To support resilience in women faced with adverse reproductive events, Malika Rani offers services as well as professional education.

Malika Rani advocates for comprehensive trauma-informed care to recover from reproduction and birth related post-traumatic stress. She has cultivated an integral approach to understanding and addressing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elements and rites encountered through conception, pregnancy, birth and bonding. She supports women and families to heal and thrive through the often trying experiences in the reproductive journey.

Malika Rani weaves in wisdom gained as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga instructor, Prenatal Massage Therapist, 30 years experience in baby care, and masters level education in Perinatal Psychology. Her understanding is enhanced by her personal reproductive journey including the sudden loss and birth of her identical twin boys at 8 months pregnant. She completed her Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Reproduction and Birth Psychology. Her work incorporates Traumatology, Somatic and Transpersonal Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Authentic Relating, Indigenous Healing Practices and Mindfulness.

Malika Rani also practices and teaches “Authentic Relating” (aka "Circling") and Relational Leadership. She is a senior facilitator of workshops and trainings for Authentic World and the Integral Center. She was an integral member of “The Community” since its early inception and has remained a core female member of the leadership body. Malika continues to stay engaged with the development of the global Circling community and her core communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Boulder, CO.

One branch of building community through authentic relating, was the development of Women’s Circles and a Healing Center in San Francisco called the SpiralMuse Home of Wellbeing beginning in 2003. With pioneering female mentors, Malika supported the non-profit organization in developing and hosting events, parties, and programs. In her 20s and 30s, she nurtured and personally developed inside of this community of women deeply committed to inner work, living responsibly, LOVE, and supporting the emerging awareness and depth of wisdom available inside of healthy collaborative women’s culture.

Malika Rani is also a ceremonialist and yogic practitioner with 15 years of in-depth training and study. She is an Apprentice of Pema Khandro Rinpoche of the Buddhist Yogis Lineage. Honored and privileged to relish in the sublime teachings of Dzogchen and Tantra, Malika strives to live by the Bodhisattva vows. Through the School, she has studied natural medicine, yoga and meditation, and is a certified Meditation Instructor.

Concurrently, Malika Rani has also been gratefully re-connecting with indigenous elemental wisdom and training with indigenous Elders for 15 years. Bridging the past with the future, the young with the old, through International Wisdom Keeper Councils and Ceremonies hosted by Earth Peoples United and Spirit Jaguar. She weaves earth practices into Rites of Passage experiences for growth and healing.

Further, Malika Rani is a wilderness advocate and enthusiast, hell-bent on making a huge impact with the preservation and rejuvenation of our ecosystem and the creation of a functional and sustainable culture of humanity.

Malika Rani draws from her vast professional experience as a counselor, doula, postpartum consultant, body worker, women’s health care advocate, yogic practitioner, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda and herbalism—as well as her own personal experience—to offer the Healing Mama Trauma™ curriculum.

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Specializations

Specializations

  • human development
  • attachment/bonding
  • reproduction and birth
  • traumatology
  • somatic healing
  • emotional intelligence
  • women and families
  • rites of passage
  • council
  • mindfulness

Degrees

  • Masters of Arts in Psychology, John F Kennedy University
    specialization in Reproductive & Birth Psychology
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara  
  • Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies, University of California Santa Barbara  

Trainings/Certifications

  • Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals
    Postpartum Support International and the 2020 Mom Project
  • Perinatal Psychology Graduate Education
    Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
  • TeleHealth for Mental Health Professionals
    2-day Distance Therapy Training
  • Prana Vinyasa Yoga RYT-200
    Samudra Global School for Living Yoga
  • Midwifery Intensive
    Heart and Hands
  • Birth Doula Certification
    Sierra Childbirth Institute, CA
  • Postpartum Doula Certification
    Los Angeles Doula, CA
  • Pregnancy Massage Certification
    Institute of Conscious Bodywork, CA
  • Esalen Massage & Advanced Technique
    Esalen, Big Sur, CA
    Deep Tissue, Swedish Esalen Massage
  • Asian Systems Massage Certification
    McKinnon Institute of Massage, Oakland, CA
    Shiatsu, Acupressure, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Meditation Teacher Certification
    Ngakpa International, CA
  • Yoga for Women Teacher Certification
    GreenPath Yoga, San Francisco CA
  • Arête Coach and Course Leader Training
    Arête Center for Excellence, San Francisco, CA
    2-year training as life coach and to facilitate “Circling”
  • Yogic Buddhism Lineage Apprentice
    Ngakpa International and Yogic Medicine Institute
  • Indigenous Healing, Ceremony, Mayan Shamanism & Native American Traditions Rites of Passage & Wilderness Skills
    Training with OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez, Mayan Healer and other Indigenous Elders.