Today we’d like to introduce you to Chaya Aronson.
Chaya, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I began doing the work I do through my own personal healing journey. I lived with Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain. I struggled all the way through nursing school as I obtained my RN license. At the recommendation of a friend, I explored Maya Abdominal Massage for my own healing, and immediately recognized that it would make a huge difference for me, so decided to change courses from pursuing a Masters degree in Nursing to becoming a Maya Abdominal Massage therapist. I continued on to study Holistic Pelvic Care as well so that I could offer more comprehensive care.
At my worst, I had to urinate every 20 minutes during the day and every hour at night, sex was excruciating and I was highly anxious. Now, I have normal bladder function and profound pleasure in my sexuality. I love working with women to support our healing through a wide variety of ailments related to menstrual health, bladder health, digestive health, pregnancy, and postpartum and sexuality.
I have now worked with hundreds of women, mostly in person, but also through Skype and phone consults. I have watched many women step into health, vitality, and pleasure in ways that have massively transformed their lives for the better. I look at healing as a collaborative journey, a relationship between the practitioner and the client. I feel profoundly grateful to be doing work that I am so passionate about, that supports so many in their healing and liberation.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not always been a smooth road. There have been many bumps and challenges along the way.
The three best pieces of advice I could give are as follows:
1. Make sure your heart is 100% behind what you are doing.
2. Be persistent. I have gone through so many phases where I thought I was doing “well” and then my business took a little dip. It is so easy to feel defeated in those moments. Certainly, allow yourself to process those feelings, and be in them for some time, but do not linger there too long. And once you are done, take action steps to continue to build your business. Write blogs, reach out to people you think would be great to network with or meditate on what the next action steps might be.
3. Heart is at the core. AND in our current day in age, having an EXCELLENT web presence is essential. I would highly recommend getting support in creating a website. The fallacy so many of us women live with is that we must do it all alone. Be clear and precise in what you do and what it offers.
Please tell us about Your Sacred Pelvis.
I practice Maya Abdominal Massage and Holistic Pelvic Care. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is a gentle, hands-on, non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve, and chi. These techniques focus on the abdomen, lower back, sacrum, and tailbone. Holistic Pelvic Care is a modality that involves internal vaginal massage to restore and rebalance the pelvic bowl.
The combination of these two modalities supports healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual planes from a variety of ailments, including menstrual difficulties, pregnancy and postpartum struggles, bladder issues, painful sex and lack of ability to orgasm.
My own personal flare that I bring to this work is deep compassionate listening and intuitive guidance around navigating our emotions and our relationships, and how our current ways to relating to ourselves and others connect to the physical ailments that plague us. The combination of relationship coaching, practical advice about health, diet, herbs, and supplements, and bodywork has been transformative for many women.
I am slowly opening my practice in offering distance coaching sessions. While I cannot offer bodywork from a distance, there is a lot I can offer from a distance.
To learn more, visit my website, at www.yoursacredpelvis.com
Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
I think our biggest barrier is also the most powerful thing we have to offer as female leaders. Because the patriarchy is so strong, there is a way that emotions of women are demonized. Our emotions are also used as a tool to invalidate our strength and our power. Our emotions often are a source of shame for us and a place where we are shamed by others.
I believe our emotions are sourced from deep intuition to support keeping ourselves and our children safe. Our feelings give us valuable information about what is safe, who is safe and where we need our healthy boundaries. We have been trained to stuff our feelings and push through.
I openly write about my feelings about relationships, mothering, the #metoo movement and all of its implications in our lives, shamelessly. While it is true that in the greater world, there often is not space to express our feelings, and we are often not heard if we are “too emotional”, it is also true that there is a growing movement that seeks to shed our shame as women.
I believe if we begin the process of unraveling our shame patterns and let our voices be heard, with our big feelings, our voices will be heard.
- Address: 71 Bradford Street
Northampton, MA 01060
- Website: www.yoursacredpelvis.com
- Phone: 5082435383
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