A Holistic Wellness & Education Center

Mindful Ways

Evoking the Empowerment of the Mind, Body, and Spirit


At Mindful Ways, we are focused on providing Complementary Alternative Medicine  for the Mind, Body, & Spirit.  We understand the first imprinting that takes place is in the womb and depending on our environment set our foundation for physical, emotional, and  spiritual health.  We are a Whole continuum care that bridges the gap from the medical community to home.

Each moment during the journey through life, there are beautiful gifts and disconnect. Whole Wellness Intelligent Care™ helps to integrate the many changes that occur within us. The skills and cultivation of greater awareness in mind, body, & spirit helps to reduce associated anxiety, cope with life in the present moment and enhance our joy for life. We support each life’s journey with the knowing that it has to be personal and intimate for each client.

 Jennifer Jeffcoat B.S. Alternative Medicine
Holistic Health Birth Educator/Consultant, Mindful Birth & Postpartum Doula, Pre & Preinatal Birth Psychology Practitioner, Natural Movement Development Practitioner, & Student Midwife. Founder of Mindful Ways and The Awakened Birth Method.

Jennifer's life journey has been her biggest teacher for healing self, parenting her two beautifully gifted children and working with others. She has been facilitating, guiding and educating families in the bay area for over 18 yrs. Through teaching in her Waldorf inspired parent preschool, guiding teachers at the Montessori College on natural movement in children, developing Mind & Body Kidz Yoga(TM), facilitation parents in mindful childbirth  to educating parents of the importance of being present.

Her studies in Anthroposophy, at the Rudolf Steiner College, set her foundation for understanding self and the gifts that connect us to nature. Her non-judgmental and compassionate approach to the whole person reflects in her expansive training and studies. She has studied with Svetlana Masgutove for more than 5yrs, in Masgutove Neurosensory Motor Reflex Integration, studied Paul Dennis's work on neuro-kinesiology, Brain Gym, attended the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, completed her Dona Doula training, participates in lectures and classes at The Center for Compassion and Altruism at Stanford and she actively and has attended Five Branches University in Mind-Body Medicine. She is currently completing her BS in Health Science with Major in Alternative Medicine, and completing her Pre & Pernatal Birth Psychology Certificate; she is one of 30 practitioners that has been selected to train with pioneers in this field, with bringing education from the womb and how it lays our foundation for patterns in life.  She is excited to be starting her path to  Midwifery and becoming a licensed Midwife.

She will be introducing her "Awakened Birth (TM)" in the summer of 2014.  This is a method to opening the empowerment of birth from within.  This method has taken many years of study and practice.  She understands that the experience of childbearing is not an isolated segment but a continuum. It is a relationship that flows naturally to conception with pregnancy, flowing into birth, postpartum and child raising. It is a continuous process that is woven into life, and by evoking the empowerment of the mind, body and spirit we live a Whole Life.

Shawn McSweeney
Mindful Birth Practitioner Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Birth Doula. Awakened Birth Practitioner-Apprentice 

Shawn has been teaching yoga for over 30 years, offering prenatal yoga, mother-baby yoga, couples yoga for labor, children yoga, and adult yoga classes. She is a skilled and trained birth doula, postpartum doula, and lactation consultant.

Shawn is interested in re-awakening the connection to sacredness in ordinary daily living. She creates a space for her clients to develop and explore this connection and provides them with skillful means to continue this inquiry on their own, whether practicing yoga, raising a family or exploring their role in the collective unfolding of life.

Natalia Romano-Williams 
B.S. Kinesiology, Holistic Health Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki II Practitioner. 

My passion for studying the human body and holistic approaches to healing have merged in a beautiful way. These life long studies have helped me to understand the interconnectedness of energy and emotions and how they interact with the physical body. The many layers of the body including mind, spirit and subtle energies are woven into our relationship to physical and spiritual health. The experiences that I've had with Yoga and Reiki in my own personal healing journey have transformed physical, emotional, and energetic blocks. This self healing journey awoke my deep calling to assist and hold space for others. My gift is in the Healing Arts, and with this gift of touch part of my life purpose is to assist others with their healing journey. I have a calming presence and intuitive eye. As an empathic woman I provide a safe container for openness and expression. It's within my nature to be nurturing towards others, I strive for respectful and inclusive communication. I believe in a multifaceted approach to healing and because we are complex beings, a creative approach is needed. I believe that by changing our thoughts, healing emotional pain, and improving lifestyle and behavioral choices we can lead healthier, more fulfilling and happier lives.

 Lisa Wong L.Ac.

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