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Welcome  to

The Matrona

A Portal to the New Millennium


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The Matrona ~ In Person Holistic Doula Class

Since 2001, The Matrona has offered

holistic education for midwives,

doulas and birth attendants.

We continue to do so, adding new programs as the birthing community grows and evolves.

As we expand, our focus and curriculum remain centered on melding the intuitive with the academic, the mystical with the intelligent.

 New at
The Matrona

The Illuminated
Wise Woman

A Curriculum for the New Millennium


Have you longed to be the
Wise Woman for your community? 

This program gives you the opportunity to fulfill your purpose as a mentor for your entire community.

You will experience the gifts of alchemy and transformation.
You will understand how to sit with a family at birth, how to be present at death and how to be a witness to the all transformational events of life.
Throughout this course you will unearth the ancient art of
Wise Woman Medicine.
You will become the anchor and the space holder that women desire. You will serve as a mentor or 
a mediator, an herbalist or homeopath and always, a consultant and a confidante. 

You will become
"The Illuminated Wise Woman" 

Also coming in 2024...

The Matrona
Virtual Preceptorship

If you have reached the point in your studies where you are looking for a preceptor to bring a dynamic and experiencial component to your work, we have the program for YOU.

This program we will offer guidance and support as we move through actual case studies and birthing experiences with seasoned midwife and birthkeeper, Becky Purpur. 
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity 
to improve your practice and have Becky ready to guide you and take you into the deeper realms of BIRTH. 
Details coming soon...

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Whapio's  Summer

For more information and contact information about each programplease see our Calendar page.

For the curriculum for each class,  go to PROGRAMS and use the drop-down Menu into find the program you need.



'The Transcendent Birthkeeper"
IN PERSON ~ Advanced Doula & Birthworker Training in Quantum Holistic Practice
June 20 to 23 ~ Thursday to Sunday
In Atlanta, Georgia


"The Illuminated Wise Woman"
~IN PERSON Retreat~
June 27th - 30th
Thursday to Sunday
In Washington State


"Holistic Doula Weekend Retreat"
July 11 to 14 ~ Thursday to Sunday
In Avon, Indiana

"The Illuminated Wise Woman"
July 25th to 28th ~ Thursday to Sunday


"Holistic Doula Program"  
August 1st to 4th, 2024
Thursday to Sunday

"Homeopathy for Consulting"  
August 15th to 18th, 2024
Thursday to Sunday


"The Illuminated Wise Woman"
4-day Program ~ IN PERSON
September 5th to 8th, 2024
in Austin, Texas

"Homeopathy for Practice"

September 12th to 15th

Thursday to Sunday


"The Illuminated Wise Woman"
4-day Program ~ IN PERSON 
October 12th to 15th, 2024
Thursday to Sunday
In Sebastopol, California


Click here for our full Calendar :


A word from Whapio...

As the Seasons change and we change with them
it’s clear that a new future is on the horizon.
In 2023 I will celebrate my 42nd year in the realms of birth and

I have seen many changes but none so pressing and timely

as the one I am seeing in birth right now.



It’s QUANTUM BIRTH as the new Future and the

rise and reality of the BIRTHKEEPER as Caregiver.


It’s a return to a model of care where the Caregiver has a
100% investment in the family with no allegiance to any system,

to any licensing or to any colleagues.


It’s the return of Consciousness to Birth and the presence of

deeply connected women who can accompany, hold space and

not interfere in the instinctual responses of the family.


Here’s what a myriad of women have brought to my door…

We are tired of being managed and infantilized.
We resent our instinctual responses being overlooked or ignored.

We want affirmation, we get anxiety.
We want support, we get risk screening.
We want investment in us as the first priority!



We have many wonderful and connected doctors and midwives

who are caring and conscientious but it doesn’t change the fact

that women are being managed, non prioritized and ignored.

Too many women are dissatisfied with their births

and want something different in their caregiver.

There is no blame here. No individuals, no specific thing.

As Dr. M. Odent says…We have just lost our way.
And he goes on to say that the answer is to return to square one.


I see square one as the Quantum Paradigm, and the Birthkeeper.
I see Self-Directed, Instinctual Birth with the

Return of Birth to the Family as the new future.

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