The School of Shamanic Midwifery (SSM) is a Women’s Mysteries School for midwives and doulas, a gathering of wise women, a year long Earth based ‘religious’ experience. It will awaken in you a deeper connection to the cycles - the way of life - and enable in you a range of ancient and traditional skills and tools to serve women and the birth process. The School of Shamanic Midwifery is based in Australia and is given and co-ordinated by Jane Hardwicke Collings, Homebirth Midwife, Mother, Grandmother. Jane has apprenticed with many great teachers – Maggie Lecky Thompson, Blackbear James Harvey and the late Jeannine Parvati Baker. She brings the experience of 25 years of homebirths and shamanic practice together and, as requested, presents what she has learnt and commits to helping facilitate those who are interested on their journey toward being Shamanic Midwives.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


There has been a whole lot of RED TENT love going on 
and there is more to come . . . 

In ONE more sleep, you can join Abby & Joanna, graduates of the 

School of Shamanic Midwifery  

Lost to our culture is the trust in the perpetual circles/wheels (either) of life, deep knowing and connection to all things inherent in the wisdom of the inevitable seasons and cycles of a Woman's life. 

Every Woman has direct access to this and can find a sense of balance and harmony missing from a  censored modern linear life. Our blood cycles connect us to ourselves, each other, to the Earth, and to the Moon, and ultimately every strand in the web of life, yet we perpetuate a mythology that disregards this.

Remembering that the cycles can heal our past wounds, create new attitudes to the workings of our bodies and forge new ways forward for ourselves, our daughters and their daughters.

*All women welcome, 1 hr talk, bookings not required.
How Very Exciting 
Our Inaugural RED TENT was a treat 
Check out the images below

The Red Tent is the special space co-created by Being Woman festival and the School of Shamanic Midwifery (SSM) for women who are in the bleeding phase of their menstrual cycle to retreat to, to rest, to renew, to be in their private inward space, supported by the Priestesses from the School of Shamanic Midwifery.

Last weekend we had the pleasure of 
We also had the pleasure of being present for SSM graduate Anna's workshop, 
"Red Thread Healing through Shamanic Drumming", images below  

and SSM graduate, Charlottes workshop,
"The Body, The Breath, 7 Goddess' & Some Fun!"

Welcome to Seven Sisters Red Tent...

This is a retreat, and sacred space for bleeding women. Come, and rest! Honour and connect with your body... and journey into your inner world during this magickal and deeply shamanic phase in your moon cycle.
Seven Sisters Festival and the Priestesses of the School of Shamanic Midwifery have come together to create for you this nurturing womb-like sanctuary. We will be here to serve you, however you need, with love and listening. (And chocolate!)
"In old times before electricity and when we lived together as a community, the women all bled at the same time, the dark of the moon. They would retreat together to the Red Tent... They would talk together, rest, dream, care for themselves and each other."  - Jane Hardwicke Collings
This sacred space is deeply needed by every woman as she comes to her 'moon time', and is gifted by her blood an exquisite embodied oppportunity to release all that is old and no longer serving her highest good. When we allow ourselves to 'go with our flow' and each dark/new moon let go of the old so that we may then dream up the new, we reclaim our inherent power for transformation and self-renewal - empowering us to create the lives that we desire.
Come and join us in the Red Tent... your Priestesses await you!

the reclaiming has begun 
more to come . . . .

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I was just hanging by... I would like you to come visit my blog about traditional midwifery in Mexico:

    Thank you for your precious work.