After carrying a child for nine months and enduring a labor & delivery of any kind, you’d think the hardest parts of motherhood were behind you.
But as we all know, that’s far from the truth.
Most modern mamas are literally surviving after giving birth - whether it’s sleep deprivation, loneliness, anxiety, fear, trauma, body image - you name it.
The delivery has come to feel like the light at the end of the tunnel, as we’ve rarely had the capacity or mental energy to think beyond it.
Which means, most women don’t plan for or prioritize postpartum replenishment.
Yet postpartum, or the “4th trimester” is such a Critical time in a mother’s life.
Most experts even consider it to be "the most nutritionally expensive" phase of a woman's life.
According to Dr. Oscar Serrallach, up to 50 percent of mothers will have some degree of postpartum depletion.
It makes sense as our bodies spend almost a full year growing a baby and serving as a home to our unborn child. Physically and emotionally speaking, this takes a significant toll!
Once that baby moves out, we can’t just “abandon” the home, but need to focus on intentionally rebuilding and restoring the home - our bodies!
That’s why, as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I’m dedicated to supporting and guiding you in all things nutrition and wellness for your unique postpartum experience.
TGM treats self-care within the first 40 days and beyond, not as a luxury, but as a necessity for mothers.
You and your body are amazing and should be celebrated. You deserve to feel like a goddess - fierce, chic, soft, powerful, feminine, modern, raw, natural - or any adjective that resonates with you the most.
The postpartum period is your “golden opportunity” to fast-track your recovery through nourishment and healing.
And I don’t just mean back to your “pre-baby weight” or to fit back into your favorite jeans, although those things are great and totally possible, but to feel truly supported mentally, emotionally and physically - in spite of all the newfound changes.
I’m putting the focus on the wellbeing of you as the mother, when most attention is usually placed on the baby after birth - all while delivering a highly accessible and easy to comprehend learning experience.
Replenish and heal during this “golden opportunity” period
Feel truly supported and well cared for in your recovery
Get all the nutritional information and advice you need in one place to deeply nourish yourself and your baby
Embrace this sacred time with your newborn child while feeling confident in yourself as a woman and a mother
Feel empowered and grounded with expert-led wellness and movement to help you transition in postpartum
Leaving the hospital with your newborn baby is an incredibly exciting and also very overwhelming moment. It may even feel surreal.
As the adrenaline and oxytocin dips back down, you may find yourself questioning just about everything from knowing what “enough” is for your baby and when you will ever find time for yourself again.
Fatigue can cause you to dread day-to-day activities instead of approaching them with strength and vigor.
This is all completely normal and... it doesn’t have to become your reality.
From the day you arrive at the hospital, I’m breaking things down step-by-step based on intensive, clinical research and personal experience so you can breathe a sigh of relief.
I want you to focus on enjoying this precious experience and taking motherhood one second at a time.
TGM’s Signature Postpartum Course takes a deep dive into subjects like matrescence, nutrition for recovery and lactation, how to improve your mental and physical health, gentle wellness and exercise, and so much more.
I want you to feel emboldened and revitalized as you find yourself in the midst of transition and new territory.
I’m sharing everything I know and have experienced positive results from after years of study and personal implementation.
Get ready to feel understood and supported while discovering ways to naturally heal and nourish yourself.
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Here’s What’s On the Course Menu...
From the physiology to the perception and approach of the postpartum period in Western & Eastern cultures, this module provides a foundation to help you grasp the season you’re in. (Hint: Postpartum depletion is much more common in our Western, modern day societies!)
Learn what I mean by the term “matrescence”, some common problems (and solutions) in early motherhood and how you can reclaim back postpartum to give yourself the healing you deserve.
We’re going deep into the research of postpartum nutrition. In Part I, learn about the different phases of healing, the specific nutrients you need, plus supplements and power foods to deeply nourish your recovery. In Part II, discover ways to supercharge your lactation journey, which nutrient needs are highest for baby, recommended supplements, as well as foods that boost and support lactation.
Manage and transform postpartum overwhelm into wellness through our signature postpartum banking framework, where you'll learn how to build your nutrient, sleep and love reserves so you can thrive throughout the fourth trimester and beyond.
