HOW THE INTIMACY WITH OURSELVES FACILITATES the way in which we may accompany the unfolding of body-mind in the other was the founding experience which inspired the dream of sharing this work with passionate participants.
IN THIS INTENSIVE WEEK-LONG RETREAT WE INVITE YOU to an opportunity for transformation in both your professional practice and personal life. Each day guides you into more nuanced competences at the intersections of birth and body work.
TODAY WE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE FIELDS OF STUDY often lack communication with one another, so we aim to offer a unique pathway which aids in a self-development equipping you with advanced approaches for some of the most perplexing challenges we face in full-spectrum birthwork.
-developing presence and awareness in/for birthwork,
-step by step comprehensive methods for developing perception (perceptual education), -developing touch to deeply affect fascia, meaning structural balance (avoiding complications in childbirth) and psycho-emotional balance (embodiment/traumaprevention)
-a comprehensive and useful perspective into sensorial biomechanics,
-modern childbirth physiology and anatomy,
-rituals for welcoming, transitions and loss,
-movement and still meditation
…we are open to a profound experience together and we will also provide opportunity for exchanging perspectives and processing, discussions, connecting in friendship and simply being in the magical old part of Corfu town or by the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea.
THE COURSE WILL BE TRANSFORMATIVE IN THAT WE PRESENT THEMES THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING, LIVED EXPERIENCES OF THESE PRACTICES, AND YOUR SKILLS.
Each day we will gather in the large workshop spaces, on the ground floor of the Villa.
“Camalo Gaskin has mastered the craft of delivering captivating lectures on obstetric culture and bias. The students go on to reference her lectures and material in their exam essays and talk passionately about the awakening they experience from this new body of knowledge. She encourages them to be both analytical, interdisciplinary, and empathic in their thinking.”
“The demystification of complicated anatomy and scientific concepts, a way to use them in a practical way for pregnancy and birth, and the actual experience of Marcello’s work were very important cornerstones of the Doula Immersion. The most profound part was integrating all of it and practising myself on another participant with his guidance, it brought it all into my understanding.”
“Marcello’s guidance was a life changing experience. I had experienced different bodywork techniques but his teaching at the Doula Immersion was like an ‘AHA moment’. Everything made sense for the first time. I will take this with me not only in my doula practice but in my life.”