MamaSutra Loving Arts is my life work. I am a yogini. I am a complete woman. My mission is to know and provide means for each being to blossom into completeness. We need connection, comfort, creativity and consciousness of these elements to live well. With support, components are within our reach. As a doula I midwife the mothers and fathers and families. As a yogini I teach Yoga, the practice of connection, as the means to wellness.
Sokhna Heathyre Mabin
Mother, Artist, BA in Psychology, BS in Education, CYT500, Certified Doula, Certified Herbalist, Perinatal Counselor
Sokhna Heathyre, visionary of MamaSutra Loving Arts, is an elementally embodied woman who has enjoyed life while collecting the components of traditional healing arts. While touring internationally as a vocalist and facilitating yoga retreats around the U.S., Europe, West Africa, and the Caribbean the world revealed a temple for her dreams. A practicing yogini since 1992, Sokhna teaches a sensual yoga style of Hatha-embraced Kundalini, which she has discovered, through her personal practice. Aside Yoga, her practice includes the healing modalities of herbalism & flower essences, aroma therapy, cupping, deep listening & intuiting, psychology, and sound/vibrational therapies. Sokhna bows deeply in continuous reverence to her beloved teachers: her Beloved Cubs, her Sacred Relationship, Robin Janis, Brooke Meyers, BKS Iyengar, Laughing Lotus Yoga School, Queen Afua & the priestesses of Smai Tawi, Krishna Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan, DONA, Ancient Song Doulas, Amy Jo Goddard, Karen Rose, Julia Graves, Myrna & Ken Martin, Melissa Spamer, Rama Jyoti Vernon, Aditi Devi, Laura Antelmi, Wendelin Scott, Amy Spurlock, and Julie Chase ~ as well as the members of community who guide her in her moral conduct each day.
Sokhna has been featured in MOTHERING Magazine, Kundalini Awakening Magazine, Paper Magazine, and online in MindBodyGreen. She has appeared on The Lisa Oz Show, as well as blog~talk radio shows, sharing the connection of sacred sensuality, mantra, herbs and mothering.
A leading edge visionary of sacred fertility and creativity, Sokhna has taught 7 Yoga Trainings to date and created the "Embodied Anatomy" Workshops with author Sheri Winston. She leads women through year long Svadhyayas ~ self studies. She is a co~facilitator to the "10 Day Womb Cleanse" and "The Mother Balm Program".
Currently, Sokhna is the only doula affiliated with the government agency Healthy Babies Healthy Start in Kalamazoo, MI.
Sokhna created "Reparations through Self~Mastery" in 2007. This is an ongoing Master Level thematic Yoga practice designed to heal the ignorance presented as racism. It is a practice of continuous process that will heal the world, one person at a time.
~ Jai Ma ~