About Us

The Center for Sacred Window Studies was born out of the commitment to bring further into the world the teachings of Ayurveda and Postpartum Care. We recognize a real need for mothers and babies to reconnect to these ancient concepts, which can address common difficulties postpartum. Our entire team owes inspiration and gratitude to Ysha Oakes, the founder of the original Sacred Window School, who’s life’s work helped guide each of us on this path.

Christine Devlin Eck

Christine is the Center’s Director and one of its Instructors.  She has a background as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Educator, Group Facilitator and Birth and Postpartum Doula.  She is also a busy mother of 4 boys, most of whom have been brought into the world using the principles we teach.  She describes Ayurvedic Postartum Care as truly powerful and transformative, and a missing link in modern postartum care. Christine lives in Western Massachusetts in an old farmhouse with her pack of wild boys, amazing husband, two cats, hermit crabs, fish, one gecko and flock of beautiful chickens.

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Julia Fishman

Julia Fishman has been involved with the Center for Sacred Windows Studies since it’s inception. She is an educator, an entrepreneur, an intuitive visionary, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, yoga teacher and an active Avatar Master.  She loves to make learning of profound wisdoms fun, accessible, easy to digest and applicable to life.  Guided by a commitment to pragmatically improving the world, Julia spends majority of her time traveling around the country and facilitating conciousness training courses for people and families from all walks of life and from all over the world.  She is based in Framingham, MA and the first thing you’ll notice is her relaxed warm directness and never-ending optimism, love and enthusiasm for life. 


Charlotte Senseney Sternkind

Charlotte was led to this work by Spirit as she came up with a business name during meditation. The teacher who trained her called one day and said she had been informally calling her students Ayurdoulas. That is how her deeper journey as a postpartum doula began after years of being a birth doula and prenatal massage therapist. She fully believes in supporting the mama and her experience of growing, birthing and nurturing life on this earth. Charlotte loves seeing how even the simplest shift can add sweetness to the mama’s Sacred Window and put a smile on her face in the midst of changes. As a matter of fact, her former career in the dental field also made people smile!  Charlotte lives in Austin, TX.

 AyurDoula Postpartum Doula Services.


Ashlee Sakaishi Wilkin

Ashlee has been fascinated and inspired by birth, babies, and pregnant mama bellies since she was a little girl.  Growing up, she witnessed the birth miracle of baby animals many times at her mom’s Veterinary hospital.  This and other life experiences planted the seed for her life-long interest in birth work.  She is passionate about transforming our cultural perspective on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting by bringing back ancient wisdom for the modern family. Ashlee currently has a thriving practice, working with midwives in Northern California to provide Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum care.  To learn more about her, check out her website at Life Nectar.