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Welcome  to

The Matrona

A Portal to the New Millennium


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
in person 

Whapio is on her way to you!
This year, Whapio will be embarking on a journey to various locations where individuals are answering the call to host Whapio and The Matrona. They are graciously opening up their homes, sacred spaces, and lands to welcome the elder midwife Whapio for these life-changing weekend retreats.Now is the perfect moment to acknowledge and honor the Wise Woman within yourself. It's also the ideal time to make a commitment to stepping out and nurturing our communities together!Are you prepared to join us for these transformative weekends? Or perhaps you feel the urge to invite the elder midwife Whapio to bless your land and community? This is your chance to embrace this opportunity for growth and connection.

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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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