Compassion includes love, passion, kindness and desire to help people. We do what we love, we do our work with care and compassion, and more importantly, with our heart.
Joy includes freedom to express yourself, freedom to choose without fear, freedom to be who you are, and simply just be.
We believe it's important to experience
Joy in whatever you do in life.
Harmony includes peace and unity.
Differences need to be respected and
we highly value unity in diversity.
After all, this is the true essence of Yoga: a union.
We have a dream that all woman can have safe, comfortable and joyful birth. We believe woman can and should have empowering birth. They deserve a birth experience that is graceful and deeply satisfying. They deserve utmost love, care, respect, compassion and support.
We know giving birth is about expressing Love and creating Life. We understand giving birth is an act of highest bravery and courage, instead of fear. A birth of a child is fundamentally a spiritual achievement and being pregnant is a spiritual journey that takes union of mind body and spirit.
So let us give power and trust back to women. That they are beautiful, strong , confident and capable. That they have all the power and ability to give birth. That they are goddess.
When we empower woman, we empower humanity. When we create change through women, we create a better world. And a baby, that is worth among for
Be part of Us, Be part of Nujuh Bulan
copyright by Tia Pratignyo, 11 November 2015
OUR PASSIONATE PEOPLE
Founder of Nujuh Bulan
Yoga Teacher , Childbirth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Dancing for Birth Instructor
Tia holds a Master degree from Northumbria University, UK. She is a certified yoga instructor from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (India), prenatal yoga & postnatal yoga teacher training from Birthlight (UK). Tia is also a Certified Doula and Certified Childbirth Educator from Birthworks International, USA. She is the author of the book and DVD “Yoga Ibu Hamil”.
When she was pregnant, she realized prenatal yoga provided such a incredible support during pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal recovery. She gave birth to her first child naturally in waterbirth, and since then she has been conducting childbirth education courses and birth preparation class to boost women confidence and to trust their own power to give birth. Tia founded Nujuh Bulan to empower women, create awareness about conscious birth, provide education and support for motherhood journey. Nujuh Bulan is a pioneer in prenatal & postnatal studio and childbirth education center in Indonesia.
Tia believes life is a journey, to enjoy the process with awareness. She is very passionate about women empowerment and continues to educate herself. Tia is also a Qi Gong instructor, Dancing for Birth instructor and regularly teaches breathwork and meditation classes.
Ceayu Pratiwi has a Diploma majoring in broadcasting, having experience as Creative Team in a talk show hosted by TransTV known as "Ceriwis". She chose to left her career in Production House, pursuing to become Road Manager for one of the national tv presenter.
After having her baby born, Ceayu decides to leave the entertainment business and chose to become a fulltime mom. Having a comfortable pregnancy experience and a cheerful birth process make her fall in love with the journey of pregnancy, to become a mother.
Her interest in parenting lead her to attend various classes held in related to all education in parentings. By joining the Nujuh Bulan studio she desires to have meaningful events to equally empower all as parents.
Chandra began practicing yoga in 2005. She also enrolled in workshops until ultimately she decided in 2012 to go further in her yoga journey and take off for Koh Samui, Thailand to complete a 200-Hour YTT at Vikasa Yoga under the guidance of Kosta Miachin. Then in 2003, she completed a 40-Hour Advance Sequencing Training with Les Leventhal Yoga in Jakarta. Since 2014, she has been routinely taking chakra training under Thelma Wuisan at Karmarati in Jakarta. In 2016, she completed a 200-Hour Yoga Energetics Teacher Training with Cat Kabira, in Ubud, Bali.
Yoga Teacher, Doula
Gina's love for Yoga grew after she gave birth to her second daughter. In the midst of caring for second child and the new life she chose as a stay-at-home mom, she felt stress and pressure in adjusting to a new life. Her Mom who is a yoga practitioner recommended her to learn and practice yoga regularly. Time and continuous yoga practice really heal her. She took her first training in 2014, where she learned all the asana for physical health and breathing techniques to ease the mind. She believes through yoga you know your body, mind and soul. And with that knowledge, you know your Creator.
