Welcome to the rebozo online course.
Rebozo techniques to support pregnancy, birth and beyond
Why this course?
What’s in the course?
Why am I the right instructor?
Picture yourself heavily pregnant, uncomfortable, and fed up waiting for baby to arrive. Imagine yourself in labour feeling uncomfortable, and later on after your baby’s birth, feeling open and unstable. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a magic and wonderfully simple tool to support you through these moments?
In all of these three situations, a traditional shawl like the Mexican Rebozo, can provide the most amazing comfort and support. Imagine having your hips wrapped and your bump supported, or being rocked so your whole body relaxes and softens, helping you move back into comfort and a better frame of mind whilst you wait for labour to start… having your bump lifted and rocked helping your muscles and ligaments relax and giving your baby a chance to move into an optimal position, and having your tense muscles gently wobbled during labour, promoting both comfort, progress and relaxation? And finally having your hips and abdomen gently supported after the birth?
Many women suffer needlessly during pregnancy, labour and birth. Physical discomfort during pregnancy is treatable. It isn’t normal to suffer and don’t believe people who tell you that “there is nothing you can do about it”. Similarly, comfort in labour can be easily brought by movement and relaxation. There is a direct link between tension and pain. Physical tension can in turn make it more difficult to fully relax and make labour more difficult to cope with. Often there is a lot that can be done to increase comfort levels, and it’s easy to learn and to do.
A simple and extremely versatile way to provide comfort and relaxation is to use a scarf or shawl like a Mexican Rebozo, which can be used in many way to support a woman through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
What makes this course unique?
You will feel empowered because you will have mastered a simple but powerful tool to provide comfort and relaxation during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum (including a simple closing the bones ritual)
The families you serve will be more comfortable, more relaxed and supported, all things very important for pregnancy and labour
This course is developed with a unique mix of science and traditions, so you will have solid background knowledge too
This course is made especially for online learning, to make sure you will be able to apply the techniques correctly in real life
About the instructor
An experienced birth and postnatal doula and doula mentor, Sophie also holds a degree in antenatal education and spent 6 years teaching antenatal courses for the NCT. She is also a babywearing instructor and tutor, and a Reiki and Reiki Drum practitioner and Teacher. She has been facilitating various workshops for birthworkers since 2012. Prior to retraining to support new parents, she spent 20 years working as a biology research scientist and has a PhD in physiology of Reproduction. She brings a unique mix of science and traditions to her teaching. Sophie knows how to package and transmit information in a way that allows students to learn easily and enjoyably.
What will you get?
- 5 Modules + Introduction and Conclusion modules, packed with techniques and important information
- Videos, pictures and plain text with each technique for optimal learning, along with an osteopath’s view of each technique’s effects on the body
- A course that has been tested with 115 early adopters
- Access to a private Facebook community for ongoing support
I joined the online Rebozo course with Sophie, and found it absolutely fascinating, I found the course, fun, detailed and so accessible online, especially being a busy mum myself. Also loved the quiz at the end of each module to test my knowledge which was really useful. I would highly recommend Sophie for her Rebozo course and I would love to do more courses with her when the world opens up! Thank you Sophie ?
I really enjoyed working my way through the online course. It was broken up into bite size chunks which made it easier to work through and I could dip in and out when necessary which was handy, especially around my little ones. The video tutorials and the written instructions alongside are clear and it’s handy as you can go back over them as many times as necessary. Sophie is clearly very passionate about this subject and it shines through.
I’m really impressed with the delivery and quality of the course – very easy to understand and a pleasure to watch.
Jo Saville, Yoga teacher and doula
I found Sophie’s online rebozo course very helpful not only in my birth work but also in my breath work. After getting trough all easy to follow videos and information, I am able to apply the techniques in my practice as a birth doula and a breath practitioner. I found the skills which I gained from the course excellent tools which I can use in my work in order to help my clients. I also found Sophie passionate, very helpful and available in case of any additional questions. I am happy that found and took the course.
I have just completed the Rebozo course, it was really interesting. I can’t believe that something so simple can be so effective!
Obviously being a Labour Ward Midwife, I was most interested in how I would be able to use Rebozo to help women who are in active labour, and I am certain that your demonstration videos have made this easy for me to grasp.
I was also interested in how the Rebozo can be used immediately following the birth, and I really like the thought of wrapping the mother following the birth, to provide support to the tired ligaments.
I would like to thank you for the simplicity of the course and the photographs and videos which made each technique really clear. I have really enjoyed it and cant wait to be able to use in with the women I am looking after.
Ruth Taylor, midwife
I completed Sophie’s online rebozo workshop recently and cannot recommend it enough. It was easy to follow, had great demonstration videos and was full of useful information. The course explains at each stage of pregnancy, the best use of the rebozo. Sophie talks you through each move and demonstrates it so it is very easy to replicate. I have been looking for a rebozo course for a long time and was so happy I found this one. Also, because it’s online, it can be accessed at a time and place convenient to you. The self massage part was my favourite new technique because it gives you something to use whether pregnant or not.
Laura Carr, midwife