Yoga Veda Institute's Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Training is an immersive, in-depth residential training offered at Yoga Veda's Private Center for Spiritual Health & Healing in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. In this training, you’ll learn about the "Sacred Window" postpartum period from a traditional perspective, adapted for the modern context. In this training students learn to administer the Ayurvedic therapies that are part of a postpartum protocol. During the training, you will administer treatments to clients, supporting them during their process.
This program offers the opportunity to experience the profound effect of Ayurvedic body therapies. As students in this program you will not only administer treatments to clients, but to one another. It is the therapies that are the true teachers of this program; it is through them that the essence of Ayurveda is able to offer its wisdom and love.
Being of service in a healing capacity offers an enormous opportunity for self-reflection, personal healing and professional growth. The program is designed to support students in gaining competency to perform Ayurvedic body therapies for the purpose of shodhana (cleansing measures) and shamana (palliative measure), and to support and help deliver post partum treatment program designed by an Ayurvedic Doctor or Ayurvedic Practitioner.
There are various types of doulas: pregnancy doulas, birth doulas, labor doulas, postpartum doulas, and then there are Ayur Doulas.
Ayur Doula is the title given to someone who has completed a certified training as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula or Specialist. In addition to serving the role of a postpartum doula, an Ayur Doula understands the Ayurvedic principles involved in restoring strength, vitality and balance in maternal and infant physiology after childbirth.
In India, Ayurvedic tradition encourages a new mother to stay at home and be pampered for the first 22 days postpartum. Her role as a new exalted one is honored. This time of rest helps strengthen the infant-mother bond. In this precious lying in time, breastfeeding becomes smooth. Rest and protection of both the mother's and baby's delicate nervous systems are priorities. Few visitors are allowed. Mother and baby stay out of the wind and weather, decreasing the possibility to exposure to disease. Specially prepared foods are served to the mother.
Join us for this unique experience to learn, grow and touch the lives of our most sacred little souls.