Have you ever wished you could sit at the feet of an elder midwife and listen to the wise tales of her collected power stories?
Now is your chance.
On a transformative journey, an immersion into the heart and soul of independent midwifery.
The Midwife Within: Our 5-Day Intensive Retreat
Led by Elder Midwife Sister MorningStar and Emilee Saldaya
Highlights of this transformative retreat include:
- A comprehensive workshop led by the renowned Sister MorningStar, focusing on the crucial 'Newborn First Breaths'.
- An enchanting exploration into the mystique of placentas and their umbilical cords.
- A revelatory session offering a holistic perspective on understanding blood loss.
- How to step into the role of the Village Midwife.
- Hands-on guidance on facilitating Village Prenatals within your local community.
Each day culminates in an intimate gathering – fireside chats or cozy teatime within the warmth of our yurt. Sister MorningStar herself will encourage you to bring forth your queries, your fears, and your hopes.
As the sun sets and stars begin to sparkle, you will drift into sleep with new songs echoing in your heart, the rhythm of her drum pulsating in sync with your heartbeat.
Together, we hold the power to preserve and sanctify the essence of birth.
Together, we can awaken the village midwife that slumbers within each of us, sharing and spreading this knowledge
within our communities.
Every woman deserves this knowledge, this profound wisdom that must be carried forth and passed down to future generations.
We are the village midwives of today, the torchbearers of sacred birth wisdom.
What We'll Cover:
Blood Loss and Placenta Magic: Meeting the First Mother
Prepare to unlock the mysteries of the placenta. Learn to decipher the story of how this primal mother developed, gave birth, nurtured her baby, and the extent of blood loss during her departure from the womb. Understand the intricate cues from cord insertion and the revelations from both maternal and fetal sides. Bring along your narratives and inquiries.
We’ll further dive into blood loss from a holistic perspective, discuss ways to dispel cultural misconceptions around blood loss, and explore how best to support the mother to embrace her baby. Experience the profound interconnectedness between blood loss, the placenta, the baby, the mother, and the magical dance that intertwines them.
The Village Prenatal: Cultivating a Communal Sanctuary
Immerse yourself in the art of The Village Prenatal, a popular ceremony among birth workers, as demonstrated by Sister MorningStar. Expect a day filled with poignant birth stories, rejuvenating yoni steams, delightful cuisine, playful body painting, interaction with womb-bound babies, and singing to the sacred mothers. Take away the knowledge of conducting your own Village Prenatals, creating a nurturing circle for expectant mothers in your community.
MEET YOUR VILLAGE MIDWIVES:
With her captivating narratives of village midwives, Sister MorningStar will illuminate their vital role as community healers. Learn how to nurture your growth into wise elders, the torchbearers of truth for our communities. Discover the power of prayer, the art of working with miracles, and the timely handover of the torch of wisdom.
The dynamic founder of the Free Birth Society and Co-Creator of The Radical Birth Keeper School, Emilee Saldaya, will unravel the story of how her visionary work has ignited a global freebirth revolution. She'll provide invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of birth and the transformative impact of independent midwifery.
A shuttle will pick up all retreat participants on Wednesday, May 8th and return them to ATL on Monday, May 13th.
Glamp it up! You will have a shared bell tent with one other woman.
Add-on: $500 for a tent all to yourself.
Chef Razia is our head chef coming in from Atlanta, GA! She and her team will be the heart of the kitchen. She is a private chef to multiple celebrities and highly requested worldwide.