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Essaouira, Morocco – 2 Day Spinning Babies® Workshop w/ Fiona Hallinan & Jenny Blyth – 21-22 March, 2020

March 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm +01


Spinning Babies® Workshop

We are excited to offer this two-day workshop of birthing wisdom in magical Morocco. So buy yourself a cheap air ticket from Europe and treat yourself to mini education vacation!

The workshop will be taught in English, so is for English speaking participants only.

The venue for the workshop is at the glorious Desert Rose retreat centre in Essaouira. Essaouira is close to the coast, land of camels and argan oil. There is a pool at the venue, so bring your swim suit for a refreshing dip at morning tea or lunch! Coastal beaches, camel rides and the world heritage listed medina (old city and market place) are close by.

Consider staying at Desert Rose, as accommodation is favourably priced and breakfast included. ‘So far away from the world. So close to paradise.’ Details are outlined below.

We welcome midwives, doulas, birth educators, chiropractors, doctors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, pregnancy bodyworkers, acupuncturists, prenatal yoga instructors, myo-fascial therapists, pregnant women, and alternative care-providers who assist women in pregnancy and childbirth.

The workshop will be filled with easy-to-integrate information, and hands-on practice. We intend to help participants feel confident in how to apply the Spinning Babies®️ approach, so that they can better help birthing families in the community, or in clinical and hospital settings.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Facilitate comfort in pregnancy and ease in childbirth for your clients
  • Improve fetal position with techniques for uterine ligaments and pelvic muscles
  • Identify when to take action to avoid a long labors or cesareans
  • Use fresh solutions for long and/or posterior labor, labor dystocia and labor pain
  • Resolve labor stalls with Spinning Babies® Three Levels Solutions℠
  • And much, much more!

Spinning Babies® offers the world’s first complete system of matching birth positions and labor progress techniques to “Where’s Baby?” in the pelvis. Find out how you can change the effective size of the pelvis.

Accommodation: The venue at Desert Rose is 15 minutes drive from the city centre.
For the duration of the workshop, we encourage you to stay at Desert Rose.
There is alternative and similarly priced accommodation close by – a short walk away.
Inquiries and bookings regarding accommodation at either guesthouse can be made with the owner of Desert Rose – Narelle White
Contact Details: Phone: +212 639 141 549

Desert Rose is a unique & elegant guesthouse of Wellness and Natural Health. Massage, Acupuncture, Chinese Face Reading and naturopathic consultations are also available on site from internationally renowned practitioner Narelle White, founder of Desert Rose.

You can also choose to stay in the city centre, but please remember it is 15 minutes by taxi to and from the venue each day.

Food: Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. You will be able to buy a delicious lunch at the venue.

In the evening, you can eat at your accommodation, or we can share taxis into the famous world heritage medina where there are great options for eating.

Clothing: Wear easy loose comfortable clothing as we will be practicing exercises on massage tables. No jeans please! It is difficult to feel anatomical landmarks through tight or thick clothing. BRING YOUR SWIM SUIT!

Extras: If you own a yoga mat, rebozo/long shawl then please bring them with you, as well as a cushion/pillow.

Babies in arms (4 months and under) are welcome.

Getting There: You can fly into Marrakech or Agadir airports. Both are about 3 hours by road from Essaouira. Taxi 80Euros for up to 2 people.
Or fly straight into Essaouira from London, Paris, Germany. There are only a number of flights per week with Easy Jet or Air Maroc
Essaouira airport is only 7 minutes drive from the Desert Rose.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given up to two weeks before the workshop.

About the Approved Trainers:
Fiona is a mother, grandmother, a registered nurse & midwife, a maternal & child health nurse, independent birth educator and bodyworker.

Jenny is a mother, grandmother, independent birthworker, educator, bodyworker, author & filmmaker.

Between us, we have 60+ years experience of working with birthing women and facilitating workshops. We have assisted an enormous number of birth professionals, bodyworkers and women to connect with, understand, admire, prepare and heal their sacred pelvic space.

You can find Jenny & Fiona online at 

Advanced Offerings: The Spinning Babies® Workshop is required before taking any further trainings, such as Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training or Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop.

Registration is now open for the 2020 Spinning Babies® World Confluence in Caloundra, Australia.

See for more information on Spinning Babies®.

Interested in bringing Spinning Babies® to your city?  See the current list of Spinning Babies® Approved Trainers or learn more about hosting a workshop here.


Desert Rose
Taourirt douar bouzemma Cerci tamanar, Commune Ida ouguerd province du essaouira
Essaouira, Morocco


Approved Trainer
Fiona Hallinan