Breema for the Birth Team:  Nurturing Touch for Pregnancy, Labor, and Beyond

with Jon Schreiber, Alexandra Johnson and Alexis Mulhauser

Breema bodywork and the Nine Principles of Harmony are an ideal complement for anyone working with pregnant women or attending births. The bodywork is simple and safe, and helps decrease tension in mind, body, and feelings. It can be used in prenatal care and labor to support the body’s natural rhythms, allowing the physiologic process to unfold.
The Nine Principles can be used by members of the birth team to help maintain a tranquil and nurturing environment. Working with Body Comfortable, Mutual Support, and No Force offers the opportunity to come to a posture of balance, strength, and availability while remaining calm and focused.
In this workshop, we will learn simple Breema sequences that can be used prenatally and in labor, Self-Breema exercises for establishing body-mind connection, and discuss how the Nine Principles of Harmony can enhance personal well-being and the development of a therapeutic relationship.

 

Jon Schreiber, D. C., director of the Breema Center and Breema Clinic in Oakland, California, has been teaching Breema in the U.S. and internationally since 1980. He has presented Breema to interested groups in the fields of medicine, psychology, bodywork, exercise, holistic health, and personal growth. His numerous articles and books focus on the universal and practical philosophy of Breema.

Alexandra Johnson, MD, trained at the University of Colorado in Rural Family Medicine with a fellowship in operative obstetrics. She presents Breema internationally, and uses Breema's universal principles extensively in family medicine, prenatal care, and labor to cultivate an open, nurturing environment in which great transformation can take place. She was featured in the 2016 film, Why Not Home?, discussing the importance of physiologic birth practices and the need for conversation between home birth and hospital birth providers. She has an integrative medicine practice in Oakland, CA.

Alexis Mulhauser has 18 years experience studying and teaching movement, including Breema, yoga, martial arts, and dance. She is a Breema Instructor at the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, and also teaches health and wellness workshops, as well as pre- and peri-natal yoga and dance. By applying Breema and the 9 Principles of Harmony throughout her pregnancy and delivery, Alexis benefitted by discovering an inner atmosphere of self-acceptance. She has found this teaching to be an essential tool to support and nourish her daily life as a mother, and wishes to share this practice with others.

Oakland, California, United States