The Alchemical Mama is a place where practical meets magical. Our mission is to empower folks as they seek to create, grow and birth life, while providing evidence-based and mystical solutions for the journey to and through parenthood and self-actualization.
Our Core Values
- Informed Consent
- Spiritual Autonomy + Growth
- Creative Freedom
Have you always dreamed of being a parent? Are you hungry to know everything you can about pregnancy, labor and birth? Are you wanting to move beyond the physiology of birth and explore the spiritual aspects of giving life? Want to crush this thing called parenthood? Or maybe you just need a little guidance to step into your best self? Let’s partner together to manifest your deepest desires. The alchemical process starts now.
Hey, there. I’m Kamahria – but I happily answer to Kam. I’m a self-proclaimed scrunchy mama to three awesome children: Bonus son Avant, baby boy Chace and furbaby Bella. I’m what Elizabeth Gilbert calls a hummingbird – flying from place to place to pollinate the world with my magic. In other words, I’m a professional seeker of knowledge and seeker of spiritual alchemy.
I spent nearly a decade as a reporter, editorial writer and public relations specialist. I then felt called to pursue my passion for dance and psychology and went to graduate school for dance/movement therapy and counseling. I’ve had the privilege of using those skills with hospice patients for the last five years.
But since I was a teenager, I have had a strong interest in all things birth-related. I had considered becoming a doula many years ago, but it wasn’t until the birth of my son in May 2017 that I decided to go for it. I trained with Bebo Mia as a fertility, birth and postpartum doula and am currently seeking certification. I am particularly fascinated with the birth of the new mother and the spiritual transformation that can occur when a birthing person is properly informed and nurtured. In addition to my formal education as a journalist and therapist, I am also a certified aromatherapist with special training in using oils from conception through the postpartum period. It is my immense pleasure to offer my many skill sets to you on this most sacred journey.
Movement Pattern Analysis Certificate (MPAC), Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduated: August 2015
Master of Arts, Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduated: August 2014
Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis (GL-CMA), Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduated: July 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Graduated: May 2002
American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED for Infants, Children & Adults) Program, 2018
Level 1 Certificate, Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy; Mind, Soul, and Self, LLC, Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, 2015
Certified Angel Card Reader, Doreen Virtue, 2015
Maternal Support Practitioner (Doula Training), Bebo Mia, 2017
Level II Training, Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC, Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, 2016
Conception to Delivery and Beyond Aromatherapy Training; Mind, Soul, and Self, LLC, Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, 2016
Chakra and Energy Healing Training; Mind, Soul, and Self, LLC, Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, 2016
Level 1 Reiki Training (Usui Shiki Ryoho), Michael Sorenson, 2015
Honoring Grief: Intending to Heal – A Training Program for Companioning the Bereaved, Siena Retreat Center, 2014
Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss, Hospice Foundation of America, 2014