DISCOVER Healing Passages…

Home of Willowsong Midwifery Care & theVillage Learning Centre

We are a freestanding midwifery-owned birth center currently offering home and birth center birth, comprehensive maternity care, well-woman care, breastfeeding support, public and private classes, groups and seminars

DISCOVER a new paradigm that challenges how we provide care to women and families around birth and well-woman care through life. Discover a place where women are heard and respected; where birth is sacred and transformative; where newborns are born into gentle hands that understand the importance of connection and the inherent need for attachment to the parents; where women connect and build their village of support; where the responsibility of making a difference for our planet’s future is valued. Find yourself at Healing Passages.


theVillage Learning Centre

where women & families connect, with a supportive community, as they strive to learn, grow and share their wisdom with each other

Upcoming Classes & Events

Group Prenatal Class--Complications with Out-of-Hospital Birth Part 1

Free Event

Date: April 24, 2014

When the unexpected happens at birth.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class by freshMums

Free Event

Date: April 26, 2014

Available Spaces: 2

Orientation to Prenatal Care

Free Event

Date: April 28, 2014

Orientation to the practice rotates between day and evening times, every other week. Group sessions are about an hour and are your opportunity to ask any questions you might have, meet the midwife and tour the center.

Available Spaces: 4

Women's Wisdom Circle--Education

Free Event

Date: April 28, 2014

Let's talk about education! There are a multiplicity of options in our community for educating our kids, from public options to private, from Waldorf to Montessori, from homeschooling to unschooling. It can be dizzying when your kids are young, and stressful to boot.
Come hear from women who have experiences in various areas of education, both as moms and as teachers; women who currently educate their kids as homeschoolers and unschoolers, and moms who send their kids to private, public, Waldorf, and montessori schools (among others). Share your experiences, your frustrations, and your questions!

The Women's Wisdom Circle is private group for clients that meets in theVillageLearningCentre from 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM on the fourth Monday of each month. The vision of this Circle is to create a space for connection and support for women who are navigating a world beyond pregnancy, birth, and new parenting. We will explore a range of topics that support the needs of mothers of maturing families. This group is a night for women only- no babies or spouses.

Facilitation of each Circle rotates among members who feel drawn to a topic they are passionate about discussing, or that they are willing to read up on in order to steer the conversation. No one “leader” is responsible for a schedule or discussion. These topics are starting off points and the group dynamic is that EVERYONE is responsible for research and discussion. Who knows where the discussion will end up!
As always, attendees are invited to bring and share food and drink. This is a time for you to come give and receive wisdom in a private intimate environment, forging deeper connection, and holding the space and confidentiality of all who attend. Many of this year’s groups draw inspiration from books and websites. They are not necessary to read before attending, but will deepen the discussion for those who are able.

Available Spaces: 20

Baby girl Magdalena Rainbow born on 2/4/14 at 9 lbs. 12 oz to Mallory Walsh & Brian Daily

Baby girl Zoey Elizabeth born on 2/8/14 at 9 lbs. 4 oz. to Emily & Jon Huffey

Baby boy Benson Andrew born on 2/14/14 at 9 lbs. 4 oz. to Elizabeth & Derek Mueller

Baby girl Cecilia LaVonne born on 2/21/14 at 7 lbs. 5 oz. to Crystal & Clint Patterson

Baby girl Josephine Cassida born 2/26/14 at 7 lbs. to Meg & Steven Tvrdik

Baby girl Evyn Marie born on 2/28/14 at 6 lbs. 15 oz. to Christina & Michael Davis

Baby boy Jonah Lee born on 3/3/14 at 8 lbs. 1 oz. to Hannah & Joe Dorman

Baby boy  Nolan Gerald born on 3/6/14 at 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Mallory & Trevor Zielinski

Baby boy Gordon Gene born on 3/8/14 at 8 lbs. 5 oz. to Laura & Mike Draper

Baby boy Samuel Foster born on 3/12/14 at 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Emily & Beau Perry

Baby boy Benjamin born on 3/13/14 at 8 lbs. 13 oz. Kelly & Blake Schuman

Baby girl Macy Annabell born on 3/18/14 at 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Mallory & Mike Davis

Baby girl Juniper Rogue born on 3/20/14 at 9 lbs. 1 oz. to Andrea & Reece Oleson

Baby boy Beckam Penn born on 3/30/14 at 8 lbs. to Alexandria & Lucas Ballenger

Baby girl Romey Ann born on 4/4/14 at 7 lbs. 2 oz. to Livia & Jason Knipp

Baby boy Brooks Robert born on 4/9/14 at 9 lbs. 2 oz. to Sarah & Austin Bailey

Baby boy Elijah Henry born on 4/14/14 at 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Nicole Williams & Brandon Williams

Baby boy Oliver Patrick born on 4/15/14 at 7 lbs. 15 oz. to Jennifer Marasco & Patrick Littell

Baby girl Israelle Vrai born on 4/18/14 at 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Neva & John Burdine


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