Warm Water Wisdom
Sat 22nd March
Founder of Celebration of Birth, Anna Watts, affectionately known as the ‘Wise Woman of Doulas’, has been guiding families through the journey of pregnancy and birth for over 30 years, honouring and celebrating birth as a ‘rite of passage’ for mother, father,
In 2009 the Celebration of Birth Doula Academy was established to provide holistic training for Birth and Postnatal Doulas with a strong foundation of skills, including professional mentoring, to become a confident doula, or to build on your current doula
The Celebration of Birth courses are a rich blend of educational, experiential, creative and healing processes, supporting empowered birthing choices, and strengthening the spiritual connection in pregnancy and birth. A much-loved experience during the Sacred Birth training is the ‘water doula’ session, where participants hold loving space for each other in a warm water pool, a time to practice being present and to receive
gentle care from a doula partner.
Anna’s experience as a Sacred Birth and Doula Educator, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Healer, Counsellor, and mother of two beautiful daughters both born at home (one a water birth) brings a depth and grounded warmth to her teaching.
In the Maga season of her life, as a new grandmother, Anna is delighting in supporting her family to blossom and flourish by holding true holistic care at the centre of wellbeing for future generations. The red thread lineage continues to be grounded in deep trust for birthing wisdom.
Rebecca Czapnik is a life-long learner and natural mentor. Her multi-layered teachings embody the wisdom of our natural environment. Inspired by the abundance of Water Wisdom, she shares somatic practices that guide people into reclaiming their intuitive nature so they can live from a trusting heart with creativity and soulful purpose.
Rebecca is trained in numerous Warm Water Healing practices such as Watsu®, WaterDance™️, Fluid Presence® and Aquatic Integration™️. She skillfully integrates these practices into water-led sessions that find, hold and witness each person’s present needs.
Warm Water Healing is particularly beneficial during pregnancy. Mothers are able to relax deeply while experiencing a similar environment to their baby. This opens up another level of communication between mother and child.
Having lived and worked in Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, the UK, Israel and the USA, Rebecca’s immersion with internationally recognised pioneers of water healing, movement and subtle energies is deep and wide. She has a sought-after practice offering somatic healing in warm water. She also pours her Water Wisdom into online spaces, and weaves it through conscious movement on the dance floor.
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In 2006, Simply Birth proudly introduced the Australian and New Zealand Birthing World to inflatable birth pools. As sole distributors of first La Bassine and then Birth Pool in a Box products, we have helped to change the face of birth in Australia and New Zealand by making pools available to every Woman, Midwife, Doula, Hospital and Birth Center.
Our Quality Pools are made from Eco Friendly materials, inflatable, portable and easily transferable, they are contained in their own designer bags, and have custom liners available to purchase. Our pools are come in both Regular use and Professional use grades, mini size or regular size with well over 60,000 liners sold in Australia and Internationally.