"Closing The Body, Opening The Heart"

Birthing Hands of DC

(202) 236-1764

Birthing Hands of DC SM offers a full range of birthing care and related services to women preparing for birth and motherhood.

We follow time-honored traditions of total birthing care, coupled with sound medical protocols.

Our caring team of professionals ensures that all women and families receive the highest quality of available birthing options that meet their wellness, lifestyle and cultural preferences as a precious new life is brought into the world.

We sponsor workshops, classes and special events on issues of interest to soon-to-be expectant mothers, expectant mothers, mothers, birth care service providers and the local birthing community.

Birthing Hands of DC Presents

"Closing of the Body, Opening of the Heart"

Instructor: Sonija Parson, Doula (CBI)
International Midwife

Saturday, April 12, 2008
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid Street, NW
(Near Howard Univ. and Benjamin Banneker High School)
Washington, DC 20001


Who Should Attend?  
Class will be of special interest to expectant moms and dads, doulas, midwife birth assistants, massage therapists, other birth care service professionals.

What Will Be Covered?
Class will cover a Mayan traditional way to physically and emotionally close the cycle of pregnancy and birth, and open a new chapter with a new baby.

Class will teach the physical and therapeutic closure of the women9s body, post partum, with a technique traditionally used by many indigenous midwives that literally, as well as metaphorically, closes the women9s body. Often, new mothers feel like their body is "left wide open" their ribs and hips are literally pushed outward to accommodate their body9s growth. They can also feel more susceptible to illness or emotional crisis. "Closing of the Body" allows the new mother to come to the end of her birth experience, celebrate it, and let her body close while allowing her heart to open for the next chapter in her life with her new baby and family. Many women find this experience to be an opportunity to acknowledge and resolve emotions that have surfaced during labor and birth. The class will be interactive with hands-on demonstrations.

Sonija T. Parson is the senior doula and midwife assistant with Birthing Hands with extensive experience providing birthing services in the United States and internationally. She recently returned to Washington, DC from Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico where she serves as a traditional midwife. She practices this healing art in Mexico and Washington DC.

Registration Fee: $30.00 / $35.00 at the door


Click here for printable PDF flyer

Space is Limited. Early Registration Recommended.

A Certificate of Attendance will be presented for use
with ALACE and ICTC CEUs

Name Sales End Price
open to the public Ended $30

On the Web

Chapter 18: The Cardiovascular System: The Heart ...

- the movement of impulse from the SA node to all regions of the heart wall. - the closing and opening of the heart ... lower regions of the body and empties into ...


Class #5: Opening The Chakras - Seanachaidh's Grove - A ...

The Chakras are energy centers within the body. ... should take at least a month before they are fully open. Closing The ... it feels like when a chakra is open?


About Your Heart > How Does Blood Flow Through the Heart ...

The "lub" is the sound of the tricuspid and mitral valves closing. Each of your heart's ... Healthy valves open and close in ... the heart, lungs and body. How does ...


What Happens During Open Heart Surgery

What happens during open heart bypass ... What happens during open heart bypass surgery, how open heart surgery is ... and provides blood and oxygen to the body.


Heart Valve Problems Guide: Causes, Symptoms and …

Heart Valve Problems ... tricuspid and pulmonary valves. Like valves used in house plumbing, the heart valves open to allow ... and they close to prevent fluid from ...


Closed Vs. Open Circulatory System - Buzzle

... open circulatory system ... heart. This helps maintain the high pressure that is necessary for the blood to reach each and every extremity of the body. Open ...


Print Chapter 18 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart Exam ...

... opening and closing of the heart valves. ... body temperature. ... is a condition in which the heart valves do not completely close C) ...


Circulatory system - CreationWiki, the encyclopedia of ...

Arthropods and mollusks have the open circulatory system as with some ... part of the body returns to the heart through the ... by the closing of the heart ...



that Open the 9 Points of the Body ... Close your Eyes to the Material World and Ask for the Divine to Open Eyes of The Heart. Nostrils: The ...


Heart Valve Disease Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment ...

... and then close to prevent it ... in a heart chamber when the valve does not open ... and affects many tissues in the body, especially the heart ...


The Heart and Blood Vessels | Health | Patient.co.uk

This leaflet gives a brief overview of the heart and blood vessels and ... they open into blood vessels. ... transport blood around the body. Blood vessels also play ...


Open Heart Surgery -Video, Recovery, Procedure, Complications

... procedure and open heart surgery video. Women's Health; ... And prepare your body by quitting smoking and ... Other newer and alternative open heart ...


How to Open The 7 Chakras - Karma Jello

Including how to open chakras through ... Open the Heart Chakra ... and the “clean” feeling returns and/or intensifies within your body. Open the Throat Chakra ...


The Heart 2 - Welcome to HeartSite.com

... returns to the heart. Blood from the head, neck and ... the tricuspid valve open. Blood ... touch each other to close the opening.


The Heart - Augusta Technical College

The pulmonary circuit receives blood returning to the heart from the body and sends it through ... which open and close in response to differing blood pressures ...


Heart surgery stitches / staples?

Aug 30, 2008 · This is common and there are several other surgical clips and staples that stay in the body ... 4 heart surgeries and ... to close an open heart surgery ...


Congenital heart defect - corrective surgery | University ...

Alternative Names. Congenital heart surgery; Patent ductus arteriosus ligation; Hypoplastic left heart repair; Tetralogy of Fallot repair; Coarctation of the aorta ...


Heart Valve Disorders That Produce Abnormally Loud Heart ...

Jun 15, 2010 · The heart has four valves: the tricuspid valve, the mitral valve, the pulmonic valve and the aortic valve. The opening and closing of heart valves …


Your Heart & Circulatory System - KidsHealth

The atria are the chambers that fill with the blood returning to the heart from the body ... A valve lets something in and keeps it there by closing ... They open up ...


Cardiac Cycle - About.com Biology - Human Anatomy ...

Cardiac Cycle: 2nd Diastole Phase In the next diastole period, the semilunar valves close and the atrioventricular valves open. Blood from the pulmonary veins fills ...


Related Events