She believes in a healthy body, there is a peaceful soul. She realized that she is a teacher and also a student. Her most precious lesson she got from her students: how to create harmony with God, nature and other human beings. Her interest is in Yoga Therapy of self-healing, using the art of Asana and Pranayama.
Her training and experince:
• 200-hour KAPHA Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
• Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
• 2 Days KAPHA Yoga Wheel teacher training
• 50-hour Asana, Pranayama Meditation (Healing) Markandeya Yoga
Childbirth Educator, Yoga Teacher, Lactation Counselor
Ike holds Bachelor degree from University of Indonesia and Master degree from Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Indonesia. Ike is certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200hr from LearnYoga@GG and Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yogaleaf. Ike also currently is on progress of certification Pre/Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) from FFB USA.
Ike has been practicing Yoga since 2012 after her mother faced stroke. Ike then realized the importance of living a healthy life with good balance of body and mind. In 2015, Yoga really helps her to have a smooth and relatively easy process of pregnancy, labour and post-natal recovery. All of these deepens her love to Yoga. She then found her passion in helping others to lead healthy life, through teaching Yoga.
Ike loves to offer enjoyable yet benefecial yoga classes for her students for all levels in yoga including pregnant woman. She also apply the gentle birth philosophy/method in her prenatal yoga class.
Her training and experince:
• 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Gudang Gudang, Jakarta
• Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Leaf, Bandung
• Teacher Tune Up Workshop with Noah Maze, Jakarta
• 4 Days Intensive Yoga Asana and Meditation Workshop with Blooming Lotus Yoga, Bali
• Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist (PPCES), FFB, USA - on progress
Childbirth Educator, Doula, Lactation Counselor
Laura holds a Master Degree of Finance from Atmajaya University in Jakarta. She previously worked as a banker and a lecturer in a banking school. Laura is deeply passionate about pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood journey.
The experience of her pregnancy and giving birth to her first child is an extraordinary spiritual moment and joyful experience for her. She went through a process that is not easy, but she believes it's part of a her conscious journey to be a mother. Through this experience, Laura follows her calling and has a desire to share the love, teach and educate women to empower themselves in pregnancy and birth.
She wants to help mothers to have more confidence, faith and trust in her body, her baby, and herself. Laura is currently on the process completing Childbirth Educator certification.
Listiana began her yoga journey in 2012 after finding relief to years of shoulder pain problem through yoga. |
The perception of yoga as an exercise regimen and the preoccupation with asana (postures) in some quarters of the yoga community motivates her to spread the awareness that the focus of yoga is for health and healing. Drawing from her personal experience with shoulder pain, she immersed herself with the study and development of different techniques to ease common muscle pain through functional yoga.
When she learned of her second pregnancy, she took up the studies of pre & post natal pregnancy yoga to gain
in-depth knowledge of the different methods to help pregnant women stay active during and after birth, ease pregnancy related pain and encourage them to practice poses to aid the labor process.
She has been exposed to various yoga and meditation styles; Pre & Post Natal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Guided Visualization Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin and Anti-Gravity Yoga.
Together with her knowledge of pre and post-natal yoga, she combines meditation, pranayama, yin, restorative and elements of iyengar approach in her teachings to ease pregnancy related discomforts, relaxes the body and prepares moms-to-be for gentle birth.
Her training and experince:
• 200 hours Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Kevin Chai (Fitness First Indonesia)
• 100 hours Pre & Post-Natal Teacher Training with Samantha Chan (Pure Yoga Hong Kong)
• Yin Yoga Part 1 with Nyoman Wahyuni
• Yoga Anatomy Workshop with Leslie Kaminoff
Babywearing Educator & Consultant
Golda has known babywearing since her first child in 2013. Since then, she’s exploring various types and brands of slings and baby carriers, both local and imported. Golda is a Qualified Babywearing Consultant and Educator, Trained Basic & Advanced Course by Die Trageschule® - Dresden, a German babywearing school that has been around for more than 20 years. She found that the fundamentals of the practice of carrying a baby, in line with baby growth and baby milestones. She has big hopes to be able to help the parents in the babywearing activities, in order to strengthen the bond between the parents and babies, and also to ease their daily activities.
