Steffi places particular emphasis upon the presence of loving touch, the preparation of the body for birth & its healing after birth. This has inspired her delving into different fields of traditional bodywork & acquiring an array of treasured skills & practices.


She brings a warm & open hearted quality to her work & is able to adapt her services to suit varied circumstances, individual needs & birth settings.


She lives in the beautiful Yarra Valley in Victoria, is a mother of 3 strong natured children and a loving partner; with over 20 years experience of traversing the varied seasons of relationship & family. She is also a passionate cook, a homemaker, hearth keeper, community weaver & lover of wild places.

Steffi's Story

Steffi has been involved in Birthwork for 20 years. 

Supporting birthing families in the capacity of a birth attendant/ doula & childbirth educator Steffi also facilitates both the monthly Birth Circle; for women preparing for conception, pregnant mothers & mothers with babes in arms & the monthly Angel Baby Healing Circle; for women journeying with bereavement after the loss of a baby through termination, miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. These gatherings offer a well held vessel to creatively explore both the inner and outer terrain of one's pregnant, mothering & birthing experience. She also co-facilitates Little Seeds, a weekly wholistic parenting gathering in her local community.

Her education has been unique and in addition to her certified training includes many years of cherished mentoring and apprentice like tuition which has created the foundation of her work. She has been fortunate to have been guided by several wise and gifted teachers and benefited greatly from their down to earth and hands on guidance.

Steffi's Training

Certificate of Ayurvedic Massage NSW College of Natural Medicine

Certified Birth Attendant Birthing Wisdom

Certificate of Childbirth Educator NACE

Certificate of Lomi Lomi Massage Transformations

Certificate of Hot Stone Massage Illi Illi Stones

Certificate of Mayan Abdominal Self Care Therapy Arvigo

Certificate of Professional Mayan Abdominal Therapy Arvigo

Advanced Certificate of Birthwork Birthwork

© 2018 by Steffi Arvanitakis 

Steffi Arvanitakis

Wholistic Birthwork

Tel: 0418 312 920