Events in North America

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM through November 14, 2016
    Private Home in Oakland, CA

    Embodiment Birthshop Level 1


    This two day Level 1 Birthshop is for: 

    • Anyone who wants more love, connection, and purpose in life and who feels that there is something holding them back.
    • Expectant parents, especially Mothers and Fathers who want to give their babies a head start in life by not passing on their own traumas to them.
    • Artists and other change makers who are looking to access and unleash more of their creative power in the world.
    • People in the helping professions such as therapists, counselors, doulas, midwives, bodyworkers, coaches, etc. who want to gain insight intothemselves and to learn new tools to support their clients more effectively.
    • Parents of children who may have had difficult or traumatic births. By clearing their own experiences of their births and their children’s births, parents are able to support their children’s well-being by providing a more neutral and supportive nervous system for their children to access. 

    * CLEAR traumatic residue of early experiences from our nervous systems.
    * SET A NEW BASELINE of wellness and belonging.
    * GIVE you the important missing experience of being deeply welcomed to your life in safety and love.

    Instead of trying to fix the old “programming” (by re-living the initial shock of being born), it’s most effective to just acquire a whole new vivid, rich, and wonderful birth experience!

    The Birthshop combines powerful somatic visualizations, meditation, somatic re-education, breathing exercises and one-on-one work supported by the group.

    It’s deep, it’s profoundly healing and it’s fun!


    “This workshop was very profound for me in two different ways: one as a preparation for our baby’s birth and the other as a woman in the world. I experienced the way i would like my baby and all babies to feel when they come to this life. I also discovered a lot a bout my self I had not known. I learned from Matthew as a facilitator but I also learned about him as a real person, as a husband, father and individual being.”

    “I am 61 year old male with children in their mid 20’s. Attending abirthshop would seem a little late… but I found it to be a very effective and powerful method. Matthew creates a safe place for connecting with my feelings and is a wonderful guide in this process. I would recommend this work to anybody and especially young couples. ” -Rhoads

    “Matthew is an extraordinarily skilled facilitator. He is wise, sensitive to participant’s individual needs, funny, humble, non-judgmental, helpful and a very good listener. On a technical level I was incredibly impressed by the fluid versatility with which he skillfully wove and transitioned between a wide variety of therapeutic modalities. My wife and I felt totally safe and comfortable doing some very vulnerable work with him, and we got more than we expected out of the workshop.” -Scott 

    For more information and to register go to my

    Cost:   $400/individual - $700/couple 
    EARLY BIRD:$350/Individual $625/couple if registered and paid by October 19th)
    Click on the link below to register.
  • Saturday, December 03, 2016 at 10:00 AM through December 06, 2016 · $341.00 USD

    Birth Into Being Level 1 and 2 with Lily Rothrock

    Your problems didn't start yesterday--the way you live and perceive the world is affected by how you were born and raised. 
     In this workshop, you will experience a self-development technique that gives you the tools to empower yourself to make the right choices for yourself. You will establish a reference-point for creating from your center of power and alignment instead of acting out of fear and disconnection.  Your self-limiting habits and beliefs are not the core of who you are--they are conditioned from before you can remember, however your body stores the cellular memory of how you felt when you were growing up.  This workshop is an opportunity for anyone, men and women, to release those ancestral and societal patterns which hold us back from being who we truly are.

    December 3-6, 2016

    Birth Into Being Levels 1 and 2

    at Enchanted Ridge in Cohasset, CA (Near Chico, CA, USA)

    Facilitated by Lily Rothrock


    • Four days of facilitated Birth Into Being processes and exercises
    • 3 cleansing vegetarian meals per day
    • Indoor camping
    • Sauna and pond
    • Dancehall 
    • Supportive container for deep transformational work

    Click to Register Now!

    (click to complete the registration form, then scroll to the bottom of the page for payment details)



    What a beautiful spot we will gather at in Cohasset, California, 40 minutes outside of Chico!  Tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, this area is said to be in an “infinity loop” with Mount Shasta -- full of vibrant energy and a powerful place to dive into the Birth Into Being process.

    Enchanted Ridge offers ample space to hold our morning dance warm-up, group sharing circle, break-off sessions for processes, as well as intimate nooks for journaling, and ample nature for exploring and being by yourself.  

    We also have access to a wood-fired sauna and pond on the property! Perfect for in-the-body integration and resetting the nervous system.   Swimming is welcome -- however it will be December!  

    Detailed driving directions are included in the Welcome Letter, sent upon registration.  The nearest airport is Sacramento (SMF).


    The accommodations are offered in “indoor camping” style.  There are several shared rooms with beds in the venue that you will be free to choose from.  Beds and pillows are provided, please bring your own sleeping bag.

     In the evenings, participants can rest, explore the land, enjoy the sauna, or simply chat and connect by the wood-fireplaces.    There is no wifi and limited cell service at the venue, but I bet you you will find an even better connection! ;)

    For locals, you are welcome to stay at home and drive to the venue each day (there is a small discount provided).  However, it is highly encouraged to stay at the venue to stay in the "Birthing Field," as we call it!

    Accommodation includes staying through Wednesday at 10 am. 


    Included in the price of the workshop are three delicious, cleansing, wholesome vegetarian meals each day.  Prepare to feel extra vibrant and healthy!  Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

    Feel free to bring snacks for yourself or to share with the group for during tea breaks.  There will always be hot water and tea available.  


    We will begin each day at 10 AM and finish around 5:00 PM.  Lunch will be about an hour and a half during midday.  Tea and snack breaks as needed.  More details in the Welcome letter.   Plan to arrive Saturday morning between 9 and 10 am to settle in. 


    Credit Cards, Cash, and Checks are accepted.  Credit Cards are accepted at the bottom of this page.  Please contact Lily to arrange cash/check payment. 


    4 Days with wholesome vegetarian catered meals and accommodation   -  $722

    Local's Price - 4 days catered workshop without accommodation   - $682

    Level 1 only (2 days) with catering and accommodation - $361

    Local's Price - Level 1 only (2 days) catered workshop without accommodation  -  $341


    A limited number of scholarships are available. Please apply here in addition to registering. 


    Click here to complete the registration form.