Golda is currently incorporated in the Nusantara Menggendong Organization in Education Division. She regularly attend Babywearing Meet Up from Jabodetabek Menggendong Community. She holds a Public Health Bachelor Degree from University of Indonesia.
VP of Communications
Nurul is currently pursuing her Master Degree in Communication and Media Studies at Pelita Harapan University. She also hold certification in Digital Marketing program from Curtin University, Australia.
Capturing her mother as a true idol, she realizes that her career goal is to help women community development by utilizing communication strategy.
Recovering from her postpartum period, she started to write fiction story and several women lifestyle articles for local media. With more than a decade experience as public relations professional in multi industries, Nurul is in charge for PR activities and working in scope of develop strategic communication and brand awareness identities, as well as philanthropy program at Nujuh Bulan.
dr. RATIH AYU WULANDARI, IBCLC
Lactation Counselor, Baby First Sold Food Specialist
dr. Ratih Ayu Wulandari, IBCLC is a Medical Doctor, Lactation Consultant, and a mother of two children, Arka dan Alana. On her daily activities, she met mothers for lactation and complimentary feeding consultation. She also opens classes to promote healthy breastfeeding, how to start solid food, and how to teach baby to swim.
She experienced in speaking both in international and national seminar. She also writes articles in International Journal and recently a book entitled Anti Stres Menyusui (Anti Stress of Breastfeeding).
Midwife, Lactation Counselor, Baby Massage Therapist
Her desire to become a midwife came after hearing the story of the mother who has experience of childbirth that is less comfortable at that time, and also her family background who mostly work as midwives and doctors. After working in several healthcare centers and hospitals, she saw so many mothers had difficulty in breastfeeding. She decided that it is her calling to help mothers that needed assistance in breastfeeding.
She attended the WHO / UNICEF / KEMENKES 40-hour lactation counselor certification. In addition as a lactation counselor, she is also teaching Breastfeeding & Newborn Class at Nujuh Bulan as well as providing home care visit to mothers that just gave birth. She believe breastfeeding can be the most beautiful moment for Mother-Child-Father if it is prepared as early as possible. She coined the term "Menyusuilah Dengan Keras Kepala".
Graphic Designer, Yoga Teacher, Qigong Instructor
Xenia is graduated from Northumbria University, United Kingdom with BA Design for Industry. She started her journey in Yoga in 2012. She fell in love with yoga when she felt the benefit for her posture, body and health but more importantly how it change her outlook on life. She took the 200-hour teacher training with Denise Payne in 2017 to further her curiosity. She later find out that her calling to teach is something she would like to pursue. She believe that everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner.
Her training and experince:
• 200-hour One Song Yoga Teacher Training with Denise Payne
• 20-hour Workshop Why Yoga Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn
• 200-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Nyoman Wahyuni from Yin Yoga World
Lactation Counselor, Lactation Massage Therapist
Motherhood isn't quite everything she imagined it to be. For her, being pregnant wasn’t easy, giving birth was scary, and breastfeeding was painful. She used to cry a lot since the day she knew she’ll have a baby. Wanting to escape those situations, she started her journey to find answers for all the things she was struggling with. That’s how she finally found a lot of precious knowledge that becomes a great help for her motherhood life. Knowledge is truly amazing. It changed her life. By learning about birth, she experienced the joy of gentle birth. By learning about babywearing, she felt powerful because she can do a lot of things by having both of her hands free. By learning about breastfeeding, she can finally enjoy breastfeeding her child without any pain.
