Here is a taste of the modules we run then below is information of the 9 month course xx
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We offer 9 month internships, 10 day modules and elective placements
Apprenticeship with Da-a-luz.
We are apprentices of life, learning from the land and the wise and varied women we will live with…. This is a chance to get back to our true selves… to create ceremony, keep traditional skills alive whilst still keeping time to cultivate our instincts.
A group sharing a passion to recreate birth for the next generation….
On a practical level what will this mean?
My wish is to choose 6 families/ women who will live in our area for a cycle of 4 seasons from Sept till mid june.
Through the autumn, we will prepare for winter, be inspired by spring and be tropical for summer…………sharing the passion to create a new paradigm for birth in Europe.
Our area is a diverse mix of many who have decided to live a more simple and green lifestyle, Orgiva has been dubbed the ‘new age capital of Europe’ so the range of activities is immense from pottery to tantric dancing..all possible here.
Our students can choose to live on a shared peice of land nearby the school or to live in local accomadation, which averages at around 350e month.
If you choose to live on the community field life will be close to nature, close to each other in a structure of your own. We have a small communal kitchen,Water from the spring is a 20 walk or close drive…. There is no electricity, nor WiFi. Cooking together, gathering & chopping wood, living simply, helping create a community garden, enjoying freezing mornings.…….. not forgetting the challenges of living so close brings!
It is a very beautiful place, lots of parties and fair amount of wild things going on.lawless some say encouraging the bravery we need to be birthkeepers.
A year with Da-a-luz will kickstart your journey to being a birthkeeper in your community, able to inform,inspire and support women during birth.
We will enjoy a stream of wise women staying with us during the course who will also live and breathe alongside us on our process……….
The course is 9 months of study; mid October through to end of June.We offer 400 hours of study, the resources and guidance to produce your own project of a chosen subject and an oppurtunity to be part of developing a centre dedicated to creating radical birth change in Europe.
We look at:
- :The history of midwifery and what it means to be a post modern midwife.
- On going basic study of anatomy and physiological birth.
- Intensive course to enable you to run birth preparation course.
- Politics of birth.
- Ethics,law and human rights in childbirth
- Out of the ordinary..looking at breech, twins and other skills we need to support our practice.
- Running a community practice the highs and lows
- Post birth care.
- Breast feeding.
- Four weeks herbal medicine.
- Shiatsu course.
- Taste of kinesiology, homeopathy, acupuncture.
- Weekly sharing circle.
- Singing weekly
- and often lots more random amazing stuff to do!
We will work together to further the changes in birth across the world, we ask students to take an active role in developing the school and working to create the centre during work days….. a helping hand when we welcome elective students and fundraising to keep the school growing.
You will play an active role in the Da-a-luz bumps and babies group.
It will be an intense but fun!
To come to be with us we ask 1850 pounds. This covers all teaching,and a spot in the field to camp, you need to think what you would live in we do not provide your shelter. A donation will be agreed each week for communal shopping for the kitchen (25e-30e a week) fruit and veg is really cheap. Health food can be ordered wholesale.
We hope that this fee will make it viable for everyone. if you would like to be with us but feel that money is a barrier we do offer one volunteer place..it is bloody hard work as you are studying and running around like a nutter but we are also open to suggestions if you have a particular skill.
Yes you will have to support yourselves for a year also but no one will starve!
We will look after each other……..and a possible lesson in poverty is essential to every midwife as we certain will never be rich from our work!
Where does my money go?
In the next year all fees will be poured into the school building and landscaping, we pay teachers expenses and the project leader Vanessa Brooks take a very minimal salary when possible!
At the end of the year we hope transformation, empowerment and knowledge will lead you towards being a true birth keeper in your community,
You will be proud of a beautiful body of work you have created and you will have a network of brave a wonderful folk beside you….we welcome students to stay with us longer to gain more insight and the possibility to attend births with our practice.
There are many questions that need to be answered so do ask them……….
I will be holding interviews in May and ask that you visit us then to meet face to face and to feel the place.
Blessings may we journey together……
To join us we ask £300 for your ten day stay which includes,food and tuition, camping spot is included but a tent and bedding is not. However if prefered there is an excellent selection of cheap accommodation around..Órgiva Vacation Rentals & Short Term Rentals – https://www.airbnb.com