'Warmth, Rest, Nurture, Community & Ceremony'
About Steffi Arvanitakis
Steffi has been devoted to working with Birth for over 20 years.
Supporting birthing families in the capacity of a Doula, Childbirth Educator & Bodyworker Steffi also facilitates a monthly Birth Circle, Birth Preparation Workshops for Couples & Blessing Ways; all occasions that honour the sacred & deeper landscapes of the childbearing year.
Her education has been diverse and in addition to her certified trainings includes many years of cherished mentoring and apprentice-like tuition which have created the strong foundation of her work.
She has been fortunate to have been guided by several wise and gifted teachers and benefited greatly from their down to earth and hands on guidance.
Steffi places particular emphasis upon the presence of loving touch, the honouring, deep witnessing & healing of the body & deeper being throughout pregnancy, birth & postpartum. This commitment has inspired her delving into different fields of traditional bodywork & spirituality & acquiring an array of treasured cross cultural skills & practices.
She is also is core member of Laos Birthwork & has been involved in yearly voluntary birthwork support & education in remote Northern Laos for the past 4 years.
Steffi brings a warm & open hearted quality to her work & holding of space.
She lives in the beautiful Yarra Valley & is a mother of 3 strong natured children.She is also a passionate cook, a homemaker, hearth keeper, community weaver & lover of wild places.