“This is a transformative course. The extent of experiential learning, information, wisdom and practice that happens within a week is immense, and the entire experience is wrapped in a warmth, acceptance and shared connection with the other participants rarely felt in any other learning environment. It is a safe place to stretch your own skills, insight and self-awareness to a level which surprises even you by the end of it”.
All practitioner trainings are facilitated by Bushra with the help of one or two training assistants. Dates for upcoming training courses can be found here.
Mizan is sacred work. It is a calling. It is a desire to be of service to women. It is not for everyone.
Women are blessed to have wombs, through which all new life is brought. Everyone is born from a womb. We have the ability to reproduce the species. And yet for too many, having a womb has become anything but a blessing. Women suffer from excessive bleeding, irregular bleeding, PCOS, endometriosis, fertility problems… all of which lead us to curse our womanhood rather than celebrate it.
Mizan practitioners have the skills to help transform the lives of women: emotionally, physically and spiritually. We are truly fortunate to be able to serve women and humanity.
Wombs are a sacred space and as practitioners we honour this. This means that we are working not only with the physical and emotional bodies, but also with the spiritual, not necessarily in the religious sense (although if practitioner and client beliefs coincide then we may find ourselves working at that level) but walking alongside women from many backgrounds, who hold different beliefs and we do so in sisterhood, with love and without judgement.
There is some online theory (reading and viewing) to cover in the run up to Mizan Practitioner Training, leaving us free to enjoy a week of massaging and being massaged! You will feel very nurtured and will leave feeling refreshed and renewed. I believe that to heal others you need first to heal yourself and the course facilitates a lot of self-healing.
Courses are always small, to enable true connections with the other women, forming deep bonds of sisterhood. Trainers will be Bushra, the founder; Ruth, her apprentice, and frequently one or two other advanced practitioners will come and lend their experience. This gives a high trainer-student ratio, so you get all the practical support you need.
Mizan stands on the three bases of transmission, transaction and transformation. Transmission, because a certain amount of information needs to be passed on; transaction, creating interaction with the learning in order to construct new knowledge, and then transformation, creating the potential to transform on many different levels: cognitive, emotional, intuitive, creative and spiritual.
There will be some pre-course work to prepare you for the week of practical training, and some post-course work to finish with. Your practical massage skills will be assessed at the end of the week. In all it will be at around 100 hours of study and practical experience.
Your training fees include a year’s membership of the Mizan Foundation, formed to keep standards high to protect practitioners and clients. Membership gives you access to our practitioner Facebook group, free mentoring, discounted courses, practitioner prices for Mizan Botanical herbal products and lots more. It also gives you rights to use the Mizan logo.
What does the course cover?
- Learning how to best look after your own womb health
- Online pre-course work
- Anatomy and physiology of the pelvis
- A new way to think about menstrual cycles and menstrual health
- Causes of menstrual pain, heavy bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis
- Fertility problems
- Assessing the position of the womb
- Safely performing womb massage on clients
- Releasing tension in the sacrum
- Releasing tension in the diaphragm
- Aiding and supporting emotional release
- Knowing when and how to use castor oil packs, vaginal steaming and womb wrapping
- Herbal formulations for women’s health and healing
- Guided visualisations for wombspace health and healing
- Some simple EFT to use for yourself and clients
What does the course give you?
- A burning desire to improve women’s health – one womb at a time
- A comprehensive course manual of around 150 pages
- All the forms you need to start out as a practitioner
- First year’s membership of the Mizan Foundation
- Extended practitioner listing on the website
- Three months of mentoring while working on case studies
- Support of other practitioners via the Mizan Facebook group
Who is this course for?
Absolutely anyone who wants to learn womb work, woman to woman support and healing.
If you are already working in women’s health you will greatly benefit from this course. Doulas, midwives, yoga teachers, acupuncturists, well women practitioners…. all will gain some fantastic new resources and skills.
Are there any pre-requisites to training?
You will need to attend the Wombspace Workshop, either one day in-person or two 2-hour live online sessions before doing the full Mizan practitioner training.
You will also need to read The Little Red Book of Mizan, written by Mizan practitioners and other therapists who believe in the benefits that Mizan can bring to women’s health. Everyone has contributed their time so that all the proceeds can be donated to the Mizan Bursary. The bursary exists to enable women into training who would otherwise not be able to join a course.
It is available in the Mizan shop here.
What’s the course about?
There’s an article describing the ethos of Mizan practitioner training here.
If you have any queries, or would like more information about Mizan practitioner training, please email
Please note: Although I trained with Rosita Arvigo in 2003, I am NOT teaching the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMATTM).