Birth is the sacred dance between two worlds- life, and whatever comes before.
Are you ready to join the dance?
Hi! I'm Jenessa Berg (she/her). I'm a birth doula+creative dance teacher,
a wife, and a mother to four beautiful children.
My journey to birth work began as a child, devouring my mom's copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" at 8 years old and attending the births of my younger siblings. I began college at BYU with the intent to work in a hospital Labor and Delivery department. I soon realized, however, that it would be a path to burnout for me.
I switched gears to study contemporary dance, believing that the power of the arts was a path to healing and wellness. I learned so much about the power of the mind-body connection and it has changed everything about my approach to life.
I danced throughout my pregnancies, taking classes, performing, and teaching. As it came time to give birth, I found that what I had learned through creative dance, combined with my knowledge and passion for birth, made for a remarkable childbirth preparation experience.
My own five childbirth experiences have been wildly transformative. I've personally experienced a classic "cascade of interventions" birth, a redemptive but oh-so-speedy birth, a "home birth in the hospital," a euphoric home birth in our RV, and a difficult home birth that ended in a severe hemorrhage and hospital transfer. These experiences have both softened and boldened me. I truly believe in every woman's ability to discern her own way, even and especially under challenging circumstances.
If you are looking for
- a friend to hear you and see you through your wild transformation
- someone who will support you in your decisions, because, well, they're yours
- a source of knowledge who knows there's always a bigger picture and another perspective
then please reach out! Let's dance. Let's chat. Let's dive deep into what is possible for you.
The way you are treated during birth matters deeply. I follow your lead during this sacred and intimate time, protecting your space and filling in the gaps by supporting you however you need. I have skills, knowledge, and tools to help, but I find that what is most often needed is a loving, trusting, and safe presence. I believe in you!
I'm located in Orem, Utah and travel up to 90 minutes for my clients.
Together we create, discover, explore, and more in these one-of-a-kind classes.
Meaningful movement experiences catered to the challenges of pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood.
Weekly classes take place on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Embody Wellness Center in Orem, Utah.
First class is free!
Each class is $25
Buy a 10-class punch card for $150
*pay in cash or venmo @motherdance
2/7- A Movement Meditation on Air
2/14- Private Event (NO class)
2/21- A Movement Meditation on Fire
2/28- A Movement Meditation on Water
3/7- A Movement Meditation on Earth
3/14- Body-Brain Integration for Birth
3/21- Patterns of Total Body Connectivity for Birth
3/28- Centered, Grounded, and Free
4/4- Feminine vs Masculine Energy for Parents- CANCELED
4/11- Maiden/Mother/Crone Energy Exploration
4/18- Divine Feminine Symbols I: Trees and Bees
4/25- Divine Feminine Symbols II: Serpents and Water
No classes- Maternity Leave!
Ina May Gaskin