Om Shanti, dear sister doulas!
In 2012 Ibu Robin Lim & Debra Pascali-Bonaro came together to teach the first Eat Pray Doula Workshop in Bali, Indonesia. A workshop that offers 3 of the requirements for DONA certification all in one workshop experience in beautiful Bali.
Since then, their vast individual and collective experience and passion for gentle birth and informed and respectful decision-making in birth as the pathway to Peace On Earth has offered participants an un-quantifiable wellspring of tools, inspiration, information and hope for their own futures as Doulas to become change-makers in birth for the future of planet earth.
Robin Lim is an internationally-recognized midwife, well-known author and talented poet. Bumi Sehat International, her non-profit Indonesian birthing and educational clinics have saved hundreds of lives and delivered thousands of babies, serving the poor and medically disenfranchised citizens of Bali and in the tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh, Sumatra and the Philippines. Ibu Robin remains indefatigably committed to changing the world, one gentle birth at a time.
Mala Landt, CPM
Co-teacher for Eat Pray Doula Birth Doula Retreat 2017 and 2018. Mala has been a CPM for 20 years and lives on the Big Island of Hawaii on a small organic farm with three of her four sons and their families. Her farm has been dedicated as a Gentlebirth Sanctuary and Education Center. Mala has had a home birth practice on the Big Island for 18 years now yet she has spent 10 of those years traveling to Bali to work with Ibu Robin in Ubud, Bali.
Mala has a BA in Anthropology and Psychology and a Masters in Special Education. She worked as a Dance Therapist in the North Carolina State School for the Handicapped and later on in the Virgin Islands Public schools, she taught Adaptive Physical Education. She orchestrated Preschools to begin combining special needs children and “normal” children, and proved the benefits for both populations in social adaptation and motivation in learning.
She is an International Yoga Teacher of 40 years, a professional Massage therapist of 20 years, a Cranial Sacral Therapist and Prenatal Yoga instructor and Postpartum Exercise Instructor. She studied at the Oneness University in India and became a Trainer of “Deeksha”, which is a
force for Global Awakening. She was an Instructor of Doula Certification and training with
the Barefoot Doctors Academy in Hawaii in 2004, 2009 and 2014.