Birthwork Courses

Integrating balance into birthwork is essential for helping to maximize the space in the pelvis and uterus for the baby. This can decrease interventions and improve the birth experience for both mom and baby. Learn to integrate advanced knowledge of the soft tissues in the pelvis with hands-on balancing techniques and positional choices for an easier and more positive birth experience.

Equilibrio birthwork courses

Balancing Birth

This course delves into in-depth anatomy and physiology of the pelvis and its soft tissues. Learn to identify the baby’s position, rotation, and where the baby is located within the pelvis by identifying signs and symptoms in the birthing mom’s body. You will also learn advanced balancing techniques and positional options to help the baby rotate and descend. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a deep understanding of birth and the female pelvis in relation to fetal position.

prerequisite

2 day Spinning Babies® workshop with Rachel Shapiro (within the last 3 years)

Location

In-person training takes place 1 full day per week in Shamir Medical Center, Israel

Cost

14,500 NIS

duration of the course

8 months (September-April)

Accepting applications now for course starting September 2022.

Advanced Courses

Birth Detective

The birth experience can often leave the birthing person confused or disappointed. In this course you will learn how to help a woman to understand and process her birth experience. The focus here is on the physical journey the baby took in the mother’s body, and the emotional process involved in her making physical space for that journey.

The course focuses on the baby’s rotations, what makes some labors longer than others, and how to understand what happened during the birth between her body and her baby.

prerequisite

Balancing Birth Course (within the last 3 years)

Location

In-person training takes place one full day per week in Shamir Medical Center, Israel

duration of the course

12 weeks

Cost

TBD

Course will next be offered in 2024.

Coming Soon

The birth experience can often leave the birthing person confused or disappointed. In this course you will learn how to help a woman to understand and process her birth experience. The focus here is on the physical...

Rebirth After Trauma

There are many people who have specific trauma experiences from their birth, or who experience their whole birth as traumatic; others feel the birth may have been traumatic for their baby.

In this course, you will learn several approaches for both baby and mom to experience a physiological rebirth. By resetting the neuro-endocrinological processes of birth and enabling physiological rotations and movements, you will be able to promote an adjusted birth experience.

prerequisite

Pregnancy Bodywork Course or Balancing Birth Course (within the last 3 years)

Location

In-person training takes place 1 full day per week in Shamir Medical Center, Israel

duration of the course

10 weeks

Cost

TBD

Course will next be offered in 2024

Coming Soon

There are many people who have specific trauma experiences from their birth, or who experience their whole birth as traumatic; others feel the birth may have been traumatic for their baby. In this course, you will...

CONSULTATION WITH RACHEL SHAPIRO

Birth Processing

This process offers birth professionals around the world the opportunity to consult and understand more about a specific birth, either in real-time or after the birth. We will focus on fetal position (if known,) cervical exams (dilation, station, location and texture of cervix), labor patterns, and significant events during the delivery.

The purpose of this process is for you to more fully understand a specific birth, increase your understanding of fetal rotations and the soft tissues of the pelvis, and to gain more tools to better support future births.

single session

90 minutes: 850 NIS / $275 USD

Equilibrio birth processing session