Explore the self-care you truly need to feed aligned and grounded in postpartum. We’ll explore grounding practices like mindfulness. In addition, move your beautiful postpartum body with gentle workouts and learn how to intimately care for your pelvic floor - all led by an expert pelvic floor physiotherapist.
TGM has got you covered from pregnancy to postpartum to your newborn. It can be overwhelming as a new mom, especially when your baby is experiencing common conditions. No need to fret when baby has gas, is colicky, or has areas of upset skin. This module address what the cause could be and provides few natural remedies to try first.
How to navigate the changes your body is going through and reclaim back postpartum so you feel truly supported
Specific guidance for properly fueling your body and giving your baby what he/she needs through lactation
A framework for remaining positive and grounded as you adapt to the uncontrollables of motherhood
A culture of inclusivity and support - not staunch or strict beliefs that make you feel limited
The exact nutrients that are depleted from your body and ways to prevent postpartum depletion
Ways to replenish those specific nutrients your body needs to help boost and speed up your recovery
How to nourish both mom and baby by boosting breast milk nutrients
Lactation supporting foods and recipes
Expert-led content, from gentle exercises to pelvic floor must-knows, by our pelvic floor physiotherapist to inform and empower you
An impactful wellness and self-care journey to help you feel aligned and grounded wherever you are
All presented on beautifully designed slides for you to easily follow along and take notes - (plus so much more below!). I believe your learning experience should not only deliver valuable information, but leave you feeling supported and cared for.
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"IT WAS SUCH A COMFORT TO HAVE THIS COURSE LEAD ME ON MY JOURNEY."
Having a new baby is such a transitional time in life. [These courses] felt like having a friend there. Such great information and now I feel a lot more prepared.
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I feel like I have done my research on prenatal nutrition and I still learned quite a bit from this course! Most lessons
included tips on how to implement and incorporate the information presented into our life in a realistic way.
Hi there! I’m Vivian, the founder of The Gaia Method (TGM) and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I’m a fellow mama and an avid traveler who was born in Hong Kong, most recently resided in Cambridge and currently living in Vancouver.
These life experiences have allowed me to take years of exploration and infuse TGM’s courses with a fusion of Eastern & Western modalities. I’m obsessed with helping women feel radiant before, during and after pregnancy so every mother can feel like the total goddess she is. When I’m not caring for my son Jasper, I’m likely to be found sipping on my latest concoction, educating & creating content for TGM, or taking my own advice and immersing in self-care.
Let’s thrive through this journey of motherhood together, shall we?
Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears
you didn’t know existed.
— Linda Wooten
Depending on where you’re at along your journey, here’s why it’s best to double-up on your TGM experience.
The courses work together as a synergistic method, and they naturally flow from one into the other.
The pregnancy course is all about supercharging your nutrition and lifestyle so you can have the healthiest baby possible. But your health and wellness doesn’t just stop after you give birth. In fact, your body has very specific and high nutrient demands to properly recover in postpartum. That’s why the postpartum course is all about deeply replenishing your body and boosting baby’s health through lactation. There is also a huge emphasis on wellness factors like postpartum pelvic floor and gentle movements to get you feeling your best.
For example, if you’re planning on having children close together, or you’ve recently just had a baby and would like to try soon for another, the postpartum course is perfect because you’ll learn all the ways to replenish your body and prevent postpartum depletion.
It will further compliment and segue back into the pregnancy course where you’ll learn all the ways to boost your health and get the best start possible for your next pregnancy.
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"IT WAS A GAME-CHANGER FOR MY RECOVERY."
Because when you become a mother, you pour every ounce of your waking energy into your child. But it’s important to pour into yourself too because no one can drink from an empty cup. Caring for yourself becomes essential. This is what TGM is all about.
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"THIS COURSE IS A MUST."
"It really does cover what truly matters most - taking care of yourself physically, mentally and nutritionally, so that you can best take care of your baby."
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AND BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH JUST A SNACK BUT THE full spread, THERE’S MORE BONUS CONTENT.
