Cerrada – traditional Mexican ceremony – hands on workshop

“Women wishing to give Cerradas to other women must first receive one themselves”. – Angelina Martínez Miranda, traditional Mexican midwive.

This hands-on workshop hosted by Ripple Effect Yoga will teach you how to give Cerradas, a traditional Mexican ceremony historically used to to seal the birth and honour the woman’s work and efforts during pregnancy and childbirth. You will get the opportunity both to receive a full Cerrada as well as plenty practice giving Cerradas to other workshop participants under supervision.

The Cerrada ceremony that you will learn and experience in this 1-day workshop will be based on the tradition and lineage of Angelina Martínez Miranda.

Angelina, the inheritor of three generations of midwifery wisdom; her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all traditional midwives, practicing for around 40 years each. She combines their wisdom with the many courses she has taken in midwifery and related subjects to keep up-to-date with evidence-based obstetrics.

Angelina started attending births since she was 7 years old. At 13 she became mother herself for her first son and started attending births on her own. Angelina is married, has 5 sons and many grandchildren. Throughout her life she attended over 15,000 births.


This workshop is organised by Mayella in association with Claire at Ripple Effect Yoga (based in Northamptonshire).  Angelina has planned to visit London in September with a 3 day workshop for birthworkers based around #rebozo work for birthworkers … this would be a wonderful opportunity to receive a cerrados and to learn this wonderful skill in a small group.

As you complete this workshop, your name will be added to a web-based list of women (and men!) who have received a full traditional Cerrada as shared by Angelina Martinez to distinguish you from other practitioners sharing similar practices.


£180 includes the course, ONE authentic, fairly traded Mexican rebozo plus refreshments and lunch …

2 spaces available ….

 To book please click here:  


£250.00 includes refreshments, lunch (vegetarian – soup, cheese, rice cakes, salad etc),  and ONE authentic, fairly traded Mexican rebozo specifically created for birthwork as used by Angelina Martinez valued at £45.

The purchase of each rebozo contributes to fund the apprenticeship of indigenous women to train as midwives with Angelina in Mexico.

Number of spaces:  limited to 7 participants.

Payment options:

Deposit Payment

Option 1 Full deposit payment:
pay a deposit of £100 plus paypal fees.  This does not include a hotel booking.

Option 2 … 2 part payments:
Split the deposit into 2 payments using the following options …

May A – £52.50 includes Paypal fees.  This does not include a hotel booking.

June B – £52.50  includes Paypal fees.  This does not include a hotel booking.

Please select below:

Deposit option

Payment 2 due 6 weeks before the weekend.  This does not include a hotel booking.
The balance of £150.00 plus fees can be paid via paypal 6 weeks before the weekend.


Option 3:
Full Payment:
Full payment for the weekend course.  This does not include a hotel booking.

£255.00 includes fees …


Bank transfer option:
If you prefer to do a bank transfer, send me an email and I will give you all the details:  rippleeffectyoga@hotmail.com

You can find out more about these amazing rebozos here

Mayella Almazán has learnt directly from Angelina and has acted as her translator and interpreter. She has a PhD in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics from the University of Essex and is a Hellinger Sciencia (Family Constellations) facilitator, Advanced Moon Mother, international workshop facilitator and speaker, member of the Society of Menstrual Cycle Research and founder of Yo Soy Gaia, an international education website supporting people to create their own reality through awareness and acknowledgement of their transgenerational and cultural inheritance and their impact on every aspect of their lives. http://yosoygaia.com/english/

Ripple Effect Yoga based in Northampton, Northamptonshire.
A small bespoke studio that supports pregnancy, postpartum and well woman.  For further information:  www.rippleeffectyoga.co.uk

There are a number of hotels local to us.  Here are some searches based on the 2 nights for the dates of the course.  Please note that Mayella and Claire are not responsible for these bookings.  You must book your own accommodation if it is required.

Travelodge at Round Spinney:  https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/471/Northampton-Round-Spinney-hotel?checkIn=14%2F10%2F17&checkOut=16%2F10%2F17&rooms%5B0%5D%5BroomId%5D=q76wjek6tpz7gp&rooms%5B0%5D%5Badults%5D=1&rooms%5B0%5D%5Bchildren%5D=0&rooms%5B0%5D%5Bextras%5D%5B0%5D=

Travelodge in Northampton town centre: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/439/Northampton-Central-hotel?checkIn=14%2F10%2F17&checkOut=16%2F10%2F17&rooms%5B0%5D%5BroomId%5D=qn4l3hk5satl6x&rooms%5B0%5D%5Badults%5D=1&rooms%5B0%5D%5Bchildren%5D=0&rooms%5B0%5D%5Bextras%5D%5B0%5D=

Premier Inn Northampton town centre:  http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/northamptonshire/northampton/northampton-town-centre.html?INNID=NORDER&ARRdd=14&ARRmm=10&ARRyyyy=2017&NIGHTS=2&ROOMS=1&ADULT1=1&CHILD1=0&COT1=0&INTTYP1=DB&SID=4&ISH=true&BRAND=PI

Premier Inn Billing Aquadrome:  http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/northamptonshire/northampton/northampton-gt-billinga45.html?ARRdd=14&ARRmm=10&ARRyyyy=2017&NIGHTS=2&ROOMS=1&ADULT1=1&CHILD1=0&COT1=0&INTTYP1=DB&SID=4


Saturday 14th October
09:30 arrive
10:00 start
17:00 finish TBC


A water bottle
2 towels
herbs to add to the bath blend
A change of underwear

For further information please do connect with Mayella or Claire if you have any questions …

We look forward to welcoming you to The Space …