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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INNATE’S ONLINE AND IN-PERSON TRAININGS?

The curriculum for both INNATE’s ONLINE and IN-PERSON Trainings is exactly the same.

INNATE’s ONLINE Training happens over a 6-month period. We meet approximately 4 times per month on Wednesdays. Each class is done LIVE through Zoom, and is 2-3 hours long. The video recordings are stored in our online classroom, for those who could not make it to class live, or for those who would like to later review the information. In addition to our approximately 70 hours of instruction time: there are pre-recorded videos shared; Live Question and Answer Sessions; Small group mentorship calls; and Co-Counseling Partners. Community is absolutely formed EVEN THROUGH this online medium! 

The benefits to INNATE’s ONLINE Training is that it makes the material accessible to birth and health care providers all around the globe; that you can be in your own home and learn the material; and that the material is received in titrated doses – with time to digest and integrate in between our weekly sessions.  

During INNATE’s IN-PERSON Training, we do what it takes us 6-months to do online, over a period of 7-days. INNATE’s IN-PERSON Training is absolutely an intensive! The beauty of IN-PERSON Trainings is that we are together for these 7-days, in the flesh, in real-time, creating and living in community. During the IN-PERSON Trainings, we eat all lunches and dinners together, we spend time out-of-doors being resourced by the beautiful, wild land, and we do ceremony together.

INNATE’s IN-PERSON Trainings are what I call: Learning Retreats. Deep dives into all of INNATE’s material, time in community with other birth and health care providers, and deep nourishment on all levels.

Can I bring my baby / my family with me to INNATE’s Training?

Many students travel to INNATE’s Trainings with their families. When trainings happen in Taos, NM, families will go off and adventure in the mountains or down by the river or in town – while Mom or Dad is in class. In-arm babies are ALWAYS welcomed at INNATE’s Training. Once babies are mobile, what works best – is when students bring their husband/partner/family member/friend along to be with baby, and then that person can bring baby to Mama as needed/wanted. Additionally, we have 1.5 hour lunch breaks (lunches are provided for students during INNATE’s In-Person Trainings), and your family is welcomed to join you/us during that time. If they would like to eat the prepared food as well, we simply ask that the adult/s pay an additional fee. No additional charge for the children.

What about accommodations for INNATE’s Training in Taos, NM?

We are currently not able to provide on-site accommodations during INNATE’s Trainings in Taos. However! Once you register for INNATE’s Training, we will send to you a list of local, affordable accommodations. Several friends and neighbors host students in shared rooms for $30/night, and there are many local Airbnb’s. Students often share accommodations – and connect to do so through the group class email that is sent out!

What if I am not yet a birth or health care professional – can I still take INNATE’s Training?

I created INNATE’s Training to be a secondary training for birth and health care providers – in acknowledgment that most (if not all) educational pathways for care providers – do not offer a holistic education around postpartum physiology and psychology. And that in order to be of true service to postpartum Mothers and families, this knowledge base was imperative. That being said, INNATE’s Training is part of humanity’s great re-membrance, and what is shared in class can support ALL of us during this collective time of repair. The ultimate ‘requirement’ therefore to participate in INNATE’s Training, is a commitment to thriving LIFE, through the pathway of Maternal Health. If you meet this ‘requirement,’ you are most welcomed to take INNATE’s Training.

Do you accept payment plans for INNATE Postpartum Care – Certification Training?

Yes, payment plans are accepted for all of INNATE’s training.  They are set up as automatic payment plans, through PayPal, as 4-even payments over a 4-month period. Payments are non-refundable.

Do you offer scholarships/grants/trades for INNATE Postpartum Care – Certification Training?

My family and I offer two $1,500 grants for every INNATE Training offered. We offer these grants for birth and health professionals of color, who are actively working within their communities, and have true financial need. The scholarships we offer for birth and health care professionals of color are in acknowledgement of 500+ years of racism being used as a weapon against humanity—with the understanding that this ‘history’ affects ALL of us today.

We feel it imperative for the health of all people, that each community has culturally-competent care providers with whom they feel good and safe with. This felt sense of safety is foundational for nervous-system regulation, which is foundational to wellness. The scholarships we offer is one part of our contribution to the creation of: community wellness.

We believe that when we address our collective history of indoctrination of inferiority and superiority complexes – through dismantling our respective conditioning, through conscious dialogue, and through external action – we will be able to create a world based in love and justice.

Our family is not in the position to offer trades/scholarships/loans beyond the outlined scholarships we do offer. This business structure we have created is how our family assures our health and vitality—therefore assuring our ability to continue offering what we do. INNATE’s training is how our family supports ourselves, and represents 17-plus years of lifework.

