HELLO AND WELCOME TO raw & rich

Hi There, Sister

I’m Corinne Konrad Calder and I’m a passionate and devoted Feminine Embodiment Practitioner based in Hong Kong.

 

As a Feminine Embodiment Practitioner I like to describe myself as wearing various ‘cloaks’ such as a Birth Doula, Yoga Teacher, Women’s Ritual & Temple Facilitator and lately a Sisterhood Coach. I love all of these cloaks because in their essence they all lead back to one thing - honoring the wisdom within each woman.

 

My work is all about guiding, supporting and  teaching women to reconnect with themselves and HER so they can once again recognize, value and trust their feminine wisdom.

 

I use different tools depending on the cloak I’m wearing including movement, meditation, breath awareness, touch, inquiry, teaching, informing, drawing and writing...just to name a few.  

 

Through my formal studies and personal experience I have a deep and thorough understanding of each significant stage of womanhood and I can clearly see the connection between each of these stages


But what does this mean?

For example, as a Doula I can see the relationship a woman has with her menstrual cycle and how in many ways it relates to her willingness to embrace pregnancy as a rite of passage into motherhood.

 

Another example is a woman who has many limiting self-beliefs around being a woman, her womanly body and valuing the feminine. As a result of these limiting self-beliefs she’ll find it more difficult to give birth naturally as she has lower levels of strength, faith, groundedness and trust to work with. 

But the good news is that as a woman, you have all of the resources and wisdom within and I can help you tap in and access your inner power!

Whether you are a young woman who had her first period, a woman ready to become a mother, a pregnant woman soon to give birth, a woman who feels depleted and burnt-out or simply a woman who feels called to connect more with your body and the feminine, I look forward to being of service to you.

My Story - How I came to wear these cloaks.

Born and raised in Switzerland, I was fortunate enough to travel the world from a young age and I’ve lived in many corners of the globe including Italy, London, Rio de Janeiro and now the heaving city of Hong Kong. 

 

Along with different homes, I’ve also had many different professions from a travel agent, hotel receptionist, tour manager, event manager and even an artist liaison. All of this was interesting and in its own way inspiring. However, I always knew in my heart that none of it was my true calling.

And then I became sick.

In 2006 I was living in London and immersed in a high-paced life. I was working too much, travelling constantly, not making time for myself and not having the right resources to refill my batteries. As a result, I completely burned out.

 

Facing this at the age of  27 was quite challenging and I was shocked when I realized the state of depletion I had got myself in. I was unable to work or socialize and some days I was hardly able to get out of bed.

I constantly questioned myself -  What happened? How did I get here?

I learned that when you’re in the midst of a crisis, also called the descent into the darkness, what we need most is to allow ourselves to be present, grieve, to sit with all the feelings and emotions and to let go of things we’ve outgrown.

 

Eventually we rise again, often with shaking legs and lacking clarity, yet with new hope, trust and insight gained.

 

 

During my burnout I was asked to stop, take a long look at my life and accept that I had lost connection with part of myself.

 

I was called to start living with a gentler approach and find out where that would get me. For me this meant many things, but foremost looking more inwards instead of outward, and trusting that even at a slower pace, I would eventually find out what my heart was yearning for.


What my Burnout taught me

Since my burnout I’ve experimented with a number of different spiritual teachings and healing techniques. I’ve looked for what would support me in living a more balanced life where I rest and play as much as I create and do. 

 

However, it wasn't until my studies with Sara Avant Stover in early 2013, author of ‘The Way of the Happy Woman’ and ‘The Book of SHE,’ that things started to change for me in earnest. Sara led me down roads that I never walked before, but felt like the roads home to my true self. Sara introduced me to a whole new set of ideas and teachings on how to live a life from a more woman-centered perspective. 

  

For the first time in my life I started to think and take notice of the physical changes women journey through in their life. Pregnancy, Childbirth, Menstruation and Menopause were never things I previously paid much attention to, especially not in regards to the body, mind and spirit connection. But since then my understanding of what it means to be a woman has changed. I have changed and I continue to change.


If someone would ask me today, what I would call the journey I’ve been on over the last 10 years it would be, ‘The journey from disconnection to connection.’

 

To reconnect with HER, the feminine wisdom within, to reconnect with my female body, to reconnect with mother nature, to reconnect with female stories and myths, to reconnect with women in the circle.

 

All that has led me to live a more wholesome and rich life, in which the feminine and masculine within me are more in balance. 

This journey has made me softer and in that, so much stronger.

This is what my work and purpose is all about.

So sister, if you feel called to connect with me I'd love to meet you. 

 

From my journey to yours,

Corinne


My extensive qualifications and the teachers I've had the pleasure to study with:

2009: Certified Chavutti Thirumal Ayurveda Practitioner, led by water and Ayurveda lover Sophie Costes

2012: Certified Yin Yoga Teacher Training, led by the one and only Paul Grilley and his wife, Suzie Grilley

2013: Certified Women's Yoga Teacher Training, led by the fierce and wonderful Sara Avant Stover

2013: Prenatal Yoga One-on-One Training, guided by yogini nomad & post-partum care revolutionary Kimberly Ann Johnson

2014: Certified Women's Temple Group Leadership Training, led by the loving and empowered pioneer woman Chameli Ardagh

2015: Certified DONA International Birth Doula training, led by 3 amazing BirthKeepers; Debra Pascali-Bonro, Katherine Bramhall and Robin Lim

2015: Certified Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at Pure HK, led by Samantha Chan

2017: Certificate of Attendance at Spinning Babies Workshop in Singapore, led by  Ginny Phang

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