting mothers after the birth...
  • Blessing a mother-to-be...
  • Supporting women before birth...
  • Bridie crosses...
  • Red Tents...
  • Embracing the journey of womanhood...
  • Blessing a mother with flower garlands...
  • Women's altar...

Welcome

meWelcome 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.

Marc and Emma 1I also offer bespoke, powerful rites of passage and ceremonies including:

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.

OM_FotorI 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

 

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  • "The menarche rite was beautifully and gently held. Since then, I feel more accepting of myself and of my blood and I feel accepted into womanhood. I now take a such a different view of my bleeding. I am more patient with myself  and I don’t just think, ‘when will it be over?’ A positive and life-changing  experience."  Frances 

  • “For the first time I feel happy about bleeding. Not tired but satisfied. It's a whole different experience.” Anonymous sister

  • "Wonderful, moving writing of the magnificent journey of woman through motherhood. You’re such an inspiring woman Karin, so pleased to know you." Grace

  • "Thank you, Karin. We need to get this message out to more women! Taboos involved with shame seem to be the hardest to break…and this is such a big one. It’s the core of abuse." Tara

  • "This is lovely. Powerful to bring attention to the way that engaging in the cycles that are in our bodies throughout our lives can help us to walk more gently with death. Thank you. " Jacqueline