About Mirjam Heemskerk
Mirjam Heemskerk experienced an enormous change in her life in 2004 when her father died shortly after her youngest daughter was born. These two events, birth and death so close to one another brought about an immense shift in her consciousness which resulted in a change of career from the publishing industry to the healing arts. During her two pregnancies and two subsequent home births she recognized the true power of the mind and body, and her interest in pregnancy and birth grew stronger. She started several massage trainings to be a massage therapist. Mirjam embarked on a journey which combined touch, energetic healing, movement, nutrition, aromatherapy, herbs, crystal & flower remedies.
Her passion for the Wise Women Cycle led her to work with babies, children, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers of all ages. Her passion is to bring the gift of a true Sacred Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood to the women in her community. Mirjam brings together her intuition and gentleness to make every woman feel nourished and nurtured.
Mirjam is also the creator of the Amsterdam Birth Resource Guide, a Facebook page to bring the Amsterdam pregnant mothers and birth professionals together.
Mirjam is Dutch and also speaks English, French and a little German.
Since 2007 Mirjam is the owner of manumanu massage, a studio for women of all ages.
She created Gentle Beginnings at the start of 2015 to focus entirely on pregnancy, birth and the precious postnatal time.
Mirjam did her training here:
2005-2006 ShuHaRi shiatsu at Qing Bai Academy
2005-2007 Beyond Massage with Carla van den Bergh
2007 Chair Massage Training with Alveda
2008 Pregnancy Massage Training at Sterrenkind
2008 Level 1 and 2 of Bach International Education Programme
2008 Tera Mai Reiki I and II at Atlas Reiki
2009 Reconnective Healing Level I and II with Eric Pearl
2009 16-hour Birth Doula Workshop with Debra Pascali-Bonaro
2010 Breech Birth and Overdue workshop with Jacky Bloemraad-de Boer
2012 Traditional Siberian Organ Massage with Ahamkara and Dirkje Veltman
2013 Sacred Pregnancy Instructor Training with Anni Daulter
2014 Sacred Postpartum Practitioner Training with Anni Daulter
2016 Path of the Priestess Training at Levensdans
2016 Placenta Basic and Pro In Person training at IPPA with Amanda Johnson
2017 Mizan Abdominal Massage Therapy with Bushra Finch
2018 Rhombus Makosh Siberian Abdominal Massage Therapy with Alena Kov