My Journey To Rebozo Love
In 2013, I came across the word 'Rebozo' while exploring the web for different pregnancy information. I was drawn to its origin and history, and utilization as a loving tool for childbearing and childrearing. I explored and learned all that I could on my own, and began to implement some of the concepts into Prenatal yoga offerings, and as a Doula. First using a woven woman's swim wrap, then a couple short Mexican mass made Rebozos, and later a Lohee Rebozo. I still use my Lohee Rebozos because they are nice against the skin, soft colors, and made from hypoallergenic Bamboo.
In 2014, I trained with Stephanie Larson of Dancing For Birth. I was drawn to her training because of the dancing and Rebozo information. More Rebozo techniques to share, including massage and postnatal body closing.
Early in 2015, Ibecame Rebozo Certified. Completing the online class, "Let the Partner Do It!", by Gena Kirby, was inspiring in so many ways. Gena's heart connection to the ancient wisdom of the Rebozo spoke to me deeply! NOW Rebozo was truly more than a long woven fabric, used long ago, and brought forward! Rebozo is an extension of heart, body & spirit! A way to connect couples, nurture the pregnant body, and embrace birth. Having the desire to learn from Gena in person, I looked to see when she would be close to Wichita. Learning she was doing a training within a few hours away, in Missouri, I asked for her to come here. Within 3 weeks, Sunshine Family Yoga was hosting Gena Kirby and her entry level Rebozo Workshop! Now many others understand what I have been talking about! I have completed my training to Certified Rebozo Novice. In addition to Prenatal Yoga and Doula support, I share Rebozo wisdom through personalized Rebozo Care and Bump to Birth Comfort Techniques Class.
It was at Gena's workshop that I purchased my first two "traditional" woven Rebozos. Honoring those that contiue the traditional craftmanship, and not mass made recreations or sweat shop produced. To see the love and familiy tradition associated with creating Rebozos, follow the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9COJrgBC8