Monique van der Werff
Shamanic pregnancy Coach and Spaceholder for Mooncircles for Mothers (to be)
As you give birth to your baby, you also give birth to a new you.
Monique is an experienced pregnancy coach and a spaceholder for Mooncircles for Mothers (to be). She has 10+ years experience as a coach and trainer and she is also a certified doula. Her spiritual practice of 17 years encompasses shamanic rituals, chakra healing and Moonwork. She is a mother to her 5 year old daughter Lou and 1 year old son Ira. Monique loves to dance, sing and walk in nature. She’s currently writing her first book ‘The Wild Mother within’ (working title).
Note from Monique
Your journey into motherhood is one of the deepest transformations of your life. As you give birth to your baby, you also give birth to a new you. In this beautiful as well as vulnerable process, I am here for you.
I create a safe & sacred space in which you may (re)connect to your inner wisdom. From your own inner compass you can make your own heartfelt choices around birth, care and mothering. From that empowered place you can give birth to your wild & wise true self.
When I was 22 years old, I met my first shamanic teacher. She initiated me into inner journeying. The drum, the rituals, the creativity, the deep connection to outer and inner nature and learning to trust my intuition: it all felt like coming home to me.
17 years later, this is still at the heart of my practice. I am happy & humble to now pass on this ancient wisdom to others, in the form of personal sessions, women’s circles, rituals and creative workshops. Meanwhile, my professional path has led me from acting to producing my own theater plays, to coaching & training others in professional public speaking, storytelling and leadership communication.
When I became a mother in 2017, my biggest fear was that I would lose myself and my own passions.
I was surprised to find the opposite was true: pregnancy, birth and motherhood were my deepest initiations in life. This revelation led me to start my own practice. First as a birth doula, now as a shamanic pregnancy coach and a spaceholder for Mooncircles for Mothers (to be). In 2021 my second child was born and applying all I had learned, my healing process accelerated and I gained more insight and wisdom than I could have ever imagined.
It’s from this gratitude for the richness of the field of birth and motherhood that I continue to serve other women on this path.
You can find more information about Monique on her website at Praktijk Eja.