If you are wanting to participate in INNATE Postpartum Care-Certification Training and do not qualify for the scholarships we offer and/or do not currently have the funds to register, we can suggest the following:

  • We offer payment plans as outlined above.
  • Apply for a grant from a supporting organization.
  • Take out a personal loan from a loved one.
  • Ask an existing client to consider paying you in advance for your work, resourcing you to take this training.
  • There are many possibilities available to manifest the resources needed to take this training.

I created this training in part to give to birth and health care professionals the necessary tools to create thriving businesses – in integrity and alignment with life. I support THRIVING LIFE on this planet, and this includes financially thriving through economic security.

Are Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) Offered?

INNATE Postpartum Care – Certification Training IN-PERSON offers the following CEU’s:

    • 38 CEU’s through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for mental health professionals throughout the U.S.;

Please check with your own state licensing boards in regards to eligibility.

INNATE’S SCHEDULE DURING THE 7-DAY, IN-PERSON TRAININGS:

INNATE’s 7-day training is an ‘intensive’; therefore, please expect our class to meet from 9am-6pm daily. Depending on the group’s needs and dynamics, class may begin later or end earlier on given days. Our class schedule is the following:

Day 1:

Morning: Group Introductions and Introducing the history, lineage, container of INNATE Postpartum Care.

Afternoon: INTRODUCTION to INNATE Postpartum Care

Day 2:

Morning: PELVIC FLOOR health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Day 3:

UTERINE health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Day 4:

ABDOMINAL health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Day 5:

BREAST health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Day 6:

Morning: THROAT health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Afternoon: BRAIN AND HORMONAL health in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Day 7:

Morning: SOMATIC INTEGRITY in relation to WHOLE HEALTH

Afternoon: Closing ceremony

Certification Requirements:

To become CERTIFIED as an INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, the following requirements must be met within 6 months of completion of training:

1. Required reading of 5 books.

2. Three Case Studies applying INNATE Postpartum Care teachings. The purpose of case studies is:

  • That we are not just ‘talking’ about the information/understanding it from our minds only, but rather that we are embodying it; and
  • That you begin to envision how you want to weave INNATE’s teachings into the work you are already doing—and then try it out. In this way, you will be developing your unique expression of how to bring this work forth serving postpartum women.

3. Case Study #1 must be done on YOURSELF—applying the information and techniques learned to your life and your body. This is ‘care for the caretaker’ and is how we practice in integrity. Case studies #2 and #3 may be done with clients, friends, or family members—whether one week or 10 years/plus postpartum. These case studies are to be done at a discounted rate.

4. Each case study must be a written review at 1-3 pages long, sent in a SINGLE WORD document.

5. Upon completion of the booklist reading and the case studies, an approximately 1-hour phone consultation is scheduled with Rachelle. Phone consultations are $211 and can be scheduled/paid for under the SESSIONS section of my website.

6. Once your phone consultation is scheduled, INNATE’s Certification Agreement will be sent to you via email.

7. At least 3-days in advance of your scheduled call, please submit:

  • The e-signed Certification Agreement
  • An EMAIL with your information for the Practitioners Directory, including:
    • a head shot photo,
    • a 3-5 sentence biography,
    • your city and state of practice, your email, website, and/or phone number.
  • and the below following, in ONE, single, Word Document:
    • Your 3 completed case study reports
    • A resource list of women’s health providers within your community—so that you can refer your clients to others as needed. Please include in this list providers who offer: uterine treatments, intra-vaginal work, cranial-sacral work, or myofascial release and Naturopathic Doctors. If these providers do not exist within your community, connect with these providers outside of your community.
    • 3 to 5 questions/points that you would like to discuss during our phone consult (related to postpartum care/work, business-related, personal/life coaching related).

8. Successfully complete the phone consultation.

9. Certification is to be completed within 6-months of the completion of INNATE’s training (either in-person or online). After 6-months, certification can still be completed, with a late fee of $75. After a 12 month period, INNATE’s training must be retaken/re-paid for, in order to complete the certification process.

Certification Benefits:

Upon successful completion of the Certification Requirements, Certification as an INNATE Postpartum Care—Certified Provider offers:

  • The ability to Identify yourself as an INNATE Postpartum Care — Certified Providerin your respective community and work.
  • Be included in the INNATE Postpartum Care — Certified Provider Practitioner’s Directory on our website.
  • Be included in marketing/advertising through Innate Traditions’ website and social media.
  • Have access to a private, INNATE Providers web page, where you have access to:
    • A 5-class community education series to teach in your community entitled: INNATE Postpartum Care – Community Education Series Mother-Centered Postpartum Care for FAMILY WELLNESS; Rooted in Revitalized Community Support.
    • Media pack – of marketing and advertising materials for the community education series
    • 4 handouts to use with your clients – based on the community education series.
    • Recorded webinars and ongoing educational resources.
    • INNATE Postpartum Care—Certified Provider logo for your business purposes.