The Hearth: A Gathering Place for Prenatal and Perinatal Somatics

The Hearth gatherings take place at 5PM Eastern time

We all want to Belong, to feel Heard and Seen, to know that someone is there.

Some of us are curious about our earliest experiences, others about connecting in the here and now.

We are holding a space for you to come, be with us, Kristin Sipley, Eileen Sendrey and Kate White to be a part of a community of people passionate about our beginning, our preconception, conception, prenatal, birth and after birth times. We kindle a fire, of connection, passion, and love for the work we are trained to do, so we are calling this pace The Hearth.

Welcome to the Hearth:

The Hearth IS the Heart of Prenatal and Perinatal Somatics

  • Heart(h)-centered connected practice to help you feel at home in your body, in your life, in our world on planet Earth
  • (h)Earth-centered grounded and body-centered practice
  • (h)Ear(th) and Heart connected listening from and to the Source

We are a community that is Friendly and Fun, where we explore earliest imPrints, Prenatal and Perinatal somatic Practices and People who Practice and make a difference in our field.

These talks are FREE and available to all who want to learn more about our work.

Welcome to the Hearth

Your Instructor

Kate White
Kate White

Kate White is an award-winning educator and an advanced bodyworker. She is trained in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal somatic health, lactation, brain development, infant mental health, and has specialized in parent-baby dyad care using somatic prevention and trauma healing approaches for nearly 25 years. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her work combines somatic trauma healing, energetic therapies, bodywork, pediatric therapies and education about the nervous system to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. She is Founding Director of Education for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health where from 2013 – 2019 she created and ran the Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate program, a large online educational program for professionals. She went on to found Prenatal and Perinatal Healing Online and the Prenatal and Perinatal Somatics Institute. She teaches classes online and in person, and offers a training called Integrated Prenatal and Perinatal Dynamics. She has a private practice in Charlottesville, VA called Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts ( and offers her own seminars through the Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Programs,

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Are there pre-requisites or do I need to have studied PPN Somatics to attend the conversations and watch the videos?
There are no pre-requisites, all are welcome. Each individual learns and embodies these principles and skills in their own timing in their own way. Just like with anything new, it can feel helpful to watch and listen at first to get oriented to a new paradigm and new ways of relating. Even if you don’t participate by speaking at first, there is still benefit in being in a co-regulated harmonious group field learning new ways of relating.
If I am not a therapist, birth worker, health practitioner, etc. can I still benefit from the conversations and videos of skills in the Hearth?
Our intention is to create community with each other to support all humans to learn new ways of relating that support connection with self and others. Although many health professionals are beginning to really open up to the significance of early experiences, this understanding can increase ease, joy and health for anyone.
How often should I come? Do I need to be there every conversation and watch every video?
As mentioned above, each person is learning and integrating these new relational skills at their own tempo in their own way. In this work there is great emphasis on direct experience — “what is my experience?” We invite you to follow your own impulse and curiosity in finding your way in the group.

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