A nourishing recipe eBook jam-packed with resources - from a curated shopping list for your pantry to a supplement guide to epicurean recipes to get you cooking. Feel nourished through the different stages of recovery and support lactation.
A thoughtful postpartum planning workbook so you can create your ideal postpartum journey, nourish yourself and feel supported in every way.
2 juicy pelvic floor centered videos from a pelvic floor physiotherapist to educate, inform and address all your deepest, most uncomfortable/embarrassing questions you have about your nether regions postpartum (trust us, you don’t want to miss this).
3 workout videos designed and led by a postpartum personal trainer to help you gently and safely move through all stages of postpartum.
Learn how to give your baby the best by supercharging your breastmilk with select nutrients, as well boosting milk supply with specific foods and herbs.
Learn ways to improve communication with your partner and rekindle the romance post-delivery and throughout parenthood.
Discover the most important nutrients and supplements you need in postpartum to nourish and fast-track your recovery.
Unlock our signature framework to more rested and supported postpartum so that you can truly thrive and not just survive.
Explore timeless TCM and Ayurvedic rituals designed to uniquely guide you through your transition to motherhood.
Take a journey through your 5 bodily dimensions for the ultimate grounding and calming experience in postpartum.
A practical guide with actionable strategies to turn those well-meaning but exhausting (and dare we say dreadful) postpartum visits into a meaningful and supportive experience for everyone involved.
Learn how to grapple the uncontrollable emotions of postpartum to get the care you deserve.
You’re currently pregnant
You've just had a baby recently
You have young children and you're feeling out of touch, overtired, and just plain overwhelmed.
You want to go deeper with nutrition and understand how to deeply nourish yourself naturally.
You love wellness and want a holistic guide to help you discover what you don’t know.
This course places a heavy emphasis on the physical, social and emotional needs of the mother, and is designed to help you create a cocoon of maternal care so that you feel nourished and well taken care of.
You’re specifically looking for a course for babies (e.g. weaning or sleep training)
You’re not interested in prioritizing nourishment and care for yourself
You're looking for a quick fix or "lose the baby weight" diet plans. This course is a holistic approach to life after pregnancy; it's for those who want to invest in a healthy and vibrant experience postpartum for years to come.
By supercharging your diet and properly caring for yourself, it is possible to thrive and not just survive in postpartum. It's important to prioritize health care over sick care, and postpartum is your golden opportunity to do so. After completing this course, you will feel supported, grounded and nourished in your transition to motherhood and in awe of your incredible body.
The estimated time to complete each module ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour. With 5 core modules and one bonus module, you’re looking at up to 6 hours, plus any additional self-study and implementation. But don’t worry, you can go at your own pace!
Customers get lifetime access and the latest updates to the course as there’s always new scientific evidence that becomes available with recommendations to boost mom and baby’s health. We pride ourselves on being on-top of these new insights so you don’t have to! That is what it’s all about - relying on our courses as the premier resource to optimize your pregnancy and your baby’s health.
Upon enrolling in the course, TGM mamas get instant access to each module so you can access all the resources whenever and wherever.
Yes and no. We’d love for you to tell your friends and family about TGM. However, sharing your course log-in or course materials is strictly prohibited, as this is protected intellectual property. As our course is always available on the TGM website, You can refer anyone you’d like to share this course with to this page. Thank you for your understanding and protecting our hard work. This will also aid in our ability to produce even more great content and education in the future.
We may discount the course for certain holiday promotions, but only for a very limited time and it’s not guaranteed. We’ve priced the course to value and stand behind the investment into your health. The best way to save is to purchase both courses at the bundle price, which saves you a full 15%.
Due to the digital nature of this course, refunds are not available as it cannot be returned. However, we want every TGM mama to be fully satisfied with their learning experience. Should you have any concerns whatsoever, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do everything we can to make it right.
While lots of epicurean recipes are included in the course, we don’t provide any “weight loss” diet plans. The reasoning is simple: we believe in slow living that’s rooted in supportive healing. We want you to thrive and feel grounded in postpartum through our nutrition and lifestyle framework, not overwhelmed and stressed by diets that are restrictive or unsustainable.