Postpartum Sealing has many names, Cerradas, Mother Roasting, and Bone Closing are among the most popular. Postpartum sealing rituals have been practiced by many cultures all around the world as a part of traditional postpartum care. Each region and family carry their own sealing ceremonies in their own unique way. This workshop is the result of ancestral memory and my own desires to remember and reclaim the practices of my grandmothers. I have woven together the oral traditions passed down by elders, my traditional teachers and the modern teachings that I have studied in midwifery practices. Nonetheless, my greatest teachers are the babies, the birth givers and the Great Mystery. It is with over a decade of serving mothers and babies that I have been gifted insights on how to carry on with these old and sacred practices.
A postpartum sealing honors the the cycles of the birth giver and the baby. It is a special time to pause and honor the many thresholds of a new mother . For this reason it is regarded as a ceremony. Cerradas are done to honor the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another. While childbirth and postpartum is one of the most revered cycles, cerradas can be done for a myriad of ending of cycles and beginning of new chapters. In my work as a partera (midwife) , I have been called upon to support with cerradas after loss, hysterectomies, menopause, ending of abusive relationships and sexual assault. This workshop will center postpartum cerradas.
- History & Cultural Context
- Traditional Mexican Medicine concepts and philosophy.
- Plant medicine introduction
- Postpartum Pelvic Steaming
- The energetic body
- Pacing and Body Reading
- Postpartum Herbal Bath
- Introduction to Postpartum Body Work
- Rebozo Body Work
- Abdominal Work
- Postpartum Binding
- Postpartum Sealing one-one-one hands on practice.
Four days of hands-learning
Room, board and meals
4 Guest Maestras
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It's a honor for me to be able to invite my community. I welcome the local birth workers who have supported me along the way with their teachings, presence and unique medicine way. This retreat could not be complete without the presence of these guest maestras who will join us each evening to supplement our workshop with their knowledge and medicine. I know that you will fall in love with their teachings the way that I have over the years. Please read below and get to know them .
Do you offer any scholarships?
Yes, I do. For this workshop however I am only making one scholarship opportunity available and it will be by invite only. Priority is always given to former "Unveiling the Journey" mentorship cohort members .
Will this workshop be in English?
Yes, all instruction by me will be given in English. OUr guest maestras might choose to share in Spanish and I will make a translator available if the group need ones.
When will you have another Postpartum Sealing Retreat & Workshop?
I hope to offer one every year. However, if there are many applicants demonstrating a large enough interest I will consider offering one more this summer . I will make those dates available only to applicants on the waitlist.
Can I take my child/s with me?
Babes in arms are welcome!
Can I attend and stay somewhere else?
Yes. You may choose to rent your own hotel, Airbnb or stay with relatives nearby. However the pricing will not be reduced.
Is this a BIPOC only event
No. It is open to all birth and bodywork professionals.
I will be newly postpartum, can I still attend.
I do not recommend attending this workshop while you are in your 4th trimester. While it may seem that this would be a perfect place to be held, it can move and bring up so much for all of us. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated one a one on one basis.
What do I need to know about crossing the U.S. Mexico Border
If you are flying into Mexico, you will need a Passport! I will provide you with written details, links , maps and on all you need to know prior to the workshop. I will schedule 3 seperate caravan and carpool groups departing from San Diego so that participants can travel accompanied to and from the workshops.
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