Practical Birthing Wisdom:
Holistic Information for Birth Attendants

For Doulas, Educators, Therapists, Consultants, Herbalists
all who work in the realms of birth…
A four day program of authentic and organic physiology, from pregnancy to postpartum, undergirded with The Matrona approach of consciousness and instinctual navigation of birth.

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We include a contact person for each program to offer logistical information about the upcoming class.

For registration we require a $50 US deposit and we use PayPal.
Please use the button below that says Click Here to Register! to go directly to Paypal and make your payment through Goods and Services.  Do not forget to put your name, the email that you wish to use for confirmation, the program you are taking and the location of the program when you make your payment. We need this additional information to process you into the correct program. You will receive an immediate confirmation from Paypal when you make your payment. You will receive a confirmation from The Matrona within the next few days when the payment is processed. Thank you!


In Santa Cruz, CA
September 6 – 9
Thursday – Sunday
For logistics contact ashleyshantishea@gmail.com 

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In Chicago, Il
September 27 – 30
Thursday – Sunday
For logistics contact Cote at: cote@holisticfamilydoulas.com

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In Manhattan, NYC
November 7 – 10
Wednesday – Saturday
For logistics contact Sarah at: manhattanbirth@gmail.com

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Advanced Doula Retreat:

Practical Birthing Wisdom
For Doulas, Birth Attendants and Educators

At Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke, VA
Thursday – Sunday, August 9th – 12th

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Cost…$525

With Lodging and light breakfast…$585
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On this Retreat we’ll be spending 4 days delving into
the organic and authentic physiology of birth!
If you are a Doula, an Educator or Birthing Consultant and want
to take your practice to the next level, this is the class for you.
We will be discussing birth as a physiologic and transformational
event, and we suggest that a diligent and conscientious study of
physiology is relevant for every birthing caregiver.

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During this Retreat we’ll be together in a spacious home on Smith
Mountain Lake in Moneta, about 30 minutes from Roanoke, VA.
We have a private dock on the lake and there will be the opportunity for swimming and sunning,
sharing and enjoying our time together.

We’ll have full days of physiology and evening time to discuss the expanding role
of the Doula and the bridge between doula and midwife.

On Saturday evening we will participate in the Changing Woman Ceremony
to commemorate and express our commitment to women and families.

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Our Retreat Space:

We will be gathering in Moneta, VA near Roanoke at a
private lake house with swimming dock.

We have shared lodging spaces for 10 participants with more room for
screen porch sleeping, so register early to get a space.

You are welcome to arrive Wednesday evening and stay until Monday morning.

The cost for 4 or 5 nights with a light breakfast is $585.
This applies to all participants staying on the grounds.
We’ll offer a light morning breakfast and participants can go out for
lunch and dinner or bring and share food to cook.

Women living in the Roanoke vicinity may wish to be day participants and come and go each evening.
The cost for participation without lodging is $525.

Contact Whapio at belovedpilgrim@yahoo.com for more information and logistics


Practical Birthing Wisdom Retreat:
Sharing the Wisdom of the Elder Midwives
and the Grand Midwives of the South

In Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday – Sunday
September 6th – 9th
Cost $525

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On this Retreat we’ll be spending 4 days delving into
the organic and authentic physiology of birth!
If you are a Doula, Midwife, Educator or Birth Consultant
and wish to take your practice to the next level, this is for you.
At The Matrona we see birth as a physiologic and
transformational event and we suggest
that a diligent and conscientious study of physiology
is relevant for every birth caregiver.

We are aware that some aspects of clinical care are often
counterintuitive to physiology and we suggest that clinical care
is not a necessary option for the vast majority of normal women
nor do all birthing women need clinical practitioners.
In this four day program we will immerse
in the A&P of birth, from pregnancy through postpartum.
We’ll explore normal physiology and variations of normal
in the practical ways that the Elder Midwives and
Grand Midwives of the South approached childbirth.

Registration:

The cost of the program is $525.
We use PayPal for registration and deposits.
We request a $50 to hold your space sent through PayPal
Goods and Services to matronafoundation@gmail.com.
*Be sure to put your name and email and the location
of the program you are registering for (Santa Cruz)
on your PayPal registration.*

You will receive a confirmation from PayPal immediately
and one from The Matrona when payment is processed.
Then, you will hear from Whapio about two weeks before
the program with a Welcome Letter and logistics.

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Location and Lodging:

The Program will be held at Om Oasis, tucked away
in the forest sanctuary of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
On site lodging is available in yurts, cabins and cottages
on this beautiful and peaceful property.

For more information or to reserve a lodging space

www.omoasisretreat.com
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For more information about this program and our curriculum,
please contact Whapio at belovedpilgrim@yahoo.com.
or visit our website at www.thematrona.com.
For local information you may contact Ashley at

ashleyshantishea@gmail.com
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This is an excellent opportunity to step up your
knowledge base, revitalize your practice,
ponder our role in meaningful birth changes
and experience a wonderful and sacred experience
with like-minded women.

We hope you join us!