Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
'Sacred Birth Journey' Instructor
My life's work revolves around women.
As a mother myself, I have a love for babies and the path from maiden to motherhood. I have a deep value for community, honoring the transitional experiences we encounter in life and finding optimal wellbeing through alternative techniques. I have found myself immersed in the work around birth, health and the divine feminine by supporting mothers as a doula, offering the peaceful energy healing of Reiki and hosting women's circles. I use my tools of intuition, empathy and science to assist in your birthing process for a calm birth and new beginning with your new child. Our relationship as a support for your process will always encourage you to follow your own intuition to guide your journey.
My passion is sharing the gift of Reiki and empowering others to take on the traditional practices. I am experienced in the utilization of sacred sound for healing through shamanic drumming, quartz crystal singing bowls and tibetan instruments. These beautiful healing instruments can be integrated into your labor experience and help to ground you into labor.
My 5 week pregnancy classes are intended to bring you and your partner in closer tune with one another and to find the pleasure out of your experience. We explore a range of topics, outside of the typical physical changes, including emotional and spiritual integration during pregnancy.
I also guide full and new moon classes integrated with Reiki and sacred sound that encourage embracing the cycles within and honoring our connection to nature. These classes specifically ground is into the female menses cycles and the connection with the moon.
Certifications & Work Experience
Emily is a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through the Birth Trust Doula Certification program. She is a certified Sacred Birth Journey instructor teaching childbirth preparation to couples through the Sacred Living Movement. She has been a certified Reiki practitioner since 2013, becoming attuned when she was 5 months pregnant. Reiki assisted in her transition of becoming a mother by giving her practical relaxation techniques. She has been a Reiki instructor locally in Fort Collins, CO, Hotchkiss, CO, and Taos, NM since 2017. Emily is also trained in providing Trauma- informed care. Emily has taught workshops and performed at Tribal Vision Festival in 2017 and 2018, Sonic Bloom Festival in 2019 and Arise Festival in 2019.
She is currently on staff as a doula and Reiki instructor at Sacred Owl Wellness Health Spa in Fort Collins, CO.