- June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WARNING: THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL WORKSHOP
THIS IS AN IRREVERENT SOMETIMES SILLY WORKSHOP
THERE WILL BE LAUGHTER TEARS AND MILD CUSSING
BE WARNED THAT GENA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL SPEAKER, SHE IS RADICAL
UNREFINED AND INFORMAL
If you are okay with all this, sign up! She can’t wait to meet you!
This 2-day event will change how you doula and if it doesn’t, it will certainly add to your experience and career as a doula. Join Gena Garcia Kirby as she shares her heritage, her passion, and her love of the Rebozo.
You will be immersed in all aspects of using the Rebozo from the prenatal period through birth.
During the workshop, we will concentrate on relaxation, comfort, and connection with your client in a way that will promote positive outcomes.
On Saturday we will get to know one another and the Rebozo’s rich history. We will focus on relaxation techniques that will help the laboring person connect with her care providers and Gena will share ways to include the birthing person partner and ways to help you connect with the hospital or birth center caregivers.
On Sunday the focus will be on comfort measures in labor, pushing and postpartum. We will be joined virtually by a surprise guest and close our time together with a ceremony.
WHAT YOU GET FROM GENA
Specific instruction on how to use the Rebozo with your clients
Practice opportunities with class peers on using the Rebozo
Demonstration of Rebozo in live action
A Rebozo Certified™ logo for your website and other promotional material
Invitation to join Gena’s Rebozo facebook group
Six Hours of continuing education credit from ICEA
Partners and Rebozo Fun
Partners really “get” it after attending a workshop. Even though the class is geared to train doulas, we highly encourage you to invite your clients.
Doulas love the rebozo because it is the tool in their birth bag that creates an event. It brings intimacy, fun, strength, and inspiration. The Rebozo has also brought a clinical level of support for moving babies and relieving pressure during key birthing moments.
Intimacy with the Rebozo
The Rebozo is alive right now because it is developing in the minds of birth professionals and being used in creative ways every day. There is no finite collection of techniques written in a book somewhere. Furthermore, not one person carries all the information about it. It is a living tradition that is passed on from one woman to the next, who then, in turn, shares it with the people in her world. Dads included. Bring your clients and learn side by side with them! You will already have had fun beside them and a chance for intimacy before you labor in real life together. Your clients will love that their care provider is always learning new things.
Gena’s Rebozo class is where the tradition has come alive for over 1,000 doulas and midwives across North America, South Africa, and soon to be Europe and Australia. Gena’s success is simple: she reminds people why they are passionate about birth, and she shows them how the Rebozo can carry that inspiration to mommas, partners, and babies everywhere.
You know that feeling of excitement the follows a new discovery? You might have said, “Aha!” Things fall into place. Your shoulders relax. Your eyes become bright. Do you think you could make yourself feel that feeling right now? Here’s some help: watch this video of one of Gena’s classes, and get the FEELING.
After completing the class, use the Rebozo Certified logo to show your clients the value the Rebozo can bring to their birth.
Wear comfortable clothing. We will be moving a lot.
Bring a yoga mat or a blanket to aid in your comfort. We will be all on the floor together. If you already have a rebozo BRING it so you can see how to use the one you have. If you don’t have one do not worry she will have some on hand for sale.
Bring something to take notes on and feel free to take pictures. I would prefer you not share any video from the class but sharing pictures are fine. Please feel free to friend me on FB https://www.facebook.com/msgenakirby
and tag me in those photos
No refunds will be given for any reason. If you have to miss the event for any reason, you will be given access to the online version of the workshop which includes the “One on One” session with Gena.