About Fiona


fiona on bench



Welcome to 'Birthing the Soul' the website of Fiona Shaw.


My work takes many forms but in someway all the threads are concerned with the ‘soul’, healing and supporting and enabling people to be more present and connected in their lives.

I originally trained as a nurse and then heath visitor, but disillusioned by the limitations of the medicalised model went on to qualify as a body therapist, reflexologist and later a Reiki Master.

 In 1993, the 'Craft'of Birthing found me, and as a lay midwife I accompanied many women through birth and the childbearing year. This seeded my passion for midwifery, so I trained and then practised as an Independent Midwife for over ten years.

I co-founded Sacred-Birthing, a doula training programme, which enabled me to teach and share from my experience.

Since 1997, when I was initiated as a Medicine Woman in the Red Path, I have been creating communities with ceremony at the centre in the UK, Germany, Portugal and Israel. 

I work with individuals, run women's groups, retreats and ceremonies.


Fiona with the fire.