rites of passage

FREE ONLINE CLASS: Rites of Passage & the Postpartum Period
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
12-1pm Mountain Time

Birth stretches us WIDE open as women on all levels. Because of the immensity of this experience, birth is being re-membered as a ‘rite of passage.’  

In a complete ‘rite of passage’, the initiate emerges empowered and exalted – ready to assume their new responsibilities and new privileges within the community. Collectively, this exaltation is NOT what is being experienced nor witnessed during the postpartum period.   

We are going through the immense passage of birth- but our ‘rites of passage’ into Motherhood are incomplete. Complete ‘rites of passages’ are essential not only for the health of the individual (in this case Mothers), but also for the health of communities.

INNATE Retreat- for students of INNATE Postpartum Care
Taos, New Mexico
August 9th-12th
Our 4-day retreat will include: ample time in the wildlands of northern New Mexico, swimming in the Rio Grande and visiting our local hot springs. Ceremony led by myself, Juan, and my elder Donna Maria Camps. Home-cooked, nourishing meals. Classes tending to matters relative to our women’s health care work. Price will be $590 – which includes the MAIN MEAL of each day (we call it ‘Linner’: in between lunch and dinner) as well as entry into Ojo Caliente – a hot springs spa.

Accommodations/travel cost not included in price. HOWEVER, we have space to host those who want to camp on our land as do our neighbors for a small fee. We also have neighbors who are also willing to host women in rooms in their homes for small fees as well, and there are many local, affordable Airbnbs.

Here is our general schedule for INNATE’s Retreat – August 9th through 12th! Schedule subject to change because of the unpredictability of the weather in Northern New Mexico. We will be following the Sun!