Certificated Foundation Rebozo Training with Angelina Martínez-Miranda, 2019

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Certificated Foundation Rebozo Training, 2020

Back in 2017, we held the first certificated foundation training with Angelina in London, UK. At the centre of this workshop, we have the supervised training of Angelina as she teaches the core rebozo teachings for pregnancy, birth and postpartum. We are aware that the international presence of Angelina in worldwide forums has made it possible for many women to state that they have learnt from her, when what actually happened was that they have witnessed her sharing her wisdom. We wanted to prevent this from happening and allow the participants in our workshops to learn supervised by Angelina herself over a number of days. In addition, our 3 day-certificated training also involves the submission of 3 case studies post-workshop which Angelina reviews, providing you with her feedback and encouragement.

The Directory of Practitioners that emerged since that workshop in 2017 of birth and energy workers who have been taught by Angelina & Mayella Almazán-Arreola is our way of honouring the time they have spent learning and practicing from the source in an authentic manner. We like to describe the women in this Directory as respectful practitioners in the lineage of Angelina Martínez, as sharing Rebozo Medicine from the Heart.

You can find the list of practitioners here

A 3-day Certificated Foundation Rebozo Training workshop with world-renowned traditional Mexican Midwife Angelina Martinez-Miranda in her second certificated teaching visit to London in the United Kingdom.

You do NOT need to be a qualified midwife, doula or birth worker to attend and benefit from this workshop. 

At the core of these workshops lies the ethos of sharing this ancestral wisdom in a (a) respectful and (b) sustainable manner. To this end, we are proud that a percentage of the income brought about by this Workshop is dedicated to funding the apprenticeships of indigenous Mexican women, thus giving back in very practical ways to the source of all this ancestral wisdom AND to ensure your practice is ethical, responsible and grounded on a lineage of midwives that goes back generations. These indigenous women are trained as apprentices and have had to work on the land, building sites or as maids or cleaners, with some of them in cases even being the main bread-winners in their families. Your support goes towards providing them with this income they cannot afford to lose, plus their travelling and living expenses with Angelina as many of them come from rural areas far away.

Another way in which this workshop gives back is our rebozos. They are 100% cotton and fair-trade (though not certified fair-trade), and specifically hand-loomed for birthwork by a family of rebozo weavers in Oaxaca (South of Mexico) with whom Angelina has worked for a number of years. Our rebozos are sold exclusively to workshop participants because Angelina does not lead a rebozo shop, but is rather the keeper of Rebozo Wisdom.


  • The cosmovision of Traditional Mexican Medicine in relation to pregnancy and birth, including the role of midwives and birth workers in pre-colonial and modern times
  • Rebozo, its history and significance in Mexico
  • Traditional Mexican antenatal care practices & techniques using the rebozo
  • The use of kakaw (Cacao) during pregnancy
  • Demonstration of a Cerrada, the traditional Mexican sealing ceremony for postpartum (there will be Cerrada workshops throughout the year facilitated by Mayella Almazán-Arreola so you can receive and learn how to give Cerradas)


  • 3 days of intensive teaching and supervised practice

To gain your Certificate, you are required to complete 3 case studies. Two of the case studies must be clients you see a minimum of 2 times up to a maximum of 4 times. The other case study can be an individual session with a follow-up telephone call, text or email message.

All Case Studies must be submitted within 6 months of completing the training.

The Certificate signed by Angelina will account for the hours spent at the training (24 hours) plus an extra allowance of 6 hours for the case studies making a total of 30 hours.

A limited number of spaces are available due to the practical nature of the workshop.

Please email us hello@yosoygaia.com if you wish get payment information and to book your space

Why is the use of authentic Mexican rebozos important?

As the use of rebozo increases in popularity amongst doulas, matronas, midwives, few people are aware of the fact that rebozo-weaving families in Mexico are in serious difficulties. Please ensure the rebozos you purchase are fair-trade, authentic and made of cotton to ensure your practice is ethical and you support this ancient craft from Mexico which is described by some as being in danger of extinction.

In this interview with Angelina Martinez Miranda, she shares the importance of using authentic, 100% cotton, Mexican rebozos.


  1. You must not rely on the information on this workshop as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.  If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.  If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediately medical attention.  You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this workshop
  2. Any information presented on this workshop, our services, products, classes, manual, articles, Facebook group publications, and trainings is not intended to represent they are used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any medical problem or psychological disorder nor are they intended as a substitute for seeking professional health care advice and services.
  3. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse You entry to and/or eject You from the Event. In particular but without limitation You may be refused admission to or removed from the Event for any of the following reasons: for health and safety or licensing reasons; if You behave in a manner which has or is likely to affect the enjoyment of other persons at the Event; if You use threatening, abusive or insulting words or mannerisms; if, in the Promoter’s reasonable opinion, You are acting under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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