A space for exploring

Life, Birth,

Nature and Health

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Maria Andreoulaki 

Doula CD(DONA), Doula Trainer BDT(DONA),

Certified Butterfly Touch Massage Teacher, Reflexology, Gentle Bio-energetics.

  

  

My course in the perinatal field began in 1995, with my first pregnancy (or, maybe, with the birth of my sister, when I was 8 years of age). After my daughter's birth I became more aware and active on issues around perinatal health and care, as a founding member of Eutokia, and later, after the birth of my second child (a very different birth experience!) of the groups BirthVoice and ENCA Hellas. I have participated in the Doula programmes of Michel Odent (ParamanaDoula Course, London), Gloria Lemay (Doula Course, BirthLove), Guiditta Tornetta & Robin Lim (Loving the Mother), DONA International.

I found support and inspiration for my work through the study of the therapeutic methods of Reflexology, Reiki and Gentle Bio-Energetics as well as through my studies in music and dance (Piano Teaching Degree and Bachelor of Arts in Dance Theatre). For many years I studied close to Frederick Leboyer, on the wonderous use of breath, sound and movement throughout pregnancy and birth. I continue to be active in the perinatal field, through organizing and participating in international workshops and conferences, facilitating groups, taking part in talks, research, networking, translating and interpreting, and participating in educational programs and volunteer social networks.

I am the Country Representative and Communication Liaison for the following international organizations:

  • ENCA (European Network of Childbirth Associations) through ENCA Hellas,
  • DONA International,
  • EDN (European Doula Network),
  • IMBCI (International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative),

and an active member of The Greek Doula Association.

I am the co-ordinator of the educational and organizational committee for the Doula Training Programme organized by the Greek Doula Association, as well as the doula trainer in the workshops.

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I live in Athens with my wonderful family. I greatly enjoy singing and dancing with loving company, walking and biking, reading, meeting new places and people, watching nature and the arts.

I am in a journey of discovery of the unity of nature in all its facets: how human nature and its functions are connected with the functions and balancing acts of nature, farming, plants and animals, microcosm and macrocosm.

I am interested, I explore and receive inspiration and answers by studying the areas of human physiology in the beginning and the end of life, in health and disease, as well as in the areas of ecology, natural farming, sustainability, therapeutics.

I envision a world of harmonious co-existence, where theory meets practice, where we live and teach by example, enjoying a life of happiness and fulfillment.

 

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