Birth & Beyond

Postnatal Support

100-Hour Certification Course

  • Foundations of Ayurvedic Postpartum Care
  • In-Home Caregiver: How to Support Parents
  • Postpartum Care
  • Client Consultation
  • Postnatal Ayurvedic Cooking
  • Postnatal Ayurvedic Herbs
  • Postpartum Bodywork 
  • Baby
  • And more!
How You'll Learn
  • 10 weeks of comprehensive content
  • Exclusive online {members only} site
  • Weekly live lectures and presentation slides
  • Reading assignments
  • Quizes & Final Exam
  • A supportive community of other students from around the world to provide support, network, connect, and share your experiences.
Your Teachers

Center for Sacred Window Studies

The Center for Sacred Window Studies was born out of the commitment to bring further into the world the teachings of Ayurveda and Postpartum Care. We recognize a real need for parents and babies to reconnect to these ancient concepts, which can address common difficulties postpartum.

Each team member from the Center for Sacred Window Studies came to this work through contact and study with the late Ysha Oakes, who founded the original Sacred Window School. Her wisdom and heart informed so many, and we honor her work and her memory.

Our mission is not only an effort to expand the accessibility of caregivers trained in this conscious way of caring for new parents and babies, but to affect social change on a broader level.

We believe in meeting families where they are, and adhering to the Mother Principles of simplicity, flexibility, compassion, listening, intuition, grounding and non-judgement. We follow these principles with each other, with our students and as a foundation of the caregiving we teach. 

We are proud to partner with the Yoga Veda Institute to bring this training to a wider audience and combine our efforts to embed Ayurveda and Sacred Window care deeper into the fabric of modern culture.


Christine Devlin Eck

Director, Instructor

Christine is the Center’s Director and one of its Instructors. She has a background as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educator, Group Facilitator and Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is also a busy mother of 4 boys, most of whom have been brought into the world using the principles we teach. She describes Ayurvedic Postpartum Care as truly powerful and transformative, and the missing link in modern postpartum care. Christine lives in Western Massachusetts in an old farmhouse with her pack of wild boys, amazing husband, two cats, fish, one gecko and flock of beautiful chickens.


Julia Fishman


Julia Fishman has been involved with the Center for Sacred Windows Studies since our inception. She is an educator, an entrepreneur, an intuitive visionary, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, yoga teacher and an active Avatar Master. She loves to make learning of profound wisdoms fun, accessible, easy to digest and applicable to life. Guided by a commitment to pragmatically improving the world, Julia spends majority of her time traveling around the country and facilitating consciousness training courses for people and families from all walks of life and from all over the world. She is based in Framingham, MA and the first thing you’ll notice is her relaxed warm directness and never-ending optimism, love and enthusiasm for life.


Ashlee Wilkin


Ashlee has been fascinated and inspired by birth, babies, and pregnant mama bellies since she was a little girl. Growing up, she witnessed the birth miracle of baby animals many times at her mom’s Veterinary hospital. This and other life experiences planted the seed for her life-long interest in birth work. She is passionate about transforming our cultural perspective on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting by bringing back ancient wisdom for the modern family. Ashlee currently has a thriving practice, working with midwives in Northern California to provide Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum care.


Charlotte Senseney-Sternkind


Charlotte was led to this work by Spirit as she came up with a business name during meditation. The teacher who trained her called one day and said she had been informally calling her students Ayurdoulas. That is how her deeper journey as a postpartum doula began after years of being a birth doula and prenatal massage therapist. She fully believes in supporting the mama and her experience of growing, birthing and nurturing life on this earth. Charlotte loves seeing how even the simplest shift can add sweetness to the mama’s Sacred Window and put a smile on her face in the midst of changes. As a matter of fact, her former career in the dental field also made people smile! Charlotte lives in San Antonio, TX.


3:00 – 5:00 pm EST on Wednesdays

April 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 9, 16 


Time Commitment

Women’s Health is a 100-hour course delivered over 10 2-hour lessons.  Students can expect around 8 additional hours per lesson for self-study and homework assignments.


Tuition $997 USD

Scholarships are available through our “Open Enrollment Initiative for our Ayurvedic Practitioner program.  

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Enrolment Process

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We will send reach out within 48 hours with your conformation email & course login information.

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