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NYC Rebozo Workshop, with Gena Kirby
March 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
“It’s not just a piece of material.”
Gena Kirby, radio host for Progressive Parenting.com stops to take in a heavy breath. “If I’ve done my JOB here today, you too will walk away knowing this is not just a piece of material.”
And she was right.
If you’re a doula looking to expand you set of skills, a midwife looking to connect in a new way, or simply looking to save your back, well have we found the right instructor for you! I know there are other Rebozo Workshops being offered, and I had doulas turn to me to explicitly thank us for hosting this, telling me it was unlike anything they had previously done!
An expectant couple who took it is trying to take it again with friends! Expectant couples are offered a lower rate to learn these valuable tools for use in their own labor.
BirthFocus loved her so much in January we had to have her back. Come join us and Gena Kirby for a 6 hour workshop where you will learn about the history of the rebozo, how to use it to provide comfort relaxation and strength to women in labor, to introduce touch to your clients, turn a malpositioned baby, alleviate the “sexually pent up” client, or to help the abused client afraid of pushing. Together, we will walk away reconnected to the emotional side of birth, because as she says “The rebozo brings everyone participating in labor together.”
There will be a break for 45 minutes for lunch.
Early Bird tickets are **SOLD OUT**…so book fast!
To register visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5391933418/eorg
**6 CEUS offered through ICEA (visit ICEA website for more info)**
**People who miss class because of a birth will be refunded through Eventbrite (if it happens before event) and Paypal if after.
**Dress comfortably, and bring pillow or yoga mat, something to be on the floor.
What our own doula said about this event:
“If you ever have the chance to take Gena Kirby’s rebozo class, you should. Her passion and knowledge are infectious. You will leave with a new respect for the rebozo, and will be excited to use it during labor. At first I hestitated to sign up for her class, becaue I had already received rebozo training, but Gena takes the rebozo and the importance of birth to another level. The rebozo is now an intricate tool at all my labors.” – Amber Ford
“I had previously been trained in use with a rebozo for basic things: turning a baby, hip squeezes, etc. Gena gave me new insight into the multiple uses of this simple piece of cloth, from a whole new way to introduce touch at prenatal meetings to effective pushing for my clients. Further, she taught us the muscle memory of actions by working on each other to make sure we understood the concepts and the reality. This cloth can become the gatherer of people at a birth – all with a tool I already had in my doula bag!” – Gillian Foreman