YIN BIRTH: RELAXING INTO LABOR

WORKING WITH ACUPRESSURE, REBOZO, AWARENESS, AND PLEASURE TO SUPPORT LABOR INITIATION AND PROGRESS

OCTOBER 2-5, 2020, SHUTESBURY, MA

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EXPERIENTIAL RETREAT

In birth, contractions are governed by Yang, while dilation is a function of Yin.  Today’s Yang-predominant society tends to regard labor initiation and progress as a function of contractions doing their job, focusing on the tip of the iceberg.  However the deeper ‘active ingredients’ of labor are the soft tissue’s willingness to propagate and respond to the wave forms, and Baby’s freedom of movement down through the pelvis.

During this experiential retreat, we will explore a wide variety of Yin approaches for labor encouragement and progress. We will also nourish the capacity for relaxed, pleasurable presence in our own bodies, through meditation, yoga, and ritual, as well as practicing bodywork and rebozo work on each other.