Tnah Louise mother to four sons Postpartum Doula HEALING Mother Roaster placenta encapsulator Benkung Belly Bind Instructor Ceremonial Advisor + ritual maker Red Drum CArrier/ Teacher Sacred Menarche Facilitator
Known by those around her as "Earth Mamma", mother to many. Tnah Louise is a creative catalyst who wears many hats. Although she has 26 years of experience with parenting her four sons, these last seven and half years Tnah has been working with new moms as a Postpartum Mother Roaster in the Los Angeles area by cooking nourishing postpartum meals, encapsulating placentas, offering womb rubs, ceremonial bathing, closing of the bone rituals, and practicing the art of Benkung Belly Binding. She has more recently opened herself up to offering traditional postpartum doula services and yoni steaming to her offerings.
Tnah is working towards becoming a Strega Nona (Italian for Grandma-witch who cares for the people and makes concoctions to heal) in the second half of her life. Spiritually she is a Ceremonialist + Ritual Maker who feels so passionate about sharing space + reintroducing the act of ceremony into everyday life, helping individuals, families, and her community mark milestones and transitions in their lives. Tnah has found that this deep work serves as an ancient cook-fire, a meeting place where we come together to nurture one another through meaningful connection. These connections also include the online program Sacred Menarche to women world wide. She shares her knowledge of how to create a beauty-filled rite of passage ceremony for the initiated young woman's first blood, which is meant to teach and empower a young girl about her menses, tracking it and the power of her blood time.
Tnah is in her sixth year of studying Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Psychology with emphasis on modalities of creativity under the mentorship of her beloved teacher Dr. Clarissa Pinkolas Estes, author of Women Who Run With The Wolves. Currently studying " Heart of The Wounded Healer" which brings in the study of curanderismo. She is always learning and wanting to expand on her education so she can do the deep work that heals her community, and Mother Earth.
" I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly." - A quote that best describes Tnah Louise by William Stafford