Day 8: Liz Montgomery Craig
Beacon, NY, United States
In my work as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, I support people as they make the transition to becoming parents. This is one of life’s moments when it becomes obvious how frankly bad we all are at receiving. I have noticed in myself and as a culture, we have gotten a lot of practice in giving and in taking, but receiving without needing to reciprocate — that takes grace. I find that practicing the energetics of receiving allows us to soften. It brings us into community, reminding us of our interconnectedness. And it allows us to be truly, deeply nourished.
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
I’m a mother, a teacher, a student. Over the past decade, I’ve shared my love of Yoga + Ayurveda by making these ancient healing systems relevant to modern bodies and minds. I draw from a background in dance and poetry to craft classes, workshops, & retreats rich in both movement and language.
After the birth of my second child, I was hit with the realization that parents are in need of ongoing support in their own self-realization and care. Thus, mothermoon was born.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Families, especially Black and Brown families, need so much more support than our society currently recognizes. The Minnesota Healing Justice Network is a collaborative network of over 100 community healers, bodyworkers & birthworkers, therapists & herbalists, artists & educators, nurses & more centering the wellness of Black and Brown families through mutual aid, health equity and solidarity. Check out their fantastic resource guide for solidarity.