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Relaxation, Vacation, Certification…
Welcome to the latest and greatest in Birth Doula Trainings! Our Destination Doula Trainings are held in amazing locations worldwide and taught by the most amazing instructor out there, Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Blend relaxation, vacation, and certification all in one. Visit DONA to learn more about the certification process.
Tulum, Mexico – Feb. 9-16, 2014
Join us for the first annual BDP DONA International Destination Doula Training with world-renowned Doula Trainer Extraordinaire, Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Now is an incredible time to become a doula. Join this amazing profession and help improve the lives and care of women in the childbearing year. You will learn more than you ever thought possible about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. This is a rare opportunity, to not only learn from the best trainer in the world, but to take special time to connect with other international women, connect to yourself, share, grow, and explore one of the most amazing and energetic areas in the world. These workshops have been approved by DONA International and count toward birth doula certification. Our trainings will include the first requirements toward becoming a DONA International Certified Doula. In addition to your Childbirth Education and Doula Training, the trainings will include lots of relaxing, yoga classes, group dinner, time with local midwives, and more!
Sunbathers, swimmers and yoga enthusiasts indulging in a visit to Tulum Beach’s white, limestone sands and crystal blue waters need only look up in wonder at the ancient Mayan ruins — some from as early as A.D. 250 — dotting the cliffs above them to grasp the aura of ancient mystery that surrounds the beach. Part of the gorgeous and increasingly popular Riviera Maya, Tulum sits 80 miles southeast of Cancun. The name Tulum, derived from the Mayan word for wall, and the ruins hovering over the beach, most notably the giant pyramid-shaped Castillo, have gained notoriety as one of the Mayan civilization’s only walled cities. Today, visitors from across the globe who vacation at Tulum experience one of Mexico’s finest beaches with an added bonus: the chance to admire the architecture of the ruins and feel the awe of this ancient and notoriously advanced civilization.
The gorgeous Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Resort is located right on the beach and has extensive natural spaces and gardens that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of a Mayan forest. Awarded the 2012 ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor, you’ll enjoy pools, restaurants, bars and much more. Best of all, this is an all-inclusive resort!
What is included?
Early-Bird Pricing available now which includes:
- DONA International Intro to Childbirth & Birth Doula Training with world-renowned instructor, Debra Pascali-Bonaro
- Transfers to/from Cancun airport
- 8 days/7 nights at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Resort
- All food & drink (breakfast/lunch/dinner including group dinners & lunches)
- Morning yoga sessions
- Visiting the beautiful Tulum Ruins
- Meeting with & learning from local Mayan midwives
- A portion of each participant’s fee goes to supporting the local midwifery community
- Exploring the surrounding areas & local villages
- A visit to the amazing Xel-Ha waterpark
- The ‘Cenotes’ freshwater caves and underground rivers for snorkeling or diving
- The UNESCO world heritage site, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve
- A visit to the resort’s spa
- Relaxing on the beach!
Debra Pascali-Bonaro, President of Mother-Love, Inc., B. Ed. CD (DONA), PDT/BDT (DONA), LCCE, is mother of six children, a doula, Lamaze International childbirth educator, Chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI), former Board of Director member of DONA, Public Relations Chair from 1992–1998 and an approved DONA International birth and postpartum Doula Trainer. Debra Pascali Bonaro has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning Russia, The NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, in The New York Times, The LA Times, The UK Times as well as numerous Parenting and Health Magazines around the world. Debra helps birth pros and new families all over the world learn about the details of gentle birth. She is a pioneer in reminding humanity that birth can be full of pleasure and delight. Debra has trained thousands of doulas and birth professionals around the world in the practices of gentle birth support. Debra is the creator and director of Orgasmic Birth, a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle. She sees the powerful role birth plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. Debra is a sought after professional speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization, member of the White Ribbon Alliance, Lamaze International childbirth educator, former Public Relations chair of the DONA International, and co-author of the book Orgasmic Birth, Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience.
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Our NYC trainings are located at our SoHo Studio and taught by the most amazing instructor out there, Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Vist DONA to learn more about the certification process. Trainings are from 9am to 6pm over the course of 3 days.
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