About Us

Find out about the team behind the Lotus Birth website, who have many decades of birth experience behind them.

“At last, Shivam Rachana has gathered together the Lotus Birth lore from around the world so that we might welcome babies more fully by honoring the fourth stage of labor.” 

– Jeannine Parvati Baker

Davini Malcolm

Davini Malcolm is a life member and director of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery (ICSM) and has sat in Women’s Mystery circles for 20 years and continues to do so.

She believes this sacred time in the company of women has created the foundations on which she lives her life and feels the blessings of this every day.

Davini is a mother of four lotus-born children. She has 29 years of experience in film and television as an actress.

Peter Malcolm

The late Peter Malcolm was an expedition leader, change facilitator, public speaker, adventurer and father of five. Peter has led many expeditions to Antarctica and visited the continent 19 times. He sailed boats and square-rigged ships doing unique projects all over the world. He worked for Greenpeace and Mission Antarctica.

Peter designed and ran youth and corporate programs including youth at the World Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 and two recent Antarctic corporate environmental expeditions. One of these helped clear out 1000 tonnes of rubbish from a Russian Antarctic Base. He was passionate about taking people safely into extreme wilderness areas, particularly under sail.

Peter lived his life with intense passion and enthusiasm, dedicating himself to the environment, the community and social justice. He always strove to fulfil his potential, and all the while helped others to reach theirs. A most gifted speaker, his rousing speeches never failed to inspire the audience.

Shivam Rachana

Shivam Rachana 
is the founding Principal of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery and was co-director of the Centre for Human Transformation, a professional training and residential spiritual community, for 28 years. Rachana’s teaching career spans 40 years.

A pioneer of conscious birthing practices since the 1970s and specializing in Water Birth and Lotus Birth, she brings insight into the significance of the pre and perinatal experience and teaches the healing of birth trauma. Her ‘Women’s Mysteries’ 5-day retreat program, attended by thousands of women during the past 25 years, connects women to the source of their feminine power and wisdom.

Shivam also trains doulas and re-birthers. Her book ‘Lotus Birth’ is now in its second edition and has been translated into Italian, Polish, and Czech in a world-first publication. She is the executive director of the acclaimed DVD ‘The Lotus Birth of the Malcolm Twins’ and Co-author of ‘The Tantric Path’.

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