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Join us July 2024 And Become A Traditional Postpartum Doula While On A RETREAT!


Whats is a Traditional Postpartum Doula ? 

A Traditonal Postpartum Doula supports new mothers around the world who are yearning for a positive, holistic and supportive postpartum time.
This training is the answer to birthworkers and doulas seeking authentic Africa traditional wisdom to change the postpartum experience, one mother at a time; while also making increasing your business offerings !

Learn & Experience The Moroccan Hamam

The Moroccan hamam (steam bath) is a cultural experience, opportunity to wash, socialise and a form of healing. Just like the bride, the new mother, is taken to the hamam with other women. She is washed, scrubbed, massaged, rubbed and steamed. The hamam is also replicated at home and can be offered 3-4 times in the first week alone, providing a lot of warmth and healing. The hamam is normally followed by closing of the bones, belly binding, hot mint tea, dates and nourishing food, of course!

In this doula training retreat you will get to experience the hammam and also learn how to provide this service by performing a hamam for your new sister circle.


Learn Moroccan Bone Closing 

Closing of the bones is a sacred ritual/ceremony/bodywork with the aim to 'close' the new mother after birth to facilitate the body in returning to its pre-pregnancy state, support the muscles and joints, aid the organs and womb to get back into their place and healing the new mother from head to toe.

Moroccan closing is normally offered after the hamam/bath, from head to toe, using a traditional cloth (handmade using wool or cotton) and the mother is wrapped and pulled together. It provides a sense of protection, warmth, closing space and a relaxing sensation to the body. The whole body is hugged and the closing slowly alleviates any pelvic instability, aches, and tiredness in the body. 

In this doula training retreat you will get to experience the bone closing ceremony, release womb trauma and also learn how to provide this service by performing a bone closing ceremony for your new sister circle.


Nurturing The Postpartum Mother 

A traditional Moroccan midwife said that the new mother was treated like a bride. Meaning, that she was taken care of, pampered and protected. It is amazing that when we look at other cultures around the world we see how they also use traditional practices to heal the new mother. They all involve, in some way or the other, warmth, heat, herbs, closing, binding and support. Clearly they must be doing something right, to have countries worlds-apart, offering very similar (yet different) practices, because they know the wisdom of sacred medicine.

Learn Bengkung Belly Binding

Belly Binding is extremely beneficial to postpartum healing! This ancient technique is known to support the pelvic floor and reduce the infamous mommy pouch during postpartum recovery.

In addition to digital text, you will have complementary video explanations and tutorials to get a better understanding of the technique. That way you can bind confidently without the risk of discomfort or injury.

Upon completion of the course, you will have the option to receive private one on one coaching from your instructor. During these virtual meetings, you get a chance to ask any questions you may have about the course material or the technique of belly binding. You will also get a chance to have your self belly binding skills assessed live and get pointers for improvements if needed.


Here is why you NEED THIS TRAINING

Training Dates: Session 1 (July 8th- 11th); Session 2 (July 29th -Aug 2nd)

Build a sisterhood that lasts a lifetime

Many of our previous cohort participants still keep in touch today and have built strong bonds of friendship and business partnerships. This retreat training is a great way to meet women who have the same goals as you and who can be a great resource or back up for your future business endeavours 

Enjoy delicious nutrient dense meals while also learning about foods and teas that can be healing and nourishing to the womb. 

Details About The Training

This training workshop is based on the NAFSA School Project TNPS course created by Laylab. B. As a TNPS Teacher, Foi en la Femme has been granted the honor to share this sacred Moroccan wisdom.


The workshop highlights the wisdom and sacred traditions from the indigenous people of Morocco and is different to any course, because we also work directly with traditional qablas, always give back to them, we are appropriation-free, and teach real life care from the heart and soul. It stems from the desire to revive, reclaim and restore traditional Moroccan postpartum healing and provide women with holistic support that they need and deserve as Nafsas (new mothers). The training workshop  is based on the 6 stages of traditional healing:
Welcome Her, Honour Her, Nourish Her, Nurture Her, Close Her and Celebrate Her.

The knowledge is very sacred.It spans generations and centuries, coming from wise women, elders, and traditional qablas (receivers/midwives).It is deeply rooted in the strong Moroccan culture, orally and physically passed down from woman to woman, sister to sister; for generations.

The Kingdom of Morocco is a diverse, beautiful and mystical land.Luckily, Morocco still has strong cultural traditions, folklore, some traditional Qablas (midwives) and healers.

Before You Apply

Once you apply, you will be invited to have a Zoom call with your program facilitator Janelle for an interview, to learn more about the program, and determine if this program is the right fit for you. 

After the interview session, you will receive a link to you can reserve a spot on for the training/ retreat.

After you select a trip, you will have an additional Zoom call with your program facilitator.

Training Dates: Session 1 (July 8th- 11th); Session 2 (July 29th -Aug 2nd)

Here's a look from our past retreat training

2024 Miami Retreat APPLICATION
When you submit your application you will be directed to a checkout page to submit your $25 application fee. 

Training Dates: Session 1 (July 8th- 11th); Session 2 (July 29th -Aug 2nd)

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