Juniper Wren Bjorndottir, Head Priestess
I believe in holistic wellness and mind-body-spirit autonomy. And I'm here to help others to step into their full authentic self when it comes to their spiritual wellness, physical health, and their experiences throughout the childbearing years.
You find that the mainstream rubs you the wrong way, or feel that something is missing. Your doctor isn't thinking holistically, or your midwife doesn't bring the Sacred to the table. I've been there, and I've felt the same way. I made it my life's purpose to help others who feel the same to find what they're looking for while realizing that they have the power within themselves to heal and be healthy, and, to birth their babies peacefully.
I'm Aileen Peterson, AKA Juniper Wren Bjorndottir ("Bear's Daughter"), and it's my passion to Serve and to be a Channel for Healing. After eleven years of studying women's mysteries and priestessing, ten years as a dancer, eight years of studying birthwork, and learning various healing and nutritional modalities over the last five years, I started my business, Lady Moon Wellness (originally 13 Moons of Matrescence). And after struggling the last couple of years with my inner self as the political climate has shifted in regards to alternative healing and childbirth, I dedicated my work to the goddess Brighid and decided to create Brighid's Hearth Church.
I love working with those of you who know there's something missing, there's something more you're seeking in your healthcare, in your spiritual practice, and in the way you birth your babies and nurture your children. I want to work with those who were hurt by the system like I was. I was once in your shoes. I am passionate about returning the sacred to birth, healing to the home, wellness to the people, and peace to the earth. I relentlessly pursue traditional wisdom and how I can present it to a modern people. I believe that the way we come into the world is inherantly tied to the way we love ourselves, each other, and the earth.
I believe that undisturbed birth and people taking back their bodily autonomy are the keys to saving the world.
My Patron, the Celtic goddess Brighid, the Lady of the Flame, the Great Bear Mother, adopted by the Christians as St. Brigit, called me to this work. My fifth-great-grandmother, an Edwardian-era Indigenous Midwife who served her local First Nations community, called me to this work. My traumas and healings, my births and my losses, called me to this work. And I dedicate myself and my work to You.
I consider myself a Spirit-Initiated Shamanic Midwyf and Independent Traditional Birthkeeper, Womyn's Wellness Coach, Intuitive Healer, Freebirth Facilitator, Holistic Full-Spectrum Doula, & Pregnancy Release Companion.
I hold the following credentials and training:
>> CNA training
>> North Carolina LMBT license #11913
>> Nurturing the Mother Fertility Massage Specialist Certification
>> Prenatal Massage Certification
>> Reflexology training
>> Ayurvedic Warm-Oil Massage training
>> MamaMuse (un)Midwifery Mentorship (6 months)
>> Folklore Foods Traditional Nutrition training
>> Lazy Lady Living Permaculture Design Certification
>> Holistic Doula Certification through the Matrona
>> Currently finishing up my Holistic Midwifery Diploma (1 yr) through the Matrona
>> Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
>> Alternative Home Abortion Care Provider training
>> Kundalini Reiki Level III Attunement
>> Credentials of Ministry (Ordained Minister)
>> 9 years of Dance Study
Other areas of study that I have been focusing on over the years include: priestessing, shamanism, general herbalism, women’s herbalism, alternative and energetic healing modalities (crystals, sound therapy, etc), ceremony and ritual for the childbearing years/rites of passages, Mother Roasting/postpartum services (such as bellybinding, ceremonial baths, placenta medicine), herbal vaginal steams, babywearing, cloth diapering, cosleeping, extended breastfeeding, traditional midwifery practices from around the world, various cultures and languages, waterbirth/prenatal dolphin encounters/dolphin-attended birth, rewilding and primitive ways of life, ancestral nutrition, primal movement, bellydance and dance for birth, and others.