In Utero

In Utero

inUteroMdSaturday, September 24, 2016

6:00 pm Pre-show presentation
7:00 pm Feature Film
8:30 pm Community Panel

Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University at 223 Main Street in Ottawa


In Utero
IN UTERO is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the 21st Century – life in the womb and its lasting impact on human development, human behavior, and the state of the world. Epigenetics, Alice In Wonderland, The Matrix, scientists, psychologists and doctors converge to prove that we are not what we think we are. IN UTERO brings together for the first time convincing data that explains why some of us face challenges from the start while others thrive. Prepare to be surprised, intrigued, but no longer baffled by what the future holds for yourself, your loved ones, and the human race. 83 minutes

For more information, see In Utero site.

Pre-show Presentation: How Your Earliest Experiences Shape Your Life ~ 6:00pm

Johanna Lynn, specializes in Inherited Family Trauma within her private practice and offers workshops about creating freedom from painful family patterns. She works with what the body remembers, our earliest experiences that while we don’t consciously remember them, have a profound influence on how we live our lives.

The one thing we all have in common is that we all come from a family. We have been influenced by our family far more than we’ve previously understood. Yet, there is a way forward that allows you to be free. Johanna offers a powerful way for you to see where the root of the challenge lives, and then support you in resolving it. From here, your life opens up. Working from the inside out, this approach gets directly to the root of the challenge, so that it – and you – can truly be transformed.

Outline of the talk

Your earliest experiences as a child create the blueprint for everything you do. Everything. Our most early impressions are deeply rooted inside the body. Your relationships, your success, your health all this & much more flows from the fabric of your upbringing and experiences.

We all have invisible patterns formed in our childhood that shape our perceptions of the world. Unconsciously, they form our understanding of ourselves, of life, of our relationships and of what we believe is possible. Through working with thousands of people, I’ve observed that these patterns are only ripples of a much deeper challenge held far below the surface of our conscious mind.

We all have parts of our family’s history that guides our lives – out of our conscious awareness. Science shows how traumatic memories are transmitted through chemical changes in DNA. We are learning now that intergenerational influences shape our lives with our family’s triumphs and tragedies – more so than we’ve ever understood before. When we shine light on the parts of ourselves that are running on autopilot in the background we source our own freedom with more enjoyment within our everyday lives.

Panel Discussion and Talk Back to follow the film

Sherry Rounds BCST, RMT
Sherry has been studying and practising Biodynamic cranio sacral therapy for the last 15 years. Cranio sacral is a gentle noninvasive therapy that allows the nervous system to settle and invites health to return to the body. In her studies she has gravitated towards embryology and birth trauma resolution. Sherry practises in Wakefield Quebec treating newborns to the elderly. For more information refer to

Yvette Halpin came upon the teachings of Rudolf Steiner with the birth of her two beautiful children, 27 and 24 years ago. She has worked as a Waldorf Early Childhood educator for 23 years with the Gatineau Valley Home Schooling group and for the Parsifal Waldorf School in Ottawa. For twelve years at her farm in Wakefield, she offered The Little Garden; a bilingual Waldorf inspired preschool. She has found that using the insights into human development provided by Rudolf Steiner (one that accounts for the development of body, mind, soul and spirit) enabled her to gain an appreciation of the magical years of early childhood and the special and most important needs of the young child.

Although the Steiner pedagogy is a healing education in itself enabling the child to gain a sense of self and being in their bodies, she discovered year after year that some children never gained that sense. They would go on to primary school and be challenged either academically, socially, emotionally or physically, and regardless of their intelligence some would adopt a label. She discovered that many factors in utero, during birth and early infancy has an important influence on later behavioral and learning challenges. She also learned that because of the brain’s plasticity one can redo missed developmental stages from birth on to remedy many of today’s symptoms of Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia to name a few.

Presently Yvette provides parenting and child neurodevelopmental support for children with these challenges. She is a graduate of the HEART (Healing Education and Remedial Training) program from the Steiner Center in Toronto, she is a Padovan therapist in training (method of reorganizing neurological functions) as well as a Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) practitioner in training using cold laser therapy to help integrate primitive reflexes. She is trained with Dr Blomberg’s Rythmic Movements (BRMT) and is certified to provide Auditory Integration Training (AIT) and Irlen Screening through the Irlen Institute International.

One of her new mandates is to be able to provide valuable information to new parents about the importance of the infant’s earliest movements and sensory experiences be it in utero, at birth or the first 3 years of life.

Advance sales are now closed

Tickets will be available at the door for $15, until we are sold out. Cash only.


Paperless Tickets

Paper tickets will not be issued. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Your tickets will be noted by your e-mail address. You do not need to print anything.


Location of Screening

All screenings will be held at Saint Paul University at 223 Main Street in Ottawa. Parking is available on the North side of the building for a flat fee of $10. Street parking is available. Please enter the building through the door off the North parking lot. There will be a sign to indicate what room the screening will be in.

This festival is completely volunteer run. All proceeds will go to support local birth and breastfeeding groups.






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