Unveiling the Journey - Mentorship for aspiring Parteras - Spring 2023 Cohort
Take a 3 month intimate journey with Partera Tema Mercado . A mentorship designed for new and aspiring Parteras, focusing on culture, tradition and interpersonal growth.
Our first mentorship call will be Wednesday March 15th, 2023 from 2pm - 4pm PST. We will meet a total of 13 times every Wednesday from 2-4pm PST. Our last group call is planned for June 7th. Individual one-on-one sessions with Tema will be scheduled separately between April - June. The mentorship cohort is designed to take on a life of its own. The cohort will have individualized group mentoring sessions with hand tailored topics of their own choosing. We will have knowledge shares by guest Parteras and Elders to inspire and build community with. A monthly Partera Peer Review Council will be established as a circle of support after the mentorship concludes.
13 group mentoring sessions
6 Guest Partera / Elder Knowledge Shares
Monthly Partera Peer Review Council
2 one-on-one calls with Partera Tema
If you are contemplating your participation and or are not sure if this is something that is right for you, I invite you and anyone who wants to know more about “Unveiling the Journey a Mentorship for Aspiring Parteras,” to join former participants of the mentorship cohort and I in an interest group call on Sunday January 15th at 10am PST, where you can get to know me and have the opportunity to listen in on how the cohort has impacted previous members.
Mentorship or aspiring Parteras
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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
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3 x $400.00
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.
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.
Scholarships for Spring 2023 Cohort are now closed. 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. There's one application with the option of requesting a scholarship. If you are interested in a scholarship for the 2024 Cohort please submit an interest list form , which will be available in April 2023.
There are no dates set for the 2024 Cohort at this moment.
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.