Doula & artist
Jo Kucala, DBB (she/her)
Hey there! I'm Jo, the multidisciplinary artist and doula behind Artfully Empowered, serving the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. After my own journeys through motherhood and as an artist, I became inspired to serve our community by helping others feel empowered in their bodies through all of the stages of life. My passions in art, birth and body work allow me to bring a calm, encouraging presence to every setting, whether that be at a Belly Blessing, releasing trapped trauma in the body, or providing support to a family in the vulnerable postpartum months.
I highly value education and am always striving to expand my knowledge. I attend and lead several conferences, as well as adding on new trainings/certifications each year to further grow all of my skills and build community. My certifications include: a certified natural henna artist through ICHNA, a trained birth doula through DONA, a certified Dynmaic Body Balancing (DBB/CST) Facilitator and am working to complete my Postpartum Doula certification through BAI.
During my free time, I enjoy exploring State Parks with my two spirited children and husband, reading, knitting and playing fetch with my two pups.