Through this experience, Zahra becomes very passionate to support and educate mothers about Birth, Breastfeeding, and Babywearing. Zahra is garduated with Bachelor of Science in Physics Degree from Bogor Agricultural University. She currently in progress training towards to her certification in childbirth educator and birth and postpartum doula with Bebo Mia Birth & Postnatal School, Canda. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and Arugaan Acupressure & Lactation Massage Therapist. She is also a Certified Babywearing Educator from School of Babywearing, United Kingdom.
A LITTLE NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
In 2018 Nujuh Bulan has reached a new phase, a new beginning. The 3rd year celebration reminds me how I grew as a person and also a deep reflection of my spiritual journey. The joy, the pain, the ultimate lessons. And I'd like to be celebrate all those moments. They made me who I am today. They made me understand more about people & life. So here’s my 5 top lessons in 2018 :
1. Embrace loss & failure
So in an entrepreneurial journey, you will face obstacles and failures. There will be roadblocks and you'd stumble. You’ll likely make mistakes, lots and tons of it. So, own it. Own its each mistake. Take a full responsibility of it. Own each mishap, each misstep, each wrong turn. Own it, and learn from it. You may also suffer a loss. Not just a money loss, but also a loss that relates to trust, relationship, mental-emotional loss. Nothing truly prepares you for a loss, any kind of loss. So if you experience it, take time to mourn, grieve and heal. Take time to integrate those experiences. Learn from resilient people who have survived and thrived.
Forgiveness is the most difficult virtue I’ve ever encountered in my 36 years of life. For me, it’s like the ultimate spiritual training. It took me years to understand it. So here’s what I know: The ultimate key of forgiveness is to forgive yourself. Forgive yourself, that you were not Aware what was happening. Forgive yourself, that you did not have capacity to deal with the situation. Forgive yourself that you needed to witness a human suffering that you weren’t able to cope with. Forgive yourself that you wish you fought back and had an equal fair battle. And the list can go on forever. But the main point is that: forgive yourself completely. Accept what it is. Learn to accept the things you cannot change and focus on the things you can. Be gentle with yourself. Have Compassion. This may take a longer process. And that’s okay, do what you can right now.
3. The Courage to Be Who You are
Being authentic and staying true to myself are important. I know my values, what I stand for and what I believe in. I am what I am. Integrity, personal ethics, closeness to truth, matter to me. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. Above all, being kind. Non-violence is the most basic, most fundamental thing that you can do to others as a human being. This year I also learned about Courage. Have a courage to embrace your flaws. Have a courage to fail, take risks and learn from mistakes. Have a courage to persevere and be steadfast. Have a courage to surrender and trust the process. Have a courage to Believe in Yourself.
4. Stay true to your Purpose
Building a team has its own challenging process. You'll meet different various kind of people. You cannot guess, you cannot assume. You can take them at face value, trust them, hoping you made the right choices. Even If you did make a wrong choice, you'll learn something valuable along the way (back to no. 1 & 2 above hehe). Relationship is a life long learning that ever changing. The more you know people, the more you know their deepest essence. At the end of the day, there's a natural selection, the truth reveals by itself, we want exactly to be who we really are, and we do what we feel is right - it is what it is. So stay focus, remain committed to your purpose, have a clear conscience, purify heart and spirit. Nujuh Bulan is always about its vision, values, people. Aligning NB's vision with the right people while serving women, mothers, fathers, babies, families, will always be my number one homework. Nujuh Bulan grew from 3 to 20 people, from 3 type of class to 25 different programs. And I'm sooo grateful for the whole NB team! They are the best of the best!
5. Enjoy the Ride
Aahh I should have known this line better! Change your thoughts and you'll change your perspectives. Keep moving forward, keep doing what you love to do, keep evolving, taking chances, unfolding, keep growing. Documenting progress towards goals, blessings and magic moment. Take a deep breath and relax. Ease the tension and relax. Let go. Release the pressure. Go with the Flow. Enjoy and savor the journey. Do your best. Practice Gratitude. Learn to enjoy the ride, have fun, and appreciate the present moment!
“While on this ride called life you have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you got and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes, but never regret. People change. Things go wrong. But just remember, the ride goes on.”