MAMA CIRCLE provides premium gatherings for pregnant, new, and experienced mamas to come together, grow, and totally rock this motherhood thing! Our groups blend coaching, peer support, baby+mama social time, and special guests to create an authentic, fun experience to find friends and thrive as a mama.
We also offer fertility coaching, semi-private and private childbirth education and prenatal prep classes. In addition to our mother/parenting-focused offerings, we host a once a month Women's Circle, focused on body literacy and women's holistic empowerment.
Our mission is to empower Memphis women, mothers, families, and folks to bring their health and wellbeing to the forefront. MAMA CIRCLE serves to educate and support people as they navigate the various aspects of the human lifecycle, including menstruation, fertility, family-making, sexuality, parenting, and embodied living. We enact this mission by offering groups, workshops, events, and more, that provide our community with the highest level of support from leading experts in the Memphis area. Our WHY is you. You are the reason we have created MAMA CIRCLE. In effort to continue the ongoing betterment of our city, we offer this space, this community to you with an open heart and a genuine desire to help you live your best life. Our offerings are thoughtfully curated to provide you with evidence based information, judgment-free support, like-minded community, and space for you to learn, grow, and cultivate the resources you need. We have a particular interest in supporting new mothers as they navigate their identities and all that motherhood entails.
FOUNDER/ CIRCLE LEADER
Zoë Etkin is a Memphis native who has recently returned home from nearly a decade living on the west coast. During her time in Los Angeles, she cultivated a career as a doula, fertility coach, and women's health expert. She is also a wife, mother, and author to several books. She enthusiastically brings this experience and her practice to Memphis! MAMA CIRCLE is a dream come true. Offering the Memphis community a safe space to discuss the vital topics of women's reproductive health, family making, sexuality, creativity, and more, feels like what she was meant to do. Find out more about Zoë, her doula practice, and her writing at www.zoeetkin.com.
EMBODIED BEING METHOD
Embodied Being is method, a movement, a community. Embodied Being is a method built on the practice of listening deeply to the body and its inherent wisdom. Embodied Being is a framework for navigating life, particularly the aspects of it that relate to our physical and emotional health & wellbeing. This method began with The Embodied Pregnancy Journal by Zoë Etkin, which is a body-mind-spirit approach preparing for motherhood. Embodied Being expands upon this approach, incorporating new media and formats to provide you with more ways to access your embodiment practice. Whether you are getting in touch with your menstrual cycle and fertility for the first time, seeking support in a variety of aspects of motherhood/parenthood, or wanting to expand your sexuality, Embodied Being has an offering for you.
At MAMA CIRCLE, we offer Embodied Being method classes and groups, which are unique, empowering, and designed to engage your mind, body, and soul. To learn more about Embodied Being, the podcast, and more, go to www.embodiedbeing.org.
Check out some of our favorite local resources:
Sundara Wellness (Acupuncture, Pelvic Floor PT, Pregnancy/Postpartum-Friendly Exercise)
The Blissful Womb (Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage)
Zoë Etkin (Birth & Postpartum Doula, Fertility Coach, Sex Coach)
Haley Ellis (Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Doula)
Katie McKinney Photography
Amy Moses (Pelvic PT)
Abby Powell (Doula, Sleep Trainer)
Brooke Prudhomme (Midwife)
Beth Shelton (Perinatal Mental Health)
CHOICES Midwifery (Homebirth, Prenatal Care, Well Person Care)
Fit4Mom (Pregnancy/Postpartum-Friendly Exercise)
BirthFit (Pregnancy/Postpartum-Friendly Exercise)
Memphis Birth Collective
The Maria Montessori School