Thank you for considering this training. Please read further to understand more about the learning pathway on offer.

This Womb Gaia apprenticeship aims to be free of hierarches of disseminating knowledge.  Most trainings will draw upon research, books and facts to acquire techniques and skills, this course operates differently. It prioritizes the personal journey. By developing your intuitive, heart based capacities, you can rely on your own lived experience and self awareness for professional integrity. This apprenticeship creates a container for this wisdom and self- love to thrive, so you can become a solid, confident and accountable therapist. 

There is a course manual with extensive information but more importantly, you are asked to reflect on this information. If knowledge is extracted, it becomes transactional and not respected. Students can get allured into an idea of what they will become. This is usually something far away from  themselves, their fears, but also their gifts. For these reasons, this training begins with a commitment to personal embodiment.  Students need to be willing to dive deep, encounter their shadow and find their inner pearls..

This training carves out a temenos, a designated space with no pressure to perform or rush ahead to meet targets. There is commitment to consistency, to put your time and energy into regular practice and reflection . In this first year, we work with feminine and decolonial ways that prioritise connection, transparency and relationship for growth and learning. This will propel you into seeing your self clearly, holding your pain and tension with care and building your skills and gifts a a yoga therapist.

To help you understand more, here are some of the key features:

*Embodiment is the essential source of knowledge and heart consciousness is the guiding light.

*Emotional literacy is as important as cognition. Feelings are of equal value to ‘fact’.

*Female researchers and wholistic health professionals are held with as much credibility as those with influence and power.

*Critical reflection is key: interrogating the terms against which bodies are judged to be unintelligent or lacking.

*Knowledge is transmitted in a relational way: how it lands for each apprentice will be unique.

*The decolonial learning focuses on being seen, witnessed and acknowledged in the group. Rather than relying on written texts from authors for this knowledge, you will be asked to draw upon your own testimony and embodied experience.

Decolonial learning also recognises the power imbalances operating in the educational system: White, middle class, Male, Western authors have the greatest power and privilege to disseminate their research and knowledge.. 

*In a relational way, mistakes and lapses can occur.  However, we become open to communicate and repair any misunderstandings before they become hard feelings or hurt. 

*We build relationship and trust so that learning can be authentic and fulfilling.

 I will teach in a non- forceful, respectful way with attunement to the uniqueness of each individual and the energy, pace and needs of the group. Throughout the course, I will ask you to be authentic so you can honour and trust the teachings. 

This approach draws out intuition, creativity and builds kindness and insight. It will bestow you with the ability to be with the mystery of your clients unfolding and healing process.  You will be able to think outside the box; not limited to a reductionist view of the body and move beyond applying techniques to address symptoms 

Who is this course for?

Women of any life stage, sexual orientation, socio-cultural background, religion or none, body ability/shape and BAME -mixed heritage women are warmly welcomed. If you have a disability and are in a wheel chair this course could still be open to you, please enquire and we can chat. if you are a non binary or trans individual, this course goes deep into, Ayurvedic female anatomy, sacred biology and trauma integrative language, where women can speak in terms of reference that locate their biological experiences in meaningful ways and as an expression of their identity. Please contact me to discuss whether this would  provide the right space, support and knowledge that you need.