River Mamas Connect is a support and resource group for mamas in the West Sonoma County area. The goal of River Mamas Connect is to create a supportive space to connect with one another and with resources within the community and to provide a safe platform for authentic discussion about the experience of new motherhood with emphasis on empowerment, compassion, humor and peer support. We aim to find lightness and nurture camaraderie in our shared adventures in parenting.
River Mamas facilitators are:
Shannon Rogge, LMFT
Shannon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Graton, Ca. She has an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a BA in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Fort Lewis College. She is a NASW certified clinical supervisor for interns working towards licensure. She has almost a decade of experience working in the non profit mental health field and has a strong background and training in working with trauma, addiction, mood disorders, and psycho spiritual issues. She spent many years working in the schools as a counselor and has been certified as a Positive Parenting Program educator. Her training in and passion for all things wild and shamanic has nourished her practice over the years. She feels profoundly connected to the natural world and works hard to both embody and teach this reverence to others. She has a deep appreciation for and training in energy psychology, clairvoyance and chakra work, ecotherapy and mindfulness practices. She currently specializes in working with women and teens in a holistic manner utilizing and teaching skills and tools stemming from the natural world, the sacred feminine and mind/body/spirit practices. She is a wife and mother and works within the community to provide resources for and support new mothers. Shannon believes that we are all born with inherent wisdom and works empathically to guide clients towards deep listening to the higher self. She considers herself an advocate for the soul with the mission of assisting clients on their unique path towards self empowerment and full potential. The foundation of her own soul journey rests on that of ancient feminine wisdom, psychological and spiritual balance, and the allowance of true grace to permeate even the most mundane moments.
Visit www.shannonrogge.com to connect with her or learn more.
Annabele is a therapeutic yoga instructor, mom, community activist, artist and writer. She is passionate about community, nature, art and supporting mothers and women in all facets. Annabele’s own journey through early motherhood has been a profoundly spiritual and transformative experience and has birthed in her a strong desire to create support network within her community for new mothers. Annabele has over ten years experience doing non-profit work in programs for families and kids and currently serves on the board at River to Coast Children’s Services. Additionally, Annabele also co-leads women’s circles that meet monthly to share and empower one another in the individual and collective spiritual work of healing ourselves and the world and is the co-founder of SHE RISES: Women’s Activist Circle of the Russian River. She blogs about her experience of motherhood as a spiritual path at www.myunchartedground.com. You can learn more about her weekly yoga classes in the community at www.delphinayoga.com.