Labyrinth at Casa de la Maria





explore - discover - prepare 


A comprehensive process to prepare for birth that begins within






Childbirth Classes in the Birthing From Within Philosophy begin with what parents already know. We explore basic, practical facts and tips for your upcoming labor AND the deeper questions of your intuition as you stand at the threshold of birth.


We explore knowing 

—from the view of birth in our culture

—from the view of our body’s ancient knowing

—from the view “within” guided by intuition


"Kathie offers such a personalized experience in her classes.  She is able to focus in and identify each family's unique needs and crafts her offerings to meet and address those specific requirements.  She cares so deeply about providing a full and complete experience."  Nancy W. (therapist and mom)


In your classes, you will learn how to:

  • Explore the physiology of birth and learn how you can prepare your body physically for labor.
  • Discover the types of knowing in birth; Ancient Knowing, Modern Knowing, and Knowing Self.
  • Prepare for the intensity of labor by learning a variety of pain coping practices to help build confidence.
  • Explore your inner resources and confidently tap into your inner strengths
  • Prepare your mind, body, and spirit for whatever your birth journey may bring
  • Discover and build a new confidence as parents that can assist in birth and beyond
  • Prepare for life as a new family at home and explore your role as mother and father 


  • Dull lectures, handouts, and videos. Instead, you and your partner will experience enjoyable learning through lively discussions and thought provoking activities
  • Outcome Focused. We understand that birth can twist and turn in many different directions. We do not promise that if you practice or believe a certain thing, you will achieve a specific birth outcome. Instead, we focus on preparing your mind, body, and spirit for whatever birth may bring 
  • About a relaxing or “pain-free” birth experience. Instead, we focus on strategies for coping with the intensity of labor, and the challenge of stepping into "the unknown" since every birth is unique and the details of a particular birth cannot be known in advance.  


WEEKEND IMMERSIONS  A Weekend Immersion is a 6-week class offered in two full-day weekend classes or four 3-hour classes.  Weekend Immersions are a favorite of busy parents!

Call 951-203-9560 to schedule the BEST DATES for your classes and we will build a class around those dates.

Birthin Again

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