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Thank you for being here. Embodica is about embodied learning--deep learning that happens with more than just your intellect. What you learn with Embodica will stay with you because you learn through embodied experience and exploration. Whether you take the childbirth education classes, do couples coaching, or join a mother's circle, Embodica engages you—body, mind and heart. Please spend some time exploring. If you have questions, please ask!
Let me share a little bit about how Embodica came to be, and why I do what I do. I am always looking for ways to add meaning and more awareness to my life. I was drawn to work with parents on the threshold of birth, not because I was deeply interested in the mechanics or physiology of birth or even because of a super strong draw to newborns (although, I do love them!). Rather, the pull to birth work was inspired by the transformative power of birth. Birth is one of the only strongly acknowledged rites of passage modern Americans still feel at a deep level. As a pregnant woman moves closer to birth, a window opens for her. She feels the pull to understand herself more deeply, to prepare to face all that birth may require, and to deepen her relationship with her partner. A pregnant woman facing the physical, emotional and spiritual trials of childbirth begins to seek answers for herself. Often she begins asking herself and those around her, "what do I need to know to give birth, to cope with the intensity, or to be a mother?" It is this curiosity and desire to learn more that draws me to work with couples in birth. My childbirth education classes prepare mothers and their partners for birth, while acknowledging the whole process as far more than simply a medical event. Pregnancy, labor, and birth collectively are a powerful rite of passage into parenthood.
Not long after I began mentoring couples in preparation for childbirth, I was reminded how much couples need support beyond childbirth. They also want and need support to continue to flourish as a couple even as they navigate new parenthood (and sometimes more so). There are lots of parenting classes out there teaching skills from diapering to discipline. Rarely have I seen classes for the parents focusing on their relationship not as parents but as a couple. This is what I do. I love working with parents in a way that supports them to be the best they can be as a dynamic, loving, and connected couple beyond their roles as co-parents. Having a strong relationship as a couple is as powerful as any parenting technique!
Putting together childbirth, relationship practice, embodied feminine exploration, myth and ritual and Embodica was born.
I don't have all the answers, but I do know how to ask good questions and guide you to find out what you most need to know to thrive in whatever stage of parenting you are currently navigating, whether pregnancy, parenthood, relationship, or remembering to spread your own womanly wings as your navigate it all .
Thank you for visiting Embodica. Want to know more? Peruse these pages and come join me for a class, workshop, private session or retreat. I would love to get to know you and where you desire to have more depth and meaning in your own life.
With much warmth and excitement for your journey,
Britta and the Embodica Team