About Nekole

Almost Indescribable

Nekole is the author of 5 books on the topic of Holistic Peer Counseling. She is a second-generation grassroots organizer and educator. She is a 9/11 survivor who has been actively and successfully recovering from PTSD since 2002. Involved in the performing arts since the age of 4, educated at Columbia University in pre-medical and cultural studies and trained by her mother in body and birth work since she was a child, Nekole has massaged her skills, perspective and experiences into body and community based healing structures that are "almost indescribable". Having been raised on a spiritual path of the Sannyas, Nekole finds some of her greatest personal growth translating the practices handed to her into the experience of deepening the 20+ year relationship she has with her husband and through consciously parenting two powerhouse daughters.

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Want Nekole to yourself?

  • $150-300
  • 60-120 mins in person or remote

Want to join her community?

  • Starts @ $197
  • www.HolisticPeerCounseling.com

If you want to take your recovery one step further and/or learn to support others on their road to recovery, you want to work with Nekole.

"I don't know how to explain what Nekole does. All I can say is everything she does is golden."

Nekole works with parents, birth pros, sex educators, activists and countless others searching to bring the human back to humanity.

Warning..... Nekole has been known to change lives!

Nekole Shapiro combines an intimate understanding of the body with an education in the sciences to bring forth some of the most definitive and revolutionary information in the field of birth today. Participants in The Ecstatic Birth Foundation Series and Body Series cited her sessions as one of the most accessible and compelling in the curriculum. Soak her in-- it is a life-changing experience!

Sheila Kamara-Hay, Founder, Ecstatic Birth TeleSummit - www.ecstatic-birth.com

I am an Educator

Come learn amazing things!

There is a secret that Nekole not only KNOWS, but has been tapping people into for decades!  

The secret is that YOU are your own best source of healing and empowerment. 

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Yes, connect with her, I am so happy I did. The best money I have spent EVER has been on her classes because she helped me see MY greatness and not hers.

Mother, Birthworker, Activist

Holistic Peer Counseling (HPC) | Having the Tough Conversations: Using HPC and Embodiment to build Community

Kids Without Sexual Shame | Sex, Intimacy and Relationship | Increasing Intimacy: Intro to TantraConscious Relationships | Clitoral Revelations | Vulvic Explorations  

Birth Embodiment | Oxytocin | Sexuality and Birth 

I am a Doula

I am there for you.

DoulaBirthMy model of birth support aims to empower the family unit through holistic embodiment practices and intimacy building exercises.  I utilize techniques that engage your body, mind and spirit while supporting your family's birth preparation, experience and beyond.  Like labor and birth, it is fun, hard, and fulfilling work with an outcome more powerful than you can imagine!

Many clients choose to take my classes.  This integrates them into a larger community and supports their experience of becoming and being parents.

I am not only a birth doula.  As a doula, I usher you to yourself.  Many have found working with me to help them recover pieces of themselves they feel they have lost along the way.


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My partner and I had an amazing experience with Nekole Shapiro both in preparing for giving birth and as our doula while I was in labor. If I could do any thing over again, it would be to have hired her on sooner.

Audrey McManus, Babeland Education Coordinator

Pre & Post Birth Sessions

  • $300
  • 120 mins in person or remote

At your birth

  • $1000
  • doula in person

Unsatisfied with her unmedicated hospital birth experience,  Nekole embarked on an active journey to take her experience further her second time around. Ultimately, it was a deepening of her sexuality that brought her to that place she knew only birth could take her to.

***Her husband teases her that she just wants another child because she wants to take it even further.***

If you are interested in exploring how birth as a sexual event can help you have a more empowered birth experience, then you want to work with Nekole!

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My experience with Nekole was almost indescribable.

Jill Pollard, mama of 2

The Mind of Nekole

Sol Mendez, the Coordinator of the Gender Equity Center at South Seattle College, contacted me a few weeks ago about offering a workshop. I had met Sol a while back and knew right away anything we did together would be […]

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On February 10, 2016 an amazingly well-done sex education video from Norway came across my Facebook feed. It was one in a series of eight videos that I highly recommend checking out on YouTube. I’d love to hear what you […]

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  The beautiful coat of armor I had so skillfully constructed around my pain instantly became a straightjacket the moment the world changed to look more terrifying than I had ever imagined it could be. Writing this article is part […]

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I was speaking to another circus mom the other day and she mentioned enjoying flying trapeze because of the adrenalin rush. I was shocked. “Oh man! Adrenalin rush – GAH! I do NOT have an enjoyable relationship with adrenalin!”   […]

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  In a conversation with Allena Gabosch and Teri Ciacchi nearly seven years ago, I was lamenting the hindersome impact of sexual shame on the process of supporting families through the birthing experience.   “I feel like I need to […]

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I had the following conversation with my 9-year-old last week while walking home from school. As is often the case, my conversation with her helped me understand some of the struggles adults face as they reunite with their bodies. “Mom, […]

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When I first met Allena Gabosch and Teri Ciacchi over 6 years ago, I had no idea Sex Educator would become one of my many hats. In fact, years later after speaking and presenting at numerous events specifically focused on […]

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I phoned my mentor because I had just been asked to make Holistic Peer Counseling available to a large population of women experiencing birth trauma. I desperately needed to speak with someone who could provide me with guidance and grounding—and […]

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I had the great honor of being with Dr. Michel Odent in Honolulu as part of planning the Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health. At one point he made the statement, “human beings are contagious.” I will never forget […]

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    As someone who teaches about oxytocin, I often get asked what my “pleasure tips” are. You would think I would get used to it, but I don’t. I am always surprised by the question. Full disclosure: my mind […]

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