Aviva incorporates simple methods of movement, breathing and using the voice to enable people to improve their lives. She has lived through all of the phases she assists others to enjoy.
Menstruation is the chance for a woman to connect with herself. It's a time of cleansing and reflection. It's an affirmation of womanliness. Aviva teaches exercises to ease menstrual flow by releasing muscular and mental tension. Learn about celebrating emotions, the effects of various aspects of life on menstruation, and many ways of self-nurturing that make menstruating a marvellous, womanly, pleasurable experience.
In a swag of awards, daughter Rosie Sheb'a won the national Future Leaders Environment Award, 2005. She is a scientist, teaches scuba diving and is the founder of Sustainable Menstruation Australia.
Aviva studied Active Birth Training in Amsterdam with Edith and Jonathon Shaw - colleagues of the founders of Active Birth Education, Janet and Arthur Balaskas. Aviva brought Active Birth preparation to Australia in 1983. She taught women, couples, midwives and childbirth educators at the Childbirth Education Association of Australia headquarters and at Vaucluse Hospital, Melbourne. Aviva has coached elite athletes and uses that knowledge to teach women to trust and be in tune with their bodies for the marathon of labour, birthing and parenting.
Both Aviva's children were born using Active Birthing and Vocal Dance techniques.
Read Aviva's Article on Giving Birth Joyously - Active Birth Training.
Aviva's son, Leslie Marsh, is a freelance documentary maker, award-winning filmmaker, and percussionist. His work includes: Raising Children Network. He has directed numerous documentaries, including the series Being Dad.
The menopausal years are a life phase for women to reflect on our lives and on our wellbeing. Menopause gives us the opportunity of letting go; to mourn the past that will never be again. Mourning the past assists us to embrace the now and celebrate the future as it happens.
Menopause is the time of gathering forces, of recognising the wisdom gained from years of living and learning. It's a time for working on every aspect of our health. Family, friends and colleagues go through our menopause with us, whether this is acknowledged or not.
Acknowledging, accepting and embracing these changes empowers women to rest when needed, to eat what's needed, to say no, to say yes - to say yes to yourself.
Take the chance to think about what you want for your future. What can you use from your past experiences? What do you want to learn now and into the future? What foods feel right for you now? You may enjoy foods you shunned because your body needs the elements they offer. Some foods you enjoyed previously may not feel right anymore.
For further information regarding workshops, seminars, public speaking and performances, please Contact Aviva.