Samara specialises in working with women’s health. All of the sessions can be booked as an individual one to one session or for groups of six or more.
Womens Qigong and Tai Chi
Specialised pregnancy massage / pregnancy shiatsu
Shiatsu for couples
Samara offers a range of services from conception preparation, to birth journey classes, to doula birth support and postpartum care.
Her goal is to support women in experiencing a Gentle and Positive birth, no matter what their circumstances. At WellMama Birth Journeys Samara supports you in the journey you are undertaking into the family you already are.
Samara has been developing a holistic approach to Women’s health since 1995.
Motivated by her experience of natural maternity care during her first pregnancy, and the birth of her daughter, she began to explore the Art of Gentle Birth.
Samara trained as a Shiatsu Practitioner and as a teacher with the Well Mother organisation in Bristol.
In 2001, an opportunity arose to be apprenticed to a Spiritual Midwife in America for two years, and upon her return to Wales, Samara began work as a Doula and Birth Educator.
Samara leads Birth Journey workshops in Wales and England, and has been present at many births within her home community of Pembrokeshire, as well as further afield.
Samara is an integrative counsellor, a Mindfulness practitioner in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn.
Samara also has two young boys, both who were birthed at home, and who have been an inspiration to her practice and passion for positive birth. Samara continues to learn from her practice, the women she works with and through ongoing studies and research.
Samara has a passion for mothers and babies, and has a calling to support families from all walks of life during the amazing journey to birth and beyond.
Samara Hawthorn BA(Hons), (LicZS), WellMother(t), Healing Tao (T)
Integrative Counsellor, Shiatsu Practitioner, Doula and Birth Educator.