Sacred Divine Femininity
Reconnecting women to their sacred energy with traditional practices
Natural and holistic health care options are becoming more popular and widely available than ever before, and the Erie area is no exception. The approach of holistic health care takes the whole person including their lifestyle into consideration when making health recommendations, and differs in many ways from conventional medicine.
A new local business, Sacred Divine Femininity, is a traditional naturopathy (alternative medicine) and natural health and wellness practice, with an emphasis on women's health. Sacred Divine Femininity focuses on providing traditional naturopathy, traditional yoni steams, blessingways (aka Mother's blessings), and birth doula services.
Shawntá Pulliam-Brown, owner of Sacred Divine Femininity, is a certified yoni steam and natural health practitioner, certified blessingway guide, and childbirth doula. She says holding on to traditional customs of natural wellness is what sets this practice apart. "What differentiates us from other natural health practices is first, we hold on to the traditional customs of natural wellness. In addition, we work with our clients' foundations first and then recommend a supplement or alternative medicine if needed. We believe in the body's natural ability to heal itself with the proper education, encouragement, support, and a detailed health plan. We don't treat a system or illness, but the body symptom that is being affected, getting down to the root cause of your illness and disease," said Pulliam-Brown.
The name Sacred Divine Femininity comes from traditional practices as well. "Just as our Creator creates, we have been gifted with that same divine power, whether we are birthing children, birthing visions, manifesting ideas, creating innovative businesses, or nurturing ourselves, as well as others. Our sacred divine feminine energy, is what brings life into the world, that has mothered not only our own families but humanity as a whole. If you look back at previous generations, even centuries, women have almost always been the natural healers, caretakers, nurturers, and have had a divine connection with the Creator and nature," said Pulliam-Brown.
Although the practice has an emphasis on women's health, they serve all individuals and provide natural health consultations and complementary health recommendations for almost all body system difficulties. The modalities and services offered include iridology, pH balance testing, herbal remedies, aromatherapy, Bach flower essence, birth doula services, and blessingway ceremonies. Many of these services are new offerings to Erie. "Herbal remedies have always been a practice my family cherished, so it always came natural to me," said Pulliam-Brown.
Pulliam-Brown said her own experiences and successes with these practices were also a factor in wanting to share them with the community. "I have been creating and implementing programs to uplift humanity with a focus on women's self esteem and health for 20 years. I have witnessed the power of natural healing through spiritual grounding, naturopathy, foundational health, and alternative medicine, after experiencing a nervous breakdown in 2001 that had left me on disability suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD."
One of the more popular services offered is the traditional yoni steam. Yoni or vaginal steaming is an age-old natural remedy said to cleanse the vagina and uterus. Pulliam-Brown says the service at Sacred Divine Femininity is different from many of the yoni steam services currently trending. "Most of the yoni steams being offered in beauty salons or spas are not providing the service the way it was intended traditionally as well as culturally, so what you're seeing is a trending service providing a physical steam without the individual health and herbal consultations, and providing only one type of herbal blend for everyone," said Pulliam-Brown. "At Sacred Divine Femininity we are certified yoni steam and natural health practitioners that focus on each client individually. We provide five different traditional yoni steam throne packages based upon the individual needs of our clients, offering one-on-one consultations to share your womb story. We also incorporate prayer and/or affirmation blanket wraps (based on beliefs and preference), music meditation, and other requests based upon our clients needs, creating an overall mind, body, and spirit uplifting experience for our clients."
"My goal is to give my clients the knowledge that was once given to us for health and wellness from the beginning of time, to empower us to not be compromised but holistically well, mind, body and spirit. It's a blessing to carry out this work into the Erie community and I'm excited and grateful to all the people who will benefit from the services I offer," said Pulliam-Brown.
Sacred Divine Femininity is located at 4906 Richmond Street in Erie. For more information call (814) 299-9550 or go to sacreddivinefemininity.com
Amy VanScoter is a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher at PACA and SchoolHouse Yoga in Erie with a passion for wellness, and a marketing and communications professional. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org