I am Emilie. I am a mother, birthkeeper, early childhood educator, transpersonal art therapist, shamanic craftwoman, gardener and dance lover.
I live nested amongst the mountains of the Yarra Valley on Wurundjeri land with my husband and my 2 sons. I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people (traditional custodians of this land) and their wisdom, and pay respect to their leaders and elders past, present and emerging. I also acknowledge the love and strength of my mother and father and of my lineage and ancestry.
How I Can Help You
Womb Connect: Birth, Recovery, Cycles, Rituals, Ceremonies, Medicine drum.
By using a blend of contemporary and ancient practices (such as medicine drum, connecting with the wisdom of the natural cycles) I can help you with reclaiming the soul and the shamanic journey of your birthing experiences, menstruation and life challenges and in doing do, enable you to feel grounded, at peace, confident and resilient.
I was very lucky to be born and to have spent the first 25 years of my life in France in the beautiful Alps. I spent lots of time in nature and the mountains gifted me an incredible inner strength. I still carry this precious gift within me.
My personal journey really deepened as I walked through the path of motherhood. I gave birth to 4 babies. Each birth impacted me profoundly and transformed me. I learnt from my first birth to stand up for my rights, while facing a complex scenario of birth, to be with the unknown, to release and open. The following 2 pregnancies ended early with 2 miscarriages. I felt devastated. Those 2 births taught me a lot about myself, my worthiness and my values.
I learnt to accept death, to accept life the way it is, to be humble, to surrender and surrender even more. My fourth baby was born at home with my husband, my son and my friend. I had chosen a freebirth. I received the gift of trust. I learnt to be free, to choose and take entire responsibility for my birth and life choices.
My interest in and passion for understanding the birthing process and its power with transformation continuously grows in me and I feel a deep call and responsibility to share what I know with others.
I also have the privilege to be able to share my services in two languages: in English or French.
I honour and acknowledge the land and spirits of the land from where I live
and their traditional caretakers the Wurundjeri people.
I honor my mother and father, my lineage and ancestry,
all my teachers, wisdom keepers and influences that have crossed my path.
I call the grandmothers,
the grandfathers supporting the grandmothers,
the divine feminine,
the inner knowing within each of us.
I call the ancient goddesses,
that women have called on forever,
to hold us, protect us, nurture us and guide us.
I call the future generations,
the great great great grand children
To show us the way to bring the change the earth needs now.
May we all live gently in awareness of each-other,
feel our strong spirit,
And act and share from a place of heart centeredness, peace and joy!
Working with me
As an art therapist and shamanic craftwoman, I create a sacred space to assist your inner knowing and confidence to flourish.
- with pregnant women who are willing to undertake the inner work of pregnancy
- with women who have experienced birth trauma or loss
- with women on a journey to reclaim their power and wisdom
I help women to be grounded, confident and resilient.
I work with your intention and have a ‘person centred’ approach which focuses on your emotional and spiritual wellbeing. This approach is dynamic, requiring your active participation.
I encourage you to access your wisdom via many tools such as journaling, drawing, dreams, dance, meditation, intuition, connection with Nature, connection with the Goddesses, archetypes, animal allies and guides, ceremonies and the medicine drum.
There is spirit and sacredness in birth. This is true for every birth (this includes miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, difficult or traumatic birth experience).
Birth is a peak experience that touches you and transforms you. Let’s take the time to honor that process.
Rather than tolerate my role of motherhood, working with Emilie helped me to uncover some of the unexpected superpowers that came to me by being a mum – like validating feelings (my own and others) and finding my voice. Now I move forward through the world strongly and confidently. Emilie has a wealth of resources to create a ceremony that is tailored to your needs and intent.
The work I did with Emilie was incredibly profound. I was seeking a shift in myself, and a deeper understanding of my life and deeper understanding of pregnancy. Emilie supported me in all these areas. She supported me to journey within, so I could understand myself in ways that I needed to prepare for my next baby. She introduced me to a whole new way of seeing pregnancy and birth and it was because of her I chose to have a home birth which turned out to be one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.