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Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop

4-days of advanced learning for bodyworkers, midwives, and nurses


August 19 – 22, 2019

Minneapolis, MN



Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Workshop

Join the Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Listing with our NEW advanced course!

Embody our paradigm for fetal positioning in this clinical course for professionals.

For Bodyworkers, Midwives, and Nurses

Midwives (traditional, out-of-hospital, hospital-based), body workers (chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, traditional bodyworkers, acupuncturists), nurses and physicians.

*Teacher’s note: Must have minimum 1 year of experience with bodywork/birthwork and have practiced within the past 2 years.

Must have taken a Spinning Babies® Workshop within the past 3 years (2016 or after). If you are already a Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner or have attended a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator Training, this requirement is waived.

Midwifery, chiropractic, and RN CEUs being applied for!

Hands-on Practice

Learn advanced skills to promote body balance for fetal positioning and pregnancy comfort, and breech body balancing. Used in pregnancy, the birth process or generic balancing for non-pregnant people. Hands-on techniques beyond those at the Spinning Babies® Workshop, with case studies and integrative group work.

Topics Covered
  • Embodied consent
  • Pacing, touch and the pregnant nervous system
  • Pain as an indicator of imbalance
  • Anatomy and fetal positioning
  • Releases and balancing for fetal positioning
  • How to do general and individualized sessions
  • Breech and transverse lie
  • Specific considerations for tracking restrictions
  • ECV preparation and follow-up
  • Integration into a bodywork or midwifery practice
  • Muscles balancing and fascial releases
  • Case studies woven throughout the course

This course is a compilation of embodied practices that can be used to address pain and fetal positioning. We will explore practical applications of anatomy, bodywork techniques to restore balance and space, levels of touch and pacing, and awareness of the nervous system. We will present basic releases and then drop into individualized and in depth approaches to creating and balancing the space within.   

Four full days of training can transform your awareness of how you come into relationship with the pregnant body and the baby within.  We will also address ways we can integrate and, for some transform, your bodywork or midwifery practice.   


What attendees of the first
Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner Approved Workshop (ITB) said about their experience:

“THANK YOU for this amazing learning opportunity to learn about how to take care of myself as well as how to be more present with patients.”

“I really enjoyed that we rotated between teachers and material. It encouraged us to begin the integration right away. Work with it not only here, but in our lives, which allows for an easier transition “back into the world” because we have already been integrating it all in. Sometimes at workshops you are not able to practice integrations until it’s after the workshop which can sometimes be a crash. I feel well prepared to keep integrating with ease.”

“I loved it all. It really put the fire for bodywork again. Thank you.”

“Outstanding week. Delivered more than expected.”

Schedule and Location


19 August – 9am – 6pm
20 August – 9am – 6pm
21 August – 9am – 6pm
22 August – 9am – 4pm


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416 



DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Standard room: One King or Two Doubles
$145 per night

To reserve a room, call the number above and mention the Spinning Babies Room Block.


Pre-requisites for Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners

With many millions of independent visitors to our site each year, a huge mailing list and following on social media, we get daily requests from parents looking for support in pregnancy and birth. We want to help pregnant people identify Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners.

Successful completion of pre-requisites allows eligibility to apply for membership on our list of Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioners:

  • Attendance of a full-day or two-day hour, or longer, Spinning Babies® Workshop
  • Your Spinning Babies® Workshop must be completed before attending the Workshop
  • Successful completion of the 4-day course
  • Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice Agreement
  • Annual renewal of Spinning Babies® membership listing – $100 annually


Rachel Shapiro

Rachel is a Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer, a licensed and certified midwife, and prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher from MN, USA, practicing for many years in various settings of birth center and home birth practices. She has been a certified massage therapist for over 10 years and currently has a private practice for body work in Ein Karem, Jerusalem. She has studied Spinning Babies for over 8 years and contributes to Spinning Babies’ educational materials. Rachel completed her BSN (and is currently completing her CNM) at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center, and has been privileged to teach Spinning Babies to midwives, doulas, and physicians in Israel and around the world. She is currently developing a hospital-based research study on Spinning Babies.

Nicole Morales

Nicole Morales, LM, CPM, Spinning Babies® Approved Trainer, has a homebirth midwifery practice in San Diego, CA and is an instructor for Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. She gave birth to her third daughter breech, which led her to her passion for breech birth and breech body balancing. Nicole teaches Spinning Babies® Workshops, Breech Body Balancing, Resolving Shoulder Dystocia, and Birthing from Within® Workshops, and a Storytelling, Healing, and the Birthworker’s Journey workshop.

Jamie Mossay

Jamie has been serving the San Diego community as a massage therapist for over 18 years and started attending births as a doula in 2009. A mother, birth doula, storyteller, Birth Story Listener®, bodyworker, and certified Birthing From Within® childbirth educator, she has studied, practiced, and taught numerous modalities and holistic traditions over the years, with a strong specialization of working with pregnant, laboring, and postpartum people and their families. The Spinning Babies® approach to birth, by helping create more awareness of space and freedom in the body, is the cornerstone of her embodied birth practice.

As a bodywork educator she places special emphasis on cultivating creativity, intuition, and the importance of modeling self-love, embodied connection, and willingness to step into the unknown with loving presence for our pregnant clients.

Fee Schedule


Apply before June 10

Apply between June 11 – July 31

Apply between August 1 – August 15

Payment plans available!

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