I want to begin by thanking the Creator for our lives. I Bianca Temaquizcuini Mercado, La Que Ofrece Cantos gives gratitude for my life and all the gifts and challenges that have been bestowed upon me. I want to thank my spirit helpers for insistently encouraging me to provide this mentorship container for all of us. I thank my ancestors for protecting the ceremonial ways and medicines, so I have can exist today and show up in these Partera ways with their guidance. I ask for a special protection blessing as we collectively manifest this time in space that we will create together. I am praying for the perfect group of aspiring Parteras to hear this calling and to come together. A'ho, Ometeotl.
13 group mentoring sessions
6 Guest Partera / Elder Knowledge Shares
Monthly Partera Peer Review Council
2 one-on-one calls with Partera Tema
“Personally, this mentorship helped reawaken my DNA and ancestral memories"
“This mentorship bridges the gap between institutional midwifery/birth work education and the sacred spiritual art of midwifery/birth work.’
“The mentorship cohort was everything I didn't know I needed"
Thank you so much for offering this course. I really appreciate you taking time to teach this important work.
Thank you so much for offering this course. I really appreciate you taking time to teach this important work.Read Less
Amazing information and Amazing teacher. This was such a special course. I am SO glad I decided to do this. it exceeded far beyond any expectations I might h...Read More
Amazing information and Amazing teacher. This was such a special course. I am SO glad I decided to do this. it exceeded far beyond any expectations I might have had. Tema is a wonderful teacher. She was very heart centered, patient and kind as well as direct, clear and wise. She really takes the time to answer evryone's questions and creates a safe and nourishing learning container. I will for sure be taking a class from her in person, if I get the chance in the future but because I don't live in her are. I am so Grateful she decided to offer this online. I really felt like I learned a lot even though in the past with online courses it was hard for me. She had us practice during class with a model hands on. That was so helpful for me and really grounded all the information into my body. I cant wait to serve the folks in my community with this beautiful, healing and nourishing practice.Read Less
I enrolled in this course knowing that Maestra Tema was very insightful not only about postpartum bodies but of the spiritual connections one has within; I w...Read More
I enrolled in this course knowing that Maestra Tema was very insightful not only about postpartum bodies but of the spiritual connections one has within; I was blown away though, by the teachings of how it all is interwoven. Tema's style of teaching is like no other. I was very reserved about taking this course online, truth be told, regardless of the set up though, this course has changed my life! I look forward to continuing to learn and cannot wait for more classes. Blessings to Tema her assistant Alex and Adelia!Read Less
Who is the mentorship for ?
This mentorship is for those who identify with the Partera role from a cultural and spiritual perspective. This mentorship is BIPOC led and created with BIPOC Parteras in mind.
Do I have to be a birth-worker to join?
The mentorship will best serve those who have already began their Partera or birthwork journey. This is suitable for birth attendants, doulas, student midwives, new midwives, postpartum practitioners, perinatal educators, perinatal herbalist and or perinatal bodyworkers.
How do I apply?
Applications have closed for the Winter 2022 Cohort. Interest list is now forming for the Spring 2023 mentorship cohort. Click on the yellow button above to submit an interest form. You will be placed on my email list to receive information regarding the 2023 Cohort. Signing up for the interest is the best way to get a seat in our next cohort. Do not wait last minute.
Do you offer scholarships?
We work very hard year round to raise scholarship funds. We offer partial scholarships on a first come first serve basis. There is no separate scholarship application. Theres one application with the option of requesting a scholarship. Applications will open Jan. 1, 2023 .
When will you offer a new mentorship course?
I will open up applications for the Spring 2023 mentorship cohort on Jan. 1 , 2023 . For now please join the the interest list.
Why is this only for BIPOC ?
All of my former courses and workshops have been open to everyone. However, this particular mentorship course is specifically, for BIPOC aspiring Parteras for several important reasons. The biggest reason is creating a space where we can share our common lived experiences as BIPOC Parteras, which can vary greatly from the experience of a Midwife who belongs to the dominant culture. Fortunately, there are several birth work mentorship programs by and for dominate culture midwives.