Cherionna Menzam-Sills

Prenatal and Birth Therapist

CHERIONNA MENZAM-SILLS, PhD began teaching Embodied Embryology through somatic movement in 1997 as part of her doctoral studies in Pre- & Perinatal Psychology, which led to her teaching at Naropa University and the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. She has taught and facilitated Pre- and Perinatal Psychology/Therapy, Continuum, a mindful movement practice, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy globally, often with her husband, Biodynamics pioneer Franklyn Sills. Biodynamics involves perceiving and augmenting embryological forces to support health and well-being throughout the life span. Her background includes extensive study with Pre- and Perinatal Psychology pioneers William Emerson and Ray Castellino, and Continuum founder, Emilie Conrad, who authorized her to teach Continuum in 2007. Cherionna has also facilitated therapeutic movement and body awareness for over 40 years as a Dance/Movement Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Massage Therapist, and Prenatal and Birth Therapist. She has authored two books, The Breath of Life: An Introduction Craniosacral Biodynamics and Spirit into Form: Exploring Embryological Potential and Prenatal Psychology. Cherionna is committed in her work & life to embodied presence.